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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Flynt and Francis

When the government decided to "bail out" the nation's financial institutions, I was one of the ones who suggested (and only half seriously) that they instead apportion the money to the taxpayers who were hurt by all of this fiscal fol-de-rol.

Once it became apparent that that was not going to happen -- which was, like, pretty close to immediately -- I (much less seriously) started telling people that I was going to seek a bail-out for myself.

(Hey, it's been a rough year.)

I never decided on an exact amount. It wouldn't have even approached the billion-dollar mark. Maybe not even half of that. I didn't want to look greedy, don'tcha know.

Well, great(?) minds swim in the same muddy waters, it seems. Larry Flynt (of Hustler fame) and lesser light Joe Francis (mastur- umm, sorry... mastermind of the "Girls Gone Wild" videos*) are seeking a five billion dollar bailout for the porn industry!

Before you get all huffy and up-in-arms about this, this is from the article itself, emphasis mine: "Flynt and Francis concede the industry itself is in no financial danger — DVD sales have slipped over the past year, but Web traffic has continued to grow."

So, maybe this is a joke? Ya think?

Too bad so many of the commenters on the CNN article I've linked to don't think so!

Yup. Hefner had the vision, Flynt had the cojones, and Guccione... Well, I'm not sure what Guccione had. Hopefully nothing contagious.

Thanks for your time.

*P.S. ~~ Gotta 'fess up, here. I stole that joke!


  1. HA HA HA

    But the industry leaders said the issue is a nation in need. "People are too depressed to be sexually active," Flynt said in the statement. "This is very unhealthy as a nation. Americans can do without cars and such but they cannot do without sex."

    It's just not as fun. Or maybe people have found other people. Or maybe he needs to cater to women Ye Olde Sex Shope I have , ahum, seen from a far, Seems to doing fine, and a lot of women going in there.

  2. When the auto industry came begging, I informed everyone I knew that if the Governmental Powers That Be handed money to the auto companies, then everyone else would be lining up next.

    First came the forest industry...then steel...and now porn.

    I rest my case.

  3. Hahaha I missed that story but I find it rather amusing.


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