Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The Boys Discuss Pop Culture and Consider China's Crackdown on Porn!

Readers often wonder what the boys do at Quinton's, besides stare at all the sweet ass. Well, last night found them engaged in a spirited argument over whether Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood were part of the same series. Chip argued yes, insisting that there couldn't possibly be two separate works with names this dumb and both involving "sisterhood," while Richard insisted they were indeed separate, each important for their own reasons (Richard was right). In general, the conversation was similar to the Freddie Prinze Jr. discussion of a few years back, which led to Dr. C. hurling a Corona bottle off the deck and into the back parking lot. But, lest you think less of the boys, please know that they had one eye trained on the KU game and the other on their brunette waitress's breasts during the entire discussion.

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China launched a massive "crackdown" on porn yesterday, insisting that Google and other companies were not doing enough to block access to pornography. What do the boys think about porn?

Richard: "On-line porn is here to stay. A recent survey in the States showed that at least 75% of workers had accidentally viewed porn in the office, and I suspect much of that was not exactly 'accidental.' I believe that companies should institute a few 'porn breaks' during the day, so that employees could masturbate and then get right back to work, fresh as a daisy."

Chip: "The mainstreaming of porn bothers me. Not so long ago people gathered in dusty attics to watch grainy, blurry images from film projectors. Half the time you couldn't tell if you were watching humans or horses, but it didn't matter, because porn brought people together. But these days everyone is just hunched over their computer screens all alone. It's sad, really."

2 comments:

community organizer said...

There is something rather saddening about the loss of the communal aspect of porn. In days gone by, lonesome souls would gather together in darkened theatres to partake in a little porn, and while the low light would provide a bit of anonymity, the sense of community, of like-minded spirits around you, was unmistakable. Nowadays, it's impossible whether to tell if you're the only sick puppy who's ever visited "sickpuppies.com"!

Even the productions themselves have become very solitary, with self-shot and self-made "solo" videos taking the place of larger, multi-person extravaganzas full of tender human interaction. O, for the good 'ol days of the Houston 500 and the engendering of such a strong sense of community!

exactly! said...

Yes, this is exactly Chip's point!

(myself, I think an actual porn theater is probably more creepy than it is communally important!).