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(SFGate)   Pasadena City College's next guest lecturer boasts an impressive film resume of 1300 movies. Difficulty: All porn   (sfgate.com) divider line 21
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2013-02-27 10:23:13 AM
Would it be better to have a film resume of 1500 violent movies?
 
2013-02-27 10:35:24 AM
Why do people act as if he was doing something illegal?  Last time I checked he wasn't breaking any laws.
/except for that donkey.
/i kid
 
2013-02-27 10:37:00 AM
There was an article about him (James Deen) on fark a few weeks ago I think.  While he may be living the dream, sounds like it's more work than it looks like.
 
2013-02-27 10:39:11 AM
That's not true at all.  He's done that 1 Bret Easton Ellis-penned low-budget sex romp film with Lindsay Lohan that's totally not porn.  Although I guess it's technically not released yet.
 
2013-02-27 11:00:58 AM
The thing is, understanding porn is kind of critical to understanding our culture. Yes, really. It suffuses, underlies and comments on a tremendous amount of our entertainment, and it is reflective of our society.  We trivialize it. We marginalize it. But it shapes our thinking of the erotic and the taboo,  and that carries forward into all other media.

It's completely valid as an area of academic interest. Yeah, boobies and dicks are fun to look at/play with and some people don't have the clinical detachment to look beyond that, but as a subject that sits at the edge of acceptable social behavior, it's something we need to be studying.
 
2013-02-27 11:31:02 AM
"Within hours of word getting out about who was coming..."

I lold
 
2013-02-27 11:35:55 AM
Is it going to be at The Crawford Family Forum?

Cause that would be awesome.
 
2013-02-27 11:49:07 AM

phrenicmonkey: Why do people act as if he was doing something illegal?  Last time I checked he wasn't breaking any laws.
/except for that donkey.
/i kid


likefunbutnot: The thing is, understanding porn is kind of critical to understanding our culture. Yes, really. It suffuses, underlies and comments on a tremendous amount of our entertainment, and it is reflective of our society.  We trivialize it. We marginalize it. But it shapes our thinking of the erotic and the taboo,  and that carries forward into all other media.

It's completely valid as an area of academic interest. Yeah, boobies and dicks are fun to look at/play with and some people don't have the clinical detachment to look beyond that, but as a subject that sits at the edge of acceptable social behavior, it's something we need to be studying.


If anything it's a rather innocuous industry. They're not getting governments to restrict competition, subsidize them, wage wars or stage coups on their behalf; they're not kicking thousands of tons of toxins into the air; they probably have much higher health and safety standards than most places; and while the product is relatively easy to get you do have to make an active effort so it's not like people who are offended by are being forced to deal with it.
 
2013-02-27 12:00:27 PM

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: phrenicmonkey: Why do people act as if he was doing something illegal?  Last time I checked he wasn't breaking any laws.
/except for that donkey.
/i kid

likefunbutnot: The thing is, understanding porn is kind of critical to understanding our culture. Yes, really. It suffuses, underlies and comments on a tremendous amount of our entertainment, and it is reflective of our society.  We trivialize it. We marginalize it. But it shapes our thinking of the erotic and the taboo,  and that carries forward into all other media.

It's completely valid as an area of academic interest. Yeah, boobies and dicks are fun to look at/play with and some people don't have the clinical detachment to look beyond that, but as a subject that sits at the edge of acceptable social behavior, it's something we need to be studying.

If anything it's a rather innocuous industry. They're not getting governments to restrict competition, subsidize them, wage wars or stage coups on their behalf; they're not kicking thousands of tons of toxins into the air; they probably have much higher health and safety standards than most places; and while the product is relatively easy to get you do have to make an active effort so it's not like people who are offended by are being forced to deal with it.


Actually, those that are most offended by it publicly are some of the biggest consumers, at least of the internet variety. I did a report on the porn industry in college around 07, and there was a study we found where some of the highest density of porn consumption was in extremely conservative areas. I believe Iran had the most per capita google searches for "sex."
 
2013-02-27 12:16:05 PM
James Deen apparently made (and ate) a ridiculously expensive burrito.  Site is SFW.
 
2013-02-27 12:39:58 PM

Teh-Yak: Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: phrenicmonkey: Why do people act as if he was doing something illegal?  Last time I checked he wasn't breaking any laws.
/except for that donkey.
/i kid

likefunbutnot: The thing is, understanding porn is kind of critical to understanding our culture. Yes, really. It suffuses, underlies and comments on a tremendous amount of our entertainment, and it is reflective of our society.  We trivialize it. We marginalize it. But it shapes our thinking of the erotic and the taboo,  and that carries forward into all other media.

It's completely valid as an area of academic interest. Yeah, boobies and dicks are fun to look at/play with and some people don't have the clinical detachment to look beyond that, but as a subject that sits at the edge of acceptable social behavior, it's something we need to be studying.

If anything it's a rather innocuous industry. They're not getting governments to restrict competition, subsidize them, wage wars or stage coups on their behalf; they're not kicking thousands of tons of toxins into the air; they probably have much higher health and safety standards than most places; and while the product is relatively easy to get you do have to make an active effort so it's not like people who are offended by are being forced to deal with it.

Actually, those that are most offended by it publicly are some of the biggest consumers, at least of the internet variety. I did a report on the porn industry in college around 07, and there was a study we found where some of the highest density of porn consumption was in extremely conservative areas. I believe Iran had the most per capita google searches for "sex."


In that case I'd probably rethink the definition of "offended".

Seriously, though, those studies' findings should not be surprising. But the reason for it might be... what do you think the likelihood is that it's not an issue of hypocrisy but rather quiet curiosity on the part of those who are constantly having the "sex is bad" message pounded into their heads? In other words, what are the odds that it's not the mullahs and preachers looking at the stuff but rather their kids? Did the studies try to figure that out or is it too hard to tell at that point?
 
2013-02-27 12:49:31 PM

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: Seriously, though, those studies' findings should not be surprising. But the reason for it might be... what do you think the likelihood is that it's not an issue of hypocrisy but rather quiet curiosity on the part of those who are constantly having the "sex is bad" message pounded into their heads? In other words, what are the odds that it's not the mullahs and preachers looking at the stuff but rather their kids? Did the studies try to figure that out or is it too hard to tell at that point?


Sex workers - including strippers, escorts and streetwalkers - all say that they do better business when Republicans are in town. Pay attention around political convention season or during a major electoral shift at the state or national level and invariably you'll see the article about about it. They also say that the republicans are way, way kinkier.

So no, I don't buy that it's their kids. It's the husband who can't bring himself to ask the clean and pure woman he married to put a dildo in his butt or whatever other weird thing he's in to, just the same as it's always the biggest homophobic douches who are invariably the ones that get half their calories on their knees in truck stop men's rooms.
 
2013-02-27 01:32:33 PM
As far as I remember it was just search engine traffic for keywords (naked/sex/etc.) There wasn't really enough to do more than speculate
 
2013-02-27 01:56:32 PM

likefunbutnot: Sex workers - including strippers, escorts and streetwalkers - all say that they do better business when Republicans are in town. Pay attention around political convention season or during a major electoral shift at the state or national level and invariably you'll see the article about about it. They also say that the republicans are way, way kinkier.


Well, duh. Democrats have their mass Bible-burning, child-raping orgies to satisfy those urges. Republicans are just trying to identify at-risk youth so they can rescue them from their life of sin. As for the kinkiness, that's just them being proactive about their punishment (ohhhh... the puuuuunishmennnt...) so they don't have to feel guilty if when Satan temporarily takes over their bodies.

Also, they probably have more money so of course business will be better. When Democrats come to town they're spending their money on food for homeless cats or some shiat. Republicans are supporting local job creators.
 
2013-02-27 02:27:13 PM

likefunbutnot: The thing is, understanding porn is kind of critical to understanding our culture. Yes, really. It suffuses, underlies and comments on a tremendous amount of our entertainment, and it is reflective of our society.  We trivialize it. We marginalize it. But it shapes our thinking of the erotic and the taboo,  and that carries forward into all other media.

It's completely valid as an area of academic interest. Yeah, boobies and dicks are fun to look at/play with and some people don't have the clinical detachment to look beyond that, but as a subject that sits at the edge of acceptable social behavior, it's something we need to be studying.


Especially as seems likely, young people are likely to learn about sex from porn more and more rather than traditional sources, and their sexual behavior is likely to assume behavior in porn as normal sexual behavior.
 
2013-02-27 02:43:17 PM
Is it a puritan college?

If not, then who cares?
 
2013-02-27 02:58:07 PM
It's funny how everybody watches porn yet we still pretend it's taboo and isn't mainstream.
 
2013-02-27 04:10:07 PM
Will he stand erect behind the lectern?
Will his arguments stand up to scrutiny?
Will attendees lap up what he says?
Will there be countervailing oral argument?


/boner
 
2013-02-27 05:30:30 PM

Harvey Manfrenjensenjen: phrenicmonkey: Why do people act as if he was doing something illegal?  Last time I checked he wasn't breaking any laws.
/except for that donkey.
/i kid

likefunbutnot: The thing is, understanding porn is kind of critical to understanding our culture. Yes, really. It suffuses, underlies and comments on a tremendous amount of our entertainment, and it is reflective of our society.  We trivialize it. We marginalize it. But it shapes our thinking of the erotic and the taboo,  and that carries forward into all other media.

It's completely valid as an area of academic interest. Yeah, boobies and dicks are fun to look at/play with and some people don't have the clinical detachment to look beyond that, but as a subject that sits at the edge of acceptable social behavior, it's something we need to be studying.

If anything it's a rather innocuous industry. They're not getting governments to restrict competition, subsidize them, wage wars or stage coups on their behalf; they're not kicking thousands of tons of toxins into the air; they probably have much higher health and safety standards than most places; and while the product is relatively easy to get you do have to make an active effort so it's not like people who are offended by are being forced to deal with it.


Not to mention it seems to drive just about every technological innovation ever created.
 
2013-02-27 09:26:17 PM
1382 movies in 12 years? jesus christ! 115 per year means three a week, no breaks...  almost kind of sad, you wonder if this guy ever has sex outside of work...
 
2013-02-28 09:00:42 AM

likefunbutnot: The thing is, understanding porn is kind of critical to understanding our culture. Yes, really. It suffuses, underlies and comments on a tremendous amount of our entertainment, and it is reflective of our society.  We trivialize it. We marginalize it. But it shapes our thinking of the erotic and the taboo,  and that carries forward into all other media.

It's completely valid as an area of academic interest. Yeah, boobies and dicks are fun to look at/play with and some people don't have the clinical detachment to look beyond that, but as a subject that sits at the edge of acceptable social behavior, it's something we need to be studying.




But then there will be a new "edge."
 
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