• January 29th, 2015
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    content/attachments/23323-clapperboard-jpg.html PARK CITY, Utah – Without having seen Hot Girls Wanted, a documentary being screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, I’m confident I already know everything I need to know about the film.

    Being a documentary designed to “raise awareness” about a hot button issue — in this case, young women getting exploited by the sketchiest available amateur pornographers the filmmakers could find via Craigslist ads — it will present a thoroughly one-sided take on the subject.

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    January 28th, 2015
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    content/attachments/23319-notes-jpg.html SALT LAKE CITY – In a world that, frankly, doesn’t have time to consider the veracity of sources, nothing says “instant credibility” like putting a bunch of items into a list and declaring them fact.

    From enormously oversimplified legal and medical advice to statistics of entirely unknown origin, slap those factoids into a numbered list, and you have transformed what was once a load of random bullshit into Certified Internet Fact.

    This is how I know “11 ways pornography is destroying your ...
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    January 23rd, 2015
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    By Jimbo Garrison
    Guest Columnist


    BRISTOL, Conn. – Consider this your wake-up call, porn industry. Today I will peel back the curtain on a conspiracy of epic proportions, one which will shake the very foundation of government, industry and well-attended theme parks across this great nation.

    While everybody else has been busy poking fun at ESPN draft analyst Gerry Hamilton for “accidentally” tweeting a link to a video on Pornhub, I’ve been doing my civic duty by questioning ...
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    January 21st, 2015
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    content/attachments/23283-paperpeople-jpg.html LAS VEGAS – It’s adult industry trade show season again, which means it’s also time for the mainstream media to pay attention to the porn industry for a week or two, and pretend to have some understanding thereof.

    It means we’ll read articles that claim—really, no fooling—things are going great for the industry in terms of revenue generation, despite all evidence to the contrary.

    Next up will be articles talking about “new” technologies being developed (or at least embraced) by the porn ...
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    January 20th, 2015
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    content/attachments/23277-buddhismchristianityislam-jpg.html JERUSALEM, Ark. – Back in high school, they taught us all about alcoholism and drug addiction, from the perils of the dreaded marijuana that causes people to cook their babies in the microwave, to the undeniable and extremely helpful observation that “crack is whack.”

    While the latter aphorism didn’t do much to help Whitney Houston, I’ll never forget the words of wisdom handed down by such experts on addiction and dependency as my gym teacher, an inveterate drunk who spent class ogling the girls while ...
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    January 19th, 2015
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    content/attachments/23266-dartboard-jpg.html GLENDALE, Ariz. – With the NFL's annual Big Game right around the corner, it’s time yet again for uninformed pundits to pop up on your television asserting a familiar line: Domestic violence incidents spike on Super Bowl Sunday.

    This particular factoid has been repeated, ad nauseum, for years, despite the fact there’s no evidence whatsoever to support the claim. The data simply is not there.

    Evidently it’s an easy claim to get people to believe, though, perhaps in part because football is ...
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    January 16th, 2015
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    content/attachments/23257-news-jpg.html By Ben Suroeste

    NEW YORK – When I first started working in the adult industry, there were several types of phone call I quickly came to dread. As the company’s designated flak-catcher and nerve-soother, they were also inevitable hazards of the workplace.


    Irate spouses or parents discovering their credit cards had been used by someone else in the household to purchase a subscription to a pornographic website were not uncommon at the time. We operated our own merchant accounts (most of the adult-friendly IPSPs didn’t exist yet) and the card service companies regularly passed the testiest of consumers directly to us, especially when their feedback included certain key terms like “lawsuit” or “charge-back” or “pipe ...
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