October 10th, 2008

The Big O


The Barack Obama dildo.

The best part is the ad has "testimonials" from GOP leaders including:

Palin: "Drill Baby Drill!"

Cheny: "I've had one stuck in me since '82"

McCain: "This one is fully vetted."

Bush: "I bought two. Mission accomplished."

Land Of The Free Home Of The Brave?

You know, personally I think Max Hardcore's videos suck. They tend to be of very low quality and he has no taste at all when it comes to providing films with attractive actors and actresses. At times he makes stuff that has lower production values than two meth heads could come up with in the back room of a Castro gay bar.

But, sentencing him to months and months in jail for selling dirty videos is beyond the pale.

Yes, his videos tended to pretend to show pee, poo and vomit. (I say pretended because those three things are almost always faked in commercial porn, though in Max's case who the fuck knows.)

But, the actors and actresses got paid and no one ever suggested they were coerced into being in the films. People bought the videos because they played into their personal fantasies - nobody made them order "Fuckholes Pain In The Ass."

Seriously, either we believe in freedom of expression or we don't. And if the FBI ordering tapes isn't at least borderline entrapment, I'm not sure what is.

Land Of The Free Home Of The Brave? Part Two

A 15 year old girl was arrested after using her cell phone to take naked pictures of herself and sending them to her friends.

And, if convicted, some people are saying she could be classified as a registered sex offender.

"Hottinger said the portions of the juvenile section of Ohio's Megan's Law, enacted in 2002 and replaced Jan. 1, were crafted to resemble their adult counterparts for good reason.

"What we're aiming at was a growing problem that we were seeing amongst juveniles and that was they were committing some very serious adult-like crimes," he said.

Brindisi said the Adam Walsh Act reduces much of the discretion allotted to judges in Megan's Law and transformed sex-offender classification to an offense-based system.

"It's pretty black and white," she said.

If the girl charged Monday is classified as a sexual offender, Brindisi said as a juvenile in this instance she would not be subject to publication on the public Web sites maintained by the Licking County Sheriff's Office or the state but would have to register for 20 years as the law states."

I'm Gonna Watch You Bleed!

Billboard confirms the rumors.

More than a decade after its conception, Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" will finally see the light of day before year's end, sources close to the situation confirm to Billboard. As first reported here, the set will be a Best Buy exclusive and will be available Sunday, Nov. 23, rather than the usual Tuesday.

Beyond enticing pre-Thanksgiving shoppers, the move is tied to the structure of Best Buy's sales week, which runs from Sunday to Saturday. As such, "Chinese Democracy" would not be eligible to chart on The Billboard 200 until the week of Dec. 1, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

In addition, GNR's seminal 1987 debut, "Appetite for Destruction," will be reissued on vinyl on Oct. 28 via Interscope.

The band's last new studio albums were the simultaneously released "Use Your Illusion I" and "II" in September 1991. A covers set, "The Spaghetti Incident?," followed in 1993, and featured some of the last GNR recordings from original guitarist Slash and bassist Duff McKagan.

This spring, soft drink manufacturer Dr Pepper offered to send a free can of the beverage to "everyone in America" (excluding ex-GNR members Slash and Buckethead) if "Chinese Democracy" were to arrive anytime during the calendar year 2008.

"We're waiting to hear about 'Chinese Democracy' just like all the other GNR fans," Dr Pepper VP of marketing Tony Jacobs tells Billboard. "But if the rumors are true, we're putting the Dr Pepper on ice."