Thursday, June 19, 2008

Too good to pass up...

Ross Douthat says:

hard-core porn, in turn, is nothing more than an indirect way of paying someone to fulfill the same sort of voyeuristic fantasies: It's prostitution in all but name, filtered through middlemen, magazine editors, and high-speed internet connections. Is it as grave a betrayal as cheating on your spouse with a co-worker? Not at all. But is it on a moral continuum with adultery? I don't think it's insane to say yes.

Oh Lordy! Just reading Ross pontificate about pr0n made my pants tighter--which I would venture to guess is on the same 'moral continuum' as adultery. As is talking and thinking about boobies. I wonder how young Ross ever got up the courage to engage in public speaking without employing the useful device of imagining the audience in their underwear. Surely he would have to tell his girlfriend, priest, or hand his immoral thoughts (those three are likely coterminous.)

Here's a question for Ross: If I'm looking to buy a 30 dollar plain teal T-shirt, or maybe a new pair of shiny leather leggings, and I just happen to be slightly engorged while surfing the American Apparel website, do I have to start self-flagellating my flagellum?


Anonymous said...

"I don't think it's insane to say yes."

Well, that's just where we'll have to disagree, Ross.

spencer said...

"I don't think it's insane to say yes."

He seems to be taking writing classes from McMegan. Could that sentence be any weaker? Well, I guess it could, but only if you remove all the verbs.

M. Bouffant said...

I like how he qualifies it by "hard-core" porn. So the Victoria's Secret™ catalog is OK, but "Barely Legal Brazilian Piss Queens in Hot Action" isn't?