Thursday, May 24, 2007

Porn, Politics and the Internets

I have to share a discovery I made this week. I suppose it should not be surprising news to some, but it perplexes me.

Early this week, I mentioned the erotic encounter reported by Knoxville porn starlet Barbie Cummings and a member of the Tennessee Highway Patrol. The report was just too dang odd and inherently funny not to mention. Since then, this humble blog has been swamped at historical levels as readers sought details of the encounter. Visitors from every state and all US territories, from China, Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia, South America, and the UK all feverishly arrived here looking for info. I'm pretty sure if web access were available to penguins and polar bears, this blog would have crashed my server.

It's isn't news that there is porn and more porn in every corner of the internet. And I have pondered the ramifications of renaming this page Cup of Joe Porn just to drive traffic here, but I won't do that .... really, I won't.

And make no mistake, I am delighted that the abundance of visitors found this humble and lovable blog. But it is slightly disappointing that bajillions of people place a higher need on finding porn than on any other topic previously posted here. (It is worth noting too that the previous record holding post on these pages was the link to a page that features submissions of pictures of cats that look like Hitler. An insatiable desire to find Hitleresque cat pics and porn doesn't exactly boost my overall optimism in web-aware humans. It makes me wonder if there is some nefarious site of Hitler Porn which gathers billions of readers.)

And hey, if pixels of porn fill your personal needs, I hope at least such binary urges harm no one. And if only a teeny percentage of such web-walkers land here and decide to read some other posts available here or link to the sites I offer, then I am grateful for that, at least.

What I have learned does indeed add to my understanding of one peculiarity. Namely, how it is a U.S. President can be relentlessly excoriated, vilified and become an obsessive focus of humanity when linked to an episode of Oval Office erotic encounters -- as opposed to a US President who has distorted the Constitution, consistently and deliberately mislead the public and the Congress in national and international affairs, appointed incompetent leaders to jobs in emergency management and other vital offices, embrace secret prisons and generally ignore realities by the truckload. It appears such acts are just too boring and fleshy games of slap and tickle in the White House need little understanding by base minds.

It's as if the public expects a preponderance of corruption of power and blindly accept it as normal. Make the lie large enough and few will care. And scandal now is the domain of the mundane expletive or celebrity haircut.

5 comments:

'Coma said...

I feel your pain, brother.
I can write insightful shit all day but the bottom line is, the most hits I get are for Dual Action Cleanser, Squirrels and Lost Recaps.
I do get hits for "Lowe Finney Porn" so I got that going for me.
Makes me want to learn how to take a chainsaw to my own neck :)

james said...

Man,I have to say,haven't you learned by now a majority of people are idiots.They don't want to be bothered by all the crap coming out of Washington because "gotcha" is the norm there.Look at the statistics of how few vote and many are swayed by the drivel that comes from politicians and pundits mouths.Very damn few actually reason their vote.Personally I wish you had to pass a test to vote and those on welfare shouldn't vote.Only productive,thinking people should vote.Also have you noticed,politicians are now the" political class" now.We have known this for a while,but somebody had to say it.Politicians are,for the most part,rich S.O,B.'s that want power.If you don't believe me,name a half dozen in the Senate that aren't millionaires,and I doubt the House has many that aren't well off. AAAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGHHH. Somebody kick the soap box out from under me,must be this late night Cafe' mocha

sadcox said...

This story actually DID send me over my bandwidth limit, which was admittedly low. I had to shave down some of my images to accomodate the traffic.

I have likened the traffic bump I've gotten from this story to having a yard sale. The things you think people would and should want get passed up. They always end up buying the stuff that you considered just throwing away because no one wants it.

Kelvis said...

Either way you look at it, be it Slick Willy or Dumb Dubya, there is a lot of sucking going on in the White House.

pornstudent said...

Politics is depressing. Why look for stuff to get you down? That's idiotic.