Well, I Still Jerk Off Manually…

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The porn industry's preference for VHS tapes is often cited—how accurately is unclear—as a decisive factor in the format's victory over Betamax. Well, plus ça change: Reliable sources tell me you can find dirty movies on these here Internets, and The L.A. Times reports that pr0n is once again leading the charge into the future. Vivid Video's hoping to penetrate new markets by offering DVD-burnable movies for download, a move the mainstream studios have resisted thus far. Meanwhile, in the exciting world of teledildonics, it seems the Iraq war has spurred the development of new and better USB-enabled vibrators, with which troops in the field can deploy a little long-distance diddling to sweeties left stateside. Possibly the most compelling example I've heard of commercial technology spun off from a military venture.

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  1. Is this why Bill O’Reilly loves the military so much? Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  2. Vivid is probably the best porn company out there, on top of it.

  3. haha… he said “penetrate.”

  4. Well, I Still Jerk Off Manually…

    And soon we’ll all need manuals to jerk off…hello, tech support???

  5. Most Internet technologies have been pioneered by the porn industry. Video, online payments, micropayments, DRM. You name it, they worked out the…kinks…first.

  6. After me, the Porn industry would rank second in creating the internet as we know it today.

  7. Just wait until I’m available. You won’t leave your house again.

  8. Gee, I’m confused. I thought 4/20 was POT day, not PORN day! 3 porn-related threads in one day! My cup runneth over, as well as my bra.

  9. The move plays off of a reality: Despite the fears of Hollywood, most people may record a movie, but they’ll still end up buying the DVD version because of all the extras and the fact that it actually looks better than a taped version. Same thing will happen with recordable DVDs: People will burn the film from off the Web, then end up buying a prefab version from Best Buy because they won’t get all the extras.

    In the particular case of porn, it makes even more sense because once you burn it, you’ll watch it once and then buy another one. Unlike a film, nobody watches a porno more than once. My own stash is collecting dust as I add a new one on occasion or simply hunt for new stuff on BitTorrent.

  10. linguist, I read about you in the thread of another blog. Something about you being banned here a while back. Of course, I doubt that that had anything to do with your, ahem, bounty, but one never knows 🙂

  11. linguist – pics? 😉

  12. Ah, what the hell, it’s spring! Porn threads can be fun…and it lets me talk about my boobs.

    No pics boys, sorry. That would DEFINITELY get me banned again. Heh.

  13. Good luck with this thread, linguist. You’ve given me something to think about on the drive home, anyway 🙂

  14. Tease!

    Like Pro, though, I have a vivid imagination, so I’ll get by. 🙂

  15. Ah, a “Big Lebowski” reference to round out my Thursday.
    I’M THE FIRST TO GET IT! SUCKERS!!!!

  16. I’M THE FIRST TO GET IT! SUCKERS!!!!

    Yeah, well, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.

  17. Julian, The Dude abides by your headline.

  18. Shut the fuck up, Anonymo. V.I. Lenin. Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov.

  19. Ah, a “Big Lebowski” reference to round out my Thursday.
    I’M THE FIRST TO GET IT! SUCKERS!!!!

    Calm down, man. You’re being veeerry un-Dude.

  20. Hey man, you can’t treat anonymo like that, man. He was a consciensious objector. He’s fragile. He’s very fragile.

  21. A yes, 4/20… made even better by porn. It’s my favorite national holiday.

  22. Lunchstealer, what, are you a fucking park ranger now?

  23. Hey man, you can’t treat anonymo like that, man.

    Noooooobody fawks wit’ da Jeezus…

  24. Lotta ins, lotta outs…

  25. If teledildonics become controlable via chat postings, this board will get quite interesting, given all the “go fuck yourselves” that get tossed about…

  26. There’s “free and fair trade”. (of course “fair trade” is a silly concept)

    But porn is “free and fun expression”.

  27. My cup runneth over, as well as my bra.

    linguist, you naughty girl…Yeah baby, yeah!

    So whatja do to get banned?

  28. I missed the actual banning, but the bit I read suggested that she was temporarily banned for some snarky comments about one of Reason’s ads. I somehow find that hard to believe, given that a full 10% of all comments here are snarky remarks about the ads.

    I’m starting to think that linguist should become the new RPG 🙂 The old one lacked significant development.

  29. Dude, you so totally missed the plot!

    I was the RPG! That was the reason for the banning 🙂

  30. linguist, the RPG they used was inadequate compared to you. Of that, I am sure 🙂

  31. linguist, the RPG they used was inadequate compared to you. Of that, I am sure 🙂

  32. If teledildonics become controlable via chat postings, this board will get quite interesting, given all the “go fuck yourselves” that get tossed about…

    I would certainly make an effort to post here more often.

  33. smacky, I’m going to buy you that educational robot mentioned in another thread. It’s got a haptic interface you wouldn’t believe.

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