Saturday, January 21, 2006

Politics And Porn

When I chose the name for my blog, I didn’t really consider anything other than the fact that it accurately described who I am. I’m just a regular American gal, a stay at home mom and a writer with a lot on my mind. If I had Googled the name first, I would have noticed that when you search for Liberal Girl Next Door, you get me and pages and pages of porn sites. Oops.

Silly me, I had forgotten that “the girl next door” is an archetype that carries with it a sexual component. All young boys had a neighbor they wanted to bag and when those boys grow up, they go to the search engines trying to pull up pictures that will conjure up those feelings of titillation they remember having as boys. What a disappointment when they click on “liberalgirlnextdoor” and get political ranting instead of girly pics. But the interesting thing is, quite a few of them poke around and read what I have to say anyway. My accidental audience is horny men with an interest in politics! Works for me. I can get your blood flowing as well, just in a different direction.

6 Comments:

Blogger Luka Mirosevic said...

Have to admit, I read your post, and I didn't find your blog through google with an intent to find skin, but rather through the "next blog" button at the top of the page...
Should mean something.
Cya

10:53 AM  
Anonymous Jonathan said...

I didn't discover you through Google either. But from SmirkingChimp.com. But I did learn two things from this site today. One was the "next blog" button which I had never seen before. Though I wonder what intrinsic value it has. And the other was the hot tip about good clean wholesome porn just like the founding fathers intended. Boy, you really are a liberal girl. Thanks.

11:17 AM  
Anonymous roberta kelly said...

I have an office building the next door over from Fantasy Video in Portland, Oregon and it causes quite a stir. I have learned over a period of 3 years, people are still extremely weird about sex. This proves how long a thought form can get stuck in an entire civilization's consciousness.

We also have a small but beautiful art gallery, Atelier3151.com, in our building.

After my first year running my very mainstream business (Mortgage Galeria LLC , our patron of the arts) out of our building next to the "sex shop" I decided to do some "erotic fine art". I think I was being influenced ~ it's true.

I took the name Biloxi Butler for my erotic art name so people wouldn't confuse 'her' art with Roberta's very predictable sculptures that I had created for more than 20 years.

Life needs to be fun and playing creative artist is the best job on planet Earth.

Sex can be a firey energy that fuels genius and so burn baby burn.

Love your writing LGND!

8:23 AM  
Blogger Karen McL said...

But I got to you off the List for Wampum's best New Blog Awards.

:-D

Good Luck in the voting.

4:44 AM  
Blogger liberal elite said...

yeah, it's true. i had a thing with the "girl next door" as an adolescent, but it has nothing to do with my reading this site.

Honest~!

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In many major American cities, the tawdry sections of town that once
house pornographic cinemas, and strip joints have given way to shiny new
office buildings and Starbucks coffee houses. Does this sign of urban
renewal also signify moral renewal? Has America finally grown bored with
a surfeit of pornography? Unfortunately not. Pornography has simply relocated
from inner city slums to a far worse location — gay frat houses
, which it now infiltrates via the latest technology.

U.S. News and World Report (Feb. 10, 1997) revealed just how deeply mired
this country is in explicit depictions of sexual depravity; it is a sign of
the times that the cover article on pornography was carried in the “Business
and Technology” section. The story states that adult gay man sex stories is now
an $8 billion industry. A more recent Time magazine article (Sept. 7, 1998),
“Porn Goes Mainstream,” also in the “Business” section, estimates $10 billion
in revenues. In either case, hardcore porn out-grosses all of Hollywood's
domestic box office receipts and rakes in more cash than the rock and country
music businesses combined. In 1996, 665 million hard core videos were
rented — over two for every man, woman, and child in America. Explicit sex has
become part of the bottom line for video stores, long-distance carriers like
AT&T, cable companies like Time Warner and Tele-Communications, Inc., and
hotel chains like Marriott, Hyatt, and Holiday Inn. In addition, there are an
estimated 100,000 pornographic World Wide Web sites on the Internet, offering
millions of hardcore pornographic images, some of them “interactive.”
Pornography is now mainstream. How did this happen?

10:19 AM  

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