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Blogcritics – Plain Brown Wrapper

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After millions of dollars in marketing and developmental costs, Blogcritics disreputable sibling – the Roger Clinton of the blogosphere – Blogcritics Plain Brown Wrapper is finally up, providing news and reviews from the world of adult entertainment. Though it is intended for those 18 and older, there isn’t anything all that offensive on it yet, though we will gradually implement a policy of maximum irritation to those who dislike such things. 18 and over please. Thanks to Chubby Pecker for driving this wagon.

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  • http://rodneywelch.blogspot.com/ Rodney Welch

    Porn is repulsive and the people that make it are creeps. Why are you doing this? Never mind. I know the answer. Everyone sells out sooner or later I guess.

  • http://www.myaimistrue.com Amber

    Yeowch. Sells out? What do you mean by that?

  • http://rodneywelch.blogspot.com/ Rodney Welch

    What else could I mean? Porn is common denominator trash.

  • http://www.foliage.com/~marks Mark Saleski

    maybe…but if you watch it on cable with Closed Captioning turned on you will hurt yourself with laughter. ;-)

  • http://w6daily.winn.com/ Phillip Winn

    Hmmm… I notice that there are ads here, but none on the new site. I also note that Eric says, “there isn’t anything all that offensive on it yet,” though I admit he does go on to describe how that will possibly change. I further click through to the page and note no pornographic images, merely textual discussion of “adult” topics.

    So analyzing your initial comment, Rodney, I find a few nits to pick:

    Porn is repulsive…” That is first of all highly subjective but more importantly irrelevant. The site isn’t a porn site, but a site much like Blogcritics, with news and reviews about topics that don’t fit here on what is theoretically an all-ages site.

    and the people that make it are creeps.” That might certainly be true, but is again a highly subjective judgement. Furthermore, a quick scan of the stories posted so far on the site reveal that the discussions have so far centered around items from a book about Disney, a comedy concert DVD, a show due for broadcast on Fox this fall, a trade union, mainstream music album covers, an article in the NY Times, Tunes From The Trailer Park, and yes, a few more directly porn-related topics as well. The point is that even if you stipulate that all of those involved in making pornography are creeps, that affects only half of the posts on the new site so far, and even the other seven are not pornographic themselves, but are mostly only peripherally related to pornography or the people involved therein.

    Why are you doing this?” A good question, one I’m curious about myself since there is obviously no money involved. I suspect it is for the same reason that people participate here in Blogcritics proper – because it’s a topic that interests them. Personally, I’m quite happy that there is an adult section, because now that kind of stuff won’t pop up here.

    Never mind. I know the answer. Everyone sells out sooner or later I guess.” I wish Eric would have told me he was selling out – I would have demanded a cut!

    Actually, as I understand it, Chubby Pecker wanted to review and comment on a few things he thought might be innapropriate for the Blogcritics audience and he asked Eric if it would be a good idea to set up a special area just for those sorts of things. As far as the evidence indicates, there is no money involved, despite Eric’s humorous claim of millions invested. Do you have evidence to the contrary? The lack of blogads and a dearth of even Amazon links seems to discount the “selling out” theory.

    Ah well. It’s funny. As a born-again Christian, I have to say that porn isn’t really something I’m interested in. I definitely intend to keep the new site at somewhat of an arm’s length. But I also don’t see any real reason to demonstrate ignorance and mean-spiritedness by calling people names, pronouncing judgement on something I haven’t even glanced at, or presume I know what motivates other people.

    If you don’t want to visit the new site, don’t. Gee whiz.

  • http://rodneywelch.blogspot.com/ Rodney Welch

    Philip,

    For someone who has such a problem with “subjective judgments,” you can’t resist making your share of them. My complaint is that it degrades the whole site, at least in my opinion; I mean, I hate sounding like someone’s old mother, but who in the world wants to associate with someone with a name like “Chubby Pecker”? I can already hear the answers: “I do, I do,” and “How can you be so judgmental?” Call it a personal quirk; names like that haven’t amused me since I was 12. When you say “there’s no money involved,” I’d only add the word “now” — there’s money to be made in porn, and I don’t doubt that if the site takes off Blogcritics would be in for a cut. It’s certainly conceivable.

    Don’t you prefer being a part of something that has a little class?

  • http://www.resonation.ca Chubby Pecker

    Plain Brown Wrapper is more than porn. It is about “Adult Entertainment”, which means that it is intended for adults. In the book “Reefer Madness” Eric Schlosser looks at the main target of obscenity laws – a company which sold condoms and sex education materials.

    Sure, there’s low common and vulgar stuff, as the line in the movie “The People VS Larry Flynt”:

    Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, you have heard a lot today, and I’m not gonna go back over it, but you have to go into that room and make some decisions. But before you do, there’s something you need to know. I am not trying to suggest that you should like what Larry Flynt does. I don’t like what Larry Flynt does, but what I do like is the fact that I live in a country where you and I can make that decision for ourselves. I like the fact that I live in a country where I can pick up Hustler magazine and read it, or throw it in the garbage can if that’s where I think it belongs.

    Our mission statement comes from Carl Hiassen and his essay, “Team Rodent”.

    And if something offends you, then don’t read it.

    Meanwhile back to Clamlappers and Sonic the Hedgehog. As for the advertising, that is currently being set up.

    If you want to contribute, send me an email and I’ll get you set up.

    chubby.pecker@resonation.ca

  • http://rodneywelch.blogspot.com/ Rodney Welch

    I’m all for your right to existence. I just didn’t want to bathe in your sewer, that’s all.

  • http://www.myaimistrue.com Amber

    Rodney, chill out. If you don’t want to be a part of it. Then don’t.

    No need to revert to insults or bashing. Just don’t visit the site.

    And Chubby Pecker is a pseudonym. Duh.

  • http://rodneywelch.blogspot.com/ Rodney Welch

    Done.

  • http://w6daily.winn.com/ Phillip Winn

    Rodney, please identify for me a subjective judgment that I made but didn’t clearly identify as such. As it happens, I have no problem with subjective judgments – that’s how life functions. I have problems with subjective judgements stated as facts with which there can be no disagreement. I also have problem with the personal attacks and stereotypical labeling which are present in your post.

    You didn’t actually respond to any of my statements, but instead stated that you don’t like being associated with the new site. In what way, exactly, are you associated with it? Your name appears nowhere on it. As long as you neither post nor comment there, it probably never will. The only mention I see on Blogcritics to the new site is this very announcement which will soon drift down to the bottom of the page and then completely off.

    I don’t like being associated with a lot of the things posted here at Blogcritics. I consider a lot of it to be inappropriate, and would never post such things under my own name. However, they aren’t posted under my name, so I don’t worry about them.

    As it happens, “Chubby” says that advertising may come along, so perhaps I’m wrong about that. And maybe Eric will contact me and ask me to put a prominent link to the new site on the main BC page, so maybe I’m wrong about that too. He hasn’t yet, and I’ll argue with him if he does.

    Still, your statement that there is “money to be made in porn” seems to further demonstrate ignorance of both the new site and how money is made in porn to begin with. Again, the new site is not a porn site. I’m not sure if you’ve visited it yet, but if so you’ll notice a distinct lack of anything pornographic. As “Chubby” says above, the site is intended for discussion of “adult” topics, of which pornography is only one example. You’re welcome, for example, to ask “Chubby” (hmmm, check the email address domain to identify the true identity!) for access to post and then start a post on how pornographers are creeps. Any topic that is inappropriate for the PG or PG-13 (sometimes) rated Blogcritics is fair game over there.

    Is that right, “Chubby?” Or have I misunderstood your intentions?

  • http://www.resonation.ca Chubby Pecker

    As a reply, I defer to Mr. Wiggles.

    What I would like to see for editorial standards in Plain Brown Wrapper is don’t leave me like evil vamp Willow: “Bored now”. No boring.

    Having visited Times Square in 1976 and 2000, I can easily say I prefer Times Square ’76. But that’s just me, after all, the three point plan isn’t for everybody.

  • http://www.resonation.ca Chubby Pecker

    If we are so desperate for class, what do I have to do to get a review of this book, or a review copy?
    A Round-Heeled Woman: My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance

    Or is it class like the SNL sketch where male strippers are putting cocktail umbrellas on their dinks to “make it nice for the people”.

  • http://www.resonation.ca Jim Carruthers

    By the way, I hawve a gwood fwend in Wome who goes by the name Biggus Dickus.

  • http://www.templestark.com/blog Temple A. Stark

    Chubby Pecker is a pretty stupid name for “not a porn site.”

    And “plain Brown Wrapper” also does not scream “Not a porn site” as Mr. Winn boldly states above.

    I reserve judgment on the site section but it does seem unnecessary.

  • jadester

    LOL
    y’know, i consider porn just to be one of those natural things, something almost everyone has at least looked at once. OK there are limits, which i believe have been passed and yes there is sick stuff i would never want to see (and thank god haven’t seen) but mostly it’s harmless – “non-violent adult entertainment” as i seem to remember from some small ad at the back of an old pc mag =+)
    seriously tho, standard porn is just another form of entertainment. No-one forces you to watch it, so if you think it’s disgusting fair enough, don’t go and buy it. Or watch it. The rest of us can laugh (or whatever else) at the frankly dire attempts at “storyline” made in the majority of porno films…

  • http://selfaudit.blogspot.com Aaman

    Whatever happened to this? We should resurrect it and make it a section;)