Girls Gone Wild CEO Joe Francis and “Hustler” magazine publisher Larry Flynt have said they will petition Congress for financial aid along the lines of what the Big Three auto makers are getting.
Francis said that he and Flynt are asking for $5 billion, and that they have sent letters to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, Congress and their local Congressman, Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) with the proposal. Rep. Waxman’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
With the $5 billion, they would “invest in building new means of distribution, and shoring up our distribution right now to prevent further erosion from factors like Youporn and other Internet content that has seriously affected our business over the past few years,” Francis said in an interview with FOX Business. “We will use the money wisely, and we will create more jobs.”
Francis said that if invited, he and Flynt would drive across the country in a hybrid vehicle to present their plans to Congress.
The press release noted that DVD sales and rentals for the adult industry have decreased by 22% in the past year, partially because people are turning more and more to the Internet for adult content.
“People are too depressed to be sexually active,” Flynt said in the press release. “This is very unhealthy as a nation. Americans can do without cars and such but they cannot do without sex.”
Supposedly, sex can compensate for lack of a job, a car, ‘and such’, especially if you work for Larry.
By the way, Larry blames the downturn in his business on his nephews:
……this week, he filed suit against two nephews who are using the family name for their own line of adult films. Flynt said he is going to court to protect his good name, saying that he is concerned that Jimmy Flynt II and Dustin Flynt might tarnish the Flynt franchise by producing lower-quality porn that the lawsuit calls “inferior products” and “knock-off goods.”
“To come into the adult entertainment business and use my name not only confuses people who buy my products, but if they’re not maintaining a certain quality, it could also hurt my name,” Larry Flynt told The Times on Tuesday.
Hurt his name? I wasn’t aware that a smut peddler with no redeeming social value could have his name besmirched.
There’s an old joke:
The Democratic Party is changing its symbol from a jackass to a condom because:
It stands for inflation, halts production, protects a bunch of pricks, and gives a false sense of security while being screwed.
I’ll say this much; compared to the screwing that Democrats give taxpayers, at least you’ll get your money’s worth out of Flynt.