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10 ways journalists and porn stars are alike

04 Jun

Whew, it was a busy week in Sex, Bombs and Burgers land. In a total fluke of programming, Tuesday saw me on both The Hour on CBC and The Agenda on TVO. If you didn’t see The Hour interview, the show’s website has me and horror director George Romero airing as a rerun tonight. I’ve found those listings to be less than reliable, so you’re better off checking it out online. The Agenda hasn’t yet posted their interview online yet, but I’ll link to it when they do.

It was about a month ago that I taped both interviews, so I was a little worried before watching them – especially on the same night – that I might have overlapped and said the same stuff. Luckily, that wasn’t the case, which is a credit to the interviewers. Steve Paikin on The Agenda was pretty straight up and, as one of my friends says, has a good interview style in that he sets his subjects up to chat away. George Stroumboulopoulos, meanwhile, is good at getting his guests to relax and feel at ease. The difference in styles made for two very different interviews, which I was pleased with. I definitely enjoyed them both.

I was also on Connect with Steve Kelly on CBC on Wednesday, chipping in my two cents on war porn. Check it out, it was an interesting piece. Also check out the hilarious bit they had on the Philadelphia Flyers’ super fan. It’ll make you embarrassed to be Canadian.

In other news, a colleague forwarded along an interesting column from the media watch folks at Poynter Online about how the newspaper and porn industries are very alike. Indeed, both are seeing their bottom lines dwindle thanks to the internet, where free content rules. Both industries have to revise their traditional distribution businesses and figure out how to make money on the web.

The best line from the piece comes from a writer for adult news site Xbiz.com: “The bottled water guys sell you water all day long even though you have a tap in the house. They find a way.” Check it out, it’s a great read.

In that vein, I thought I’d put together a list of how journalists and porn stars are alike. As you can see, we have more similarities than you might think!

Ten Similarities Between Journalists and Porn Stars – By Peter Nowak

10. We’ll both gladly work in exchange for free alcohol.
9. There’s a whole lot of fakeness going on (especially in TV).
8. Short attention spa… uh, what were we talking about?
7. The more exposure we can get for our work, the better.
6. We typically need various forms of pharmaceuticals to keep going.
5. Online, our work usually gets more attention when it’s short and punchy rather than long and drawn out.
4. We are flexible about what is done to us (or what we produce).
3. We both deal in inches.
2. We both have no idea how to socialize with people outside our professions.
1. We both screw people for a living. In both professions’ cases, the people getting screwed usually asked for it.

Have a good weekend!

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2 Comments

Posted by on June 4, 2010 in internet, sex

 

2 responses to “10 ways journalists and porn stars are alike

  1. Matthew

    June 4, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Haha, excellent. I’m sending this to some folks who would no doubt appreciate it.

     
  2. PETER GRIFFIN

    June 5, 2010 at 3:55 am

    Hey Pete, an interesting iPad related tidbit you should investigate… A number of free porn sites are available premium only on the iPad. So already we are seeing the adult entertainment industry moving to capitalize on this new format. Also, a couple of the big video aggregators are having to reformat all their videos to get around the iPads lack of Flash… All of this discovered in the process of research…

     
 
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