Bailing Out Makers Of Fast-Moving Steel -- And Fast Movers On Screen

Forget about pumping up the automotive business; it's the porn industry that needs some financial pull.

According to CNN, adult video sales are struggling with a downward trend in revenue. As result, business executives are pleading for a modest $5 billion bailout to keep business... firm. (Sorry).

That is only around a fifth of the $23 billion the automotive makers want.  Ford's Focus and Chevrolet's Tahoe are desperately needed by some to get to work.  That is, if you have a job in this economy, a marketplace that has gone... soft.  (I'm here all week).

I'm not sure what the porn industry contributes to the advertising industry. But advertising trade industry groups should be totally supportive, since  U.S. car ad business isn't coming back anytime soon.

Encouragement is needed for a business has that been around for centuries -- drawings in caves, I'm sure -- long before the automobile, or even the chariot, was invented.

Mingle with the Award Winners!
And network with other A-list attendees on Wednesday the 21st at Media Magazine's Agency of the Year Awards! Register before Friday and save $200 off the on-site price!
Register Now - See You There!
"People are too depressed to be sexually active," Hustler executive Larry Flynt said in a news release. "This is very unhealthy as a nation. Americans can do without cars and such, but they cannot do without sex."

So much for the theory that the porn business is recession-proof.

So, distracting activities are needed -- drivers can only speed so much. It's one thing to be without transportation, it's quite another to go without  satisfaction.

We shouldn't discriminate over what legal businesses in the U.S. are having trouble, where U.S. workers can be laid off. Strippers and porn actors are now out on the street, just adding to unemployment lines -- along with all those double entendres.  Auto workers are, unfortunately, probably not too far behind.

But we don't hear about a bailout for TV writers, producers, and actors hit by the recession -- let alone those five hours of network programming a week that have disappeared because of NBC moving the Jay Leno show to 10 p.m. from 11:30 p.m.

Who are we to say what jobs are right and wrong?  Everybody gets a chance to fail



4 comments about "Bailing Out Makers Of Fast-Moving Steel -- And Fast Movers On Screen ".
Check to receive email when comments are posted.
  1. Brian Daniel from Chief Container Co. Inc., January 13, 2009 at 11:13 a.m.

    I think the bailouts are ALL ridiculous. This country was founded on the principles of everyone having a fair shot at success...and sometimes with that comes failure. Ask any great business person and they will tell you that its the failures that make you who you are and shape how you handle your next business decision. All these bailout companies are doing is running to their Government Mommy and begging for help for problems they either created or ignored. Maybe its time to kick them out of the "nest" and make them fly on their own. They may bump their bottoms on a limb or two, but one thing is for certain, they will learn to fly, or fall to the ground where the predators can pick them off. Being kept in the nest only teaches them to keep there mouths open long enough for Mommy Government to bring along another worm to shove down their throats. "There, satisfied? Now stop your gawking and go get your own worm!!"

  2. William Hughes from Arnold Aerospace, January 13, 2009 at 11:19 a.m.

    The Television Industry is going to COLLAPSE! With the way the Economy is going it won't be long before people, looking for ways to save Money, begin questioning why are they paying to watch TV Networks whose shows continue to decline in quality. (Due to the Glut of "Reality" Programming and the insane amount of Commercials being tossed at the Viewers.)

    When the Collapse occurs, don't say I didn't warn you!

  3. Jack Lindsey from Sun Belt International, January 13, 2009 at 12:22 p.m.

    You waste my time with this garbage about porn.

  4. Tina Morgan from Valpak, January 13, 2009 at 4:02 p.m.

    It's okay Wayne...evidently not everyone gets your sense of humor, but it wasn't wasted on me. Thought it was an absolutely hilarious take. Thanks for the laugh!

    Oh, and I think Letterman should do a "Top Ten Reasons the Porn Industry needs a bailout" starting with their bailout request (which is obviously a PR stunt on their part).

Next story loading loading..