oddly enough, sex

The Glorious Eight 1

I just found this Washington Post article about The FBI finally joining the Bush administration’s War on Porn.

As Barton Gellman reported yesterday on page A21 of the paper,

„… the bureau’s Washington Field Office began recruiting for a new anti-obscenity squad. … The new squad will divert eight agents, a supervisor and assorted support staff to gather evidence against „manufacturers and purveyors“ of pornography — not the kind exploiting children, but the kind that depicts, and is marketed to, consenting adults.“

It’s got a lot to do with attorney general Alberto Gonzales ambitions and his acceptability to Christian Conservatives and thus isn’t really interesting – the US has a history of obscenity vs. free speech conflicts, just ask Larry Flynt. But politically motivated initiatives like this seemed to have been out of fashion since the Reagan presidency. Clearly, the new top-priority unit consisting of 8+1 porn-fighters will keep America’s thriving porn industry from further subverting „family values“… although, the recruitment may turn out to be harder than expected, as an agent told the reporter – on condition of anonymity-

„Honestly, most of the guys would have to recuse themselves.‘ …

I guess this means we’ve won the war on terror,’said one exasperated FBI agent, speaking on the condition of anonymity because poking fun at headquarters is not regarded as career-enhancing. ‚We must not need any more resources for espionage.‘

Among friends and trusted colleagues, an experienced national security analyst said, ‚it’s a running joke for us.‘

A few of the printable samples:

„Things I Don’t Want On My Resume, Volume Four.“

„I already gave at home.“

I suppose one of the perks coming with this job would be government sponsored tickets to the annual San Francisco Masturbate-a-thon.

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quicklink, sex

Olfactory Pleasures

are more likely for those who engage in regular sexual intercourse, according to a study that has been published in the British Medical journal, reports Forbes.com’s Alan Farnham. And better sense of smell is only a small part of it: „Having regular and enthusiastic sex … confers a host of measurable physiological advantages, be you male or female.“ Anyone have the Vatican’s spin on this?

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German Politics, oddly enough, quicklink, sex

Skandal im Sperrbezirk?

The ongoing investigation regarding a ring of east European women trafficers that has led to alligations of Cocaine posession against the German „political“ talk show host and vice-chairman of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Michael Friedman seems likely to become some sort of the Berlin Republic’s first Heidi Fleiss scandal.

Meanwhile, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reviews the Bonn Republics history of scandals and comes to the conclusion that there really wasn’t anything saucy… but now, luckily, things are about to change ;-).

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Iraq, oddly enough, quicklink, sex, USA

Make War. Then Love.

Well, not quite love, but it’s closest capitalist pseudo-substitute. According to this Reuters report, a Nevada brothel has come up with a truly unusual marketing ploy.

It is offering 50 „free rides“ to US military personnel with Iraq exposure – „‚We want to feel patriotic and feel we are doing something for our servicemen,‘ [a brothel representative] said. ‚If we owned a Dairy Queen we would be giving away free ice cream…'“

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Iraq, oddly enough, quicklink, sex, USA

Make War. Then Love.

Well, not quite love, but it’s closest capitalist pseudo-substitute. According to this Reuters report, a Nevada brothel has come up with a truly unusual marketing ploy.

It is offering 50 „free rides“ to US military personnel with Iraq exposure – „‚We want to feel patriotic and feel we are doing something for our servicemen,‘ [a brothel representative] said. ‚If we owned a Dairy Queen we would be giving away free ice cream…'“

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