Friday, July 06, 2007

6 degrees of Mitt's porn separation

According to yesterday's Trib, some conservatives are attacking Mitt Romney for not doing enough to get rid of porn while he was on the Marriott board of directors. According to a fascinating 2000 New York Times article (did you know that General Motors sells more porn than Larry Flynt?), Marriott made approximately one bazillion dollars on porn rentals while Romney was on its board of directors, and still does.

Could Romney have done anything to prevent traveling salesmen from watching films about farmers' daughters? Should he have? Heck if we know. We're too busy playing the 6-degrees-of-separation game; you know, the theory that any two people can be linked through a chain of just six people. Marriott porn immediately reminded us of . . .
  • Larry Peterman, the Movie Buffs owner acquitted of obscenity charges in 2000, based partly on evidence that the Marriott across the street from the courthouse in Provo was cleaning up on porn rentals. That prosecution was, of course, the brainchild of . . .

  • former Utah County Attorney Kay Bryson, who later got in trouble for secretly filming proof of adultery by his estranged wife . . .

  • former state legislator Kathryn Bryson (R-Orem), whose successor, Bradley Daw, sponsored a resolution asking Congress to do something about porn, having been inspired by the movie Traffic Control, which starred . . .

  • former porn star Shelley Lubben, aka "Roxy," who is listed in the same Wikipedia article about entertainers with certain, um, physical attributes, along with her fellow celebrity . . .

  • Pamela Anderson, whose homemade sex tape was one of the porn films available at the Marriott across from the Provo courthouse! Voila!
P.S. Other major recipients of porn dollars, according to the Times article? Rupert Murdoch of Fox News fame, AT&T, and other undesirables.

2 comments:

Alienated Wannabe said...

Personally, when traveling, I prefer to be separated by at least seven degrees from any kind of untoward programming. How does one go about aranging that?

Voice of Utah said...

I suspect you would just have to rent the 7 rooms on either side of you. See? No problem...