Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Hoes Down?

Lively bickering over at Captain's Quarters regarding prostitution. Ed's agin it.

Some people think legal prostitution works out just fine in other countries. I think that may be because American commercial geniuses haven't been permitted to 'bring it into the 21st century'

Homeowner: Hello?
Telemarketer: Good evening, Mr. Johnson?
Homeowner: Johansen.
Telemarketer: I'm Nancy from Horow, how are you this evening?
Homeowner: We're eating dinner right now.
Telemarketer: [chuckle] Great, well I just wanted to call you and tell you about our new Horow Hotel that is opening downtown.
Homeowner: I really don't think we'd be interested.
Telemarketer: Horow Hotel is a comprehensive sexuality experience for the whole family! Horow Hotels have stimulated thousands of partners to new heights of creativity through our deluxe
Homeowner: [click]

or this

TV Texan: FRIENDS ARE YOU TIRED OF BEING TURNED DOWN EVERYWHERE ELSE? BAD CREDIT OR NO CREDIT? COME ON DOWN TO TV TEXAN SEXSHOP AND SEE THE DIFFERENCE! I WILL HAVE YOU IN ONE OF THESE FABULOUS VEHICLES ENGAGING IN LAWFUL CONSENSUAL INTERCOURSE WITHIN MINUTES! CHECK OUT THIS WEEK'S DEALS!...

to say nothing of those nutty passersby walking into the lobby and asking if your company provides legal prostitution services. Oh well, whaddya gonna do? Send people to jail for it?

Back before the Strip started putting up air-conditioned skyways, one had to share the curb with legal--or at least, unrepressed--prostitution and its advertising and its hawkers. It wasn't considered a draw. Legal sexwork is one of those Good For America, But Not In My Backyard issues.

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