Thursday, January 8, 2009
Sex and saving the starving artist
Well it seems the art world is not immune to the slumping economy. Art galleries are closing all over the country and art auctions who are used to breaking records with new acquisitions and sales are now resigning themselves that even solid sellers aren't moving. Recently the International Asian Art Fair in New York was canceled citing “the present economic situation” The London-based organizers, Anna and Brian Haughton, posted a single paragraph on their Web site. Others are wondering when this will end and how many fairs will be canceled. Not only that most galleries and museums rely on benefactors to help support traveling exhibition, new acquisitions and day to day operations. So does the art community qualify for a federal bail out? It seems the financial, automotive and now the porn industry all have their hands out, why not the art world. And, yes by the way, the porn industry is now asking for a federal bail out. Please don't get me wrong, I support the porn industry and have no issues with it what-so-ever, but are they joking, a bail out? Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt and Girls Gone Wild chief executive Joe Francis issued a joint plea for Congress to pump 5 billion dollars into the sector. They claim that the economic downturn is hitting the porn business and that federal assistance is needed to boost the nation's sex drive. They also added that they deserve the same treatment offered to banks and the automobile industry. In a statement released on Wednesday, Mr Francis said the cash was needed "just to see us through hard times". He added: "Congress seems willing to help shore up our nation's most important businesses. We feel we deserve the same consideration. In difficult economic times, Americans turn to entertainment for relief. More and more the kind of entertainment they turn to is adult entertainment." But according to Mr Flynt, economic woes have led to a sagging national sex drive. Larry Flint said: "People are too depressed to be sexually active. This is very unhealthy as a nation. Americans can do without cars and such but they cannot do without sex."
So here is my solution, Get Laid America. Any true patriot should be having sex, masturbating and enjoying themselves for the good ol' Red, White and Blue! Also we should legalize prostitution, control and tax it. The extra tax money can go to help us out of our current economic woes. Then maybe once our economic issues calm down due to all the increased sexual activity in our country, maybe then people will have the disposable income again to support their favorite artists.
I wonder if I can make a car ribbon, "For the Economy, Support Sex"