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Bobbi Eden, seen here out of her work attire.

With only 4 hours till kickoff between Spain and the Netherlands, two countries which have yet to win the world cup, there is a possibility that a win for one country may be more historical for reasons unrelated to soccer(football).

Bobbi Eden, a Dutch erotic film actress, tweeted a promise that if the Netherlands won the cup, every one of her twitter followers would be entitled to oral sex, courtesy of her and a few of her co-worker friends. The Huffington Post reported on July 10th that she had “more than 20,000 followers.” Her twitter, at the time of writing, shows 109,793 followers. Not bad.

Days earlier there was a story about Larissa Riquelme, a Paraguayan model who promised to run naked through the streets if her team won. Unfortunately, Paraguay was eliminated, though Riquelme has decided to follow through on her plan, a sort of consolation prize, as I see it, for losing and for being one of the most boring teams to watch.

What’s going on here? I thought soccer was about fist fights and vandalism, drunken song and face paint. Apparently, it’s about other things, too. Particularly, sex, and in the case of Eden, the effective use of social-media to create buzz and self-promote on the back end of an international event. It’s a great idea, but 109,793 is a big number. 109,793 is a lot of people. 109,793 is a lot of schlong.

If Eden does decide to make good on her promise, it’ll be as historical as the Netherlands winning the World Cup for the first time. For 109,793 men, it will be an especially long and harrowing 90 minutes. Good luck to the Dutch.  Good luck to her. Good luck to the 109,793.

P.S. A por ellos.

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I guess this was the next logical step, but I didn’t expect it to come so soon:

From Craigslist

iPhone 4 FaceTime Video Sex Line Chat – free iPhone 4 (NYC/LI)


Date: 2010-06-27, 12:06PM EDT
Reply to: job-dqsyj-1813619670@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]


Starting an online interactive pornography firm where woman will use the iphone 4 to video chat with potential customers on a pay as you go basis.
Hours are flexible, pay will increase as the business builds. Woman will receive a free iphone 4 to use as personal time when not working. Woman will talk to potential clients and chat with them and perform various acts as desired by clients. All information will be confidential.

Payment will be based on percentage of sales volume and performance. Potential launch date of the company is 9/1/2010 or based on feedback received.

Woman will receive, as before mentioned, a free cell phone and a very competitive salary.

Please send information and pictures – we would like to launch sooner than 9/1/2010.

Woman must be at least 18 years old.

This bit of technology will destroy an entire industry. Callers will demand both sexy images and voices. The homely housewife trying to make an extra buck will need to find work elsewhere. Kind of a shame.

On a related note: Is it possible that Face Time will rid the planet of a certain kind of  lying? How will we tell people we are somewhere when we’re actually somewhere else? I guess it’d be pretty weird for friends to call your bluff by telling you to Face Time them to prove it; it’d definitely be crossing some kind of line. But it seems to add a whole new dimension to couple and spousal politicking, where distrust and paranoia can be the norm. You said you were going here but every time I tried to FT (Face Time) you, you rejected my call and only texted and should I be worried, cause right now I don’t know if I can trust you. Cause when you don’t FT it makes me suspicious… you get the idea.

In the future this bit won’t be funny.

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