Friday, March 31, 2006

Probably the best definition ever of pornography

"Pornography is the lurid and detached exploitation of something that is essentially good, even necessary, in order to make money, while simultaneously shaming and disgracing all of those who are involved."
- Alec Baldwin (Yes, the actor!)

(Found via Redwood Dragon)

Now, as with all attempts to define pornography, this one is flawed in that it can also be applied to most of the children's programming on PBS where people dress in life-sized costumes to depict purple dinosaurs, mutants with TVs implanted in their bellies, and so on.

But it's damn close.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Baldwin was expanding the definition of pornography to include the radio broadcast activities of Sean Hannity and his ilk, so there is some inherent elasticity involved.