Ya gotta admit I have a way of getting maximum page views.
Anyway, there was porn debate here at the UA tonight sponsered by University Programs, a mainly student-run 'organization' that brings in 90s bands (Saliva two years ago; George Clinton the year before; Lynyrd Skynyrd last year), and an occasional speaker/debate (a year or two ago they had Krist Novoselic, Jello Biafra, and some tree hugger that lived in a sequoia or ceda for two weeks talking about...weed
And so they brought in Susan G. Cole, a NOW member and anti-porn ("but not anti-sex") activist (she's Canadian, go figure) and.......Ron Jeremy
sleazy, ugly, fat, old, disgusting, legendary Ron Jeremy.
I will briefly describe the scene. There were about 1000-1200 people packed into a 'plaza' between the student center and student services center (ehhh, dues and ****); a few hundred on the balconies and stairs of both buildings. So the debate starts off with a 12-minute opening speech from Cole and then a similar speech by Jeremy. Then they take questions from anybody that lined up and asked (about 10-15 did which was mainly the entire debate).
It was hard to listen to due to the fact that Ron Jeremy debating with some old activist lesbian hag (no offense
) is BORING. All I can say is that Ron Jeremy is quite knowledgeable and articulate. I didn't tape the entire debate, but a friend did, so if any of you desperately want it that bad I can get a copy of it.
Nothing too special, but there was one guy (seemingly drunk) who got up and said stuff how great Ron is and what he means. Then the moderator interrupts asking if he had a question; he gets defensive; agrees to start asking it; bables on for another 10 seconds and then Cole interrupts and he tries to speak ("Excuse me! Excuse me! Let me finish"); when he's forced to ask a question, all he manages is:
(To Cole: "What's your ****ing problem?!?!")
So of course I went just to meet a fellow Jew (assuming I would've been the only other one there, but it turns out the moderator is Jewish, a neighbor of mine, and also composed music for such cartoons as Ren and Stimpy). Once the debate ended, Jeremy went back to his vehicle with 'bodyguards' and then an announcement was made saing he would be outside at a table. So everyone rushes to the table, but considering it was a bit nippy (yes, nippy) another announcement was made saying he is inside the building on the second floor. With this, the entire mob of 500-700 I'd say rushes up the stairs, knocking people down on their way. I made it in record time and got pretty early in line.
Now that I've bored you to death, here comes the proof (sorry for some of the blurriness; damn capture delay
Master debater at work