Cheat-Seeking Missles

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Our Crumbling Civilization: Pornguy's Progress

You're a former child star with a geek reputation. Now you're a hunky black belt short on bookings. What do you do?

In a healthier civilization, you'd work hard. In our civilization, pardon the gutter-pun, you'd do "hard" work:
He may have played nerdy eighth-grader Samuel (Screech) Powers in the sitcom "Saved by the Bell." But former TV geek Dustin Diamond [is] the star of his very own sex tape.

Everyone who remembers Diamond as a lovable putz is in for a shock once they see a 40-minute video in which he [Well, there's no way to make that suitable for C-SM]. ...

Diamond's manager, Roger Paul, said his client has become a successful standup comic and will appear on the ABC sitcom "The Knights of Prosperity."

"I haven't seen the tape," Paul told us. "I've heard rumors. Dustin has been trying to escape the Screech typecast. So this may help me get more bookings." (source)

Uh-huh. What sort of bookings?

Obviously, this is just an act of hopeless desperation by a man willing to debase himself -- and a couple women -- in an effort to immerse himself once again in that tantalizing sin, vanity. Unfortunately, our civilization gives him the means -- and the ability to think this approach is a plausible one.

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