Porn, Stimuli, and the Law of Unintended Consequences

By way of Pandagon, we learn that the stimulus check isn’t, well, stimulating ‘values’:

An unforeseen and surprising beneficiary of the Economic Stimulus Plan, a plan that George Bush contends will “boost our economy and encourage job creation,” has surfaced this week. An independent market-research firm, AIMRCo (Adult Internet Market Research Company), has discovered that many websites focused on adult or erotic material have experienced an upswing in sales in the recent weeks since checks have appeared in millions of Americans’ mailboxes across the country.
According to Kirk Mishkin, Head Research Consultant for AIMRCo, “Many of the sites we surveyed have reported 20-30% growth in membership rates since mid-May when the checks were first sent out, and typically the summer is a slow period for this market.”
Jillian Fox, spokeswoman for, one of the sites reporting figures to AIMRCo, added, “In a June 15, 2008 survey to our members, thirty two percent of respondents referenced the recent stimulus package as part of their decision to either become a new member, or renew an existing membership.”….
Fox also added, “Getting more people to buy porn was probably the last thing Bush had on his mind when he came up with his ‘stimulus package,’ but we’ll take it.”

If you’re not for the pornographers, then the terrorists win?
Update: Title changed due to spelling error

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8 Responses to Porn, Stimuli, and the Law of Unintended Consequences

  1. Matt Hussein Platte says:

    As in, “I left my sex toys outside, on the lawn of Unintended Consequences?” As a sometimes graphic designer, this apparent typo has quite distracted me….

  2. natural cynic says:

    Another explanation: Fewer customer at strip joints due of the price of gas.

  3. skyotter says:

    porn? no, thanks. i spent my stimulus check on drugs

  4. David Lee says:

    I like the “lawn of unintended consequences.”

  5. noncarborundum says:

    So the stimulus package has turned out to be a package stimulus?

  6. bodydetox says:

    i am against terrorism so i would be a pornographer then.

  7. poontime says:

    hhow about a porn library online? streaming porn

  8. pornexa says:

    OK, we know you aren’t into porn. But your porn-fiend “friends” can save paper and plastic by feeding their fetishes via this neat, new doohickey called the Interweb. (The rest of us can get our PG-rated magazines, movies, and music online.)

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