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AVN getting a little Defensive?

Porn Valley- posted on Gee, get a little defensive? I posted a little blerb the other day saying how much better it is to read Lukeisback and AdultFYI instead of AVN.

It was my opinion that AVN has fallen way behind when it comes to news and gossip. The Peter Warren wrote on the AVN Blog.

Umm…You Pulled That Out of Where?

Yesterday, posted a claim that a certain other two sites had more daily updates of better quality than And that we have a staff of 20. Well, uh, our staff is less than half that size, first off, and there are really only three of us whose full-time job it is to write for And just out of curiosity, I counted up the postings on all three sites yesterday and here’s what I found out: site B didn’t come anywhere close to our number, and while site A had about the same amount, the vast majority of them (I’d estimate 75% or so) were cut-and-pasted stories from other outlets and/or had nothing whatsoever to do with the sex industry. So I thought I’d point that out. You know, in our defense and whatnot.

To Which People have REPLIED on the AVN Blog


My how the mighty have fallen. AVN used to be the standard. Then the little guys came nipping at your heels. Now the little guys have passed you by and you’re relegated to nipping at their heels.

It’s unbecoming. Show some grace, like Chrysler and ABC. Be comfortable in your thirdness.

Posted by: Bornyo at February 9, 2006 01:14 PM

Bornyo: You seriously think that anything with the name Luke Ford in it is better than what AVN can offer? Incredible…

Posted by: Dirty Bob at February 9, 2006 02:03 PM

Sure. I don’t doubt still picks up more traffic just by being it’s really just press-releases, some reactionary stuff from Mr. Warren(you poke, he writes), terrible legal advice from a non-lawyer, and Master Damien waxing poetic on why he hates religion. If you want any kind of dirt or interesting stuff, you go to adt or xpt, lukeisback, adultfyi, etc. Hey Peter Warren, how’s ghost-writing those columns for pornstars on avninsider?

Posted by: jamesn at February 9, 2006 02:20 PM

Although I will certainly commend AVN for being able to turn their jettisoned former-employees into the most venomous, bitter people ever. It’s like every time AVN announces someone’s departure(Ross, Ponante, Hunter) they bite your hand like it never fed them for a day.

Posted by: jamesn at February 9, 2006 03:12 PM

Poor Boryno – believing what he reads on lukeisback.As for the error-prone jamesn, the writings of Warren and I that you cite are for this here blog – not; secondly, it’s LORD Master Damien, swine; get it right. But you are correct on one point: a few of our ex-employees do just ooze bitterness on their respective sites, don’t they? Actually, these days, it’s just one….

Posted by: Mike Ramone at February 9, 2006 06:23 PM

“Poor Boryno – believing what he reads on lukeisback.”

You are pathetic Ramone, in so many ways. I don’t necessarily believe everything Luke Ford writes, but I have total faith in the Word of God as expressed in the Holy Scripture. You, on the other hand, should feel free to continue to chart your moral course based on the book of the month you order from an insert that comes packed with your latest leather shop order.

“As for the error-prone jamesn, the writings of Warren and I that you cite are for this here blog”

Thank God, because the stuff you guys post here, apparently without editorial benefit, read like a short story written on an etch-a-sketch.

“it’s LORD Master Damien, swine; get it right.”

How could we forget:

“But you are correct on one point: a few of our ex-employees do just ooze bitterness on their respective sites, don’t they? Actually, these days, it’s just one….”

Don’t know which ex-employee you are referring to here, but then again you weren’t really talking to me. The three jamesn mentioned seem plenty happy to be free of your domineering, probably sexually harassing ways.

Posted by: sybarite at February 9, 2006 08:02 PM

Hey Sybarite,

Since I’m not the “voice of the industry” and above such petty things I’ll respond to your post. Both the one where you mis-spelled “AVN” and the one where you corrected yourself.

You are a dumbass.

Have a nice day.

Posted by: sybarite at February 9, 2006 10:15 PM

It all depends on what type of information you’re looking for I suppose. One goes to AVN and it’s related websites for press releases, related industry sanctioned material, and generally positive stories along with some pieces abouts trends (be they legal actions or what not). One goes to the gossip websites for the dirt and entertainment factor; whether or not the dirt can be substantiated is irrelevant for the most part to the readers of the various websites. All of them have their place as long as you read with a critical eye…

Posted by: Houstondon at February 10, 2006 05:49 AM

Hey Ramone—can I still schedule a session with you? Are you still working at the Y-M-C-A?

“I am a genetically superior being who slave-trains wimps, sissies and sluts in my awesome fully-equipped private dungeon. Highly narcissistic, I possess a vast European designer fetish wardrobe and love dressing up for session head to toe in leather, rubber, latex, PVC, military/police uniforms and My huge collection of boots.

My required donation is $150 an hour. For outcall, my required donation is $200 an hour. I will consider a sliding scale fee, or exchange of services, for genuine hardship cases.

I see clients during the week from roughly 6pm-Midnight and on the weekends around-the-clock. ”

So kind for a man with “huge collection of rubber boots” to take on “genuine hardship cases”. Does working “around-the-clock” on weekends interfere with your writing at all. I like the eugenic/genetically-superior bit for a guy who cried wolf that ADT was racist. Duplicitous pond-scum.


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