Deep Throat

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I had a interesting/random conversation with a customer today.  He was an older gentleman.  He came in and was walking around and not really looking at anything.  I asked if he needed help finding anything.  He looked at me and smiled, and said, “you probably don’t have what I’m looking for.”  Go ahead and ask, I tell him.  He began telling me he’s looking for a movie, and it’s at least 40 years old.  I walk with him over to our classics section and I asked if he knew the name of it.  He said it was called Deep Throat.  I grabbed it and showed it to him.  He smiled even more.  He looked at the cover for a while, then looked at the back.  He said it was out of his price range at the moment, and I told him we always carry it if he would like to come back some other time.  He began talking to me about it.

He said, “I saw this forty years ago in the theater.  You weren’t even a thought in your mama’s mind!”  I chuckled.  “Not too long after I seen it, it was taken out of the theater, and the theater had closed down.  I later learned that it was taken off the shelves completely.”  I nodded along with him.  Being “young” in his eye, I assume he thought I didn’t know my porn history!  I told him I heard about the controversy of it all.  He asked, “There’s worse stuff out there night, right?” I nodded in agreement again.  “My how times have changed.”, he said.  He then told me he might be back for it..(if he couldn’t find it cheaper, of course)..and told me to have a great day.

It’s so strange how that movie back then was considered so taboo.  If you watched it now, you would probably find it dull compared to some of the hardcore movies and kinks out there now.

I definitely recommend seeing it if you haven’t!  If you’re a porn addict, like myself, you will enjoy the history of it.  It’s like being a movie buff and not seeing classics such as, The Godfather, or Casablanca.

And yes, the above photo is of me rocking my Deep Throat t-shirt!

“The End. And Deep Throat to you all.”

Twitter: @officialJ

Buttman OCD

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For the past seven years at my job I’ve had one particular customer that does the exact same thing every single time he visits.  An older white male, who drives a silver VW Bug.  He comes to the store once every few weeks.  He parks in the same spot.  He gets out of his car, walks around it a few times, then comes in the store.  He will glance up at the counter to see who is working.  Then he walks over towards the magazines.  His choice of magazine, Buttman.  

He picks one up, and sets it down.  He will pick the second one up and set it down.  We have over 20 or more Buttman’s in stock and he will pick each one up individually and set them down, two to three times.  He will walk away.  A few seconds later he comes back to the rack and looks does the same routine.  He stays in the store for over a half hour.  The longest I’ve seen him there is a good 90 minutes.  Sometimes he will walk out and not purchase anything.  Walk to his car.  Walk around it a few times.  Then get in and leave.  Other times, once he’s looked over the Buttman magazines thoroughly, he brings a stack over to me.  At least 4-8 packs of two.  

He sets them on the counter and tells me “I have to run out to my car, I left my phone in there.  I collect these magazines for friends of mine who can not leave their homes, and I want to make sure I have the right ones.  Can you just hold these for me for a few minutes, I will be right back in.”  I always say sure, no problem at all.  I watch him from the security cameras, walk outside and stand on the sidewalk.  He never walks to his car to “make a phone call” he just stands there for a few minutes and then he comes back in.  

He walks back over to me and says “Okay, these are the right ones.  You know this 2 for $15 is a great deal for these magazines and I can’t pass up on such a great deal.”  I smile and ring up the magazines and he will pull out cash and pay.  I give him his change and he says “I’m going to set these on the counter while I put my money away, is that okay?”  Again, sure that’s no problem.  He then spreads his change down on the counter and stares at it.  He slides the dimes and nickels around so they are in order.  Then picks one up at a time and puts the coins in his pocket.  He reaches for his car keys in his pocket and walks down an aisle and stares at his keys and practices in mid-air how he unlocks his car doors.  Then he walks back and grabs his bags and leaves.  Walks to his car, walks around it a few times, opens the passenger door and places his bags inside, gets in the driver seat and finally leaves.  

Every single time.  Says the exact thing every time.  It used to drive me insane.  I became so annoyed by him saying the same thing all the time, because I felt as if he was acting like he’s never seen me before.  I’ve come to realize that he must have some sort of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and that’s why he does the things he does.  

 

I felt the need to share that story because people ask me about the type of customers I get.  I do get the fair share of super creeps.  But Mr. OCD himself is such a fascinating story, in my eyes.  And trust me, you will definitely hear more about my stories from work.  😉 

 

For those of you who don’t know or never heard of Buttman magazines here is a link.  It is full of hardcore photos, interviews, nasty stories and more.  

 

-xoxo-

Twitter: @officialJ  

Exxxotica

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(The photo above is not mine and belongs to Exxxotica.com)

Summer of 2010 is when I first learned about Exxxotica. Thanks to Twitter and a boring day at work.  It also helps to follow a few porn stars.  I seen one tweet about a porn star appearing at a expo and it was going to be in Edison, New Jersey.  I immediately looked up the website and was so excited to learn that it’s a traveling porn convention.  I have never been able to make it out to Vegas for the big shows and finally here comes an event close to home.
I attended the November 2010 expo.  It was held at a convention center.  Exxxotica is a three day event, Friday through Sunday.  I only went to Friday’s show and to be honest, one day is more than enough!  As soon as you walk in the room you’re greeted by a woman or two, dressed in sexy bikini clad outfits paired with fishnets and super tall heels, handing out plastic bags for you to use for any goodies you end up purchasing.  There are pink and black banners everywhere.  Music blaring.  Camera’s flashing.  You don’t really know where to start!
As you walk through you see lots of small booths throughout the room.  Here and there you’ll see free standing stripper poles with a few girls dancing around, and taking pictures with the guests.  There’s a huge swing with a hot model or two playing on it.  There is a schedule posted on a wall of all the events that will take place on each day the expo is there.  I advise you to know the schedule and plan out your day there.  In between the down time when there isn’t a seminar or a stage show going on, it is then usually the best time to check out the booths.

The first star I got to meet was Alexis Ford.  I was extremely nervous!  Yes, they’re just normal people, but when you have only seen them in a certain state to then in front of you it’s almost unreal.  After getting a photo with her and having her sign some things I brought along, I was definitely more relaxed and ready to handle the rest of the day.  I then went on to meet Jenna Haze, Lexington Steele, and the legend Ron Jeremy!  One thing you should know is that 90% of the stars you meet do charge for buying and signing photos/dvds and also charge for taking pictures with them.  And everything is cash only, so make sure you have enough cash on hand.  Pictures usually cost anywhere from $15-$20 depending on what the star is charging.  What I thought was really cool is some of the stars bring Polaroid cameras in case you don’t have a camera with you!  When there is event going on on stage you definitely should check it out.  They’re always fun.  Be it a bunch of girls up there shaking their ass, tossing out freebies, or the stars taking questions, or little competitions/demonstrations, Exxxotica definitely puts on a good show.  At the end of the night my cheeks were pink. I was very flushed from all the excitement.

With that said, my second time was just as good.  I went to the expo held in Atlantic City, New Jersey of April 2013.  It was at the Trump Taj Mahal casino & hotel.  This time around I felt like a veteran.  I knew who was going to be attending.  I was really excited to meet Gianna Michaels, Jynx Maze, and James Deen.  I was also excited to meet with Michael Fattorosi who is a lawyer to the stars.  All the stars are very nice, and down to earth.  It was fun to see others experience what I experienced the first time.

I received a lot of comments from people on social media saying that I was “so lucky” to go.  You can be “lucky” too.  It’s open to the public. Check out their website for information.

One thing you should be aware of is the price on the web and the price at the expo for tickets may be different.  I noticed online for general admission the prices were listed as 45-60$ and once I got there it was a firm price of 60$.  And that wasn’t an online only price.  They also have a VIP admission (around 70-80$) and with that you receive a free shoulder bag that’s filled with little goodies and specials for going to after parties with the stars.  Also, all the girls who are dancing on the poles are working on tips.  So if you want them to pose for a picture or take a picture with them you do have to tip.  Be generous!

You may wonder why you have to pay the stars for a picture or autograph and that’s because they are there to work.  I’m sure if the event paid for each of them to appear, tickets for admission would be sky high.

Another tip for newbies is that even if your favorite star is supposed to be there, always confirm their signing times.  They may only be there for a few hours a day or only on certain days. Some people were quite disappointed that certain stars weren’t at their booths when they would stop to see them.

Everything expressed here is my own view on my experience to the expo.  To truly experience it you have to go to an event.  Although I’ve been told it doesn’t compare to the shows held in Vegas, for those of us who can’t make it out there, it’s a pretty damn good substitute.

 

 

Please feel free to leave any questions or comments here. Or you can reach me on Twitter: @officialJ

For pictures of the event you can check out Exxxotica’s website and Facebook page.

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