I got a LOT of email from industry insiders on this one and I do mean a lot, not a single one was positive, this one from Wolrack pretty well summed them all up
Rob Black. Are you fucking kidding me. They bring him up (video awards), drag him down (black ball him when he writes bad AVN stuff and put him on a platform for rape Depictions. Unreal
I’m not going to go on one of my tyrannical rants here, the award is AVNs to give to whomever they choose, personally I’d have liked them to have chosen someone else and judging by your email so would you.
I think the award and the industry would be better served if it were presented to people who are industry positive as oppossed to people who try to harm the industry. If Rob had only endangered himself and if he were fighting with someones money other than daddys maybe I could give him the benefit of the doubt, but as JimmyD said:
Hey! How about a ‘Frosting the Turd’ award? We’ll call it a ‘Frostie.’
“And this year’s Frostie goes to…”
And where else but the jizz biz would they give a prestigious award for getting arrested and indicted? Cuz we all know that Rob Black & Lizzy Borden are nothing less than virtuous, 1rst Amendment, freedom fighters to be admired and exalted and, well, and given awards! I think I’m going to set my sights on the Sturman Award. Hmmmm… first off, i’ll do something really, really stupid and use the media to publicly ask to be arrested. And I’ll mount a no-holds-barred attack on AVN, the entity who bestows the award, including unwarranted and below-the-belt personal attacks on AVN’s CEO, and then I’ll sit back and wait for my award.
And in the final analysis I think The HWMIC over there at AVN was so determined in his effort to be fair that he plain overlooked the obvious (to me at least) fact that Rob isn’t really deserving. Period.
The Elements of No Style:
While I am hardly one to bag on someones writing style, the guys over at AVN should certainly know better. I mean I know they are falling all over themselves to kiss Sharon Mitchell’s ass over that fake diploma she has but even if she had a real one calling her “Dr Sharon Mitchell, Phd” is WRONG! Even this hillbilly knows that.
The University of Texas at Austin website has a “Writer’s Style Guide” that shows the “rights” and “wrongs” of the use of “Dr.” for someone that has their doctorate.
“Do not precede a name with a title of an academic degree and follow it with the abbreviation for that degree.
Right: Larry R. Faulkner, Ph.D. …
Right: Dr. Larry R. Faulkner …
Wrong: Dr. Larry R. Faulkner, Ph.D …”
MY Bad :
Pirates got 24 Noms, watch for them to clean up at the AVN Awards.