[WikiEN-l] Fleshlight and the Voice
daniwo59 at aol.com
daniwo59 at aol.com
Sun Oct 8 04:05:03 UTC 2006
That seems kind of silly. I'd actually looked up this article before
myself, because the "fleshlight" is notable enough that it's entered
slang use, at least in some subcultures, and I had no idea what the word
was referring to. It's also gotten quite a bit of press, and a quick
google news search turns up a claim in the _Village Voice_ (a mainstream
news magazine) that it's "one of the best-known boy-centric toys".
I would have to say Danny erred in this case with his ignorant statement
that it is a "non-notable product".
Before proclaiming my ignorance to the world, I would invite Delirium to
look a bit more closely at Google News, supposedly the font of knowledge here.
Typing in Fleshlight resulted in exactly one hit on Google News, the Village
Voice article he mentioned.
A percursory glance at the article itself shows that it is titled: "Boys' Toys
Cock rings, butt plugs, finger massagers and other guy goodies" Before the
brief paragraph on the Fleshlight it says, "Neil's not the only hetero male
seeking out women-friendly sex toys. According to Carolyn Riccardi, Education
Coordinator for Babeland New York (_babeland.com_ (http://www.babeland.com/) ),
35 percent of their customers are men, and their most popular boys' toys are
the Sonic Ring, a vibrating cock ring, the Blossom Sleeve, and the Aneros
prostate stimulator." I suppose our next step would be to ensure we have
articles on each of these products, as well as Babeland and their educational
coordinator. After all, they are each mentioned in the "Voice." This week's
edition also has a fascinating review of a stirring new film, "Black Monster Dicks
Fucking White Chicks," complete with a comparison to [[Das Boot]]. I would
have watched the film and written the article myself, but alas, Netflix didn't
have it (yet).
(http://www.villagevoice.com/blogs/dirtypornos/) ). Instead I will write about another Voice topic, Xiao
La Jiao, NYC's "foremost Sichuan restaurant," and in Flushing, no less.
I read the Voice regularly when I lived in New York. I even took circuitous
routes home from work just so I could get a copy. But not everything in the
Voice (or even in the NY Times for that matter) deserves an article. Editing
isn't only about knowing what to add, but about knowing what not to add as
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