Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Smells like Porn spirit?

Stkyrice and I had dinner last night in the Castro. We do that pretty often. Last night, we went to Firewood Cafe. As usual, I had my standard of rockshrimp tortellini with Firewood sauce (red and white sauces mixed together), Stkyrice had the roast chicken and we shared a mushroom pizza.

We were sitting in the booths in the back and there was a group of 8 guys sitting in the table in the middle of the room. While we were having our dinner, someone from that group of guys started honking or something like it. It was very odd. I think it was a laugh. If it wasn't I would be very scared.

After dinner, Stkyrice asked me what I wanted to do. Of course, my answer was "Let's go shopping." We went to Books Inc. and stayed there a while. I did see the new Harry Potter novel "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" and read the dust jacket. Why didn't I buy it you may ask? Well, it's not because I didn't want to, but I actually ordered a copy months ago online and I'm having it shipped to me. Yes, I like to torture myself sometimes. I've heard that some people have already finished the dang book and it only came out on Friday night! People are posting that they've finished the book in 4 - 12 hours. This is not a small book, so there are a lot of speed readers out there. I ended up flipping through ReFresh, a gay lifestyle magazine out of London. It was the June issue and it focused on the USA. It was pretty interesting, I don't know if I would buy it or subscribe to it, but I could see how someone would. The articles are pretty interesting and well written. Of course there were the sexy half-naked pictures of gorgeous men, that never hurts.

We left Books Inc. and headed across the street to Tower Video. I love movies and wanted to see what's new. I did see a double disc set that had the first three "Once Upon A Time In China" films for a little less than $30. Jet Li fans should get this set. I thought he was great in these movies and really showed his fighting and acting well. Although, I did think it was weird to have three movies on two discs. Did one of the movies get chopped in half or something?

Moving on around the store, I came across the new gay DVDs. At that point, my nose smelled something funny. It was that smell I've come to associate with really bad cheap quality porn. I thought, oh great, now Tower is selling cheap ass porn. The quality around here is going downhill. The only time I encounter this smell, is when I go to the porn shops. Do they inject this odor into the DVD? and if so, how does it get through the plastic wrapper? Curious minds wanna know. I actually brought the offending DVD up to my nose to make sure the smell was coming from it...yup, it was. To be fair, I did smell the DVDs that were displayed next to it, and they didn't smell. There was a film out of the Philippines that Stkyrice had heard about. Apparently it was talked about so much on all the lists he's on that it actually turned him off on it.

We walked back to the car and going down Castro street. We were passing this combination Chinese take out/sushi place when we got hit with the Porn smell again! But there were no porn DVDs in the restaurant, or are there? I don't think I wanna eat at this place ever again. I sometimes got the take out for a quick bite, but that smell is nasty!

My lover's fragrance
tickle my nose as we sleep,
Tired from our fuck

AiYahh!

8 comments:

Chox said...

I know EXACTLY what smell you're talking about. There are two porn shops on my block alone, and another three down the street or around the corner. My neighborhood REEKS of cheap porn.

Or maybe it's just the latest cologne from the people who bring us Axe shower gel.

AiYahh said...

i've never smelled Axe, did they actually put that porn smell in a bottle.

that would explain it!

sisterartist said...

yowsers. i don't think i want to know what that smell is.

Efren said...

Oh, it just smells like vinyl...that plasticky, sweet smell that can only be artificial.

And yeah, it was coming from the really bad porn DVDs. Oh yeah, the chinese restaurant is next to a couple of porn shops so it could've been that.

:: jozjozjoz :: said...

I didn't know there was a smell to cheap porn.

Then again, is there a smell to non-cheap porn?

Efren said...

Well, there shouldn't be a smell to newly opened DVDs of any type--the fact that it's usually the porn type just makes it that much more gross.

King Anarchy said...

Which chinese restaurant in Castro? I remember one time I borrowed the restroom in Daddy's... that smell from the backroom was really nasty!

Chris said...

Hey H. I am actually doing the 9-11 10k and the Nike Women's Half. Those are the two I am doing for this year. Maybe more. Depending on my training. ;)