Porn in the Airport... Why? *Probably NSFW*

So I'm bored in the SFO airport waiting for a flight home that's delayed. This isn't an original thought, but as I'm looking at all of the things a person can buy at an airport porn has to be the LEAST useful, no? Once you buy it you take it on the plane and... What? Maybe you could spritz on some cologne from the duty free shops. Or buy a laptop (I've seen these) and charge it up enough to type on it.

But Playboy, Hustler?

It's for the hotel you'll be at tonight, probably.

Pick up the good stuff at home before you're in a hotel room in a country that doesn't have any.

DanB wrote:

Pick up the good stuff at home before you're in a hotel room in a country that doesn't have any.

Whoa. I didn't expect a legit answer. Good work.

DanB wrote:

Pick up the good stuff at home before you're in a hotel room in a country that doesn't have any.

Or where it's illegal. Anyway, didn't you see that NYT article? Soon you'll never have to leave home without the comforting sound of barely legal sluts.

Airplane chairs can be sticky and messy enough as is :/

Honestly, I wouldn't be surprised if someone was reviewing these materials on the plane. I've definitely seen someone watching a porno on their laptop before on a flight.

In larger Australian airports there always seems to be a store selling lingerie as well.

Is there really that big a market in out of town underwear?

Prederick wrote:
DanB wrote:

Pick up the good stuff at home before you're in a hotel room in a country that doesn't have any.

Or where it's illegal. Anyway, didn't you see that NYT article? Soon you'll never have to leave home without the comforting sound of barely legal sluts.

Timely and interesting. This article raises part of what made me even think of this. Personal movie players and rated R movies. I have a ton of movies I've wanted to see on my 64GB iPad. I was starting to watch Middle Men and thought, "wow, this may not be appropriate for my neighbor".

DSGamer wrote:
Prederick wrote:
DanB wrote:

Pick up the good stuff at home before you're in a hotel room in a country that doesn't have any.

Or where it's illegal. Anyway, didn't you see that NYT article? Soon you'll never have to leave home without the comforting sound of barely legal sluts.

Timely and interesting. This article raises part of what made me even think of this. Personal movie players and rated R movies. I have a ton of movies I've wanted to see on my 64GB iPad. I was starting to watch Middle Men and thought, "wow, this may not be appropriate for my neighbor".

I have to wonder about the final conclusion of that article... I mean, they effectively say that you can't expect people to be considerate in a public place... but can't we? Don't we do this every day and in virtually every interaction with people in our lives? Has society become so broken that we don't expect to do these things in work (despite not necessarily being stated - its not in my work) or in other public spaces like buses or libraries but it's fine to do whatever you want on a flight?

I don't get this logic.

Not entirely related, but somewhat.

I remember when I was in Japan, there were stores that specialized in selling regional gifts from different Japanese train stations. The idea was that it is customary to bring your wife and kids back a souvenir from your business trip to Osaka, Kyoto, or wherever. But if you are really just spending the night over at your mistress' place across town, you need a shop where you can get those things without actually traveling there.

Maybe they read them for the articles?

Paleocon wrote:

Not entirely related, but somewhat.

I remember when I was in Japan, there were stores that specialized in selling regional gifts from different Japanese train stations. The idea was that it is customary to bring your wife and kids back a souvenir from your business trip to Osaka, Kyoto, or wherever. But if you are really just spending the night over at your mistress' place across town, you need a shop where you can get those things without actually traveling there.

Customary? That's a weird way to spell "alibi."

DSGamer wrote:
Prederick wrote:
DanB wrote:

Pick up the good stuff at home before you're in a hotel room in a country that doesn't have any.

Or where it's illegal. Anyway, didn't you see that NYT article? Soon you'll never have to leave home without the comforting sound of barely legal sluts.

Timely and interesting. This article raises part of what made me even think of this. Personal movie players and rated R movies. I have a ton of movies I've wanted to see on my 64GB iPad. I was starting to watch Middle Men and thought, "wow, this may not be appropriate for my neighbor".

There are times when those nice wide viewing angles are more a bug than a feature.

This raises a question for me of what is and isn't appropriate to watch on a plane, which in thinking about it, might become a minefield. Shows like Dexter or Game of Thrones might be what we'd consider "normal TV" and not "porn", but still be objectionable to someone sitting next to us on a plane.

Prederick wrote:

This raises a question for me of what is and isn't appropriate to watch on a plane, which in thinking about it, might become a minefield. Shows like Dexter or Game of Thrones might be what we'd consider "normal TV" and not "porn", but still be objectionable to someone sitting next to us on a plane.

They shouldn't be looking at your laptop screen to begin with.

OG_slinger wrote:
Prederick wrote:

This raises a question for me of what is and isn't appropriate to watch on a plane, which in thinking about it, might become a minefield. Shows like Dexter or Game of Thrones might be what we'd consider "normal TV" and not "porn", but still be objectionable to someone sitting next to us on a plane.

They shouldn't be looking at your laptop screen to begin with.

Although if you put something in someone's field of view they can hardly be blamed for seeing it.

DanB wrote:
OG_slinger wrote:
Prederick wrote:

This raises a question for me of what is and isn't appropriate to watch on a plane, which in thinking about it, might become a minefield. Shows like Dexter or Game of Thrones might be what we'd consider "normal TV" and not "porn", but still be objectionable to someone sitting next to us on a plane.

They shouldn't be looking at your laptop screen to begin with.

Although if you put something in someone's field of view they can hardly be blamed for seeing it.

Not to mention that, what with seats being what they are in standard class, you're practically sitting on each other's lap anyway...

If you're worried about the ethics of having those shows playing on your laptop you could always get those privacy screens which drastically reduce viewing angle. Whether or not they should be required is another issue.

Personally I'd be inclined to have one of those for flying even if I was just writing or reading.