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Samuel L. Jackson Accidentally Sparked a Social Media Campaign for the Porn Industry

charlie cometSamuel L. Jackson made a promotional appearance with the rest of the cast of Captain America: The Winter Soldier back in March when the cast (which also stars Anthony Mackie and Scarlett Johansson) was asked about the biggest pop culture innovations from the last half century. Sam Jackson’s response, according to The Washington Post: RedTube, a free online porn site.

Joking or not, this no doubt got a few laughs (and a few surreptitious head nods of agreement). But the porn industry doesn’t think it’s so funny. When people watch free porn, it means they’re not paying the industry for its product. Moreover, these sorts of free porn sites don’t monitor content for piracy.

So #PayForYourPorn was born. (BTW, that hashtag is NSFW.)

However, the porn industry is battling a stigma that is a huge hurdle to its campaign and an industry that isn’t nearly as regulated as the mainstream entertainment industry. Also, no one wants to pay for porn — or anything else for that matter — that they don’t have to.

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Samuel L. Jackson to Voters: Wake the F–k Up!

In a political ad that parodies the hilariously relatable “children’s book” Go the F–k to Sleep (itself a parody of classics like Goodnight Moon), go-to-narrator Samuel L. Jackson tells voters, in no uncertain terms, to “wake the f–k up.”

The pro-Obama ad was actually written by the Go the F–k to Sleep author Adam Mansbach and funded by the Jewish Council for Education and Research (JCER). In the video, Jackson (who also happens to have been the narrator for the audiobook version of Mansbach’s hit), helps a young girl and her family “wake the f–k up” to the realization that a vote for Obama is the only sensible choice.

So if you have a moment for some amusing political ranting, join little Susie on her adventure: Read more

Apple’s Siri Ads and the Role of Its Spokespeople

The latest Siri ads starring John Malkovich have debuted, and they’re a departure from the previous Zooey Deschanel/Samuel L. Jackson clips. Actually, all three are pretty different from one another.

Here, Malkovich is doing his Malkovichian thing, giving Siri the word “life” to respond to and laughing at one of the phone’s non-jokes. As The Huffington Post notes, the previous ads have generated “scorn and derision” as well as a lot of talk. It’s likely the new ones will as well.

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@SamuelLJackson Is Live and Filled With Cuss Words

Oh Samuel L. Jackson. We just can’t quit you.

Mr. L. Jackson made an appearance last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and used the occasion (and his iPad) to announce that he was joining Twitter. He promptly went online and typed a tweet that had to be pixelated to cover up a couple of F bombs.

Only eight tweets in and half would also have to be censored to appear on TV. (Click on the weblink in his bio and it takes you to a Web page in progress.) But, as he says, he’s “feelin’ da love.” He’s already got nearly 80,000 followers.

[via Daily Beast]

Big Corporations Among Major Donors to MLK Memorial

Photo: Amy Ta/NPR

The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, which will have its official dedication this Sunday, August 28, had financial help from some major corporations. The Root has pulled together a list of some of the major donors, which includes GM ($10 million), Tommy Hilfiger ($6 million), and the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity ($3.5 million, Dr. King was a member). The memorial cost $120 million to make; $114 million of that was raised.

The article notes the lack of African-Americans on the list of big donors, including Maya Angelou and Oprah Winfrey, who attended the groundbreaking for the memorial, and Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, who will both be appearing in the Broadway show “The Mountaintop,” which is set the night before Dr. King’s assassination. Samuel L. Jackson will play Dr. King.

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