Reason – Today Ira Isaacs, a self-described “shock artist,” was sentenced to four years in federal prison for shocking people a little too much. The FBI describes his crimes: The obscene videos included a video approximately two hours in length of a female engaging in sex acts involving human bodily waste and a video one hour and 37 minutes in length of a female engaged in sex acts with animals. Federal prosecutors had to try Isaacs three times before winning a conviction. According to Morality in Media, Isaacs’ sentence “sends a strong message to the porn industry and to the U.S. Department of Justice that the sexual exploitation of women by pornographers is wrong.” Yet no one was forced to participate in making these movies, and no one was forced to watch them. Except for the jurors, who took their revenge last April by finding him guilty on five counts of producing and distributing obscenity—which, lest you forget, is still a crime under federal and state laws, although one that has never been clearly defined. In practice, you find out whether you committed it only after you have been arrested and prosecuted. Isaacs argued that he was an artist, but the jury did not buy it.

I saw that Neil blogged this earlier today. Totally butchered it. Maybe that’s why everybody wants to fire his ass? Umm newsflash Neil. This guy IS a shock artist. Because I don’t care what you say about 2 Girls 1 Cup that thing was a masterpiece. Like do you know how many people try to shock the internet? Do you know how hard it is to rise above the noise? The internet is literally a barren wasteland of failed shock videos with less than 100 views. Meanwhile 2 Girls 1 Cup captivated the world. It is arguably the most famous video in the history of the web. EVERYBODY has seen it. Everybody has been shocked by it. Ira Isaacs revolutionized the internet shock game. No different than Steve Jobs with cell phones or Michael Jordan with basketball. Without him there is no cake farts or probably even Peanut Butter Man. So to say he’s not an artist is just pure lunacy.

PS – This also could have been a pussification of America story. If two girls want to shit into a cup and drink it that’s their right. Who is the Government to say you can’t do that? It’s almost like we lost the Revolutionary War.