BLOW UP DOLL NEWS
of stealing blow-up doll
- December 23rd. 2009
By Karen Voyles - Staff writer - The Gainsville Sun
A man accused of
shoplifting a blow-up doll from an adult store on Monday was
charged with armed robbery in connection with an incident
with another patron inside an arcade booth at the store a
few hours later.
County Sheriff's Office also accused the man of instigating
a disturbance at a convenience store, causing a wreck and
changing into a woman's jogging suit while stealing a gun.
His girlfriend was arrested on allegations that she helped
him hide from deputies.
Sanford, 26, was arrested after he was found hiding under
the mattress at the home where he and his girlfriend live
with her mother at 13525 N.E. County Road 1471 in Waldo.
problems began Monday when he allegedly stole a blow-up doll
from the Theater X Adult Super Center at 6810 N.E. U.S. 301
in Orange Heights. Deputies said the theft was discovered
later, after Sanford had returned to the store at about 2
second visit to Theater X, witnesses said Sanford was inside
an arcade booth mumbling to himself. Another man offered to
help and stepped into the booth to take a closer look at the
dollar-bill device, deputies reported. The man told deputies
Sanford asked him "Do you see this?" and held up an item
that looked like a gun.
The man claimed
he did not have any money but offered to go out to his car
and get some. Sanford responded by saying, "I don't want to
hear that," the Sheriff's Office reported. The two men got
into a wrestling match for control of the gun, the man said,
while the store manager called 911. Sanford was seen
leaving in a gray Ford Focus that had significant body
were responding to Theater X, a disturbance was reported at
Tim's Fast Nickel Store at 9905 S.E. Hawthorne Road.
Sheriff's spokesman Art Forgey said the instigator in the
disturbance later was identified as Sanford, but charges had
not been filed against him in connection with that incident
by late Tuesday.
deputies were called to assist in the search for Sanford and
helped Alachua County deputies find his car, which appeared
to have been abandoned at 4200 N.E. County Road 234.
Forgey said the
car apparently had side-swiped a trailer being pulled by
another driver. Following the crash, witnesses said a man
matching Sanford's description fled into a nearby wooded
area. The incident was under investigation by the Florida
Highway Patrol on Tuesday.
Inside the car,
deputies reported finding Sanford's driver's license as well
as a blow-up doll that Forgey said apparently had been
shoplifted during Sanford's first visit to Theater X.
deputies were working a burglary in the area where Sanford's
car was found. Forgey said based on evidence at the scene,
it appeared Sanford might have changed into a woman's
jogging suit and stolen a .22-caliber pistol.
arrested Tuesday after being discovered beneath a bedroom
mattress by a Sheriff's Office canine named Razor. Sanford's
girlfriend, Karilynn Ruth Yoder, 27, was arrested for
resisting an officer after she allegedly denied that Sanford
was inside the home.
Yoder were being held at the Alachua County jail late
"This guy could
have saved himself from being arrested and much embassesment
if he had
bought a blow-up doll!"
By Yvonne K.
Fulbright, Fox News - April 15, 2008
"Dream lover" has taken on a whole new meaning. By 2050, you
could be falling for a humanoid.
computer programming, robots will be almost
indistinguishable from humans - they will have the same
muscles, emotions, voices and talents.
you're not exactly from the same mold. Sexually speaking,
these sexbots will have proven themselves superior to us.
"Love and sex
with robots on a grand scale is inevitable," according to
David N.L. Levy, author of Sex with Robots: The Evolution of
In the age of
technology, who can deny that people love their gadgets? Is
it a huge leap in logic to think that we will lust after
sexbots, artificial skin and all?
amour-inducing androids actually turn us into raging sex
An expert on
artificial intelligence, Levy certainly thinks so.
robots will be as normal as love with other humans, while
the number of sexual acts and lovemaking positions commonly
practiced between humans will be extended, as robots teach
us more than is in all of the world's published sex manuals
combined," he writes.
these inanimate objects of desire will trump the rest of us
when it comes to sexual techniques; they will far exceed
human companions when it comes to sexual gratification.
(Normally, that would be a really hot thought, but right now
I can't shake visions of The Terminator.)
ways sexbots will show us up under the sheets:
You will have your very own personal sex tutor.
You can have
sex whenever you want.
life will be full of variety and adventure, fueling your
libido as never before.
You will be
able to fulfill your every sexual fantasy.
never hear the words, "I have a headache." In other
words, you won't be rejected.
have better sex than you ever thought possible.
It all sounds
crazy - inconceivable - until you consider that the Japanese
already have a multibillion-dollar robot industry. One
company, Axis, is already producing life-sized Honeydoll
sexbots for men, which cost $7,000.
South Korean and
Japanese rent-a-sex-doll services have proven themselves
successful so far. In the very least, it's safe to say that
there will be a demand for these virtual beings, at least
Still, I'm just
not buying Levy's suggestions that we'll actually develop an
emotional love relationship with these electronic objects.
While Levy claims that a benefit of android sex is that you
can be intimate sans the emotional "complications" of a
human sexual relationship, he still proposes that we run the
risk of falling in love.
Just as we love
our pets, motorcycles and partners, we will fall head over
heels for our sexy humanoids. Perhaps, then, this toy's
warning label should include: "Caution: Having sex with this
product could cause you to fall in love with it."
Perhaps what is
most amusing about Levy's vision is that he's way off on how
women, in particular, will take these humanoids to heart.
His book's front cover highlights this with its illustration
of a bride leaning over to kiss a robot. R2D2 was cute, but
gender stereotypes around female motivations for sex, love
and intimacy, he fantasizes that women will be waiting with
their arms wide-open "to feel the robot's virtual love for
rationale: In recent years, hordes of women have taken to
battery-powered sexual enhancement products as never before.
So robot-sex is just a natural extension of her titillating
toy box. Grateful for the immense physical pleasures
attained from their robot-induced orgasms, women will be
enthralled with their virtual lover's love-making skills.
Men, on the other hand, will lust after sexbots for purely
physical reasons. They may, however, use the sexbots in
exploring their feelings on a deeper level. Thank goodness,
because if Levy's crystal ball comes true, the genders are
going to have major problems being intimate with fellow
humans on a number of levels.
In going from
the interpersonal to the sociological impact sexbots will
have on us, Levy further imagines a world free of sexually
transmitted diseases and prostitution. Who needs sex workers
when you have your very own sex slave for pleasure and
satisfaction? Forgetting the sheer joy some Johns get from
just paying for sex - the power element involved - Levy sees
the android as the ultimate sex worker. After all, a sexbot
will do a much better job than a prostitute in pretending to
be into you.
striking about Levy's work is the presumption that the
social stigma for buying and using a sexbot will be minimal.
Who of your friends has a blow-up doll that you know of? If
you can't think of any, then I've made my point.
In making this assumption, Levy completely discounts the
fact that many people will have trouble getting past the
idea that they're having sex with an android and how society
sexbots will be like iPods - everyone will have to have one,
and all of us will be having sex galore. In all fairness, he
may not be too far off, given our love for our
fascinating, I just don't see Levy's predictions coming
true, at least not on a large scale. Call me old-fashioned,
but I can't imagine anything better than sharing absolutely
amazing sex with another human being. Call me a cynic, but I
think people will eventually get bored with their sexbots.
- Sometimes love's a blow job
March 24, 2008 Edition 1
and fellow actress Jessica Simpson have been recreated as
blow-up sex dolls.
The Herbie: Fully Loaded actress and The Dukes of Hazzard
star Jessica have been added to the Pipedream Products line
of the inflatable toys.
The "Lindsay Fully Loaded Love Doll" bears the slogan:
"She's no love bug, she's a fiery red ... who never says no
and is always up for a good time."
While Jessica's "Love Doll", which comes with "three
thrilling holes" reads: "She's sexy, newly single, and ready
for you! This hot blonde bombshell has three thrilling holes
to satisfy your every desire, and since she's dumb as an ox,
she never says no"
Anatomy of a
Trend Piece - Fishbowl NY
1. The specialty
media discovery. In Radar's April issue, a piece runs on
celebrity inspired blow-up dolls. Focusing on the creations
of blow-up doll baron Nick Orlandio, mention is made of a
Sarah Jessica Parker model, "Sarah Jessica Porker Loves Sex
In Her Sh***y":
The most recent
one [is] Sarah Jessica Porkher. The dolls are all about the
box and artwork, because if you've seen the dolls, they're
miserable-looking. The SJP doll is funniest. We were able to
take existing copy and have fun with it. Keep in mind that
Radar mentioned a variety of celebrity inspired dolls,
folks. Not just Sarah Jessica Parker.
2. Around 1.5
weeks after the Radar piece hits newsstands, the New York
Post discovers the SJP blow up doll:
Calif., sex-toy company's Web site touts the doll with mock
laudatory newspaper reviews, like this one from "USGay
Today": "From laptops to lap dances, this high-class piece
of a - is gonna show you her Lower East Side!", "I would
think HBO would make an effort to stop this on the basis of
trademark infringement," Brian Brokate, a Manhattan
intellectual-property attorney, told The Post.
FunDumper - by Cherry Liquor
Oh... My... Lawsuit. Apparently there's an adult toy company
who is just begging to take it in one of their three holes
with the introduction of a set of blow-up sex dolls
resembling some famous actresses, singers and celebutards.
Ranging from Sarah Jessica Parker to Eva Longoria to an
"Xtina" looking Christina Aguilera, the dolls have not yet
made it to the company's website (yeah, I checked) but have
apparently been constructed and are ready to go out on the
market any day now.
SJP was just named the least sexy or least bone-able or
whatever title the guys over at Maxim Magazine like to
degrade women with (so what if you don't like her face... to
try and deny that she hasn't got a rockin' bod is a blind,
idiotic oversight), I was a little surprised by that
selection. The Jessica Simpson one, however? Not so much.
She's practically a blow-up doll in real life.
I don't imagine
that these will be making it to the XXX shop shelves anytime
soon once the bevy of beauties rounds up their bevy of
lawyers. While the women on the covers of the boxes are
clearly adult models who look similar to the actresses, it's
a close enough match to get thrown out of the game. So if
you see one, buy it fast. I know I will. I love me some
Sex and the
City Gets the Sex Doll Treatment - April 6, 2008
in time for the Sex and the City movie, it's the Sex and the
City-inspired "Sarah Jessica Porkher" sex doll! We won't
speculate how the NY Post found out about this $20 blow-up
doll, but it is hilariously disturbing/disturbingly
The doll comes
from Pipedream Products, which has a "Super Star Series"
(there are dolls inspired by Jessica Simpson, Jessica Alba,
Paris Hilton, Jennifer Lopez, Christina Aguilera, and, uh,
publications, like the "Ball Street Journal," praise the
product with fake quotes like "We all know she dresses
fabulous and really likes it BIG" and "From laptops to
lapdances, this high class piece of ass is gonna show you
her lower east side!" It's actually much more graphic--NSFW
and possibly Not Safe For Your Home and Mental Sanity.
The model on the
box looks a lot like SJP, and the Post thinks the typography
looks a lot like the Sex and the City font. A lawyer said,
"I would think HBO would make an effort to stop this on the
basis of trademark infringement...The courts don't look
kindly on this type of thing, which demeans the show and
tarnishes the star's image.
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