Comics and Porn

Comic book stores have too much in common with adult book stores. 

 

Both cover up their front windows, avoiding natural night and hiding the interior away from the world. They both cater to a crowd of unwashed 30 something men who have foregone friendship and social interaction for fantasy, coming and going alone from the shop with a brown paper bag in hand, full of this week’s ‘literature’.  The man behind the desk is the kind of person whom any conversation, even one about the weather, leaves you with a bad taste in your mouth.  Behind this man is rack upon rack of toys of an unwholesome nature – some you’d understand and probably have one or two at home, but at the other end is stuff that’s just wrong.  If you spent long enough in one, you’d see someone you know enter, buy something and leave … and you’ll never look at that person the same way again.

 

In fact, the only real difference between the two is that there’s more teenage boys in the adult book store.

 

But the scary thing, the truly scary thing is that you pity those people – you think they’re weird and sorry and lonely and in need of some semblance of a normal life, but they’re happier than you, probably more content with their life than you’ll ever be.

 

Maybe a little fantasy would do you good.

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