Porn Site Offers To Sponsor NYC Subway Station

Fortune reports:

A company whose business is all about pleasure says it wants to help with New York City’s train pain. Porn streaming site RedTube has offered to take Gov. Andrew Cuomo up on his idea to sell naming rights to subway stations. The governor, who really should have seen this sort of thing coming, first floated the idea of letting private sponsorships of stations late last month.

“We here at RedTube are eager to lend a hand and give back to our loyal New York fans,” said RedTube vice president Alex Taylor in a letter. “Should we make it through the application process, we were thinking we could literally adorn the station we sponsor as well as a number of trains in RedTube branding so people can actually ride a red tube.”

Owned by porn giant MindGeek, RedTube is a YouTube-like service that focuses on pornographic videos. It boasts 20 million daily users. Sponsoring a station isn’t going to be cheap if RedTube does, somehow, get approved, though. Required donations range up to $600,000.

  • DaddyRay

    It would become one of the most popular train stations because it would be devoid of religious fundies

    • TuuxKabin

      Or they’ll flock to it to protect us from ourselves. First the free wifi kiosks taken over by porn viewers and homeless charging their cell phones and sleeping next to the kiosks, appearing to be hooked up by IV to the thing. Now a porn station. Next.

    • bambinoitaliano

      You just get the fundies flogging themselves leering at their victims ala Eric Boliing.

  • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

    Train going in to the tunnel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPt-4Nwght0

  • Tawreos

    I don’t think they are talking about the redtube that most people want to ride.

    • Silver Badger

      Are you sure about that?

      • Tawreos

        Well, the redtube the are talking about is not the kind that most people go to Restube to watch people ride, or maybe I am just doing porn wrong =)

  • bambinoitaliano

    But it will have to be the heterosexual porn department that is allow to sponsor not the gay department according to New York law if we are going to reference the Rent Boy case no?

  • TuuxKabin

    Thanks MTA! And, not for nuttin’ honay, no trains routes are color marked. The routes are in colors on the map for easy viewing, more or less. Whenever I’m asked where to connect to the red line, I can’t help but see the ceiling for the eye roll. Numbers and letters are the routes, but so what. Do what you’ve gotta do, get some money into the system, look what else we have to look forward to, thank you Great American Eclipse 2017, je, je:

    https://weather.com/science/nature/news/great-american-solar-eclipse-weather-power-grid

    • paganguy

      Tell them the Red Line is in DC.

      • TuuxKabin

        Ya’ know. Or London. Anywhere. But not here.

  • OdieDenCO

    i want to ride the [big] red tube.

  • El Xacal

    As easy as 1, 2, 3.

  • JoeMyGod

    In case you’re wondering, I used my photo of the just-opened Q train station on my block. As anyone whose been to NYC knows, NONE of the other stations are this clean and bright.

    • TuuxKabin

      uh huh. Thanks Joe!

    • BearEyes

      I thought that was an airport terminal at first
      (need more coffee)

      • Gigi

        Your eyes weren’t deceiving you. It does look like an airport terminal!

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      And note that the same station is one of the few that includes a mural of a same-sex couple. About time MTA! (There is some image in one of the murals at Christopher Street but it’s really part of a larger sketch.)

    • DaddyRay

      Beautiful – all of that time living through the construction blasts looks like it paid off

      • JoeMyGod

        During year two of the eight years of construction there were massive dynamite blasts every weekday at 10am and 3pm. That went on for about six months. There was a loud electronic warning bell before each blast.

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          And the stores that were lost in the process, most mom and pop shops that were trying to hold on. That part really sucks.

    • Gigi

      You waited a very long time but it is beautiful!

  • DaddyRay
    • Joe in PA

      Mind the gap! 🙂

    • TuuxKabin

      The station for placements? Can it lead to adoptions?

      • DaddyRay

        I think I could Foster a Cock for a bit

        • Gigi

          You’re terrible, Muriel! 😉

        • Rambie

          I did just last night. 😉 … I wish

    • Halloween_Jack
  • crewman

    Great free advertising. It’s not likely the city would accept, but it is likely it picks up some free publicity.

  • Ninja0980

    Hope it includes some gay content or no thanks.

  • bambinoitaliano

    By sponsoring does that mean everytime the train enter the station the operator lit up a cigarette with a smile?

  • netxtown

    and throughout the terminal…..wafting through the air…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr-YF_dTTZM

  • worstcultever

    I just love the ongoing collapse of our publicly funded world and spaces. Jesus, naming rights to fucking subway stations now. Up next, corporate sponsored stop signs and traffic lights. After that, a sidewalk you’re not allowed to walk down without putting on a sandwich board advertising a bank. Probably after that, you have to sell your own name to Goldman Sachs in order to buy food.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Your morning cereal box and milk carton will start peddling life insurance policy. Reminding you despite the nutritious breakfast a piano could drop from the sky any moment you step out of the door.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      It’s like Minority Report, which has a scene where tons of commercials hop out at you from the walls.

    • The_Wretched

      I’m sort of into the idea that the citizens collectively pay for the public goods like subways. I’m further into the idea that people shouldn’t have to pay if they need that food to eat and have housing. There’s a ton of wealth in the US – more per capita than anywhere else so we have the means as a country to pay for things that everyone else has.

  • Jonathan Smith
  • Gigi
    • bambinoitaliano

      Which station is that? I don’t mind looping all day.

      • Jonathan Smith

        looping? i would never leave

    • KCMC

      Michelle, Tamika, and Tanya wanna ride that train.

      • Gigi

        Thankfully there’s The Google machine. I thought you’d lost your way from Breitbart then realized, after I did a quick search, that you were referencing a song. 🙂

        • KCMC

          Come on, get on it and ride that train!

  • DaddyRay
  • Stubenville

    It’s going to be delicious watching NY State officials twisting themselves into knots trying to figure out a way to block this.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/42495fcffdff900604a851e7c34a73169230278551dddfb71c813aa28ba58817.gif

  • I have an idea! Everyone’s favorite New York subway mascot, Pizza Rat, can be the spokesman for a Chuck E. Cheese sponsorship of a station! Imagine the impact! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b53bf639c08b00cfcba8da5b3c9cab17f0842f06570e2b778b590d6cd826f20f.gif

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      Ah! The Norwegian Brown Rat– one of over one and a half or perhaps even two million little furry cousins in NYC, part of the city since the maritime days that made it an economic powerhouse. If I recall correctly, on average one is roughly eight feet away from two rats fucking while standing in much of the five boroughs. They’re as much a part of the culture, at least number wise, as Staten, or that slice of pizza for that matter.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Score!

  • Hank

    Is there a Gay site equivalent???

    • andrew

      I have heard from a friend, of course, that there is gay porn on RedTube.

      • Hank

        I looked at the site earlier, since I had not heard of it, but all I saw were women on the web pages and found nothing dealing with men. ;(

        • andrew

          There is a gay category with at least hundreds of gay scenes. I’m told. LOL.

  • Treant

    “Meet me and we’ll slide down the Red Tube together.”

  • Paul_in_Dallas

    The word “straphanger” may take on a whole new meaning.

  • narutomania

    I think it’s a wonderful idea! It would give a whole new meaning to riding the ‘Tube’.

    RedTube
    Xtube
    GayTube
    GayBoysTube
    SexTubeSpot
    RocketTube

    I want to hear the train voice saying, “This train now arriving at … PornHub.”

    • Hank

      Formerly known as Times Square…. they may have cleaned up the area, but little has changed. /s

  • JWC

    Oh let me think.. no not a great idea

  • stevenj
  • andrew

    This porn aficionado would say, no thank you RedTube.