For Anthony Weiner, Eight Awkward Dongs From The Movies (NSFW)

In my review of The Hangover Part II, I made a comment about the seeming preponderance of male genitalia on the big screen lately. The phenomenon has been limited primarily to comedies because, let's face it, penises are pretty damn funny looking.

Judging by that screening, we're a ways off from adopting a blasé attitude towards full dude frontal. In part, I blame the hilarious names we have for our members. Try not snickering when you hear the word "schvantz." You can't do it.

I also noticed the dread appendage poking its way into more serious fare. For two weeks running now, we've seen extended cock sequences on HBO's Game of Thrones (Dany's attempted poisoner last week, Hodor "The Tripod" this week), further confirming this tubesteak infiltration isn't confined to R-rated bromedies. This was something I could write a column around, I felt, but I needed a solid intro.

And then this happened:

Rep. Anthony Weiner's Twitter career ended in tatters Monday, as the New York Democrat admitted in a chaotic news conference that he used social media to send explicit photographs and sexually suggestive text messages to several women over the course of three years.
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"To be clear, the picture is of me and I sent it," Weiner said of a photograph of him in gray underwear that surfaced a week and a half ago and whose origin he had previously questioned.

Thank you, Jesus.

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Peter Vonder Haar writes movie reviews for the Houston Press and the occasional book. The first three novels in the "Clarke & Clarke Mysteries" - Lucky Town, Point Blank, and Empty Sky - are out now.
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