Work With Ron Jeremey

Maybe you’ve noticed the ads on this page — not the banner and box advertisements that help keep the lights on, but the text ads at the bottom served by Yahoo. Here’s a sample:

Like a lot of people, I generally ignore these ads, but the headline Work With Ron Jeremey is a real attention getter.

Some of you may know that Ron Jeremy (it’s misspelled in the ad) is a well-known actor who in the 1980s appeared in something like 1700 porno films. His nickname is The Hedgehog, and he is still a celebrity of sorts — in the peculiar way you can remain famous in America for once being famous. I don’t think he does porn anymore. Thank god.

Unable to resist finding out what sort of acting you might do with Ron Jeremy, I clicked.

After entering a fake name and email address, my browser was whisked away to a seemingly endless parade of ads, all of them requiring an opt-out before allowing you to go on to the casting page. No, I don’t want to find out how to make more money. No, I don’t want email alerts about anything. No, I’d rather not have a trial membership to the Steak of the Month Club.

Finally, I got to the place I wanted. The results: “There are no jobs working with Ron Jeremey in your area.”

Try it yourself. I’m not saying you won’t work with Ron Jeremy, but be prepared for disappointment. That’s show biz.

20 thoughts on “Work With Ron Jeremey

  1. Tony: Mine too. Especially a nice, still mooing filet mignon, perfectly cooked…
    I need to stop talking about this now.

  2. Thanks Rob. I hoped the Ron Jeremey (Jeremy) ad would be blocked before anyone (especially you!) noticed it. In fact, after a flurry of emails, I got a reply on June 10 from a colleague at our San Fran newspaper that the ad was removed.
    In classic Ron Jeremy fashion, it’s up again. Ugggh. I’ll let keep you posted.

  3. Rob:
    The spelling thing kind of reminds me of the Cheers episode where Sam had to marry a Jacqueline Bissett (as opposed to THE) to keep his bar from a childhood friend he made a bet with. Jeremey – jeremy what’s the difference?

  4. On a side note, here is something not to do. At a friend’s real estate closing, her attorney whips out an old FAA ID card. I instantly blurt out “Dude, you look like Ron Jeremy in this picture”. Let’s just say that a few of us chuckled and the ones who didn’t know who RJ was were sitting there, staring blankly at me.

    I don’t recommend this technique. It didn’t go over so well.

  5. When entering the fake name did you use a porn name, for example Niki Mellons? I suspect that in the end if you make it to an “audition,” you would then be told that ‘eventually you might some day get to work with Ron’ but for now you’ll have to settle for the guy from Glens Falls who agreed to do it for 50 bucks.

  6. Um, maybe the misspelling was on purpose because that was obviously the lure but spelling it the porn star’s way could caused them to be sued. I doubt it’s got anything to do with him but is meant more to hook you into those opt-out ads.

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