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Ron Jeremy: The Internet Makes People Stupid

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The Hedgehog hates the internet.

When Ron Jeremy spoke out in a debate, he said that video games were more harmful to children than pornography. Now, it seems, the Hedgehog has an issue with the internet.

"The internet has allowed a lot of crooks, thieves and squatters to become millionaires. Normally, they wouldn't get a job washing dishes," Jeremy said in an interview with the BBC. "I have a lot of problems with the internet and with identity theft. It has happened to me twice with my bank account, so I am not a big fan."

Also adding to his hate pile is that the internet is threatening an industry which he made over 2,000 movies for. "People can download stuff for free these days, so why the heck are they going to buy it? The only ones making money out of porn are the novelty companies," Jeremy added.

"I just hate the internet in general," he said.

But his hate for the internet goes beyond just what it's been doing to the porn industry. Jeremy, as a former educator, believes that the internet has a detrimental impact on today's users.

"It's good because you can research any topic," Jeremy explains. "In my day, we went to the encyclopedia for that. Nowadays, though, kids can't memorise anything. No dates, no times tables, no history. If there is anything you need to know, you just press a few buttons. We could be giving rise to a generation of idiots.

"I am a former school teacher, I have a masters degree and two BAs, and I think the internet is making people stupid."

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    Greg_77 , January 12, 2010 6:38 PM
    Silly Hedge Hog, kids are not using the internet as an easy source of information, they are using it for pROn. And with pron constantly on the mind, how could one possibly ever memorize anything?
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    Zenthar , January 12, 2010 6:43 PM
    IMO, knowing stuff doesn't make you intelligent; it's what you do with information that does. So Internet might make people ignorant and/or uncultured, but probably not stupid; that people are able to achieve on their own :p .
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    foxyg , January 12, 2010 7:10 PM
    When did toms start quoting porn star?
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    daworstplaya , January 12, 2010 6:34 PM
    For once he actually has a point! :p 
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    Greg_77 , January 12, 2010 6:38 PM
    Silly Hedge Hog, kids are not using the internet as an easy source of information, they are using it for pROn. And with pron constantly on the mind, how could one possibly ever memorize anything?
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    lamorpa , January 12, 2010 6:40 PM
    He always had a point. A real big 'point' That's why he infamous.
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    Zenthar , January 12, 2010 6:43 PM
    IMO, knowing stuff doesn't make you intelligent; it's what you do with information that does. So Internet might make people ignorant and/or uncultured, but probably not stupid; that people are able to achieve on their own :p .
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    anamaniac , January 12, 2010 6:51 PM
    Don't we just love this guy?
    By the way, I believe it's about 1,750 films.
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    Firehead2k , January 12, 2010 6:53 PM
    Coming from the guy who got famous by sucking his own c**k on camera...
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    fulle , January 12, 2010 7:02 PM
    Marcus is incapable of writing an article without obvious grammatical errors. For example: "Jeremy, as a former educator, believes that the internet has a detrimental on today's users."

    Can everyone see the mistake? Or has the internet made you too stupid?
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    foxyg , January 12, 2010 7:10 PM
    When did toms start quoting porn star?
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    jay2tall , January 12, 2010 7:14 PM
    Hey, the man has a point. But I think it's technology in general. We used to remember phone numbers, now they are all stored in a cell phone. If you need to know something, you can just look it up. You can rely on everyone else to do everything for you if you had the money and wanted to. And I can see his point from his industry, who actually pays for it anymore? There are a lot of thieves, pirates, con men, and just plain criminals online. But then again, they used to be roaming the streets, now they roam online. Technology can help educated and make people know knowledgeable. It can also cause people to stop relying on themselves and become idiots. Soon, one will live above ground, the other below. HAHA.
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    siuol11 , January 12, 2010 7:32 PM
    Ron Jeremey: What bitches, you think you can watch me suck my own cock for free? Where the fuck did you go to school, eh?
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    razorblaze42 , January 12, 2010 7:35 PM
    foxygWhen did toms start quoting porn star?

    No Clue, Absolutely DISGUSTING!!!!!
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    aracheb , January 12, 2010 7:41 PM
    razorblaze42No Clue, Absolutely DISGUSTING!!!!!

    the guy is smart don't take out of him,
    he knew he was going to be fat when he grew old, and the guy when and enrolled in finishing his BS
    and is true the internet have a detrimental impact in nowadays users..
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    Anonymous , January 12, 2010 7:46 PM
    He's full of sh!t. The internet has made the pron industry more money than it would have made without the internet. Sure people download stuff for free, you hear this from every entertainment industry. But it has also made all these forms of media way more accessible. People can buy it now without having to go to a store and walk up with a stack of pron looking liking a pervert. Theres plenty of rich people with membership accounts to all the various pron sites, otherwise there wouldnt be any. Sure, maybe his films arent flying off the shelves, but people are making bank off of internet pron. Pron still generates more money than almost all other industries in the world.
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    cookoy , January 12, 2010 7:49 PM
    Speak for yourself dude.
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    gti88 , January 12, 2010 7:56 PM
    ...and he's going out of business cause he gives it all away :) 
    Stupid people download porn for free!
    O, tempora, o mores!
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    christop , January 12, 2010 7:56 PM
    I could care less what his fat nasty ass has to say. Just go back to your drugs and whores and shut up....
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    mianmian , January 12, 2010 8:38 PM
    I think he had too much internet already.
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    Gin Fushicho , January 12, 2010 8:50 PM
    I'm sorry Jeremy , but People are making people stupid.
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    rbarone69 , January 12, 2010 9:07 PM
    "The Internet" I'm assuming he is referring to the World Wide Web and not the network that allows the hosting if thousands of services that make HIS life easier. I guess ignorance is... well... ignorance.

    I've progressed more because of the internet than any other source of education. The Internet, if used properly, really does empower the users.
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