Al Goldstein and New Albany DVD (Cleopatra’s) both are dead. Somewhere, a dog barks.

2005 photo

But Larry Flynt lives.

Zach Everson had it pegged on Twitter yesterday.

Al Goldstein Dies at 77; Made Porn Dirtier // Best-ever @nytimes obit contains paper’s best-ever correction

The correction:

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:

Correction: December 19, 2013

An earlier version of this article misstated the name of a movie Mr. Goldstein starred in. It is “Al Goldstein & Ron Jeremy Are Screwed,” not “Al Goldstein & Ron Jeremy Get Screwed.”

The obit: Al Goldstein Dies at 77; Made Pornography Dirtier, by Andy Newman

Meanwhile, Cleopatra’s (formerly known as New Albany DVD is going out of business. In itself, this means quite little, but back in 2004/205 when the Main Street sex shop opened for business, the entertainment value was extreme, even by this blog’s typically jaundiced standards.

Click here for “New Albany DVD” search results at NA Confidential

It turns out that the presence of New Albany DVD/Cleopatra’s did far less to compromise New Albany’s integrity than lingering one-way arterial streets. With the money spent to fight the store’s presence, we could have purchased quite a few traffic calming measures.