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'Love & Hip Hop' Sex Tape Cripples Home Depot -- NATIONAL SHOWER ROD SHORTAGE
TMZ.com ^ | 04/18/2014 | TMZ

Posted on 04/18/2014 10:36:18 AM PDT by goldstategop

Demand is going through the roof for gymnastics-strength shower rods -- all thanks to "Love & Hip Hop" star Mimi Faust's sex tape acrobatics -- and Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, and Walmart are struggling to keep up.

We called employees at each of the major retailers (from Georgia to Cali) and we're getting the same story -- ever since the trailer for Mimi's sex tape came out, people have been racing to purchase their own super-strong shower rods to recreate the Mimi experience.

And supplies are running out -- a customer at one Home Depot in Georgia tells us, they were totally sold out of Mimi-strength shower rods.

This is a real thing -- a Twitter search for "Mimi shower rod" shows an endless list of people trying to get their hands on one. There's even a Twitter account dedicated to it (@MimiShowerRod). And don't even get us started on the Vine videos.

We reached out to officials at Home Depot, Lowe's, Walmart, and Target -- no word back so far.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: hiphop; homedepot; lowes; mimifaust; novideotapeinvolved; obamphiles; pornification; sextape; sexting; showerrods; target; viralmarketing; walmart
Obamaphiles may not care much about "free" health care - but they do love their Mimi Faust "sex tape" shower rods - which retailers can hardly keep in demand.

Welcome to Hip-Hop America.

1 posted on 04/18/2014 10:36:18 AM PDT by goldstategop
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To: goldstategop

Sadly pathetic.


2 posted on 04/18/2014 10:37:37 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: goldstategop

I hesitate to ask what, exactly, she does with a shower rod...


3 posted on 04/18/2014 10:40:18 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: grobdriver

Good question - supposedly you can do sex acrobatic feats in the shower with your significant other using super strong shower rods.

People now apparently want to try the shower for the good old fashioned horizontal mambo.

And you now have Faust as your guide to its decadent pleasures.


4 posted on 04/18/2014 10:43:45 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

What a way to stimulate the economy....


5 posted on 04/18/2014 10:43:52 AM PDT by proxy_user
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To: proxy_user

Don’t ask me; sadly this is the state of our nation’s morals. I didn’t create this phenomenon - I only report it.

In case you wonder, I’m not interested in this gizmo.


6 posted on 04/18/2014 10:46:38 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: grobdriver
I hesitate to ask what, exactly, she does with a shower rod...

I have no idea what this is about, nor do I have a desire to find out.

Kind of like the 'tea-bagger' comments from the Media and Leftwingers from about 5 years ago. At first I thought it was a fair term, given that the real 'Tea Party' was advocating violence and war, and the present American 'Tea Party' was advocating peaceful change. So 'Tea baggers' seemed to have some 'civil' connotation, which seemed fair. But then given all the smirks and giggles from the Sodomite loving Press, I got the impression it had another meaning. Again, something I was not interested in finding out -- but left wondering why in the heck these Media talking heads knew such things? They hang around a bunch of depraved perverts, and they end up being depraved perverts...

7 posted on 04/18/2014 10:46:44 AM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: goldstategop

8 posted on 04/18/2014 10:51:10 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: nascarnation

Trashy slut! And I’m not following her on the social networks.

If you want to know - I have never been and am not now an Obamaphile.


9 posted on 04/18/2014 10:52:51 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

I didn’t know about this, but I have wondered why shower rods don’t double as gripping (handicapped) bars.

It seems silly to have a rod fixed there, yet it is useless as a stabilizing bar to enter and get out of the tub.


10 posted on 04/18/2014 10:54:45 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: ansel12

I didn’t know Obamaphiles knew what a shower rod was - much less than to remain presentable.


11 posted on 04/18/2014 10:56:16 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

I love my country, but a sizable portion of its residents I really have no respect for.

I’m having difficulty reconciling the two.


12 posted on 04/18/2014 10:56:30 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: goldstategop

I’m sure the Obamas will have her over for a WH visit.
It’s only a short hop from Atlanta to DC.


13 posted on 04/18/2014 10:56:32 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: goldstategop

Sounds like there might just be an uptick in ER visits.


14 posted on 04/18/2014 10:56:37 AM PDT by WinMod70
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To: goldstategop
And they're drinking Purple Drank at the same time,eh?
15 posted on 04/18/2014 10:57:13 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: nascarnation

She fits right in with the current White House crowd.


16 posted on 04/18/2014 10:57:56 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

What in the heck are you rambling about?

You think black people don’t know what shower rods are?


17 posted on 04/18/2014 10:58:40 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: grobdriver

Thou shalt not Google.


18 posted on 04/18/2014 10:58:47 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: goldstategop
Hmmm... using wet, slippery hands to try swinging around on a bar, at some point upside down... sounds like a recipe for a broken neck.
How sexy.
19 posted on 04/18/2014 11:00:08 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: El Cid
why in the heck these Media talking heads knew such things?

To throw shiny garbage out there to distract the low-info voters from the Ukraine, the IRS, Benghazi, Obamacare, unemployment, homelessness, inflation...

When you read these articles and don't recognize the names of the "celebrities" involved or what perversity they are supposed to have done, you are doing something right with your life. I suspect many of us on FR have that going for us.
20 posted on 04/18/2014 11:00:26 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: grobdriver

Apparently her goal (I’m not making this up) is to become the black Kim Kardashian using a porn tape as a springboard.
So far it looks like it’s working.


21 posted on 04/18/2014 11:00:32 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Scoutmaster

Ah hem - color me blissfully ignorant. Shower Porn. What else is new?


22 posted on 04/18/2014 11:01:04 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Who? What?

Am I the only one that doesn’t recognize a single name or reference in this story?


23 posted on 04/18/2014 11:02:02 AM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: goldstategop

Actually, I hope such extra strength shower rods become popular, but for the reason of safety. Slipping and falling in a shower can be very injurious, and desperately clutching and tearing down a weak shower curtain rod just adds insult to to literal injury.

There already are a multitude of waist level grab bars designed to take weight or steady oneself, but not much at head or a little better height.


24 posted on 04/18/2014 11:02:28 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: nascarnation

Yup - Judging from the number of Freepers crashing a thread that is headlined “sex tape.”

I could care less how Faust has done it and with whom.


25 posted on 04/18/2014 11:03:43 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

See post 10, I agree.


26 posted on 04/18/2014 11:04:03 AM PDT by ansel12 ((Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism)
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To: goldstategop

People now apparently want to try the shower for the good old fashioned horizontal mambo.

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Now? Relations in the shower are not a new thing.

And the mambo in the shower is typically the vertical mambo.


27 posted on 04/18/2014 11:04:39 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Ramius
Am I the only one that doesn’t recognize a single name or reference in this story?

Home Depot, Lowe's, Target, and Walmart

You must live WAY outside of town....

28 posted on 04/18/2014 11:04:52 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

That would be a legitimate use. If people buy it for other reasons, that’s their business.


29 posted on 04/18/2014 11:06:21 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: nascarnation

The new sex shops. The old ones were frequented by old men in turned up trench coats and fedoras.


30 posted on 04/18/2014 11:08:03 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Ramius

I don’t know who the main character in this story is either, but it does kind of shock me that folks seem to think sex in the shower is new and bad thing.

Some shower before, some after, some during.


31 posted on 04/18/2014 11:08:13 AM PDT by dmz
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To: goldstategop
'Love & Hip Hop' Sex Tape Cripples Home Depot -- NATIONAL SHOWER ROD SHORTAGE

Okay...

Here's a multi-billion dollar idea for Google or Apple or Microsoft, or some other company that could use the boost, perhaps even some Linux support company out there...

Create a "porn-only" PC or tablet, that only connects to porn sites.

32 posted on 04/18/2014 11:08:16 AM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: goldstategop
'Love & Hip Hop' Sex Tape Cripples Home Depot -- NATIONAL SHOWER ROD SHORTAGE

Okay...

Here's a multi-billion dollar idea for Google or Apple or Microsoft, or some other company that could use the boost, perhaps even some Linux support company out there...

Create a "porn-only" PC or tablet, that only connects to porn sites.

Demand for porn is a lot bigger than for shower curtain rods, so, those PCs will sell out even before they hit the store shelves.
33 posted on 04/18/2014 11:08:55 AM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: goldstategop

Uh huh huh huh, you said “Rod.”


34 posted on 04/18/2014 11:11:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: goldstategop
Frankly, you may be responsible for coining the term "shower porn".

This article was my first introduction to both "Love & Hip Hop" and "Mimi Faust".

What's new? I understand from headlines that Lindsey Lohan has revealed the reason she made a written list of the celebrities with whom she's had sexual intercourse, but I saw no reason to read the article.

35 posted on 04/18/2014 11:38:34 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: goldstategop

Who is “Mimi Faust”?


36 posted on 04/18/2014 11:40:59 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: goldstategop; nascarnation
Now, now. Some of us are viewing "Comments" instead of "Articles" and are crashing the comments about "sex tape."

That's a tiny bit more respectable. The three of us are here, aren't we?

37 posted on 04/18/2014 11:41:32 AM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: dfwgator

You know the other meaning. I didn’t bring it up! ;-)


38 posted on 04/18/2014 11:41:53 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Scoutmaster

People swear they read Playboy strictly for the articles, of course.


39 posted on 04/18/2014 11:43:22 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: PGR88
I absolutely understand. The question is how much of the societal decay we are seeing is spontaneous, how much has been fostered by corrupt or feckless politicians, and how much is attributable to those whose long-term goal has been to weaken the US.
40 posted on 04/18/2014 11:44:15 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: goldstategop

What is this Playboy of which you speak?


41 posted on 04/18/2014 12:18:51 PM PDT by Scoutmaster (Is it solipsistic in here, or is it just me?)
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To: goldstategop
Our culture has adopted that signifier of the Indian Caste System: the tattoo.

Tattoos self-identify those in this new caste, one lacking in, among other things, any sexual moral taboo. MimiKimMileyPuffMaherRodmanBeyonceDiddy is one of the gods of this new caste, and there are many, many more. Their name is legion.
42 posted on 04/18/2014 12:52:36 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: adorno

Oh good Lord...
Does this mean Obama and Biden will be
tweeting out new selfies from the shower???


43 posted on 04/18/2014 2:11:02 PM PDT by savage woman (see ya in Washington May 16th...)
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To: goldstategop; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Anthony Weiner’s sex tape caused a run on hot dog buns.


44 posted on 04/18/2014 2:48:45 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: goldstategop

The weird thing is that there is one sex shop in town that looks like it hasn’t changed its inventory since the Rat Pack. In fact, it looks like it was designed by Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. I’m not even sure that they upgraded their 8mm stag films to VHS yet. It is the “go to” place for crude postcards and “chicken inspector” badges.

And yet somehow they still continue. It’s like visiting a sex shop museum. A friend speculated that some rich old deviant died and left it in his will, that his inheritors will only have access to millions of dollars as long as they keep the sex shop open.

Most potential customers walk through the door, look around puzzled, then leave. They may not even have money in the cash register.


45 posted on 04/18/2014 4:55:35 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

she looks desperate trying to make some money and gety fame


46 posted on 04/20/2014 9:30:52 AM PDT by prontojr
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To: savage woman
Does this mean Obama and Biden will be tweeting out new selfies from the shower???

Are you suggesting that, we might be seeing a couple of "bums" getting tweeted from the White House showering together?
47 posted on 04/20/2014 11:20:44 AM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: grobdriver
sounds like a recipe for a broken neck.

We can always hope.

48 posted on 04/20/2014 11:28:20 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: adorno

LOL,
I had just read a previous thread showing (not showering, yet) of Obama and Biden in the Limo doing a selfie.
I guess I just let my imagination run wild - how they
feel the need to keep up with the younguns.
Sad world - i guess anything is possible at this point
in time...


49 posted on 04/20/2014 4:34:54 PM PDT by savage woman (see ya in Washington May 16th...)
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