What porn do they watch in the Vatican?


TorrentFreak's been looking at the BitTorrent video-downloading from the small pool of downloaders in Vatican City, and they've reported in with the Vatican's favorite pornography:

In the interests of science we researched each of the titles (including the curiously named RS77_Episode 01) and discovered that downloaders in the Vatican have one or two unusual ‘niche’ interests. We won’t link to our discoveries here, but feel free to do your own ‘research’ using the titles shown above. There isn’t a commandment that covers these films directly, but some might argue there should be.

TorrentFreak couldn’t find a priest prepared to make a comment and apparently the Pope is “busy” today. On a Sunday?

Priests Watch DVD Screeners While Pirates Download Filth in the Vatican

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  1. Is “BDSM Sklavin Züchtigung im dunkeln Hobbykeller teen fesselspiele.avi” exactly what it says on the tin, or are there hidden depths?

      1.  Part of the new church, bringing it into the 21st century.  Nonconsensual participants is so first two millenia.

    1. The  Lea Lexis Krissy Lynn video is also BDSM.  The other video with women’s names is actually chick-with-a-dick porn.

  2. While it is all the rage to ridicule Catholic priests these days, I would like to point out that the Vatican does have a few thousand non-priestly employees.

    1.  So they are OK with non-priests sinning?  I thought the church took a more judgmental approach to the rest of us, or am I misunderstanding. 

      1. I doubt priests/bishops/pope know how to setup firewall/proxy rules. Even if they did, we all know there’s ways around them.

      2. They’re okay with everyone sinning. In fact, I’m pretty sure they operate under the baseline assumption that everyone is sinning pretty much all the time.

    2. Well I hope no one here is going to ridicule Catholic priests for looking at porn. I don’t agree at all with their rules on what makes someone a creep.

    3. I would look at the Swiss Guards first, since they actually live “on campus” as it were, and they tend to have the sort of young guys that would be more in inclined to use BitTorrent when stuck in barracks for the weekend.

      1. Well, at least #14, “Chastisement of teens in dark basements” sounds a lot like what the stereotypical catholic priest would be into.

  3. They (adults) are entitled to watch porn if they want.  They might need the education, priests and others as well.  However, shouldn’t they pay for their educational materials / porn like everybody else?

    1. Please explain why priests need education in lesbian BDSM? To learn how to better demonise homosexuals?

        1. One of my uncle’s favorite sayings.  The creepy uncle everyone had to keep an eye on, if there were small children about.

  4. Seems strange that they need to download this stuff considering the Vatican has an enormous collection of erotic art and secret archives containing just about every banned book ever printed.  

    1. We won’t link to our discoveries here, but feel free to do your own ‘research’ using the titles shown above.

      WA = Whipped Ass
      RS77 = Russian Slaves
      TPH = Transsexual Pussy Hunters

      How lazy are you?

        1. My work? Are you brain damaged? So you expect every article to contain every conceivable detail possible? Do you also expect them to teach English in the article in case the reader cannot read English?

          Did it occur to you that making these accusations and linking to the specific illegal downloads may open them to legal action from both the content producers and the Vatican?

          1.  

            So you expect every article to contain every conceivable detail
            possible? Do you also expect them to teach English in the article in
            case the reader cannot read English?

            On a general readership site like BoingBoing, one would expect obscure domain-specific terms to be defined, otherwise it’s just “there’s a story here, but we’re not saying what it is.”

            On the other hand,  readers of torrentfreak may be familiar with the initialisms, so this might represent an impedance mismatch.  The job of the summary ought to be to bridge those gaps where they exist.

          2. On a general readership site link Boing Boing one might also expect especially NSFW terminology to be elliptically referenced rather than listed out in excruciating detail?

          3. nuh uh, I bet you dimes to dildos that BoingBoing proprietors/contributors expect you have the ability to find out if you want to know for certain, or accept that porn means porn if that is your level of interest.

            I mean c’mon, the screen cap in the post contains “BDSM”, which isn’t at all torrentfreak specific.

          4.  You are on the internet.  If you are using firefox or MS internet explorer there is probably a small box in the upper right hand corner of your screen.  If you see something you do not understand you can type what you’re trying to figure out in that box and you will almost instantly find out what you need to know.  You can type in a question pretty much exactly as you’d ask a human being and get a fairly salient response probably like 95% of the time.

          5. Thanks for your comparatively sensible reply. To be clear, those “terms” are not “domain-specific”. The people who created those torrent files chose the specific title of the files, the title is common across all torrent sites. Torrents often have their contents obscured by abbreviations in order to make their content less obvious to people trawling your filesystem or rightsholders looking for seeders to bust.

            Googling any of the titles in that screencap will pretty quickly let you find out what the torrents contain. Some sites even have a handy title thumbnail and video screens links.

          6. If reporting details puts someone at risk, those details may not be entirely in the realm of fact. If the details are not in the realm of fact, it’s inappropriate to report them; it’s little more than rumor mongering.

            You seem intent on offering excuses rather than following through. Why is that?

          7. In the time it took you to post, read, respond, you could have easily satisfied your thirst for detail yourself, as it was suggested in the article. 

            Also, what level of journalistic standard did you say you require from who again, on what subject? I missed that part. (lol)

          8. In the time it took *you* to post, you could have done the footwork yourself, and offered the requested information.

            When challenged for evidence or corroborating content, it is *never* the job of the challenger to find that content.

            bOINGbOING presents itself as a news site. Stories like this and comments like the ones I’ve seen here – seeking to deflect a reasonable request and being inappropriately defensive of a poorly-referenced story – do not elevate the quality of its content.

            lol.

          9. So I’m not to take anything I see on BB as news, or vetted information, or reliable? That is surprising, and yes, I genuinely am asking.

          10. Although there may be news on BB, you’ll be happier if you view it through an Op Ed filter.

          11.  No, BoingBoing does not present itself as  news site, your mistake from the get go. And why on earth would I help the willfully helpless?

          12. So you are brain damaged, thanks for the clarification.

            You seem intent on offering excuses rather than following through.

            you could have done the footwork yourself, and offered the requested information.

            LIKE I DID IN MY FIRST REPLY TO YOU?

          13. You mean this?

            ‘WA = Whipped Ass
            RS77 = Russian Slaves
            TPH = Transsexual Pussy Hunters’

            Sorry, I was looking for URL’s, not expansions of abbreviations, given this:

            ‘We won’t link to our discoveries here’

            You do know what a LINK is, right? It’s that thing that’s a different color from the surrounding text, and when you click it, magical things happen to the glowing thing in front of your face.

            And if you’re going to continue the ad hominem, all you’re proving is your inability to carry on a useful conversation.

            (Somehow, I get the feeling it’s the same way with you IRL, and you have a hard time grasping why no one can tolerate being in the same room with you for more than five minutes, because you’re unable to recognize your own sanctimonious puerility.)

            I’m done with you. Go back to the Cub Scout troop you’re a member of and yuk it up with the other barely-cognizant nine-year-olds.

          14. If you are incapable of operating Google then my assertion is proven.

            Thanks for your smugness. You know you didn’t originally ask for a LINK, right? Of course you knew, you’re just moving the goal posts in a vain effort to validate your laziness.

            FYI I’ve posted more links on BB than you’ve posted comments on anywhere. I’m a web designer, not just some guy who is “spamming comment threads with my delusions of wittiness”.

            ad hominem
            “Apparently you don’t or can’t understand that fact.”
            “Somehow, I get the feeling it’s the same way with you IRL, and you
            have a hard time grasping why no one can tolerate being in the same room with you for more than five minutes, because you’re unable to recognize your own sanctimonious puerility”.
            Way to take the higher ground, guy.

            I’m done with you. Suits me. Go back to CSM where the readership doesn’t have the same mental capacity of the average BB reader.

  5. WA is from the Whipped Ass website. That shit rocks.

    kink.com makes pretty much the best BDSM around so at least they’re pirating quality :)

  6. Is this another one of those multinational corporations still, to a great extent, shifting the burden of paying for civilization through taxes, onto the rest of us? 

    Does the pope shit in the woods? 

  7. Meh – I don’t blame them at all. They are human, after all. And with the whole celibate thing its probably a healthy outlet.

  8. I don’t blame them either.  However, until they stop trying to block access to contraception, specifically condoms, I am going to keep judging their hypocritical evil asses.

  9. What porn do they watch in the Vatican?  Nun.

    /I can’t believe I’m the first to post this old joke.

  10. The Pontifical Swiss Guard consists of 110 men — most single and in their twenties. Dollars to donut holes those are your downloaders.

    1. You’re probably right. And others (non-monastics, anyway) still have private lives. The monastics– I suppose that’s between them and the order’s head.

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