Riling up the OC

SaarFishbowl LA co-editor Mayrav Saar has gotten a bit too graphic for some readers of her Orange County Register column — again. On Tuesday she wrote about bringing a photo of her husband's male organ to a reunion of college friends (it was his idea, part of an inside joke.) "I didn't expect to share a picture of my husband's genitals with a group of strangers at a bar the other night. But, you know how it is," she opens. Well, yesterday's Register (at least online) carried a short editor's note responding to the question Why is this news?: "It's not. It's a contemporary humor column aimed at adults who might share (or not ) Mayrav's interest in the human interaction that ensued." Objections from four readers and one kudo also ran. Samples:

I didn't get past the first paragraph. If I want to read porn I'll buy Hustler or search the Internet...I hate having to hide the paper from my kids.

I really don't enjoy reading an article about her husband's penis and her drunken liberal friends enjoying the picture. Please use a little common sense.

Many times when I talk to people I know (or am just getting to know), I say something bold in reference to my husband....Keep on writing, girl. You got the groove just right.

Saar's column previously had compared her own "fantastic bum" to Britney Spears' and had the phrase "hour-long blow job" converted by editors to "wildest sexual fantasies." Hey, they asked her to make it "kind of a Sex in the City column" when she moved over from news side a few years ago.


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