Volume 16 Issue 5
Managed by their parents, on tour 365 days a year, and charging $900 for a two-hour sermon, child preachers are big business in Brazil. Each event is a finely tuned marketing maneuver promoted with posters, magazine coverage, and radio ads.
The Horny Humanitarian
While it’s true that Maroni publishes the Brazilian editions of Hustler and Penthouse, he also owns cattle ranches, a mixed-martial-arts fighting league, hotels, and some of the most notorious nightclubs in South America.
We called our pal in São Paulo and had her round up her cute friends to pantomime some of the most useful undercover Brazilian hand gestures—and explain the finer points of interpersonal Brazilian communication.
Coffin Joe’s Subterranean Secrets
Though he’s responsible for gems like 24 Hours of Explicit Sex and its sequel, 48 Hours of Hallucinatory Sex, the true lunacy started with a nightmare featuring a faceless undertaker that he transformed into his alter ego, Coffin Joe.
These Assholes Won't Shut Up
In February 2008, Senator Mário Couto of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party came down from the podium and threw himself toward his rival, Gilvam Borges of the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party.