The secrets of the D.C. "Housewives": Jason Turner's curious patent
Spoiler alert! "The Real Housewives of D.C." debuts Thursday, threatening to turn five local women into basic-cable royalty and national tabloid fixtures. We feel that we have to give you as much lurid gossip about these people as we can -- quick, before they share it on TV, the way reality stars always do.
So here you go: The husband of one of the "Wives" is an inventor. He has a very interesting patent on file at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. For something called a "penile volumetric measuring device."
What, rulers can't do the trick?
"I gotta say, my husband is brilliant," said Stacie Turner, D.C. real estate agent and series star, when our colleague Hank Stuever asked her about the patent during a poolside interview with the Housewives last week in Beverly Hills, triggering an awful lot of giggles.
Jason Turner's patent application made the case for the device -- a fluid-filled container that uses water displacement to measure the inserted member -- with a certain academic panache. ("Throughout history, there has been discussion and focus on the human male sex organ. ... Well-endowed male pornography stars are looked at by many with admiration and envy," the application says.)
Stacie, though, insisted that it's not just about that. Her husband, she said, originally set out to create such devices to measure all body parts -- a useful tool, perhaps, for customizing clothes, etc.
"But the attorney said that the easiest way to do that was to go for the smallest, most obscure body part," she told Stuever -- and then apply it to others. It's nothing that Jason's marketing yet. "It's not about a sex-toy business," she told Stuever, making sure he wrote that down. "We have little kids, and that would not be cool."
The Reliable Source
August 4, 2010; 1:05 AM ET
Categories: Real Housewives of D.C.
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