And then there was the time I wrote about superhero porn…

Every now and then, the stuff I write about to pay the bills can get a little weird. Case in point: a post I wrote for io9 that debuts the first trailer for “The Avengers XXX: A Porn Parody.”

Yes, it’s the inevitable porn parody of “The Avengers” — and let’s be honest here, it’s kind of hilarious.

Here’s an excerpt from the post:

Along with Avengers regulars Iron Man, Black Widow, Nick Fury, Hawkeye, and Thor, The Avengers XXX also features Spider-Woman, Ms. Marvel, Sharon Carter, The Scarlet Witch, and yes, even Spider-Man himself, all doing what comes naturally for superheroes looking to unwind. And in what just might be the most appropriate piece of casting in adult-film history, former pro-wrestler Chyna plays She-Hulk.

Still, we’ve read a lot of comics over the years, and can’t remember ever seeing She-Hulk and Thor settling their differences so… energetically. (Heck, now that we think of it, Thor might be the only male character in the Marvel Universe that She-Hulk hasn’t slept with yet. But we digress…)

You can read the rest of the post — and watch the trailer — over at io9.com, but first, some observations that I omitted from my text:

1. An actor named Eric Masterson plays Hawkeye in “The Avengers XXX.” This caught my eye because the name of the character who became Thor at one point in that superhero’s comic book series was “Eric Masterson.” I can’t help wondering if the guy playing Hawkeye was a fan of Thor — and if so, how he feels about not getting to play Thor in this film. My guess? He’s probably too busy sexing up The Scarlet Witch to give a damn.

2. The actor who plays Iron Man in “The Avengers XXX” could be one of the most versatile porn-parody actors of this generation — especially when it comes to porn superheroes. Prior to playing Tony Stark, he’s played Superman (in “Supergirl XXX”), Hulk (“The Incredible Hulk XXX”), and Batman (“Batman XXX”).

Bonus: He also played Alex Trebek in “This Ain’t Hollywood Squares XXX.”

Man, the porn biz is pretty crazy.