May 31, 2008

Here in the Porn Capital

So apparently, Marple Township, Pa., where I live, is the "porn capital of Delaware County." That's according to a newspaper story, from early 2004, about a gang of book burners down the street from me, as reported at the time by the News of Delaware County:

Jack Whoriskey says that books such as "The Illustrated Guide to Extended Massive Orgasm" can only be found at the Marple Township Library and not at any other library in Delaware or Chester counties.
"Marple Township is the pornography capital of Delaware County," says Whoriskey.
About 75 residents, ranging from teenagers to senior citizens, went to St. Pius X church to hear Whoriskey and others speak about the appropriateness of sexual instruction books, such as "Sex Toys 101: A Playfully Uninhibited Guide".
And he doesn't like them, so we'd better just go ahead and ban them for everybody. Luckily, the county commissioners stood up to him at the time, but next time I'm at the library I'll have to check to see if the books are still there.

That whole meeting sounds just like that scene in early in "Field of Dreams" where Costner and his wife fight the book-burners. "You know why Terrence Mann stopped writing books? Because he masturbates!"

(Thanks to LilB for letting me know about this.)

Posted by Stephen Silver at May 31, 2008 12:29 AM

Man, your library is better than mine.

Posted by: Tainted Bill at May 31, 2008 07:06 PM

First of all, T ... he was a WHORISKEY!

Posted by: LilB at June 3, 2008 02:43 PM
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