New Wave Hookers
Ever wondered what a pimp's office looked like? How their phones worked? There was a time when porn was fun, had some semblance of a plot & wasn't just gross, mind-numbing sex-a-thons.
"They've gotten too far away from their core mission which is providing reading material and materials to help people do research and improve their lives,"It's not a core mission issue, it's a technology issue. In the olden days there wasn't much in the way of film the average shmoe could watch at home. Nowadays all sorts of documentaries are made and distributed on DVD. Music has been available in libraries for years on vinyl, tape and now CDs are in the mix. Libraries have existed for centuries originally housing clay tablets inscribed with cuneiform, later, scrolls of papyrus were used. Papyrus was pretty easily destroyed, heck, it destroys itself but the fires and sackings of the libraries of Alexandria are famous. One of the famous destructions happened around 400 when Christians took to destroying non-Christian works. This was depicted in the recent movie, Agora. Will Ohio's Christianist zealots use budgeting to mold Ohio's libraries to their vision? Is Brinkman's "core mission" code for a library system that promotes his anti-gay, anti-abortion, generally anti-sex agenda?
giving an allowance for a car is undoubtedly less of a burden on taxpayers than the city (owning) and maintaining a vehicle for the mayor's carAgain, another COA T scheme that would wind up costing us more.
Little Amyrillis Vermont was trampled to death by the Thompson High School marching band after rushing out into the street chasing candy thrown out by the local Shriners in the Independence Day Parade.
"It was awful" commented Alma Hix, "First it was the trombones, then the cornets and then the reeds. oh God, the reeds…
"It was relentless" claimed Ewart Dunlop
"The Thompson High offensive line has nothing on the marching band", quipped Mayor Shinn.