Library DVDs raise eyebrows

There are 13 comments on the May 17, 2007, Orlando Sentinel story titled Library DVDs raise eyebrows. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

William McCreary cringed when he saw two boys who looked no more than 11 years old checking out an R-rated Jackass: Number Two DVD at the Astor Public Library.

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one who knows

Sarasota, FL

#108 Jun 11, 2007
MeanPeopleSuck wrote:
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Wow.... your MOTHER asked what it was? That's funny!
this was in the early seventies!

“"Man Bites Dog"”

Since: Dec 06

The Moon & Other Planets

#109 Jun 11, 2007
one who knows wrote:
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this was in the early seventies!
I would bet the farm that my mom would not know what it really meant today!

“"Man Bites Dog"”

Since: Dec 06

The Moon & Other Planets

#110 Jun 11, 2007
After careful consideration I am ready to state my hypothesis. We need to sterilize our libraries and start by rounding up all of the librarians in this country. They are obviously the reason for our children’s moral decay. They put into places where children congregate evil printed words such as those of Shakespeare, Plato, Socrates and Darwin. They are poisoning our youth with periodicals and written smut! This must be stopped!
one who knows

Sarasota, FL

#111 Jun 11, 2007
Eyes Wide Shut wrote:
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I would bet the farm that my mom would not know what it really meant today!
same here!
jlc--mamacita

Wildwood, FL

#112 Jun 11, 2007
Eyes Wide Shut wrote:
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I am going to try and explain my family life but you probably will not grasp it. Picture if you will 2 White Jewish parents raising 4 White Jewish kids and Two Black Christian kids from the toddler age. Saturdays and Sundays when we were young became quite a hoot as some went to church, some to temple and some to both! My folks adopted both my sister and I when our birth parents were murdered by a drunk driver in NY. My birth father and Dad served in the Army Air Corp together in WWII. My birth Father was my Dad's mechanic. We were all exposed to so much prejudice at such a young age that my Mom and Dad felt it best to always have everything out in the open. No subject was taboo in my household. I truly wish that all of my folks were alive today but I would not trade what I have for anything else other than that. By the way I think all of my siblings and I have done okay as we are all college educated and hold advanced degrees as well. And funny thing, not a single arrest in the whole family, which is unfortunately kind of rare in South Florida these days.
It's good that you had all that family. Mine consisted of my parents, my two brothers and me. I added my best friend (who's idea of family was a scizophrenic Mom and a pedophile step father). We never formally adopted her, but we might as well have. Even now, all these years later, we still fight like sisters and still maintain the closeness too.

All of Mom's "kids" went to college, earned our degrees and have made our way in the world. We are all independent and work hard. None of us have been arrested. Just all in all good kids.

Mom may not have been as knowledgable as she could have been, but she was always there to help us answer our own questions or to lend an ear
jlc--mamacita

Wildwood, FL

#113 Jun 11, 2007
Eyes Wide Shut wrote:
After careful consideration I am ready to state my hypothesis. We need to sterilize our libraries and start by rounding up all of the librarians in this country. They are obviously the reason for our children’s moral decay. They put into places where children congregate evil printed words such as those of Shakespeare, Plato, Socrates and Darwin. They are poisoning our youth with periodicals and written smut! This must be stopped!
I love it.(LOL). Don't forget to add school teachers and bookstores to your list! And while you are at it, politicians and news reporters (after all reporters have a tendency to talk about real things that are not appropriate for kids...kidnappings, murders, home invasions).

:)

“"Man Bites Dog"”

Since: Dec 06

The Moon & Other Planets

#114 Jun 11, 2007
jlc--mamacita wrote:
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It's good that you had all that family. Mine consisted of my parents, my two brothers and me. I added my best friend (who's idea of family was a scizophrenic Mom and a pedophile step father). We never formally adopted her, but we might as well have. Even now, all these years later, we still fight like sisters and still maintain the closeness too.
All of Mom's "kids" went to college, earned our degrees and have made our way in the world. We are all independent and work hard. None of us have been arrested. Just all in all good kids.
Mom may not have been as knowledgable as she could have been, but she was always there to help us answer our own questions or to lend an ear
There is something about a large family that helps a person grow up fast. I think may be it was the competition for the bathroom! LOL!

All kidding aside I loved your post and it is great to hear that people care about other people outside of their own family once in a while. I have nothing but respect for your folks and what they did.

“"Man Bites Dog"”

Since: Dec 06

The Moon & Other Planets

#115 Jun 11, 2007
jlc--mamacita wrote:
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I love it.(LOL). Don't forget to add school teachers and bookstores to your list! And while you are at it, politicians and news reporters (after all reporters have a tendency to talk about real things that are not appropriate for kids...kidnappings, murders, home invasions).
:)
I never trusted those librarians with their Dewy Decimal System, unbridled knowledge and secret handshakes!
Wow, I never thought of all of those others and the ill that they put upon our children. Seems like you and I have our work cut out for us! LOL!

“Awww, aren't they cute?”

Since: Apr 07

Avon, IN (orig. Tulsa, OK)

#116 Jun 11, 2007
Eyes Wide Shut wrote:
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I never trusted those librarians with their Dewy Decimal System, unbridled knowledge and secret handshakes!
Wow, I never thought of all of those others and the ill that they put upon our children. Seems like you and I have our work cut out for us! LOL!
My American Lit teacher (his name was Mr. Strange, lol) should be added to that list. He even dared to let his students interpret literature for themselves, sometimes even disagreeing with the curriculum! Terrible man, really.

“"Man Bites Dog"”

Since: Dec 06

The Moon & Other Planets

#117 Jun 11, 2007
MeanPeopleSuck wrote:
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My American Lit teacher (his name was Mr. Strange, lol) should be added to that list. He even dared to let his students interpret literature for themselves, sometimes even disagreeing with the curriculum! Terrible man, really.
Now that thar is worst of all! Encouraging our youth to have freedom of thought and expression! What the heck was that teacher thinking!

I too had a couple of high school teachers who jump started my acclimation into college and I will always be in their debt for making it that much easier!
jlc--mamacita

Wildwood, FL

#118 Jun 12, 2007
MeanPeopleSuck wrote:
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My American Lit teacher (his name was Mr. Strange, lol) should be added to that list. He even dared to let his students interpret literature for themselves, sometimes even disagreeing with the curriculum! Terrible man, really.
Funny, my American Lit teacher (not named Strange) dared to force us to think too. I'll never forget turning in my first paper only to have him hand it back the next day and told to rewrite it. Apparently he would go back and reread other papers we had done to get an idea of our talents.

I was never allowed to turn in anything that wasn't "my best." Shame on him.

“Awww, aren't they cute?”

Since: Apr 07

Avon, IN (orig. Tulsa, OK)

#119 Jun 12, 2007
jlc--mamacita wrote:
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Funny, my American Lit teacher (not named Strange) dared to force us to think too. I'll never forget turning in my first paper only to have him hand it back the next day and told to rewrite it. Apparently he would go back and reread other papers we had done to get an idea of our talents.
I was never allowed to turn in anything that wasn't "my best." Shame on him.
How mean of him! Essay Nazi!

“"Man Bites Dog"”

Since: Dec 06

The Moon & Other Planets

#120 Jun 13, 2007
MeanPeopleSuck wrote:
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How mean of him! Essay Nazi!
LOL!

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