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In article <email@example.com> Dave Locke, firstname.lastname@example.org writes: :> Cincinnati has proven itself an intellectual backwater with the Larry Flint :> affair [straight sex], the Maplethorpe affair [homosexual sex], the Marge :> Shott affair [the other way, folks; I had to tune in "Politically :> Incorrect" a week later to hear her quoted fully, and I was just as amazed :> at what she had 'really' said as was the host Bill Maher -- so I categorize :> this as "the boys want a woman out of baseball and will pick on and :> obfuscate anything"], the Cleanup Affair of moving the whorehouses and :> titty bars across the river to Newport, Kentucky ["we're a clean city, and :> if you want that nasty stuff you can't get it unless you can walk or drive :> an entire half mile"], and the Oh, I Didn't Know That Affair [a major :> regional headquarters of the Ku Klux Klan just a scant few miles north of :> here]. And etc. etc. ad barf nauseam. And, despite living here for [thus :> far] 16 years I have yet to meet more than a mere handful of people [who I :> didn't already know before I moved here] who sidled from 'stranger' to :> 'acquaintance' without confiding in me that they really don't much care for :> "niggers". Cincinnati is a Class Act. No question. Though I have never spent more time in Cincinnat than it takes to blow through it on the interstate doing 65 mph (well, it was rush hour) I have read about it -- the city has a rep as a hotbed of censorship, bluenoseism and general stupidity. I believe Charles Keating got his start there, with some sort of censorship campaign. His credentials as a smut fighter thusly, and the Reagan administration was so impressed that they let him get his grubby paws on an S&L -- and the rest is history. Oh, yeah, since this is a science fiction newsgroup: I bet they would censor John Norman's Gor novels in Cincinatti, if they could understand them. _____________________________________________________ What I meant to say was that I had a PORNOGRAPHIC memory. Ya'll come visit my website at http://www.mindspring.com/~mrskin.