Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Porn Haven

North Haven is continuing its struggle over an adult book and video store which wants to put itself up in the the town's business district. The sticking point is over the private viewing booths the store wants to put in place there. North Haven has denied the booths and the case has gone to the state Supreme Court.

The store's attorney is claiming that the store wants to install these booths so customers can view the videos prior to purchase, a critical element to marketing items that aren't publicized in the mainstream. From the New Haven Register today: "Such booths are customary at adult stores around the country, and therefore should be allowed as an 'accessory' to the business, he argued before the state Supreme Court."

I think we all know what the purpose of these "booths" might end up being. Let's just say the fear is that there will be some INTERACTIVE viewing by patrons in these booths.

I mean, come on here. They intend to sell porno movies. Do you really need to get a private viewing of 'Hairy Pooter and the Sorcerer's Stones' just so you are comfortable with the quality of the material you are considering purchasing? It's porn, not a Scorsese flick.

Unfortunately, this issue is going to come down to technical legal issues concerning zoning regulations, and the porno store might just win. And what a classy group of customers we will see descend on North Haven.

There's a new Democratic administration in North Haven, and now the Board of Selectmen includes Democrat State Representative Steve Fontana. Fontana crusaded against the bullhook being used against circus elephants during the last legislative session. I wonder what this animal lover's position is on the all the potential monkey beatings that could take place in his town should this store get its way.

3 comments:

Fly to the right said...

If Pee Wee Herman will be there for the ribbon cutting I say go for it!

Headless Horseman said...

Yes, Pee Wee... George Michael... Chris Dodd. All the famous masturbators will be there.

I also understand the store is going to have a Bill Clinton section of titles the former president recommends.

mccommas said...

LOL