News The Best New Way to Pay For Libraries
posted by May 8 at 15:31 PMon
I can only imagine what this is going to do to The Stranger’s long distance bill:
Vienna’s City Hall has launched a “sex hotline” to raise money for the capital’s main public library.
Callers pay 39 euro cents (53 cents) a minute to listen to an actress read breathless passages from erotica dating to the Victorian era.
Anne Bennent, a famous Austrian stage and film star, reads passages from the Vienna library’s collection of 1,200 works of erotic fiction from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, the library said.
Seriously though, just imagine how many public projects could get funding this way. I know I’d pay 50 cents a minute to call City Hall and hear Mayor Nickels breathlessly read municipal code to me.