Ok, I can’t help myself making a blog entry on this one! There was a little blurb in The Bulletin the other day about a new library fundraising venture in Vienna, Austria. Apparently, Vienna’s City Hall has set up a “sex hotline” to raise money for the remodeling and expansion of this capital’s main public library. According to a news release, “Anne Bennent, a famous Austrian stage and film star, reads passages from Vienna library’s collection of 1,200 works of erotic fiction from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.” Apparently, each caller pays 53 cents per minute to listen to the actress’ sexy voice as she reads selections from the library’s “special” collection. I am wondering, could something like that ever happen in the U.S. capital without an open public outcry?
I did try to find more information on the Vienna City Hall and discovered that it’s indeed a gorgeous historical building described as THE “dream wedding location”! I guess it all makes sense…. I am only wondering if that phone number on their web page it’s going to cost me only 53 cents per minute considering I’m on the other side of the ocean…. I bet you not!