Tonawanda News — No they didn’t, and I suppose Kenmore’s first movie theater brought the same reaction in the 1920s (the porn store closed about two years ago, perhaps a victim of the competing Internet. The Kenmore Theater burned several times before it was razed). Somehow I doubt these slagheaps of depravity had much influence on the citizens at all.
The way a culture becomes incorruptible, I have observed, is for it to develop a sliding scale about corruption, the way tossing virgins over a waterfall to appease gods is either homicide or good religious practice.
I hope Christina Amphlett is resting, on the other side, more easily than her death suggests. And thanks, kid, for being an entertaining and striking piece in the cruel, crazy, beautiful puzzle of life.Ed Adamczyk is a Kenmore resident whose column appears weekly in the Record-Advertiser. Contact him at EdinKenmore@gmail.com.