Good Morning America did a feature today about how Spencer's Gifts sells sexually explicit items such as sex toys and other adult items next to otherwise legit mall tenants like Penneys and Toys r Us. Polycarp will be happy to know that the store they targeted for their investigation was located in the mall in Durham, NC just down the road from him. I know he will want to stock up.
Now THERE'S a newsflash. I am no Spring chicken. But when I was a callow youth I used to go to Spencer's at McCain Mall precisely for that reason. I also liked to go into a faux deli called Dunderback's over there because they would sell me beer illegally. Anyway, I used to go to Spencer's and marvel at the decks of cards with "naked ladies" on them, the "spanish fly," the day-glo nude posters and other stuff that in retrospect seems pretty stupid to me now in my dotage.
Besides I now know that Spanish fly does not work. I know this because experience teaches me that nothing "works" except the stars lining up correctly.
But Spencer's has been selling this stupid junk for 30 years. Why is this news? Do they lead sheltered lives at GMA? Or does this mean that Dianne Sawyer gets her ben-wa balls off the Internet?
Now THAT would be a story!