Because my first thoughts upon hearing this news story were:

  1. Nooooo!!!! Think what a great find that would be for a collector! And it was probably worth a lot of money! [So not only am I morally ambivalent regarding porn, its material worth in terms of filthy lucre is apparently of primary concern to me as well.] 🙂
  2. I bet there was some cool stuff in there. [I felt pretty guilty about that one when the pastor was like “What else could we do? Of COURSE we wouldn’t want anyone to ever watch material like that again.” Um… of course not!]
  3. You shouldn’t burn plastic like that. It’s bad for the environment. [At least the local radio host was joking about how he had thought the same thing–of course, he does a regular segment on the environment, so he had an excuse.]