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#1 Sneakeater

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:38 PM

This Daily News piece decrying the local opposition to the opening of a Hooters in Park Slope really pisses me off.

You oppose the opening of a basketball arena in your neighborhood because you fear it will lead to the opening of a bunch of dickheaded neighborhood-changing businesses there. You get shouted down as being paranoid: the arena will be all gain.

You then oppose the dickheaded neighborhood-changing businesses that the arena ends up actually attracting, and you get shouted down because you lost the fight against the arena.

If you want to go to a Hooters, go in your own fucking neighborhood, dickforbrains.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:39 PM

Those shiny tights are horrible.

I wonder if the Munchkin remembers saying she wanted to be a Hooters waitress when she grew up?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:40 PM

I can put in a good word for her in the Brooklyn one if it ever opens.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:53 PM

Those shiny tights are horrible.

I wonder if the Munchkin remembers saying she wanted to be a Hooters waitress when she grew up?

I'm thinking the tights were just for the photo, not for everyday.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:58 PM

I'm thinking the tights were just for the photo, not for everyday.

Wrong.

They are awful but I think the photo makes them look even more awful because they reflect the flash weirdly.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:01 PM

Standard Hooters uniform.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 05:02 PM


Those shiny tights are horrible.

I wonder if the Munchkin remembers saying she wanted to be a Hooters waitress when she grew up?

I'm thinking the tights were just for the photo, not for everyday.

Don't you wear yours everyday?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:12 PM



Those shiny tights are horrible.

I wonder if the Munchkin remembers saying she wanted to be a Hooters waitress when she grew up?

I'm thinking the tights were just for the photo, not for everyday.

Don't you wear yours everyday?

Only for you, darling.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:10 PM

Hooters waitstaff can make excellent wages, at least in northern NJ. One of our neighbors is working her way through college, and keeping up with car payments, etc on their dimes. In the pecking order of jobs, it's pretty high up.

I suspect a lot of the Park Slope issue is the neighbors don't want the slippery slope that leads directly from Hooters to Port 41 or the Meat Locker in just a few steps. Steps from their brownstones.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:16 PM

No, I think it's pure cultural horror. One of the reason you move into neighborhoods like Park Slope, or mine next door (or Brownstone Brooklyn as a whole*) (or towns like Montclair, for that matter), is the assumption that businesses like that could never open there. The liberal consensus is too strong. We may be closed-minded, but there we are.

I don't buy the "good wages"/putting people through college excuse. I'm sure the same is true of many strip clubs. And if a restaurant chain paid minorities good wages to dress up as liveried house slaves, I think many would still have a problem with it.

(If anyone thinks this is getting too political, let me know and I'll delete the thread.)
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* This is one of the reasons I think people (who don't live there) are wrong when they say that Brooklyn doesn't have a culture. It does -- "new" Brownstone and Hipster Brooklyn, anyway. And Hooters just isn't it.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:25 PM

No, I think it's pure cultural horror. One of the reason you move into neighborhoods like Park Slope, or mine next door (or Brownstone Brooklyn as a whole*) (or towns like Montclair, for that matter), is the assumption that businesses like that could never open there. The liberal consensus is too strong. We may be closed-minded, but there we are.

I don't buy the "good wages"/putting people through college excuse. I'm sure the same is true of many strip clubs. And if a restaurant chain paid minorities good wages to dress up as liveried house slaves, I think many would still have a problem with it.

(If anyone thinks this is getting too political, let me know and I'll delete the thread.)
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* This is one of the reasons I think people (who don't live there) are wrong when they say that Brooklyn doesn't have a culture. It does -- "new" Brownstone and Hipster Brooklyn, anyway. And Hooters just isn't it.

So who patronizes the Hooters if it's not of the culture? Tourists? Maybe it won't succeed.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:27 PM

It's opening for the new basketball arena (if they can find someone who'll rent to them).

(Which is one of the reasons just about everyone in the surrounding neighborhoods opposed the arena.)
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:32 PM

No, I think it's pure cultural horror. One of the reason you move into neighborhoods like Park Slope, or mine next door (or Brownstone Brooklyn as a whole*) (or towns like Montclair, for that matter), is the assumption that businesses like that could never open there. The liberal consensus is too strong. We may be closed-minded, but there we are.

I don't buy the "good wages"/putting people through college excuse. I'm sure the same is true of many strip clubs. And if a restaurant chain paid minorities good wages to dress up as liveried house slaves, I think many would still have a problem with it.

(If anyone thinks this is getting too political, let me know and I'll delete the thread.)
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* This is one of the reasons I think people (who don't live there) are wrong when they say that Brooklyn doesn't have a culture. It does -- "new" Brownstone and Hipster Brooklyn, anyway. And Hooters just isn't it.

Also it brings extra women to the neighborhood for husbands to cheat with. Isn't it bad enough that you have to be wary of the babysitter and local coffee house wenches with your stay at home husband

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:35 PM

You don't have to worry about the wenches at Leaf & Bean at least.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 07:37 PM

You don't have to worry about the wenches at Leaf & Bean at least.

Small comfort, that

“One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no!', I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.”
~Jack Handey

*proud descendant of cheese eating surrender monkeys*