Tuesday, February 8, 2011
There's an ordinance that is starting to be enforced strictly on strip clubs and it's essentially there to kill the industry in general. At least in Kentucky.
First of all, a note on strip clubs. Whether you appreciate the female form or not, strip clubs and even go-go dancers have been a part of most mens' lives for years and years. In some ways it's a rite of passage for a young man to hit his legal age and go out with the guys and drink a little, watch some ladies dance and lose all their ones, but have a hell of a fun time doing it.
No one gets hurt, if everyone plays nice, the club and the dancers make good money,
Where the music stinks, and they water the drinks, at the nudie bar.
Now that is about to become a thing of the past thanks to these "ordinances" which include:
Stopping ALL nude dancing
NO touching, direct tipping or lap dances
A 6 foot distance between dancers and patrons
And eventually cutting out alcohol sales and forcing employees to pay licensing fees
So what's the point in going?
Indeed what is the point and what is the problem all of a sudden?
Well they don't really say, but I'm sure it's an effort to "clean things up" and wring everyone dry of money before they throw them out on their collective asses.
Speaking as a man, I'm pissed and horrified at the same time. Speaking as a citizen, I am just horrified.
We've been losing out on a lot of stuff over the past few years, smoking, lousy eating habits, etc.
Granted things like eating healthy, not smoking, wearing seat belts are, at the end of the day all good habits to get into, but little by little, I notice that we as citizens cannot seem to please the powers that be and they come to us with other areas we need to improve in. And regulating strip clubs certainly isn't there to improve our health or lengthen our lives. In fact for some, it kinda makes things a little more boring.
It doesn't matter if you've ever set foot in a club or you've blown entire paychecks at one, this whole idea reeks and makes me wonder "What's next?"
In the future, after all the bad people have fallen in line, I can see restaurants being fined for serving food with too many calories.
I'm waiting for McRice cakes.
Notice they don't mess with alcohol though that much. Just sayin'
With all these restrictions, modifications, enforcements, regulations, etc. I can't help but worry and wonder what else we've been doing wrong all this time.
So enjoy what you can, while you can, because you never know what could be taken away next.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Ok,first of all I haven't seen or want to see any of the movies nominated. I just do not care. I think the only award winning pictures I've seen are "Network" and the "Wizard of Oz" and The Star Wars series if they won anything for special effects, I really don't know.
I watch a movie to be entertained, and if it doesn't look interesting in the commercial, then forget it.
The reason i'm doing some quick predictions is to see how a completely disinterested outsider fares against hard core movie buffs and critics, and I think this will be unique. So here goes...
1.Best actor-Colin Firth for "The King's Speech" I'm still shocked that that many people seemingly care about historic films. God knows we didn't care about it in high school. Makes you look good though, huh? Wonder if he'll stutter when picking up the award.
2. Best actress-Natalie Portman on buzz alone. I saw the 3 minutes I wanted to see of "Black Swan" I can't see sitting through the whole thing though. It's kinda like getting to sleep with the girl and not buying dinner. As an aside, I can't imagine anyone winning anything for "The Kids Are All Right" been out way too long.
3. Best Supporting actress. kinda tough. I'm thinking Amy Adams mainly cause I think she's cute. Yes, that's my basis here. She could lose out to the girl from "True Grit" though. That'd give the night a real Tatum O'Neal/Justin Bieber kinda feel.
4.Best Supporting Actor-Geoffrey Rush for "The King's Speech" He just will.
5. Best Director-Probably the guy that did "The King's Speech" Come on man, the biggest challenge is the FB movie. no offense.
6. Best Film-Again, "The King's Speech" it's more respectable than "The Social Network"
So anyway, that's my predictions. Again I don't care and I put little to no thought into this. If you love movies, fine. I'm not picking, just predicting I can pick some major winners with only commercials and a couple names out of Entertainment Weekly to get me by.
Just remember, it's not whether you win or lose, but it's that little sticker that says Nominee/Winner that will sell/rent hundred of thousands of dvds and then be forgotten by this time next year (Except The King's Speech")