LOUISVILLE, KY – Beginning February 1, 2011, you won’t be able to find a few things in Louisville area strip clubs–namely nudity, alcohol, and lapdances–three things that pretty much define strip clubs. Dancers and patrons will also have to stay a minimum of six feet away from each other.
“I think this is racist or sexist or something,” said dancer Dior La’Jenkins. “This is how I feed my family and pay my tuition. How am I supposed to get my tips now? I’m only 5 foot 1, I can’t reach six feet!” But there is an upside, she said: “At least I’ll have some time to work on my homework, get some reading done. Since I’ll be so far away from the customers now, they won’t be able to see what I’m doing anyway.”
We spoke with Leroy Stillwell, owner and proprietor of the Bust-It-Open Boutique Gentleman’s Club and Bar to get his opinion on the upcoming changes. “Oh well, yeah, it’s terrible, you know. Especially now–Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and that’s always been a big money maker. But it’s okay though. We’ve got some ideas, we’re being creative,” he added optimistically. “We’re adding a day care center, hoping that it’ll draw some more customers. We’re also renting out space to churches and community groups now–we’ve got 1st Corinthian Leather Baptist holding bible study here next Wednesday. So we’re hoping that will keep folks coming through.”
Asked about the appropriateness of having children and church functions in a strip club, Stillwell commented, “It’s not like there’s anything scandalous happening here anymore with all these new laws. You can find more sex and salaciousness on basic cable at noon these days.”
He then added, “I’m also changing the name of the club to The Respectable Lady, because really, I might as fucking well.”
—The Impoverished Times
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this guy definitely doesn't look happy to be nappy.
GD of PostBourgie slid this to me in my gchat today and i knew it would be great blog fodder. this is a young woman who is not at all pleased with the natural hair experience.
some quick thoughts:
-i think there’s a conversation to be had here about the way that natural hair product lines (particularly high priced ones) market their products. how often do you see (this is an actual question im posing to you all) natural hair product lines featuring models with nappy/kinky/afro’d hair? go look around the kinky-curly website real quick. don’t worry, i’ll wait. actually, i’ll save you some time; they all look like this:
actual pic from actual site
same is true for miss jessie’s, carol’s daughter, and we dont even have to mention mixed chicks, lol. it seems that the message sent is that natural hair is only beautiful when it’s curly and bouncy. are companies like these profiting from an idealistic standard of beauty that many can’t achieve, due to dna? maybe this young lady just thought that using the products she used would make her look like the shiny curly heads in their ads?
-i’m certain that lots of people are going to label this woman self-hating. is that a fair assessment? everything just ain’t for everybody, right? and it’s just hair, right?
i’m very curious and excited to hear what you all think. let me go put my wet & wavy on a hanger & pull on up to the table.
(sad afro guy via)
nba player & ‘basketball wives’ douchebag eric williams looks like that alien dude from ‘enemy mine.’
like if the alien dude got some proactive. there he go.
so! today some man smacked all you zodiac obsessed yatches in the face when he announced that the zodiac that we all know and love has changed, complete with a new addition. you were a Taurus yesterday? hope you like being an Aries from now on! got “sexy virgo” tatted on your tit? better put a lion face over that!
first, let me state that this is A REAL EXISTING THING happening in columbus, ohio on january 21st. this flier made it’s rounds around Twitter yesterday courtesy of steenfox.
Posted in race, seriously?, smh
so we all know the legend of #YoungStruggleFace, the oldest, grownest toddler ever. he probably owns property. he’s probably served jury duty a couple of times. but here’s what you don’t know–he raps, too.
apparently he and twitter’s own @seansmyph used to hit the studio all the time back in ’01, and with his new found twitter fame, he’s been in the booth again.
check out this snippet from #YoungStruggleFace’s mixtape, ‘Grind Diego Grind,’ dropping sometime in the new year.
today's kwanzaa principle.
harambee, brothers and sisters!
as you may or may not know, we are currently balls deep in Kwanzaa time. if you know that, then you also know the seven principles of Kwanzaa–umoja, ujamaa, koochiechakkakhan and all that jazz. or rather–you know what you THINK are the 7 principles.
what you DON’T know is that there are actually, like, a gazillion principles, but in The Man’s efforts to keep black folk from havin their own shit, they have been buried in the margins.