March 3, 2014

When broads attack.

"The strip club industry is under broad attack in New York...."

Writes the double-entendre-deaf New York Times.

18 comments:

campy said...

I'll try to keep abreast of the situation.

lgv said...

Maybe the NYT wasn't deaf. Maybe the writer was clever and the editors were deaf.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Making Strip Clubs Go Dry, Then Go Away

fish-market-perfumed air

From the headline and first paragraph I would say it was intentional.

exhelodrvr1 said...

THe NYT went Tango Uniform long ago.

sinz52 said...

I haven't heard women described as "broads" since I was in college decades ago.

Maybe the Times author is young and doesn't know about that meaning.

rhhardin said...

John Tierney had a nicer article in the NYT long ago.

Bob Ellison said...

Under broad attack? Is that an air assault? I thought they were mostly snipers on the ground.

Carol said...

Editors write the headlines. Whoever it was probably saw the humor and didn't give a shit.

Ann Althouse said...

"Editors write the headlines. Whoever it was probably saw the humor and didn't give a shit."

What I quoted is not in the headline.

Xmas said...

Isn't it legal for women to go topless in NYC? Why don't the clubs simply change to regular bars with topless waitstaff?

Big Mike said...

H. L. Mencken defined Puritanism as "The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, is having fun." One wonders what he'd make of 21st century liberals.

Johanna Lapp said...

When I lived on 45th Street in Hell's Kitchen five years ago, the doorman at the strip club across the street made a point to quiet exiting patrons, protect female neighbors, alert cops when drug dealers or street prostitutes returned to our block.

Prices were high, so the clientele wasn't courting drunk and disorderly arrests. Club signage was low-key, soundproofing was great, baffles at the exit kept the club noise from spilling into our bedroom windows.

Overall, Private Eyes was a much better neighbor than the good-times-roll New Orleans-themed saloon on the block behind us.

Anonymous said...

I thought the secular moralists seeking to shut down this beastly behavior and the strippers were all a part of the Sisterhood?

Revenant said...

I would say this was yet another reason to dislike New York, but San Diego's no better.

Seeing Red said...

Who knew Progs were such prudes? Lolol

jr565 said...

I live around the corner from the Hustler strip club in NYC. As far as I know it's still open. Never went though.

Eric said...

Is that deafness or a joke with plausible deniability?

Anonymous said...

Maybe De Blasio can try to impose a city estate tax next, and they can write about the stiff opposition to the plan.