Yay! Hooters closes!
Feminist threaded!? Wtf.
"The Bristol ‘breastaurant’, Hooters, closed this week. It was part of an American chain, whose USP is its scantily-clad waitresses. Prior to its opening in 2010, objections had been raised to the licence application. During the Council meeting which discussed it, an objector invited the councillors to imagine a similar restaurant in which men were employed on the basis of their physical characteristics; the Lord Mayor reprimanded him, saying "I think you are stepping over the bounds of decency." Interesting notion, and one which I developed a little here.
"It was not the campaign which ultimately closed the place, so much as market forces; though perhaps there is a cultural swing away from the notion that such a restaurant would be a place that you’d want to go, let alone take your children; a cultural swing which feminist activism might be helping to influence; it would be nice to think so. This did not stop a claque of pro-Hooters people descending upon the Bristol Feminist Network’s Facebook page, saying unpleasant things- you know, the usual "you’re humourless feminists, and you’re only jealous because you couldn’t get a job there and you’re all lezzers anyway…".
"In a couple of cases, the hostility spilled over into actual threats, focused on Sian Norris, a BFN spokeswoman.The threats have been recorded, and action is being taken. Sian wrote about this in the Guardian yesterday.
"My small contribution was helping monitor the hostile comments; the second capture contains this exchange:
RM: I hope someone kicks her in the vagina
BDA: Shall we?”
Click through for more and note that the post is almost invisible to searches so hopefully this link will help.
“ONE of Bristol city centre’s biggest eyesore buildings is expected to be knocked down in the next few months.
The former magistrates’ court complex in Nelson Street is set to be demolished and replaced with a hotel and student accommodation.
English Heritage described the old court building as “brutalist”, with “little intrinsic value or significance, and which relates poorly both to the surrounding historic buildings and the townscape generally”.”
This is a beautiful building. It should be preserved. Even if it has faults (which I deny) it should be saved as a reminder to later generations.
Oh, and on the “Bristol’s biggest eyesore” claim, try googling it. You’ll find that the Bristol Evening Bog Roll makes the same claim for the Parcelforce building at Temple Meads and for the Carridge Works in Stokes Croft. I’m sure there are more.
Panoramic - Bristol - Your Smak (by gusset)
That’s ‘Your Taste’ in Polish, but it’s funnier to imagine it selling smack to the Southmeaders.
Interestingly this image has been linked on Royal Navy forum in a thread that turned into a scary race debate.
Hello to anyone visiting from there!
For the record, I am part British part Polish and I am trying to record everyday life with a cheeky wink.
Immigration is not a crime.
bike stand (by Dru Marland)
The Bath Flea Market people lock a derelict bike to a Gloucester Rd bike stand, to advertise their events.