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>> No. 1795 Anonymous
27th May 2011
Friday 6:32 pm
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ITT: Workplace annoyances.

I'll get the ball rolling - having to bring in pastries on your birthday. I know it's cheaper if people bring their own in on their birthday instead of chipping in every time someone in the office has a birthday, but it's still fucking annoying having to fork out on your birthday.
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>> No. 13975 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 12:05 am
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The morning radio wankers on one of my local stations have a segment where they bring in a Hooters girl and have her make them her favourite cocktail, then just sit and make constant innuendo about the puir lass while she does her thing. This is at about 9 o'clock.
>> No. 13976 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 12:33 am
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Hooters is a very difficult thing to process if you haven't been there and experienced it. My mind is still boggling over that, and it's been a very long time. We say "Only In America" a lot, but Hooters - man, it will never translate.

(For the avoidance of doubt, despite it being chicken which I no longer eat, I loved every minute of the experience(s).)
>> No. 13977 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 1:04 am
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>I loved every minute of the experience(s)

See I feel like I missed something about this. No homo. The most interesting thing was really the wall décor with letters from Marines fighting for our freedom in Afghanistan and such. We also have Hooters in Nottingham.

Maybe I'm just not Americasexual, I'd sooner slobber over a slightly soft woman still wearing her filthy dressing gown in the afternoon while she makes some proper tea. Picture attached for illustrative purposes only.
>> No. 13978 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 7:23 am
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>We also have Hooters in Nottingham.

I don't know if it was official, but there was definitely a Hooters in Hull about 20 years ago which had all the proper branding and everything.
>> No. 13979 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 12:02 pm
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Surely a picture of a 'host' returning to the local back street massage parlor while on her break
>> No. 13980 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 12:29 pm
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American pop culture icons like Hooters always remind me of a line from the song Americanos by Holly Johnson:

Magic Kingdom filled with Barbie dolls.


Also, while we're at it, from the same era:

>> No. 13981 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 2:38 pm
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What an amazing song, the Holly one. Wish I knew it existed sooner.
>> No. 13982 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 3:23 pm
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Personally, I've always liked Love Train better. Also for the positively trippy video.

>> No. 13983 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 4:30 pm
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I have no memory of this. Whereabouts was it?

I made a concerted effort to have a bunch of mates go to the Hooters in Nottingham one time since we were there for an ice hockey match anyway. It was absolutely fucking grim. Being a weekend, it was completely rammed with groups of lads, the servers seemed unsurprisingly miserable. In the days of covid, the thought of that many people in such a tiny building - my back was basically pressing up against the bloke behind me the entire time I was seated - fills me with existential dread.
>> No. 13984 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 4:56 pm
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>> No. 13985 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 5:20 pm
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It was on one of those narrow roads between Prinny Quay and Trinity Church, the one with Mission pub on it and I think Sugar Mill on one corner. I left Hull almost a decade ago so some of these references will be out of date.

It was a single storey building and always looked a bit grim.
>> No. 13986 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 5:28 pm
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This one, if memory serves me correctly.
>> No. 13987 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 5:40 pm
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There used to be a Hooters in the Bull Ring in Birmingham around 20 years ago. It looked a bit grim from the outside, none of the girls working looked particularly happy. Compared to the one time I went to one in the States, it was night and day.
>> No. 13988 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 5:53 pm
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I'm not sure any women in the UK are beautiful, plastic or stupid enough to actually do Hooters properly.
>> No. 13989 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 6:04 pm
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I've lived in Nottingham for a decade, and despite finding out there was a Hooters in my first week, I've never been. There's been a few times where my friends and I considered going, but then changed plans to drink in a nice local pub instead of some weird misogynistic American transplant. They're on Deliveroo, all they do is beer and wings. Also I don't like attractive shop staff/hospitality staff as they make me nervous.
>> No. 13990 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 6:53 pm
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Well they're two out of three.
>> No. 13991 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 7:21 pm
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Is anyone actually bothered by the misogynism in contexts like this? It's not like anyone has to work there specifically, presumably you'd enjoy the attention and the tips.

It's basically prostitution and I think prostitution is great, provided people have other options and are safe.
>> No. 13992 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 7:42 pm
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>Is anyone actually bothered by the misogynism in contexts like this?

What misogynism. Nobody is twisting any lass's arm to go work there. There are literally thousands of other restaurants where you can go and work as a waitress and don't have to show off your assets like that.

To me, Hooters has always been emblematic of American sexual repression. It's no coincidence that Hooters was founded in the same country which also brought us Nipplegate. Even the biggest sexual repression needs outlets, and Hooters is one of them, albeit still a relatively tame one.
>> No. 13993 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 7:47 pm
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I think it's the fact they're explicit about what they're doing.

It's common knowledge that, in general, waitresses tend to be more attractive than the general population but if a restaurant put out a job advert saying "no uggos, fitties only" there would be an outcry. By all means have this as your recruitment policy, just don't tell anyone about it.

It's a bit like Pontins making the headlines earlier in the year for trying to stop gypos from staying with them.
>> No. 13994 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 7:58 pm
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>presumably you'd enjoy the attention and the tips
Tipping works differently in America. You're not going to get rich off tips in this country because not enough people are the sort who will give you £50 because they fancy you, and the ones who will do that are the most repulsive rattlesnakes anywhere in society. You heard me: anyone who tips more than 15% is a serial rapist.

I also don't go in for professional attractiveness because it feels fake, and I want something that feels real. I'd leave a tenner as a tip if I really fancied a waitress and saw her all the time and, most importantly of all, was under the impression that only I fancy her. Women who look like magazine women set off my uncanny valley detector, like they aren't really human. You see them at airports sometimes, trying to arrange business transactions with Saudi oil barons. Or the women standing off to one side as the teams come out before a Champions League football match. They all have the exact same smile, like a living photograph, standing motionless and ticking every box for "beautiful" in such a flawlessly rehearsed way, so robotically, that you feel nothing except a vague sense of pity. There's no personality there at all; they must have personalities, but they hide it too well.

I've heard that Hooters chicken wings are amazing, though. I'd go there just to eat the wings, then leave before I feel exploited by the obviously male, probably gay, owners.
>> No. 13995 Anonymous
10th September 2021
Friday 8:48 pm
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Just attaching this classic while we're on the topic of America's awkward relationship with professional sexiness.
>> No. 13996 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 8:44 am
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>Dennis, of course, acted like I was totally overreacting

You don't say. Let's see...

>I'm Lindsay Ferrier, a Nashville wife and mother with a passion for family travel, (mostly) healthy cooking, exploring Tennessee, and raising kids without losing my mind in the process.

Ah. Bit late for that last part honestly love.
>> No. 13997 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 8:52 am
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As an addendum to my previous post: Is it just me or is America very... For lack of a better term... Pussy whipped, as a nation?

It feels like I'm always seeing a certain type of Yank lad post those cringeworthy "hurr better make sure my wife doesn't fine out" jokes about their new graphics card or box of toy soldiers or whatever. They seem to take it as a norm that the woman is in charge of a relationship via regulation of sexual access, in a way that you just... You really don't see over here.

Summat to do with their weird puritanism I suppose.
>> No. 13998 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 8:58 am
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Have you never seen Carry On films?
>> No. 13999 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 9:15 am
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I've actually never watched a full one and I don't think I would really care to. Not that I find them offensive or anything, just they're very dated.

Thos films are fifty odd years old, but I'm talking about Americans today, in current year. They seem to have internalised it.
>> No. 14000 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 9:21 am
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Other than a one-off flop in 1992 (a "flaccid, feeble comeback effort" and a "wretched and pathetic attempt which is singularly unfunny"), they haven't made those in over forty years.
>> No. 14001 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 10:26 am
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They were frequently on the telly more recently than that.
>> No. 14002 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 10:28 am
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So they were on random "cable" channels which doesn't count because there are so many that everything is on all the time, or they were on the terrestrial channels, which only people old enough to remember when they came out in the first place watch, so doesn't either.
>> No. 14003 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 12:31 pm
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Is this what young people sound like? They were deffo on the terrestrial or freeview channels as recently as the early 2000s, so I'm not sure if you're just trying to make us all feel old or if you need reminding that this site is for over 18s only and you're making me eminently aware that I'm only a few years away from the halfway point. Can you please leave, and take my sense of creeping mortality with you?
>> No. 14004 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 12:54 pm
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I can go back to tiktok but I can't take your mortality with me.
>> No. 14005 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 12:59 pm
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>They were deffo on the terrestrial or freeview channels as recently as the early 2000s
Carry On films are still on now. I wouldn't be surprised if there was one being shown on ITV4 at this exact moment. Junior here is just trying the classic "lmao imagine STILL owning a TV rofl what a boomer" tactic.

They never show the 1992 one, though.
>The film was panned by critics.
>However, Carry On Columbus took more money at the UK box office than the two other Columbus films released in 1992, Christopher Columbus: The Discovery and 1492: Conquest of Paradise, although all three films flopped. Carry On Columbus was also shot on a much lower budget than the other two films, a budget of £2.5 million compared to the other two budgets of $45 million and $47 million respectively.[2]
We're lucky we didn't get another Carry On film after that.
>> No. 14006 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 1:05 pm
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I've seen some of them.
>> No. 14007 Anonymous
11th September 2021
Saturday 10:59 pm
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None of us have ever owned a TV. Checkmate, zoomers.
>> No. 14008 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 12:54 am
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>Carry On Columbus
>The producers managed to persuade a number of alternative comedians such as Peter Richardson, Alexei Sayle, Rik Mayall, Julian Clary and Nigel Planer (all of whom except Clary are from The Comic Strip) to appear in the film.
Wow, I had no idea this existed. I assumed the Carry On films had pettered out in total ignominy in the '70s. I guess they still did, but then this other thing happened too.
>> No. 14009 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 8:06 am
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Just making a point that even though it's a trope that's more or less died out in the UK it's not a uniquely 'merikan thing.

I think it's something that comes about naturally as a result of a culture where you have traditional nuclear families with stay-at-home housewives, the man controls all the finances so the wife finds other ways to try and control him. America just happens to have a lot more people still clinging to that way of life, especially out in the rural areas.
>> No. 14010 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 10:19 am
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I'm just coming back to point out that right this very moment (09:00-11:00), ITV3 is showing Carry On Follow That Camel, the one which bizarrely has Phil Silvers in it. I'm watching it and it's all over the place, with hilarious jokes followed by utter atrocities. And yes, it is politically unrepeatable.

On top of this, at 11:00 today, Film4 has Carry On Cabby, which was one of the first ones and is in black and white. I've seen that one before; it's about a taxi driver's wife who starts her own taxi business and is therefore relatively progressive. Anyway, you could have your very own Carry On mini-festival if you started 80 minutes ago and were extremely set on researching these things. It's like the TV people have been listening to us.
>> No. 14011 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 10:28 am
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>It's like the TV people have been listening to us.

In that case, can they put on the Norman Wisdom film where he's a milkman? I like that one.
>> No. 14012 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 11:40 am
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>In early 2009, Carry On London or Carry On Bananas was once again 'back on', with Charlie Higson attached as director, and a different, more modern, cast list involving Paul O'Grady (as the acidic Kenneth Williamsesque character), Jynine James, Lenny Henry, Justin Lee Collins, Jennifer Ellison (as the saucy Barbara Windsor type), Liza Tarbuck (paralleling Hattie Jacques), Meera Syal, James Dreyfus, and Frank Skinner (filling in the Sid James role). Despite new media interest and sets being constructed at Pinewood film studios, the film once again was put on hold, and the project was abandoned after the death of Peter Rogers in April 2009.

I didn't realize Justin Lee Collins was still relevant in 2009.
>> No. 14013 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 11:58 am
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He went to the theatre earlier in the month, the bastard.

>> No. 14014 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 12:09 pm
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Are you not allowed hair conditioner if you've been convicted of a crime? Seems cruel and unusual if this is how you've got to look from then on.
>> No. 14016 Anonymous
12th September 2021
Sunday 9:28 pm
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>Jennifer Ellison (as the saucy Barbara Windsor type)
That's a throwback to many a teenage wank.
>> No. 14020 Anonymous
13th September 2021
Monday 12:27 am
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Never really fancied her TBH. She was too much like the girls I went to school with, or at least the ones who got picked up by older lads with Corsas and ankle tags. I suppose that was the appeal.
>> No. 14021 Anonymous
13th September 2021
Monday 1:55 am
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That was the appeal for me. She reminded me of the chav girls from school who were absolutely bursting out of their school uniform, but who existed in a different social sphere to me.
>> No. 14022 Anonymous
13th September 2021
Monday 9:48 am
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What on earth, lads? Her face is so small and squished up. She looks like a gremlin with a boob job.
>> No. 14023 Anonymous
13th September 2021
Monday 10:18 am
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She never did it for me, but I can understand the appeal to a teenage boy of a lass who looks like the kind of slag who'd let you finger her behind the bike sheds.
>> No. 14024 Anonymous
13th September 2021
Monday 10:19 am
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You wouldn't?
>> No. 14025 Anonymous
13th September 2021
Monday 1:12 pm
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This is the kind of shit i expect to see at the moment of my death, when life flashes before the eyes and you realise above all else the reason of your being.
>> No. 14026 Anonymous
14th September 2021
Tuesday 5:15 pm
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I've been working in a snack factory for about two months now and I'm impressed that their workers on the primary production machinery consist of 3 longer term employees, myself and one other new guy...that just quit.
I don't expect all that much from factory work but a coherent plan to get and keep employees that run their production machinery might be one of the few things I do expect. It's a fair bit of stress being told to look after finnicky machines that all the production is reliant on, while hauling around tons of ingredients - often multiple times for one batch because their genius solution to get things from a mixer to a hopper is hauling it in a fucking bin.

otoh it was the easiest hiring process ever, I practically just walked in and I get paid on time.
>> No. 14027 Anonymous
14th September 2021
Tuesday 5:57 pm
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Oh come on, what sort of snacks???
>> No. 14028 Anonymous
14th September 2021
Tuesday 10:38 pm
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Wotsits and wotsit accessories

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