Wednesday, June 15, 2011

of breastaurants bullets & boobs

An explanation of T&A advertising for men:
"These concepts are growing by offering a different level of service and attentiveness. They provide a service to men who may not have a person at home to take care of them in the same way. That's important to a number of people, and it drives them back."

Aww...you poor guys. I'm so sorry. Suddenly gunbunnies make perfect sense now.

postscript: I've decided that I must dine at a Twin Peaks restaurant. Absolutely must. It's imperative. My life will simply not be complete until some waitress asks me, "Do you want the man size or the girl size?" when I order a beer.

45 comments:

LPF said...

"People can get a cheeseburger anywhere, ok? They come to Chotchkie's for the atmosphere and the attitude."--Stan

North said...

Thank god Mrs North has HUGE boobs, otherwise I wouldn't enjoy my food at home.

North said...

Did I mention my wife has huge boobs?

Breda said...

yes, sir. I believe you did.

North said...

And I'm overweight. So I guess this is all true.

Guffaw in AZ said...

I swear to Gawd, when I saw your post title, I read it as:
Brestaurants and bullets and boobs, OH MY!
And I don't particularly even like the Wizard of OZ!

mupedalpusher said...

I suppose my husband must have been looking at the total package when he picked me! I don't have big boobs but he does occasionally remind me that men like big ones!

North said...

"he does occasionally remind me that men like big ones!"

That's akin to saying women are bad drivers. Blond women are dumb. Women are not scientific.

Mike W. said...

That's it! I'm calling Twin Peaks and complaining. They're obviously discriminating against ass men.

mupedalpusher said...

North...I may have phrased that wrong! He has never put me down for not having large breasts, it's just that in conversations he will make comments like "men like big boobs". I didn't mean it as negative as it sounded. Recently my daughter said something about some girls in her class wearing low cut shirts and wearing bras that make their boobs look bigger and she said she wasn't sure why you would do that. He responded with the "because men like big boobs and they are looking for attention from the guys".

North said...

Sorry, mupedal. It is just a very volatile pet peeve of mine. Despite my humorous posts above, my button gets pushed whenever a woman makes small breast complaints.

Not all men like large breasts. I know you didn't say "all" in your statement, but if I say something general such as "woman like pink" there would be an immediate protest.

I look at women that complain about their As and Bs and have the same tremendously dirty thoughts about them as I do the Ds... :-P

Again. Pet peeve. Drives me nuts...

TrueBlueSam said...

Kissin'don't last; Cookin' do!

Atomic Nerds said...

It *has* been a whole ten minutes or so since you stirred this pot, hasn't it?

-Stingray

Mike W. said...

"They provide a service to men who may not have a person at home to take care of them in the same way. That's important to a number of people, and it drives them back."

Ok, I'm currently single, so maybe you married folks can shed light on this for me. I'm supposed to expect my GF / wife to cook and serve me food while wearing a tiny schoolgirl skirt and a tiny, tied off shirt that barely covers her?

I'm skeptical.

North said...

Mike: I don't expect it of my wife.

I love the fact that if I asked her, she would.

TBeck said...

"We sell on sex appeal, but we are sexy classy, sexy smart or sexy cute. Not sexy stupid or sexy trashy."

We must have different definitions of "trashy".

An Ordinary American said...

I had it great in college so far as the dating scene went: I was four/five years older than most others in my classes (thanks to military service) and I have never liked large breasts.

So the frat boys chased the big-boobed women, and between being older, not a partying hell-raiser and being more interested in what was north of a girls neck rather than south, life was good.

Still is. Married a girl twenty years ago that had it all and still does.

--AOA

mupedalpusher said...

That's okay North, I really didn't word my response very well. I actually love having smaller breasts, my family tends to run on the large size and since I was an athlete from a young age I prayed I wouldn't get big! Those darned things would really get in the way!! Neither of us complain about our size...we are the "get what you get" kind of folks. No plastic surgery or even hair dye in our house!

Bubblehead Les. said...

The Tilted Kilt wasn't Chauvinistic enough for you, you want to try a Twin Peaks? Bad Food, Bad Drinks, Dumb Waitresses who can't keep an order straight? Next thing, you'll be wanting to be an Ammo Girl!

Lila said...

Lol. Basically they are figuring single men are needy and stupid. Granted a percentage probably are but that is what drives me away. It actually makes my husband uncomfortable to eat at the T&A places because he hates women being objects. I get it makes money but it is still cruddy. Thank goodness for smart men! I love a guy who sees more than a set of breasts.

Mike W. said...

Lila - As a single young man I really don't like the T&A eateries either. That said, you can't deny that there's a significant percentage of men who do, otherwise these places wouldn't be raking in the dough despite crappy food.

Me? I don't mind the attractive waitresses dressed in fitted girls -t's and stretch pants who serve me at the brewery. I quite like attractive women serving me at restaurants. Attractive and trashy are two different things.

That said, If they dressed like the lady pictured in Breda's linked article I think my Brewery might no longer be the kind of place I'd want to frequent.

As for "man size" or "girl size" beer, Breda orders the "petite" size :P

Mad Saint Jack said...

(Sigh)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPw-3e_pzqU

RobertM said...

I've been to Hooters twice. The food sucked both times. Never been back. I've been to the Tilted Kilt maybe twice, but I was invited by some female friends (they went for cheap drinks) to watch a football game. The food sucked there too and I've seen better looking crack whores. Service was decent at Hooters the two times I went, and sucked at the Tilted Kilt.

What these places sell is a lie, that some young, attractive woman (or not so young or attractive crackhead) is getting all giggly and touchy because she'd TOTALLY go home with you if she didn't have to finish her shift, and for the life of me I can't understand why anyone buys it, other than they are an idiot.

On the other hand I'm all for selling stupid people stupid products and watching the dollars roll in.

DirtCrashr said...

Hey waitaminute, I'm the person at home who takes care of my wife. How's that supposed to work again?
Anyhow there aren't any places like that around here that I'm aware of, but they have some fabulous gay restaurants up in The City...same issue, same problem, different orientation.

Jason said...

I... I... actually go to the Tilted Kilt for the food. It's decent sports bar food. And yes, the girls in skimpy outfits are nice, but it's no more than you'd see for free around ASU anyway. Kind of hard to get outraged by something that just happens naturally.

docjim505 said...

Hmph... Try some of the coffee shops around Seattle! Quoth my wife: "She's getting skank on my coffee!"

They provide a service to men who may not have a person at home to take care of them in the same way.

Jebus! Whoever wrote this must moonlight for a political campaign, because only a political operative could use such a huge euphemism. Let's be honest: the restaurants are for horny guys who like looking at a hot chick and fantasizing that she's his personal toy. It's a PG version of the strip club or a (ahem) massage parlor. "Me bring you french fries wrong time!"

Not that I avert my eyes, you understand!

Joshkie said...

There is a an easy solution to this problem:

If you don't like or agree with what's going on, don't participate.

In in life there are girl centric and guy centric activities. You don't see us guys going, this is to girly let's butch this up it offends my sense-abilities.

As to the boob issue if guys are pigs and idiots about stuff like this, why do you care what we think?

Just my 2 cents,
Josh

DirtCrashr said...

Out here in the GayBayArea, some place cleverly called the, "Tilted Kilt" (whoopsie!) would automatically be recognized as a Gay bar. It is, isn't it?
If not, it would immediately become one in San Francisco whether they owner wanted it that way or not...

Tam said...

Many moons ago, back when... oh, let's say that David Koresh was still alive... I used to hit the local Hooters for lunch once a week or so, because it was the cheapest place to get a pound of crab legs, and I loves me some crab legs. Also, their wings were half decent.

I realized that I was the only person in the place for the grub, but whatever.

I understand that their food, like all chain restaurants, has gone down the tubes between then and now...

45er said...

I never expected my wife to do the cooking. That's my job and I love it (most of the time). I love women, but I love strong women (and boy did I pick a strong one). The ones that tend to flaunt and do that stuff tend not to have great confidence and that's a huge downer for me.

ErnestM said...

My wife, who has a knack for accurately summing up situations, describes the waitresses at these establishments this way...

"Being a Hooter's waitress is kind of like being a stripper... except without all of that bothersome money."

Sabra said...

Those darned things would really get in the way!!

That they do, dammit. I quit running, like EVER, right around age 11 or so. And don't even get me started on the hell of trying to find clothes that fit correctly.

Hey waitaminute, I'm the person at home who takes care of my wife. How's that supposed to work again?

Well, first you need a mini-kilt and an open-front shirt...

Sabra said...

In in life there are girl centric and guy centric activities. You don't see us guys going, this is to girly let's butch this up it offends my sense-abilities.

Y'know, I am heartily sick of sexism being excused as a "guy thing." Look, pretty much any reasonably attractive woman can tell the difference between a man giving her the once over because she's good-looking/well dressed/large-breasted/whatever and the guy whose attention never wanders from his one anatomical point of interest.

Breda's not saying "ZOMG, these things shouldn't exist." Like gunbunnies, it's a small part of a larger issue. And after a while, it gets really freaking tiring.

Skip said...

Since around 12 years old my wifes tatas have been D cups.
I fell in love with her when I first saw her eyes.
The biggest fight we ever had was when I blurted out that women with smaller chi chi's were more sensitive to touch.
I still get the 'look' when I hold her.
As to chain/fast fast food with or without hot pants, for a coupla bucks more I'll take a nice steak.

John B said...

I have given the bums rush to many a inebriated dude who let liquid courage take him over the line. Also patiently explained to a couple of ladies that behaving like the crudest, most uncouth, men wouldn't get that fair maid to 'cross the street'. Special bulletin ladies and germs. Tacky crudity exists in both genders. Indeed! I've witnessed a female take a man to task for letting his eye linger on her for over 3 seconds, then turn around and practically woman-handle some poor wait-person.

But if I got worked up over every minor social injustice, There would be no time to enjoy a beer in the company of my peers!

Besides, Barry O. keeps my blood pressure and blood sugar above safe levels anyway.

I think, Breda, you're looking at this the wrong way. A guy that acts like a boor, a cad, and a rake, (Actually a HOE!) at Tilted Kilt, is someone you wouldn't want to associate with anyway.

You should be grateful these places exist in order to enable you to weed out your society!

PS did you check out you distant relative at the library yet? Ms. Fallaci?

Tam said...

"Quoth my wife: "She's getting skank on my coffee!""

Oh-Em-Gee, I LOL'ed and LOL'ed!

Chris said...

Lunch was $6.31. That's on Highway Two near Lewis Fork. That was a tuna fish sandwich on whole wheat, a slice of cherry pie and a cup of coffee. Damn good food. Diane, if you ever get up this way, that cherry pie is worth a stop.

Joshkie said...

Sabra no she's trying to guilt us into feeling bad about eating at a place like that. Sexism would be saying girls are only good for working in places like that, oh and making babies. Going some where you know a pretty girls going to serve you, though maybe sad, is not sexism. Treating someone as if there worthless is.

Guys like looking at pretty girls and we will do some pretty silly things to do it.

Again, my 2 cents,
Josh

Breda said...

I'm not guilting you. I'm mocking you. There's a difference.

Matt said...

I don't go to places like this much, only because I really don't like sports bars in general, be they Hooters, Chammppss, BW3 or this Kilt place, which hasn't made it to MN that I've seen.

I'll do like someone suggested, and just not give them my dollars. I don't like sexism or most other isms, nor do I feel the need to be comforted by a cheery psych major while I try to eat my buffalo wrap and eat my beer, but I don't have time to campaign against this or many other injustices in the world.

So, I do the best I can and go to the quiet neighborhood joints where I can read my book and eat in piece in the slightly dim light, and hopefully something inoffensive is on the Sirius feed...

Matt
St Paul

Ken said...

Chris wins the Internets. We'll ship 'em in a big crate full of excelsior.

Joshkie said...

Breda -

But in that that mockery, in that pointing out how silly we can be, a passive aggressive attempted try at controlling/guilt us into doing what you feel is right.

Come on wasn't there a little bit of I wish they would do this, so if I mock them maybe they will change their ways?

But baybe I'm being oversensitive to what I perceive is you being oversensitive.

;-)
Josh

Joshkie said...

P.S. Because that is what I'm doing.

would = wouldn't in "...bit of I wish they would do this,..."

Josh

dwightbrown said...

There's a Twin Peaks right around the corner from my office. I've been there exactly...once. Meh. Kind of like Chili's but with under dressed women.

There used to be a Tilted Kilt right around the corner from my office. It caught fire. Oddly enough, I've seen no effort to rebuild it. Nor do I hear a lot of people saying they miss it.

Gewehr98 said...

I don't believe Breda is ever gonna let it go. I feel genuinely sorry for the Ammo Girls now, because I'm sure they never would've guessed this tempest in a teapot would head their direction for their ostensibly positive efforts at the Sch├╝tzenfest. (As a Southerner by Assignment, I'm still trying to find the photos where they were showing too much skin...)