Food, sex and video gaming: it’s the ideal trifecta for any run-of-the-mill male and Hooters Casino Hotel in Las Vegas is making it a reality. The Joystixx (yes, that’s really the name) is 21+ and calls itself the “best new place to score in Vegas.” Joystixx opened last month in the infamous chain’s casino, offering “classic arcade games, drink-serving gamer girls, and private video game console booths,” according to the gamer blog Kotaku. The Hooters “gamer gals” will undoubtedly have showgirl figures — but spending your vacay in Vegas in a private video game console booth? Especially one that’s open until 3 a.m. every night? You can do better than that. [Kotaku via Hooters Casino Hotel]
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A few weeks ago, we received the worst press release ever. Fleshlight, the purveyor of fine synthetic vagina-like products for men, sent us a PR pitch about getting dad “the best gift a father could ask for.” We think they were kidding. But we still needed to scrub our brains with bleach, then spray them with Lysol and Swiffer their tiny crevices.
To all the elementary and middle school teachers out there — not to mention the future tutor to the Martin-Paltrow kids! — I have an idea. Don’t take your students to Hooters during a field trip. Apparently, when students from Berwick Middle School in Pennsylvania headed to Baltimore to visit the National Aquarium, their chaperones decided to split the group up for lunch since 100 students couldn’t fit in one restaurant. Thus, a group of 20 eighth grade students ended up lunching at Hooters—which, yes, has great wings and sometimes bills itself as a family restaurant, but also gives kids an education in T&A. Apparently, no parents have complained yet, but this still feels a bit off to me. What do you think? [Newser] Keep reading »
- American journalist Paige Ferrari, who lives in Tokyo, got a job at Hooters’ new restaurant in Japan and shares with us all the fascinating world behind the Hooters Girl “image training.” Hooters’ definitions of titillation versus sleaze are utterly fascinating. [Slate]
- Frisky contributer Chloe Angyal had lasers pointed at her vagina for treatment of chronic pain during sex — and here’s her account. [Salon]
- Nashville, Tennessee’s Metro police department is being criticized for employing officers with past domestic violence arrests. At least 10 officers were arrested for domestic violence within the past five years and eight were allowed to keep their gigs and two other cases are pending. One officer was even arrested twice for domestic violence. [The Tennessean]
Cardiff, Wales, is the center of a raging battle over sexism, feminism and the right to wear flesh-toned shiny panty hose. It seems the Hooters chain of delightfully tacky short-shorts-wearing waitresses and wings wants to open a new location in the Welsh town, and feminists are enraged. They say that having a Hooters will “will contribute to sexual harassment of women in the city” and have begun a petition to prevent the chain from opening there.
So far, around 231 have signed a Facebook petition to “Say No to Hooters in Cardiff.” Founder Sally Hughes says, “Hooters brands itself as a sports themed bar, but what it actually is resembles a strip club more closely and has been called a ‘breastaurant’ by the media.” Hughes is part of the Cardiff Feminist Network that believes that a Hooters will increase the overall objectification of women and increase sexual harassment in the city. Keep reading »
TMZ.com reports that Hooters in Augusta, Georgia, will hold a bikini contest with golf-themed events during Tiger Woods‘ return to golf at the Masters Tournament next week. The boobs-and-hot-wings chain will allegedly host games like a putting competition and a long-drive contest to, uh, celebrate golf alongside their, um, celebration of the female form. Klassy, Hooters, very klassy.