February 2, 2007, - 4:39 pm

Declining America: Superbowl is Biggest Day for Strippers

By Debbie Schlussel
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Superbowl Sunday is the biggest day of the year for pizza delivery.
Unfortunately, as today’s Wall Street Journal reports, it’s also the biggest day for strippers (or as they like to euphemize it, “exotic dancers”–nothing exotic about trash, though).
The Journal has a lengthy story about how difficult it is for all of the strippers to get to all of the Superbowl parties to perform at exactly halftime, calculating when it will be. My heart really bleeds for these people who have this dilemma of getting to the right place at the right time to take their clothes off for a room full of total strangers . . . and do who knows what else.

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So glad the Wall Street Journal devoted its valuable space to the “dilemma” of Tony Hassan, owner of the Detroit area’s Erotic Image (former home of “Tawny Peaks”):

Mr. Hassan of Erotic Image in Detroit has a different approach: upselling the customers who book early. Starting in January, Mr. Hassan spends a significant portion of his advertising budget marketing a $490 Super Bowl package that includes four performers — a pre-game hostess to greet the guests, a dancer to perform at halftime and a separate “intimate duo” to perform after the game.
This plan not only allows customers to watch the game without interruption, it creates supply-chain efficiencies. A pregame hostess will have plenty of time to travel to a second party to perform at halftime and later, to travel to a third party to participate in a postgame show. By limiting the number of dancers working, Mr. Hassan can guarantee top dancers good earnings and avoid sending out inexperienced recruits. (He often sends trainees with the veterans to observe.)

Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake, eat your hearts out. There’s a new halftime show in town.
**** UPDATE, 02/04/07: I forgot the other disturbing part of this sleazy article. It appears Pamela Anderson is not alone in installing a stripper pole in her home. Apparently, for portable stripper pole companies, business booms right before the Superbowl for “housewives and moms” who want to strip for their husband’s friends at their Superbowl parties. Classy:

If there’s any development that could cut into this business, it’s the growing number of party hosts who want to do it themselves. Platinum Stages of Newport Beach, Calif., a company that sells portable stripper poles that can be installed in living rooms, says sales in the two weeks before the Super Bowl will account for 20% of its $2 million to $3 million in annual revenue. “The people using our products are your basic housewives and moms,” says Kim Homuth, the company’s director of operations.

Sorry, Bobby, I don’t want to see the Superbowl at your house. My mom is stripping for us. Come on over.
Yup, America is sliding downward fast . . . and not just on the stripper pole.

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8 Responses

Why would you have a problem with consenting adults doing this?

gregdn on February 2, 2007 at 5:47 pm

In the words of the great ‘Ted Knight’ in Caddyshack,
“Well, the world needs ditch diggers too.”
Debbie, your comments have an air of elitism about strippers.
For my free time and money, hiring and paying for strippers is a total waste of both.
But who cares if someone else does? It’s not like these woman (most of them anyway) ever had the intellectual potential to go to law school. If they do this and can live with it, what’s the big deal?

David Svendsen on February 2, 2007 at 6:12 pm

Laura Ingraham was on O’Reilly’s show complaining about how FOX news show a lot of scantily clad women for the sake of news. I find it funny when conservative women join conservative men in condemning feminism, yet when conservative women condemn the use of scantily clad women by the media, there are no conservative men to be found.
Let’s see:
Football, beer, chicken wings, apple pie, and strippers. You can’t get more American than that!

Norman Blitzer on February 2, 2007 at 6:45 pm

We, as consenting adults can get involved in any activity that we choose, but we also have to remember that we are eternally accountable for all those consenting choices we make.
I am a conservative, and I agree with Debbie. This is just one more sad commentary on how morally depraved this country has become.
The authority from which she stands is unfortunately compromised when the ‘ads by Google’ in the sidebar are offering a link to the best strip club in Vegas.
Even us conservatives are not perfect. (Romans 3:23)

The Rizz on February 3, 2007 at 12:58 am

Norman,
Again a typical liberal.. “if it is not in my experience, it doesn’t exist.” I am so sick of your whining and shallow logic. I stand with Debbie on this 100%!

lonewolf on February 3, 2007 at 5:12 pm

lonewolf,
I’m sick of conservatives being illiterate and creating strawman arguments. The only whining here is being done by your ilk. Next time, just stfu you moron!

Norman Blitzer on February 3, 2007 at 5:31 pm

While the omnious cloud of radical islam looms over us,you sports fanatics are so heelbent about the stupor ball and stippers that you probably don’t care whars at stake anymore. You would rather see the counrty go up in flames than get up on your butt to prevent the fire from igniting. I’m so freakin’ sick and tired of hearing about the superball which apparently seems to be a primary focus on alot of people. I’d worry more about losing
a country to a bunch of sub-human throat-cutting allah worshipers than to a football team losing to their opponents to be succinctly frank with you.

Jew Chick on February 3, 2007 at 8:03 pm

Gosh – let’s all stay calm now. If my wife wants to try out a rent-a-pole – that’s OK with me and it’s not immoral or degrading to our culture. (I prefer she use it at MY house though). On Super Bowl fans being too jaded to fight for America – I think that you’d find almost every man overseas fighting for America would enjoy a) watching the Superbowl, and b) yes – a stripper at half-time. Recognizing that civilization is at stake and enjoying a strip-show are not mutually exclusive.
Hmmm – rental stripper pole – never thought of that – let me see where are those yellow pages…

Ground State on February 5, 2007 at 2:07 pm

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