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Charities refuse strip club donations.
December 12, 2004 3:07 PM   Subscribe

Strip clubs are associated with spreading legs, not spreading the wealth. And apparently that's the way a lot of charities in the San Francisco area want it to stay. The reason? They don't want to be associated with "those people" i.e., the skin trade. This in a city where buttless chaps are considered casual wear. [SF Gate article, about a year old, but I doubt anything has changed.]
posted by zorro astor (19 comments total)

 
Oh, it's my maiden voyage FPP. Let's hope it won't turn out like the Titanic.
posted by zorro astor at 3:08 PM on December 12, 2004


Maybe you shouldn't have started with a year-old news story.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 3:17 PM on December 12, 2004


SF Gate article, about a year old, but I doubt anything has changed.

So how do you know that exactly?
posted by puke & cry at 3:23 PM on December 12, 2004


Ooooh. This isn't boding well.
posted by zorro astor at 3:25 PM on December 12, 2004


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posted by ook at 3:29 PM on December 12, 2004


I heard a similar story on NPR the other day, I think this happens every Christmas.

Speaking as a new person myself, I've learned at least one thing just from watching:

Saying "This is my first FPP, be gentle," is like throwing a bucket of bloody fish guts into a pool full of sharks.
posted by marxchivist at 3:30 PM on December 12, 2004


::: Baby Jesus's bottom lip trembles...Moisture welling in his dark eyes ::::
posted by dhoyt at 3:33 PM on December 12, 2004


What monju said.

Here's a more recent article with the same premise. The club was called Teasers and is also in North Carolina.
posted by Arch Stanton at 3:43 PM on December 12, 2004


Yes, we all wear butless chaps here. You might even think we find the obligatory glib generalizations about San Francisco to be extremely tiresome. But no! We love them!
posted by fleacircus at 3:58 PM on December 12, 2004


Pecunia non olet:

Vespasian was almost always in high spirits, his sense of humor often scurrilous and off-color. Once, his son Titus scolded the Emperor for his unseemly new tax on public toilets. Vespasian held a coin up to his son's nose and asked whether the odor caused offense. And when Titus denied it, Vespasian said: "But it comes from piss."
posted by gimonca at 3:59 PM on December 12, 2004


Lots of charities in the Bay Area have bigger problems this than who's making the donations. Grab a floatation device; I think I see an iceberg...
posted by obloquy at 4:00 PM on December 12, 2004


this year i mean
posted by obloquy at 4:23 PM on December 12, 2004


This in a city where buttless chaps are considered casual wear.

Yeah right.

Year old news post + stupid stereotypes= What made you think this would make a good post?
posted by vacapinta at 4:34 PM on December 12, 2004


There, there, zorro astor. Here-- have a cup of tea, and a bandaid; then take a deep breath, and try again. (Hint: posts that have as their only link a newstory are always suspect.)
posted by jokeefe at 4:46 PM on December 12, 2004


they're like lemmings, each running headlong toward the post button with an inane little link... metafilter has never been this fun!
posted by quonsar at 5:52 PM on December 12, 2004


About the article linked to:

I'd think the "good-doers" would see it as a form of sin taxation.
posted by davy at 10:12 PM on December 12, 2004


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Hey ook, I'm so sorry you don't like random crap. What kind of very specific crap would you like us to link to?
posted by davy at 10:17 PM on December 12, 2004


Having been kept out of direct participation by a seemingly impenetrable barrier for so long, newbie's are practically creaming their jeans at the opportunity to craft a successful first post. May I suggest applying the Fark test to each potential FPP:
Will my post do well on Fark? If the answer is Yes, think twice, -- nay, thrice! -- before posting. If the answer is No, you just might have yourself a winner.
posted by pmbuko at 12:37 PM on December 13, 2004


This is bad. And stale.

"Uh, houston? We've hit an iceberg!"
posted by zpousman at 1:25 PM on December 13, 2004


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