Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Move Over Hooters...

...'cause someone in Arizona is a genius. The Heart Attack Grill where you can drink beer, smoke all you want and order a "triple bypass burger" that will be served by a waitress in a very skimpy nurse costume...making Hooters look like Sesame Place. They even have "Sponge Bath Saturdays". Thank God there's not one in Philly or I'd never see The Man again! ;)

Now, I think playing up all the un-PC, Neanderthal qualities of the average male and capitalizing on it is incredibly savvy...I don't think these "nurse" waitresses are being used or exploited. They choose to work there -they know what the uniform will be -and they are most likely making triple what 'regular' waitresses make.

...But there's always a problem. You know it's bad when you get to the bottom of the page and see this disclaimer:

"Some information for those of you:
a) with no common sense
b) born without a sense of humor
c) who have no concept of parody
d) with no taste for fantasy
e) who are politically correct extremist wackos

*The use of the word "Nurse" above is only intended as a parody. None of the women pictured on our website actually have any medical training, nor do they attempt to provide any real medical services. It should be made clear that the Heart Attack Grill and its employees do NOT offer any therapeutic treatments (aside from laughter) whatsoever." (source)

The Arizona State Board of Nursing has threatened to sue the restaurant.

"The Center for Nursing Advocacy has repeatedly asked the grill's owner, Jon Basso, to 86 the costumes.

"Nurses are the most sexually fantasized-about profession," said Sandy Summers, executive director of the center. "We're asking people, if they're going to have these fantasies, please don't make it so public. Move these sexual fantasies to other professions." (source)

The proprietor of The Heart Attack Grill obviously put the above page up on their behalf. The disclaimer page then goes on to feature the above pictures alerting everyone to the fact that costumes -are costumes. Imagine that. I wonder if the Arizona State Board of Nursing plans to sue every Adult Toy Store that sells 'naughty nurse' costumes...?

Celebrate entrepreneurism and get over yourself...this has nothing to do with caring if your profession is "fantasized-about" and it's ridiculous that you ever said that out loud. We all know what it's about.

Maybe I’m a bad conservative, but I'd buy a franchise...

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