September 18, 2003


No wonder Ken Layne fled Los Angeles. First the place banned smoking; now itís banned lap dancing.

This leaves only pole and table as the primary forms of modern dance available to LA-area movement connoisseurs. Artís loss is noted by Mark Steyn, who in tribute today posts his 1996 review of Showgirls.

Posted by Tim Blair at September 18, 2003 02:34 AM

Yup, that's my LA, all right. And Seattle has the nerve raise up arms about a possible espresso tax. Please!

Posted by: Robert Tagorda at September 18, 2003 at 04:07 AM

What about liturgical dance? Is that still allowed?

Posted by: JohnO at September 18, 2003 at 08:08 AM

Illegals can drive legally.

Previously legal lap dances are now illegal.

What's next? Stippers can't drive because they distract the illegal aliens from their driving?

Posted by: ....a moment with Easycure at September 18, 2003 at 08:19 AM

This is horrible news. i went to LA once, and my only outstanding memory was a lapdance from a stripper named Marabella ...

Posted by: Bill at September 18, 2003 at 12:17 PM

Taki spelt it out, a young man up at varsity, the first thing is to screw a generous lady, do that and he cruises through the rest.
Relevance: Steyn , given the crap taught in schools these days about how rotten is capitalist pig man is, has suggested the remedy, take the boys, whther in prep or high school, so they can have a bloody good ogle.Ah, this reminds one of another gent recollecting his schooldays,as art master.He concentrated the boys by inviting a high soc. madam to pose nude. Schoo flooded with thankyou letters from relieved parents, including to Headmaster.
Headmaster was puzzled over the flood of mail praising his head of arts but said, well done. The school : Eton. Can anyone imagine such enterprise in Australia given the commie handwringers et al like the dribblers in Spring St. Anyone say yes? If so, I splutter in uncontollable fits of laughter.

Posted by: d at September 18, 2003 at 12:35 PM

I fully support the Seattle espresso tax.

The latte set love paying taxes.

Let them.

Also, congratulations to d. for introducing the Spring St set into an otherwise unrelated post in yet another effortless segue.

Posted by: ilibcc at September 18, 2003 at 12:56 PM

ilibcc: one rule and one rule only when it comes to those adolescents , sink the boot in and often - as long as it is fair and, ilibcc ,the last sums up the moralising twats.Really, ilibcc, along with greenies, and so forth, what they are qualified to do is to put on the old skin scratching rags move out into the desert and bury themselves up to their scrawny necks - like the deseret Fathers. That way, like those masochosist the whole rotten pack of them can be assured of what they seek , salvation from civilisation.

Posted by: d at September 18, 2003 at 01:14 PM

Indeed, but they'll never do it as their sole motivation in life is to annoy the crap out of the rest of us.

And they like caffe lattes.

Posted by: ilibcc at September 18, 2003 at 02:42 PM

Bugger, ilibcc, I have to rush of to the crapper and throw up - caffe lattes I feel ill now - where's the ruddy scotch.

Posted by: d at September 18, 2003 at 02:45 PM

I live in LA and my roommate is a stripper. And all her friends are strippers. They are trying to figure out what the hell they are expected to do at this point. Already they can't touch the customers so now they have to be in the other room. These girls pay the clubs to dance. They only make what they get in tips and have to pay the dj and club off of that.

Anyway, I'm expecting California to ban alchohol from bars anytime soon. You could get drunk from that stuff.

Posted by: Bruce Bridges at September 18, 2003 at 05:21 PM

Perhaps the drongoes in Calif. should don hairshirts and bury themselves in the hottest desert they can find.

Posted by: d at September 18, 2003 at 05:25 PM

Don't you see how the two are interconnected? If they ban lap dancers, no-one will want to migrate to California anymore.

Posted by: Andjam at September 18, 2003 at 09:42 PM

And mass exodus, lap dancers flee.

Posted by: d at September 19, 2003 at 02:13 PM