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Fri, Feb. 24th, 2006, 11:49 am

Its an interesting few days for a cynic at the moment - the orange march in Dublin tomorrow might be worth going along to see, possibly from a discreet distance. I hate the orange order and everything they stand for but this is a bit of a first.
Then there's the relatively unverified reports in the Mirror this morning that half the dancers in Stringfellows have quit because they're not getting any customers. I have *no* idea what to make of that if it is actually true - are dubliners too sophisticated to deal with polyester leopardskin upholstery? are the potential customers deterred by the protests or a sense of decency? or is it just that they'd rather go to a club where actual lap dancing is allowed?

For my march reading I have decided that I'm going to have a go at "Fingerprints of the Gods" and "Will Storr vs the Supernatural". Chances are they're both nuts.

Edit: Also, issue 2 of that ImagineFX magazine is out now if any budding sci-fi/fantasy digital artists are interested.

Fri, Feb. 24th, 2006 02:48 pm (UTC)

according to de radio (or at least my mother), the speculation is that the punters have been put off by Stringfellows being in the less salubrious end of town (i.e. if it was in Temple Bar and not on a cinema/restaurant street, it'd be booming). or something.

Fri, Feb. 24th, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC)

Yeah, I kind of assumed that option #3 or something like it would be the most likely - why pay those prices just to look when you can get more for less elsewhere? (perhaps overly cynical). I scanned the Mirror article on the topic at lunchtime (I damned sure wasn't paying for that crap) and the rationale being given there was that the place had failed to attract the business lunch crowd - people weren't bringing potential customers to titty clubs. Evidently someone didn't do their market research into catholic Ireland.
Far be it from me to smirk at Stringfellow's misfortune though, not when I can guffaw, giggle and laugh out loud.