Saturday, September 24, 2011
They Want to Make Sure It Remains the Best LITTLE Whorehouse in the Outback: Anti-Big Box Store Sentiments Sweep Into the Brothel Industry!
Bigger isn't always better. That's a cliche, but only because it (like most cliches) has some truth to it. We see that principle at work when opposition springs up to building new "big box" stores like Walmart. We see it when NCAA Division I athletic conferences in 2011 AD incessantly threaten to morph into "super conferences" but (as of yet) have never done so.
We also see it when the right-wingers say (with a fair amount of merit) that the real goal of the federal government getting involved in health care is not to enhance competition but instead to ultimately eliminate the private health insurance industry. Heck, we even see it in today's fake-boob culture, where nearly every man on the planet would agree that it is possible for a broad to have her cans made TOO large.
But now we're even seeing this principle applied to -- Whorehouses?!? So comes the news from Australia this week, where even though prostitution is legal, the Sydney city council has put the kibosh on a proposed Super Whorehouse "because it could hurt smaller bordellos." The Ma & Pop Whorehouses down under sure must have a powerful lobby.
Sure enough, "plans to supersize the [Sydney] brothel were scuttled by the city council," which "claimed on Monday that the mega-brothel might squash smaller mom-and-pop cathouses." Ma & Pop's hoes must be blowing a huge collective sigh of relief today.
The proposed Mega-Whorehouse was to feature many "rooms with multiple beds and pool tables." This trollop joint (named "Stiletto Brothel") wanted to double its number of existing rooms to 40 and (as a special added attraction) build on a new "wing for group bookings." So looks like the joint's johns -- at least if they want to book a full-fledged orgy -- are going to have to chalk up their pool sticks in someone else's back room.
Council members were reportedly mindful of the "big box" store concern, as one of them rejected the Super Whorehouse idea because it would create the "'Westfield of brothels,' referring to the country's largest shopping mall chain.'"
At the same time, however, council members want to make it damn clear that they have nothing in general against the idea of a woman auctioning off her body to the highest bidder. Said one council member: "We're not prudes, we're not opposed to brothels, but we have a policy of anti-clustering, spreading them out."
But that reasoning strikes me as having a call girl-sized hole in its logic. Because it seems the very goal of Stiletto's new Mega-Whorehouse WAS to have whores "spreading them out" from one side of the damn block to the other. Even over on the pool table.