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I'll have the tekka-maki. (Or maybe not.)

 
 
patiodog
 
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Reply Fri 1 Sep, 2006 07:33 am
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Speaking as a woman- I think the problem I have with prostitution, stripping, topless waitressing etc is that no little girl says "when I grow up I want to work in the sex trade".


Does any little girl say, "When I grow up, I want to work in a cubicle?" or "When I grow up, I want to clean bathrooms?" or "When I grow up, I want to run a deep-fryer?"
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patiodog
 
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Reply Fri 1 Sep, 2006 07:37 am
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He sat down.
The waiter approached.
'Would you like to see the menu?' he said,
'or would you like meet the Dish of the Day?'

'Huh?' said Ford.
'Huh?' said Arthur.
'Huh?' said Trillian.
'That's cool,' said Zaphod, 'we'll meet the meat.'

- snip -

A large dairy animal approached Zaphod Beeblebrox's table,
a large fat meaty quadruped of the bovine type with
large watery eyes, small horns and what might almost have
been an ingratiating smile on its lips.

'Good evening', it lowed and sat back heavily on its haunches,
'I am the main Dish of the Day. May I interest you in the parts
of my body?'

It harrumphed and gurgled a bit, wriggled its hind quarters in
to a more comfortable position and gazed peacefully at them.

Its gaze was met by looks of startled bewilderment from
Arthur and Trillian, a resigned shrug from Ford Prefect and
naked hunger from Zaphod Beeblebrox.

'Something off the shoulder perhaps?' suggested the animal,
'Braised in a white wine sauce?'

'Er, your shoulder?' said Arthur in a horrified whisper.

'But naturallymy shoulder, sir,' mooed the animal contentedly,
'nobody else's is mine to offer.'

Zaphod leapt to his feet and started prodding and feeling
the animal's shoulder appreciatively.

'Or the rump is very good,' murmured the animal. 'I've been
exercising it and eating plenty of grain, so there's a lot
of good meat there.'

It gave a mellow grunt, gurgled again and started to chew
the cud. It swallowed the cud again.

'Or a casselore of me perhaps?' it added.

'You mean this animal actually wants us to eat it?' whispered
Trillian to Ford.

'Me?' said Ford, with a glazed look in his eyes, 'I don't mean
anything.'

'That's absolutely horrible,' exclaimed Arthur, 'the most revolting
thing I've ever heard.'

'What's the problem Earthman?' said Zaphod, now transfering his
attention to the animal's enormous rump.

'I just don't want to eat an animal that's standing there
inviting me to,' said Arthur, 'It's heartless.'

'Better than eating an animal that doesn't want to be
eaten,' said Zaphod.

'That's not the point,' Arthur protested. Then he thought about it
for a moment. 'Alright,' he said, 'maybe it is the point. I don't
care, I'm not going to think about it now. I'll just ... er ... I
think I'll just have a green salad,' he muttered.

'May I urge you to consider my liver?' asked the animal,
'it must be very rich and tender by now, I've been force-feeding
myself for months.'

'A green salad,' said Arthur emphatically.

'A green salad?' said the animal, rolling his eyes disapprovingly
at Arthur.

'Are you going to tell me,' said Arthur, 'that I shouldn't have
green salad?'

'Well,' said the animal, 'I know many vegetables that are
very clear on that point. Which is why it was eventually
decided to cut through the whoile tangled problem and breed
an animal that actually wanted to be eaten and was capable of
saying so clearly and distinctly. And here I am.'


http://www.astahost.com/info.php/what-is-dish-of-the-day-millenia_t3353.html
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 1 Sep, 2006 07:50 am
DONT PANIC[/size]
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nimh
 
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Reply Fri 1 Sep, 2006 07:57 am
Green Witch wrote:
but I think the majority would leave immediately if they could find work modeling, acting or suddenly won a scholarship to the college of their choice.

Well yeah, like I said too, I dont think a great many girls would do stripping if they could get a nice job elsewhere, something decent-paying they'd enjoy doing and were treated reasonably in.

But then there's a whole lot of people who dont get to have a job like that.

There's people who have to clean toilets, or hotel rooms, or be bitched at in a supermarket, or stack shelves at dark thirty in the morning before the store opens - people do those jobs too. And some would then rather do stripping or the like. I would hate for that to be my choice so I'm speaking from a position of privilege (as most of us are), but I know that for some, cleaning hotel rooms for minimum wage and being treated like a nobody feels worse for their self-respect than standing on stage and stripping, and I can feel that.

Then there's students who do it for the easy money (when the alternatives are also stacking shelves, clerking, waitressing, cleaning etc, like we all did), and I guess thats easier to do cos you know its by definition temporary cos you'll have a shot at a proper job after graduating.

(I've never gone to a stripclub myself btw, thats not the angle I'm coming from)
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Fri 1 Sep, 2006 08:05 am
I was all geared up to say something



and now, Im just still speechless..


I am trying to actually picture someone on a table , with food on them.
Forget if it is a man or a woman, hot or not, sexually explicit, or fully clothed..

it just doesnt seem right..
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 1 Sep, 2006 08:11 am
shewolfnm wrote:
I was all geared up to say something



and now, Im just still speechless..


I am trying to actually picture someone on a table , with food on them.
Forget if it is a man or a woman, hot or not, sexually explicit, or fully clothed..

it just doesnt seem right..


Mind you bananas and whipped cream have a certain appeal.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Fri 1 Sep, 2006 08:24 am
well, THEN it is meant to be sexy, sexually stimulating, and just...
all about sex



This.. isnt

at least , not to me














[size=7]now how about that bananna?[/size] Very Happy
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sozobe
 
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Reply Fri 1 Sep, 2006 08:32 am
Food + titillation is hardly new. (Hooters, anyone?)

The corpse-y-ness is definitely the most offputting part of it to me, especially with those big blocks of ice in the first pic. And what's up with those booties?

The women probably prefer to just lay there than to have to look happy and non-corpsy though.

I agree that as long as there is no coercion involved -- if they're getting paid something and are freely choosing to do it for that pay -- it's kinda whatever.

But the corpse-y-ness is icky.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 1 Sep, 2006 08:40 am
Your right shewolf It just feels wrong for a women to alow herself to be objectified to that degree.

As a child I got into trouble for licking my plate clean, now I know why.





bananas sought after comodity
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Chai
 
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Reply Fri 1 Sep, 2006 08:44 am
I was watch CSI last week. This girl in a bikini gets on top of the bar and the bartender pours this big jar of honey over her. Some tavern wenches where walking around with trays of cut up limes, and everyone, men and women were taking them and dipping them into crevices on the girl and eating the honeyed limes.

Everyone seemed to be having a grand old time.

I'm thinking "Brother, what a job to clean up. There's sticky honey all over the bar and all these drunk people are dripping their limes all over the place. When that girl goes to the dressing room she's gonna drip and spread that stuff all over the floor."

What a friggin mess.
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flushd
 
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Reply Sun 3 Sep, 2006 05:39 pm
My honest first reaction:

All the Plates must have small boobs.

A nice full-chested, natural woman who isn't 19 (which I figured the plates would be very young anyways, or tiny) would be 'overflowing' and probably not the most practical position for the woman to be in.

All that aside, I don't get the appeal. I guess it could cater to master-slave sort of fantasies, S&M type of thing.

That is probably what grosses me out the most, besides actually eating off strangers in a strip club (who eats in strip clubs anyways? eww).
But yeah, what gets the biggest Ewww from me is the idea of some guy actually getting off on "Look, I actually got this chick to be a Plate! Worthless piece of trash woman."

No thanks.
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Chai
 
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Reply Sun 3 Sep, 2006 07:07 pm
I'll admit I've never understood the whole food-sex connection.



I don't understand the naked woman on the velveeta box, I think it's funny.
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nimh
 
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Reply Sun 3 Sep, 2006 07:17 pm
No food-sex connection?!

Oh my...

honey... whipped cream... grapes... nuts, even... cool stuff. <grins>

<sighs nostalgically>
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Chai
 
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Reply Sun 3 Sep, 2006 07:20 pm
nimh wrote:
No food-sex connection?!

Oh my...

honey... whipped cream... grapes... nuts, even... cool stuff. <grins>

<sighs>


sorry, just seems messy.
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martybarker
 
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Reply Sun 3 Sep, 2006 08:31 pm
Ok, so I just read up on the sushi thing. What about keeping raw fish at a certain temp. I see the women are surrounded by ice but what about body temp.
Also, do you think the customers go back a second time or is it just a one time novelty?
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nimh
 
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Reply Sun 3 Sep, 2006 08:45 pm
Chai Tea wrote:
sorry, just seems messy.

true, true. but then sex usually is ;-)
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Mon 4 Sep, 2006 05:54 am
nimh wrote:
Chai Tea wrote:
sorry, just seems messy.

true, true. but then sex usually is ;-)


oooohhhh nimh

you make my uterus blush......


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Any way

I was t hinking that too.. about the 'return' factor.
It doesnt make sense to me to need to return once you have seen the novelty of it all. But, I am not one who finds this sexy

Sort of as flushed said, and dad pad has suggested-
Quote:
"Look, I actually got this chick to be a Plate! Worthless piece of trash woman."


Presenting yourself as a 'useless' object , unless done in humor, or the privacy of your own h ome, just doesnt sit well with me.
Man OR woman.

It does just drip of a Master/Slave mindset .

I dont see anything wrong enough with it to get my panties in a ruffle.. I mean, when it comes right down to it, they are not being 'used' innapropriatly, they are not in danger, they are just objects for the looking
and not eating..
People pay to see this because they like it.
And there isnt anything wrong with people being naked.

Its thier own choice ( the women ) to do this for a living, so since it isnt ME on that table, i could give a rats behind..



and I guess I have to be the first to say
I absolutly would go see that Shocked
Eat?
ehh no..

But I want to see it.


Oh.. and sushi isnt exactly 'raw' . So certain temps for a short period of time are not incredibally manditory.
Unless you place it in an OVEN or something. ! ha

sushi is thin cut fish that is placed into lemon and or lime juice.
The acid from those fruits cause the meat to essentially cook with out heat.
So , it is SAFE, just not heated up...

make sense?
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Mame
 
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Reply Wed 6 Sep, 2006 09:51 am
Well, according to one article here, the food is placed on saran wrap, so it's not directly on the body.

I don't think I'd partake of snacks in this environment, not really being into eating food off people, but I'm also not into S&M, so could be I'm just conventional.

I see nothing wrong with it if women want to do it. A former workmate of mine has a niece who's a stripper and she loves her job. Maybe you need to be an exhibitionist.

Not every situation is exploitative - or at least, not one way. Those strippers get a ton of money, so maybe they're exploiting the management and patrons? I mean, they're on stage several times a day, for a max of 10 minutes per time... and they're raking in the bucks... who's the loser? If she's not worried about it, she's not losing or being exploited. Not anymore than models, for example.

I don't frequent strip clubs because they're usually dirty, disgusting places with red light bulbs and dark corners... I also don't find it a turn on, but if they made them erotic places to visit, I might go. Who knows?
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 6 Sep, 2006 11:47 am
Chai, ceviche is fish that is cooked by marination in lime or lemon juice. I've never heard of this with sushi.. I think it is always raw, though I could be wrong.

Here's a link from the food network on a recipe for nigiri sushi.. (scroll down).
http://www.foodtv.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_19380,00.html
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 6 Sep, 2006 11:56 am
Chai Tea quote -
Oh.. and sushi isnt exactly 'raw' . So certain temps for a short period of time are not incredibally manditory.
Unless you place it in an OVEN or something. ! ha

sushi is thin cut fish that is placed into lemon and or lime juice.
The acid from those fruits cause the meat to essentially cook with out heat.
So , it is SAFE, just not heated up...





Chai, ceviche is fish that is cooked by marination in lime or lemon juice. I've never heard of this with sushi.. I think it is always raw, though I could be wrong.

Here's a link from the food network on a recipe for nigiri sushi.. (scroll down).
http://www.foodtv.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,1977,FOOD_9936_19380,00.html


On the plate business, I dunno. Not my cup of tea...
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