Fantastic idea, I hope to get some to work with!
I have been going to Clines Antiques since 1980 with my grandpaw, much of my house is furnished with things from Dons...its truly a delight to see something written about him.
This article illustrates many of the great aspects of nudism. I am sure that if more people tried being nude en mass they would find that it is wonderful and not at all sexual. I only wish we had more opportunities to be nude together. Try it, you will like it!
Been going there for almost 8 years now (Massachusetts replant) - like a regular "neighborhood bar"...
Cool website, too (which is where I found this article)-
Glad to see you had a good time. Sounds like a normal bar to me.
Did you happen to run into adam or dave at the nudest colony?
One thing I found sort of irrirating is the consdending attitude most native Charlottean (or should I say it with a southern tawng shar-la-tee'-uhn) have towards all the newly arrived transplants. Especially the snowflake Yankees. Well for one thing being a native Charlottean, does not have the same bragging rights as a chic native Parisien.
i was the reporter that asked the talk what the wanted fans to take away from their show. it appeared in amps 11 magazine. it's nice to hear that the interview left an impression!
thanks for covering local music!
amps 11/the situationals
I too being a black woman was looking for a little more colorful mix at speed dating - www.justwoome.com
I haven't tried but, if there is another one in Charlotte I'm going.
Jim, i think Jared Newmark might choose his own topics. So he probably wanted to write the story because Ken's job IS "neat and inventive." Also Jim, you're the one, not Newmark, who implies chubby is bad and a discolored shirt, showing hours of work, is something that is an insult. I think chubby is a nice and brings happy bear hug feelings. Ken deserves only the nicest comments.
Ken was one of the nicest people I've ever interviewed. He stays positive despite frequent encounters with vomiters, which was the point of including the detail that his shirts aren't crisp white. The only reason I am responding is to say how much respect I have for Ken.
But on a side note to this "Jim" guy... "roll of chapstick" is correct. "Role", as in "role model" would be incorrect. On second thought though, maybe "tube" would have been a better word choice to describe the container that medicated vaseline comes in. Yes, this is definitely the difficult diction choices that makes or breaks a journalist.
Hey Branna, me the Jamaican. I'm so sorry that our four minutes at HurryDate didnt result in us starting a romance ending up with picket fence and 2.5 kids. I apologize that I am not blessed for with a voice of Barry White to be able to talk my way into your panties. I usually like to get to know the people I date as friends first before practicing breeding them. Maybe thats why I am one of the few single, well-educated men of color in your city with no criminal record, no children, and with good credit. Four minutes is enough to tell a lot about someone, for one thing it should have been enough for you to recognize I was wearing a black shirt with a black suit. But four minutes is not long enough to measures someone character. That is something that is proved over the test of time in situations of greater intensity than inebriated flirtatious banter in an Uptown meat market. Hopefully you will be able to find what you are looking for in a mate. Maybe the first step might be to drop your own stereotypes about men of color.
I just said the same thing over at Fark.com, but it bears repeating. This "Jared Neumark" guy who wrote this article is a jerk. He picks on Ken for being chubby, he rags on how his dress shirt isn't crisp white, and he very clearly slides things in that were probably supposed to be "off the record". And he wrote "roll" when he meant "role". I HATE that. You call yourself a journalist?
This cool restroom attendant finally gets some press coverage for doing something neat and inventive that people respond to, and this snarky "Jared" twit has to snicker behind his hand and poke fun at him in print. What a loser. You think you're so much better than this guy because he works in a bathroom? At least he takes pride in his job and has fun with it, you tool.
Ken is always smiling, plays the best music and always slips me a blowpop when he see's me walk by. I wish they would hire him as DJ.
This article says NOTHING about Ken being black, and if there had been no photo, there is no way you could have determined Ken's race. I bet Ken likes that his all cash income (and whomever prepares his taxes) and it probably saves him tons of money come April 15 (black, white, whatever...everyone wants to pull one over on the IRS...) And something else: If you degrade yourself by "acting" like someone or something your not, your just perpetuating those sterotypes your talking about. And belive this: not just black people are unhappy in "Low-wage, menial jobs" white people don't like them either.
Do you really think Big Ken likes being a bathroom butler? I'll bet you anything he hates it. No one would choose that profession. I resent this article because of its racist overtones. Black people are not happy in low-wage, menial jobs. No one wants to smell other people's crap all night or watch people vomit. The young, rich daddy's boys that come to Cosmos probably feel cool that they know at least one black guy but I bet he hates those drunk, foul-mouthed pricks and just fakes it for the tips. White people are funny. When black people act like you want us to then you really believe that we harbor no ill will but as soon as we don't act like you want then you think we're militant. All black people fake it some of the time when it comes to white people. It's how we keep our jobs.
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