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August 19, 2010

Blog Guy, I’m very, very confused.

That’s nothing to be ashamed of in this blog, sir. What seems to be the problem?

hooters florida 320I saw a photo of Hooters waitresses watching President Obama last weekend. I’ve always been led to believe if the words “Hooters” and “U.S. President” ever appeared together, it would be the end of the world.

I’m happy to say you’re wrong. There is no danger at all if the event happens in certain places, like for instance Florida, as was the case here.

Please let me illustrate. Below is a 1996 photo of Hooters waitresses at a “Dole for President” rally in Jacksonville, Florida. See, that was 14 years ago and we’re all still okay.

Remember, the restaurant chain itself was named after former U.S. President Herbert Hooter…

hooters dole 280Blog Guy, you’re an imbecile. It most certainly was not!

Oh, sorry, I guess it was named after former FBI Director J. Edgar Hooter.

Exactly. Try to get it right the first time, Blog Guy. Readers depend on you.

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Right: Waitresses from the local Hooters restaurant watch as U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and their daughter Sasha buy ice cream from Brusters Ice Cream shop in Panama City Beach, Florida, August 15, 2010. REUTERS/Jason Reed

Left: Hooters waitresses at a 1996 “Dole for President” rally in Jacksonville, Florida. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

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How long have Hooters been around for?
I remember seeing one in Amsterdam… the least I say about the waitresses the better…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Hooters!!!! Of course, every time I go to one (for the goat wings!) I only see tweeters, no hooters.

Posted by Dave_not_dave | Report as abusive

I once went to an Eastern European version of Hooters. It was called Honkers.
Imagine the disapointment when I discovered that this meant all the waitresses had really big noses.
And in some cases, moustaches to go with them.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

I feel your pain, Nosmo, but at least you never got stuck for an evening at Zits….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Heck, I go to Hooters to ogle the girls! I’d love to be hot enough to work there. I have the ‘ladies’ but the rest of me just ain’t up to scratch. Le sigh!!



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

Hooters, advertised as a family restaurant as OE is advertised as a family blog!

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Lol! You gotta have your fun where you can, eh, Spin!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

E, you know that aint true!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

I thought they might be waiting for Tiger Woods … ;-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

This blog is a hoot!

Posted by vwgal | Report as abusive

E. You can take my order any time! :-)

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Y is the very white girl in the 1996 pic covering her owl? Shouldn’t she be covering her pregnant-ish belly? That’s an unfortunate angle if she’s not actually pregnant.

Posted by MamaC326 | Report as abusive

I’ll just pretend that’s a rhetorical question, Mama, since I’m not in a position to shed any light on it…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

MamaC, I assumed that “covering her owl” was a euphemism. :)

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

In 14 years the hairstyles have changed but the bosoms have not. Yay bosoms! :)

@E, I second justCAM! :D

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Sitting quietly on the bench.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

I second Spin!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Lads….”Welcome to Hooters. May I take your order?”


Just trying it on for size. How’d I do? Maybe if Ireland ever gets a Hooters I’ll go for a job there…



Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

But they have amazing Irish pubs… :D

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

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