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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Bringing freedom to the slaves of Commie China, one underdressed babe at a time.

ABC News: Globalization Gone Wild: Hooters Opens in China

When the first Hooters location opened in Clearwater, Fla., in 1983, few could ever have predicted that more than two decades later this down-home, beer-and-wing joint with its scantily clad, well-endowed servers would grow to become a symbol of America, let alone an international sensation.

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And now, with the opening of its 435th branch in Beijing, Hooters is now being touted as a barometer for globalization.

With the 2008 Summer Olympic Games just 11 months away, Beijing has set about sprucing itself up for the surge of sports fans, media and tourists — refurbishing its airport, updating security systems and launching foreigner-friendly restaurants.

Once known for its ancient Forbidden City, historic Tiananmen Square and, of course, the awe-inspiring Great Wall, today's Beijing is rapidly feeling the effects of global commerce.

Since when did the commies move the wall to Peking?

Although Hooters Beijing is the Alabama-based restaurant's fourth branch in China, this opening is making waves. It was one thing when the first Hooters opened in the more cosmopolitan Shanghai in 2004, but in conservative Beijing, the "Hooters Makes You Happy" mentality feels a little more out of place.

Regardless of its exotic location, walking in to Hooters Beijing feels exactly like walking into any other Hooters location. With the same wooden tables, orange hot pants on the waitresses and that same smell of fried wings wafting through the air, Hooters Beijing could easily be found in America's heartland.

While this chain may seem routine here in the United States, the Hooters phenomenon for most Chinese is a new and exciting import from the West.

"I like Hooters," said one waitress in an interview with ABC News. "It's very happy. It is enthusiastic and energetic. I love Hooters."

Like with any cross-cultural trend, some things get lost in translation, including the name's reference to the female anatomy.

Uh-oh...

In Beijing, "Hooters" simply means "owl," but that doesn't mean the point goes overlooked.

That was close.

The bottom line, kiddies?

When one Hooters patron was asked whether he preferred the food or the waitstaff, he answered, "The girls better than the food."

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First of all, the word is SEX, not GENDER. If you are ever tempted to use the word GENDER, don't. The word is SEX! SEX! SEX! SEX! For example: "My sex is male." is correct. "My gender is male." means nothing. Look it up. What kind of sick neo-Puritan nonsense is this? Idiot left-fascists, get your blood-soaked paws off the English language. Hence I am choosing "male" under protest.

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