When we last left The Good Doctor, he was considering hitting the Rosato Brothers while he still had the muscle...
Doc here with this week's "A Few Minutes...". You know the routine. A lead story, some adult theater news nuggets, an opinion or two, a preview of what is upcoming this week at The Journal of Adult Theaters, and a photo of The Good Doctor in a public place.
Let us get started, shall we?
The Lead Story
I am going to start off with the depressing news about the Missouri Adult Entertainment Law that goes into effect on 2/28. I am by far no expert on Missouri anything, but I have covered the legal challenges to the very restrictive law for the last few months. The law will essentially close adult theaters and video booths in adult businesses, and restrict the hours of operation of those businesses. The legal challenges are still being mounted, but there is an air of resignation being sounded by some of the owners of these establishments.
|The Olde Un Theater|
Case in point is The Olde Un Theater in Columbia, MO. I have communicated with the webmaster of their website in the past, and am fully aware of the challenges ahead of them. This past week he posted the following message on their Yahoo Group:
Greetings, friends and fans of the Olde Un. Well, we are drawing near to Feb. 28th and the full imposition of Herr Bartle's Sharia Law will be in effect. At least for now, it will be the end of our theatres and peep show operation as we all know it.
After a great deal of legal advice, (much of it conflicting,) there is still no clear consensus as to how to proceed. All rests in the hands of the Missouri Supreme Court, at present, and if THAT body is anywhere near as dysfunctional and incompetent as the Legislature and the Governor... well who knows what will happen, or when.
In the meantime, our facilities are available for rent for private parties and gatherings. Many of you have suggested this type of approach over the years. Details can be worked out as we go forward.
This weekend will be business as usual, so come on down and enjoy. There will be a suggestion box for any and all ideas you may have. For more privacy outside the Yahoo group, our contact e-mail is... email@example.com. Also, we are putting together a FaceBook page to be used for advertising, news and announcements. (And hearing from friends of the Olde Un.) That address is... firstname.lastname@example.org.
The management and staff would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for 40 years of patronage and support. Let us hear from you.