The Brewers game today wasn’t on TV so I had it on my radio while I worked. They ended up sweeping the Nationals (awesome) and I happened to leave the radio on while I was doing other stuff. Anyways, I ended up hearing a commercial for some joint out by the mall called Tilted Kilt Pub. Apparently these dudes are trying to give Hooters a run for their money– which I guess I can understand but there were two things that bothered me.
One: From their ‘about us‘ page:
The idea for a modern American, Irish, Scottish and English sports pub was the brain child of successful restaurateur Mark DiMartino. Wanting to impress Harrah’s hotel executives, Mark dressed in his finest T-shirt, ripped Levi’s and well-worn Chuck Taylor sneakers and pitched his idea of a contemporary, Celtic theme sports pub staffed with beautiful servers. And guess what the uniforms would be… knee-high socks and short, sexy plaid kilts with matching plaid halter tops under white shirts tantalizingly tied to show off the midriff.
There really is a lot of backslapping going on here when the idea boils down to: Hooters + Less Orange Shit. Don’t try to sell me that this is the idea of the millenium.
Two: They’re using the Vegas Showgirl-Style of employee management. All of the employees are called ‘cast members’. From the Kilt Kareers (?) page:
The Tilted Kilt is always looking for talented and service-oriented cast members. We’re casting the rolls of: Tilted Kilt Girl, Tilted Kilt Host and Tilted Kilt Bartender in new and existing sports pubs now.
Bottom line: we don’t have to abide by any equal opportunity loaws because we are casting a role not hirin– fuck it NO UGGOS ALLOWED! Dude, unless I’m at dinner theater I don’t want a ‘cast member’ serving me food. No, fuck that, even at a dinner theater I don’t want a fucking cast member serving my food. You (pointing at actor), act. You (pointing at waitress), serve food. Don’t want to eat there… unless they show Pay per views, I guess.