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The Decade of Decadence #5

Sex Show Center

There's just something wrong about a sex shop/snack bar. I guess folks gotta eat.... even customers at the Sex Show Center.

I love the 70s fonts and colors of this place - nothing says the seventies like orange and brown.  Anybody want to hazard a guess as to what the hell Sex Kino is?  I've played the game Pokeno - perhaps this is some dirty version of that?

There's also an international aspect to the Sex Show Center with flags of many nations proudly displayed.  Aw, yes.... porn is indeed the great bridge builder of nations.

12 comments:

  1. "Kino" means film. This being obviously in some foreign land, they're saying "Sex films non-stop."

    The real question here is, "Why is Cher posing in front of the place??"

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  2. Ah. Thanks for clearing that up. I guess my "pokeno" theory was way off then. Way, way off.

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  3. There was this nasty leftover from the 70's go-go bar a few towns over that advertised a breakfast go-go show called "Legs & Eggs". I was always kinda skeeved out when I drove by & read that.

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  4. .i imagine quite a clever menu.

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  5. Oh, I just love your blog.

    I even bought the Spooky Swamp book for 3 dollars (and 13 Dollars shipping). Mine is out of the public library of Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

    Booksteve is not completely right.

    Kino is the German word for "movie theater". I know...I'm German.

    Greetings

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  6. We have a truck stop strip joint near us on I-95. It is too weird.

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  7. I'd be curious to see what's on the menu. Totally digging the 70s fonts on the sign-age...very groovy!

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  8. Yeah--never understood the folks who eat lunch at "gentlemen's clubs" and the like.

    You're either there to look at girls, or to eat food. Not both.

    Al Bigley

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  9. Alas, 'Legs & Eggs' is gone. If I was a guy I couldn't see enjoying my omlette with some toothless skank gyrating her sagging bits in my face while I'm trying to eat. But that's just me looking at it from a woman's point of view. Some guys like that kinda stuff I guess.

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  10. Gilligan while we are on the subject of orange and brown be sure to check out Philip Langdon's ORANGE ROOFS AND GOLDEN ARCHES, especially the chapter "The Browning of America". Since that book is about chain restaurants, perhaps you could do a post on restaurants in the 1970s too!

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  11. I'm with you.. a sex shop/snack bar? I almost hurled when my friend told me he was going to get steak for lunch at a strip club!! I said to him... "Where are you going to sit?" He simply replied.. "At the stage". Ugh.

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  12. There's just something wrong about a sex shop/snack bar.

    Yeah.....I'd avoid the ranch dressing.

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