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Down and Out on the Beach

Posted By Alex Belth On March 26, 2010 @ 2:08 pm In Arts and Culture,Bronx Banter,Pat Jordan,Pop Culture,Sportswriting | Comments Disabled


Here is part two [2] and three [3] of Pat Jordan’s spring break piece for Deadspin [4] (and here’s part one [5]):

It was almost 2 a.m. now, and I decided to go back to the hotel to get some sleep so I’d be sharp for the wet t-shirt contest the following afternoon. I walked back toward the hotel and passed Molly Brown’s Ladies. I asked the guy at the door if they had any kids in there, figuring a strip club was too expensive a proposition for college kids. “Yeah, we got a lot,” he said. I smiled and said, “You got any age-appropriate chicks for me? Maybe 65, 68, but without aluminum walkers?” He did not laugh. I decided, what the hell, might as well go in, but he stopped me. “I don’t want you in here,” he said. I flashed him my Gawker/Deadspin letter, but it did no good. I let it drop and walked back toward my hotel, with two thoughts: No one will let me in anywhere, and kids on Spring Break today are different from the kids in Fort Lauderdale in the ’80s. The Lauderdale kids had no money and slept in their vans. These kids stay in hotels, go to strip clubs and nightclubs and bars that are expensive. The Lauderdale kids ate at McDonald’s, and if they were lucky enough to have the cash, they stayed 10 kids to a hotel room, which they destroyed. It’s the times. There’s no free lunch anymore. Only kids with cash and plastic get to play.

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[2] two: http://deadspin.com/5501382/down-and-out-in-daytona-part-2-among-the-fornicators

[3] three: http://deadspin.com/5502302/down-and-out-in-daytona-part-3-a-false+titted-spring

[4] Deadspin: http://deadspin.com/

[5] part one: http://deadspin.com/5500408/down-and-out-in-daytona-part-1-a-postcard-from-spring-break-circa-1983

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