I want to believe this story.
Free advertisement is free. LoL at “Hurt my feelings…”
I just wanted to know if it was raining men… was disappointed…
Self censoring so much right now
My Japanese great grandparents used to own a store where that strip club (Orange No5) is. They were looted in the riots following Pearl Harbor and sold to the mafia in a fire sale before they fled to Toronto.
Weird. In my experience, people from rainy places usually take a perverse pride in the grimness of the weather.
I mean, I’m British. I know whereof what I speak.
That’s a sad story. But it’s good they got out of B.C. before getting interned and their property seized and sold by the Crown.
As a student at UBC back in the day I spent many afternoons at No5 (and the Marble Arch, etc.) because a classmate of mine was a part-time peeler.
That’s the point, Vancouverites do take pride in the rain. And they took pride in the X-Files. Duchovny wasn’t from here and was in the process of breaking up with us. He left us / we kicked him out and X-Files was never the same. But we still have our 400 inches/day.
You would think that a strip club would like someone with plans to make it rain 400in/day.
Unless he was all talk and didn’t pay when the time came, of course.
Thanks for confirming the number. I thought maybe he got in trouble for underestimating the rainfall.
That is so terribly sad. Thanks for sharing it and that lovely photo.
Thank you for sharing local history Robertor. I heard there will be a museum in town where I hope you’ll present this story too.
Never give up on re-telling this. Those riots are easy to forget a century on.
Particularly given the shape of the neighbourhood these days as it’s a short walk to Main and Hastings:
Those same riots brought about some of Canada’s first real anti-recreational drug legislation, including anti-marijuana on the pretense it was just as bad as opium. It looped in racist sentiments to further vilify it all.
Aside: other than Deadpool, No5 orange’s old claim to fame was some of its ex-dancers including Courtney Love (scroll to bottom of old article with bad formatting):
And more recently:
Yes. There’s already the Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre near Vancouver. They have many exhibits and information on the subject. https://centre.nikkeiplace.org I haven’t heard about what they’re making in-town. It’s very sad what happened to the Japanese community there. Strangely though, I owe my life to those events as one thing leads to another.
Wow, I didn’t know that. Hardly surprising. Cannabis was outlawed in the US due to anti-immigrant sentiment (Mexican, specifically). IIRC, the term Marijuana was applied at that time to make it seem more insidious and foreign.
I’m kind of amazed to see the “sex addiction” claim come up again on BB of all places! Sex addiction is not a thing.
Yeah sure it was about the weather there…
He just isnt into those kind of showers…
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