A Juxtaposition

I was walking back from Trader Joe’s when I saw this billboard:

A Juxtaposition

I’ve never been there, and so I can’t say for certain, but I find it improbable that the Stud‘s traditional clientele would be interested in a set-up with the St. Pauli Girl. (I know the Stud attracts a fairly diverse crowd, but the contrast is still striking.) Perhaps the brewery will branch out and make an ale called Minneapolisi Boy, with a brawny German lad wearing lederhosen on the label. Heck, I’m not even gay and I’d buy a bottle of that.

2 Comments so far

  1. anna (unregistered) on June 26th, 2006 @ 11:23 pm

    I just made the connection between St. Pauli girl and St. Paul. Should I be offended, as a Swede? Also: it took me a long time to make the connection between Nob Hill grocery stores (chain in bay area) and Nob Hill, the neighborhood.


  2. violet (unregistered) on June 27th, 2006 @ 11:01 am

    it’s not really that out of place in SOMA (or near le Stud) when you consider the colloquial meaning of “St. Pauli Girl”, for which the beer was named. Snip:

    “St. Pauli has a long tradition as a recreation and amusement centre. The big port of Hamburg led many sailors to Hamburg who preferably spent their spare time (as long as their ships were unloaded and loaded again) in this area. Since then there has been prostitution in St. Pauli. And it is still best known as Hamburg’s red-light district”

    Link:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Pauli



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