Bootleggers as Soju Tents

I stumbled across this post from 2002 about soju tents this morning. I realized that bootleggers in Charlottetown are akin to soju tents in Pusan: both are a socially necessary “third space.”

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Alan's picture
Alan on April 22, 2004 - 19:08

Why are they “socially necessary”? Wouldn’t a crack house or bordello be equally definable under this analogy as it relates to that part of society that frequents them?

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Al O'Neill on April 22, 2004 - 19:13

Bad analogy, drinking is considered a perfectly legal, socially acceptable activity, with the artificial line drawn between some places and others where some are legal and others aren’t.

Not that I’m in favour of letting either bootleggers or bar owners who bend the rules get away with it, but it’s not as black and white as ‘crack houses and bordellos’.

Alan's picture
Alan on April 22, 2004 - 19:38

Bootlegging is not perfectly legal and prostitution is. My analogy lives!

Ken's picture
Ken on April 22, 2004 - 22:11

Install more Parking Meters in the bootlegger areas!

If they put tickets up from $5 to $10 they should inlcude a free $1 toward parkade parking, to encourage new parking habits.

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Marcus on April 22, 2004 - 22:15

If they put tickets up from $5 to $10 they should inlcude a free $1 toward parkade parking, to encourage new parking habits.

One parking habit I’d love to see in a place like Charlottetown is everybody leaving their cars at home and walk/bike or take the world-class Kyoto-reducing transit system available to the enlightened citizenry… oh… scratch that I guess. Build new hockey rinks instead!

Ken's picture
Ken on April 23, 2004 - 01:29

The economics make it lucrative to punish overstaying parkers, because that puts money in City Hall.

Running busses would reduce parking tickets, right?
Plus city pays to operate them. This is short sighted though, since gas will soon cost so much parking won’t really be a problem anymore.

Beer prices are up to $18 a dozen, closing the gap between who is the bootlegger and who is licensed.

Government’s the bootlegger of democracy!

Jim's picture
Jim on April 23, 2004 - 13:47

exactly what “part of society” frequents bootleggers in your opinion Alan?

Alan's picture
Alan on April 23, 2004 - 14:38

The illegal bar attending portion. Why does that chip on your shoulder ask?

Ken's picture
Ken on April 23, 2004 - 20:31

More like the barred from most bars crowd, the wanted, and the boys from the hood.

Jim's picture
Jim on April 26, 2004 - 14:18

No chip here…it just irks me when people classify something such as the establishment or its patronsn when they are obviously ignorant on the issues

Alan's picture
Alan on April 26, 2004 - 15:26

…but seeing as I did not classify any people as anything and as I am not ignorant of the issues, it is nice to see that we must agree.

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