Saturday night insanity
I saw this one up at Agitprop and couldn’t resist. Blogenfreude’s post is on this unbelievable dolt from the Midwest that tossed away almost a quarter of a million bucks at an “adult establishment” getting lap dances and who knows what else.
Sometimes I miss living in New York. When it comes to tabloid coverage of essential insanity like this, no one does it better than the Post and the Daily News. This tongue-wagger is from the NYDN:
A married business executive who dropped $241,000 during one wild night at Scores was an insatiable customer who hired a virtual harem of lap dancers, a strip club source told the Daily News yesterday.
Robert McCormick, 40, an Internet company CEO and Midwestern father of three girls, took over the exclusive President’s Club when he showed up with some cronies the night of Oct. 22, 2003, the source said.
In the mirrored room, popular with high rollers and celebrities, the stripper enthusiast demanded 10 dancers lavish him with attention at the eye-popping cost of $4,000 an hour.
When their time was up, McCormick insisted club managers bring more girls – and keep them coming. “I need 10 more,” he would say after the hour’s entertainment was over, waving his arms like he was motioning a jumbo jet in for a landing, according to the source.
Later in the article, it turns out that after running up the huge tab on his corporate Amex card, McCormick said “psyche” and didn’t pay up when the monthly bill came due. Amex is suing Scores because they feel the charges are padded. Unfortunately, McCormick signed a waiver to prove he authorized the charges presented by the company while he was getting “serviced.”
“I am at Scores of my own free will. At the time of this transaction I am not drunk nor in any way impaired. I have not been coerced nor am I currently under any duress. I agree to pay any and all charges I have incurred as a result of my purchase of diamond dollars and/or food or beverages.”
Notice it doesn’t say anything specific about the babes, so I’m sure this will be tied up in legal knots for a long time to come.
Here’s a sampling of equally entertaining NY tabloid headlines — a real blast from the past. (New York Mag):
FORD TO CITY: DROP DEAD
(Daily News, 1975)
HEADLESS BODY IN TOPLESS BAR
(New York Post, 1982)
‘I AM DEATH WISH VIGILANTE’
(Bernie Goetz turns himself in; Post, 1985)
MARLA: ‘BEST SEX I EVER HAD’
AMY’S NUDE ROMPS IN JAIL
KISS YOUR ASTEROID GOODBYE!
(Meteor misses earth; Post, 1998)
CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR
(Senate fails to convict Clinton; News, 1999)
FROM A BIG HOUSE TO THE BIG HOUSE
(Lizzie Grubman sentenced; News, 2002)
AXIS OF WEASEL