A moment of silence, please, and be so kind as to stifle the old-timey lectures about how the Super Bowl is supposed to be some sort of character-building experience for the whole family.
This is about the end of all fun.
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And, as if that wasn't bad enough, the Hooters in Temecula is closing too!
Of course, though I reside within bus-riding distance of the Playboy Mansion, I've never visited, let alone been invited. But, as long as the Super Bowl Party existed, there was always a chance.
And, though I'm sure the Hooters in Temecula was also an excellent place to watch the Super Bowl, I've never even been to Hooters ... in Temecula. But, as long as it existed, there was always a chance (albeit a much, much, much slimmer chance than my being invited to the Playboy Mansion).
Word is the Playboy people are actually going to use the money they save to launch a new Web site.
And Hooters ... A story in The Press-Enterprise said the closure of the only orange restaurant in Temecula leaves the whole Inland area with only two other locations!
You know things are bad when The 909 and, er, uh, The 951 can support multiple area codes, but no more than two Hooters.
But, couch dwellers take heart. The Los Angeles Times reports that this year's Super Bowl commercials will be cool despite big cuts to many big advertising budgets.
They still have a Denny's in Temecula, though I've never been there either.
-- TJ Sullivan