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STD Happy Hour

Ohhh this picture makes me crack up. I took it outside “The Sink,” a bar in Boulder, Colorado when I was there a bit ago for a science conference. Yes, it says “STD Happy Hour.” I forget what it was suppost to stand for, but it did have some other meaning.

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  1. #1 steve
    February 28, 2007

    uhh… you were there for happy hour?

  2. #2 Shelley Batts
    February 28, 2007

    No, later than that. I’m not sure whether to be sad or grateful.

  3. #3 BongoP'o'ndit
    February 28, 2007

    If you go to India, you will find a lot of shops carrying the sign ‘STD Booth or STD facility inside’ or variations thereof!
    Apt to throw of a Western tourist unfamiliar with the term.

    (STD stands for Subscribers Trunk Dialing which means long-distance calling within the country. Not everyone has long-distance calling activated on their home/cell phones and hence such booths are quite popular)

  4. #4 Mustafa Mond, FCD
    March 1, 2007

    Sao Tome Dobra.

    When I was young, STDs were called VD, for venereal disease.

  5. #5 Mustafa Mond, FCD
    March 1, 2007
  6. #6 Ben
    March 1, 2007

    the Sinks Two Dollar Happy Hour :P

  7. #7 xenophobic
    March 1, 2007

    Only in Boulder… Gotta love the hippies.

  8. #8 David McCullough
    April 25, 2007

    It should be translated as Socially Transmitted Diseases, in that the Sink is where I learned to waste most of my mind from the 50s to the 80s.

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