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Bigspeak Barhop

A bar with motivational speakers
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If you're drunk and you like a good cathartic discourse, then come to my bar and be relieved. Bigspeak Barhop is a great bar where you can sit and enjoy alot of good drinks and listen to motivational speakers talk on all sorts of topics. Patriotism, relationships, alcohol abuse, self worth, careers, sleep apnea, hunger, the color 'red', people who have the same name as you and clearly don't deserve it, road rage, small penii, and racism.

The layout is, people will come up and speak for about 20min, and then they go, and a band plays them off, and then really nothing happens for the next 30 mins or so, so people can chat away on whatever, probably mostly chatting about the last speaker though. And then, its all done over again.

daseva, Oct 18 2005

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Definitely not "penii". [jutta, Oct 18 2005]

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       I have always assumed that bars have sports TVs because people like to watch people winning. So I guess that fits in well. And I have spent much time organizing alumni events revolving 50/50 around alcohol and interesting speakers.   

       But I do wonder about having someone preach the virtues of Temperance.
DrCurry, Oct 18 2005
  

       // bars have sports TVs because people like to watch people winning//   

       Ha! You've never tried watching the Scottish national soccer team...
Jinbish, Oct 18 2005
  

       All sort of problems will arise when you try to stretch 15 minutes of fame into a 20 minute slot.
reensure, Oct 18 2005
  

       Jinbish: as I intimated, I watch sports to see people win...
DrCurry, Oct 18 2005
  

       But... someone wins in every match don't they?
wagster, Oct 18 2005
  

       Can you shout at them and throw buns?
gnomethang, Oct 18 2005
  

       I see no need to ram together the diametrically opposed worlds of self-improvment and alcohol abuse. What's proposed is like an Outward Bound course where breakfast consists of the intravenous injection of weapons grade heroin.   

       Perhaps the idea might fly if it were recast slightly, without the "motivational" aspect. Arranging to have speakers stand up for a few minutes, presumably announced in advance, makes it too much like a seminar or lecture. Better, then, to employ erudite and amusing alcoholics to mingle among the punters, dispensing though provoking bons mots. Alcoholics can be paid peanuts. Or ale.   

       Also, ditch the band. Bands in pubs is almost as bad an idea as TVs in pubs.
calum, Oct 19 2005
  
      
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