Friday, November 21, 2008
People are talking about Stinkers Bar in Silverlake. But the most talked about item at Stinkers may be the mechanized skunks that line the top of the bar. Owner Bobby Green has the stuffed, backwards-faced skunks rigged so that when a bartender pulls a cord, steam will come out of the skunks' backsides. No word yet on if they have figured out a way to make the steam (which is actually liquid CO2) smell anything like the real skunk spray, but we are guessing the effect of the steam vapor should sufficiently get the point across without scaring off bargoers.