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(The Big Story)   Anheuser-Busch wants all shots of Budweiser removed from new Denzel Washington movie, outraged at the implication that anyone could get drunk off of their product   (bigstory.ap.org) divider line 79
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2012-11-06 08:28:29 AM  

Gdalescrboz: HotWingAgenda

Would they win that lawsuit? In todays world, probably. But even if they didnt Budweiser would spend a fortune defending themselves. They are just trying to stop it before it happens


Wut?
 
2012-11-06 08:35:37 AM  

This text is now purple: cygnusx13: You can get drunk off Bud? I thought you could only get IBS.

/the more you know.

Budweiser is higher proof than Guinness


Proof of what?
 
2012-11-06 08:45:48 AM  
I get drunk on Natural Light every night.

Suck it, beer snobs!
 
2012-11-06 08:48:37 AM  

doczoidberg: I get drunk on Natural Light every night.

Suck it, beer snobs!


Light beer ... half the calories, half the taste.
 
2012-11-06 09:05:20 AM  
This is why they blur out liquor bottles on Intervention in case anyone's wondering.
 
2012-11-06 09:48:11 AM  

Mentat: If you can believe it, their product has gotten worse since InBev took over.



"Worse" is a subjective term that can not be defined in an article like that. If you want to call it worse, that's fine, but it's only an opinion. If you are lamenting a decline in actual beer quality, then I'd like to see your data, because that's the only way you can make pronouncements like that: if you have sensory or chemical data to back it up.

/beer flavor scientist
 
2012-11-06 09:54:57 AM  
Um....the Bud was just to get the party started. Stoli or some kind of whiskey was his alcohol to get drunk with.

/wonders is Stoli is gonna get in on the butt-hurt wagon.
//I liked the movie, would see again.
 
2012-11-06 10:32:04 AM  
I saw it last night. The upside of being a high-functioning alcoholic pilot: You get to wake up with an insanely-hot chick that you may throw under the bus later if you want. You also get to fly a jet full of people upside down and be treated like a hero when most of 'em don't die.

The down side: You're a miserable SOB, despite all the hot chick porking and upside down hero jet flying.

/didn't notice the beer brand
//having trouble caring about the beer brand
///gonna buy the movie disc and save the images of the insanely hot chick in the opening scene
 
2012-11-06 10:36:19 AM  

What_Would_Jimi_Do: i guess the producers used Anheuser-Busch as the prop, because it would be absurd any airline pilot would drink that crap.

their product is drunk by only rednecks and wrestlers.


I saw the movie over the weekend and that was my first thought, too. I was doing my Air National Guard duty this weekend - almost every one of our pilots flies for the airlines when not in uniform, and the cheapest beer I've ever seen at a pilot party is Rolling Rock or Yuengling.

Pretty decent movie - good special effects. Plus, my husband noticed who it was - the chick who played Catarina in "My Name is Earl" is totally nude for the first ten minutes. I am jealous of her absolutely perfect body.
 
2012-11-06 10:37:57 AM  
Yet they have no problem covering race cars with their logo? You are watching "driving a drink"
 
2012-11-06 10:39:23 AM  

evilmrsock: stonicus: FTFA: Dougherty and Mark Partridge, a Chicago intellectual property lawyer, also noted that a court rejected an effort to get by Caterpillar Inc. to get its logo removed from tractors driven by the villains in 2003's "George of the Jungle 2." The company had argued its trademark was harmed by having its product associated with the film's villains.

I would bet my life that not one single person who was going to buy a Caterpillar vehicle didn't because of its inclusion in George of the Jungle 2.

Somewhere, a landscaper with an autistic kid who wouldn't stop crying about the goddamn monkeys every goddamn day until he had to sell off his pair of Catepillar mini-dozers and buy Blackcats instead is silently screaming inside, his soul paying out on your side of the bet.


But in that scenario, the Caterpillar had already been purchased initially. And if he sold it, it just proves it is still sellable.
 
2012-11-06 10:47:08 AM  

cwolf20: In other news. A cute little company thinks people go out and drink products from a movie.


In other news, a plain little farker has absolutely no idea what he's talking about.

Sales of shawarma increased 80% after the Avengers movie came out.

Suntory whisky sales spiked after Lost In Translation came out.

Annual sales of Wayfarer sunglasses went from 18,000 to 360,000 the year Risky Business came out.

Aviator sales went up 40% the year Top Gun came out

M&M sales rose 65% the year ET was released.

9,000 orders for BMW Z3's were placed the month Goldeneye came out.

Red Stripe beer sales spiked over 50% when the Firm came out.

Blackstone Pinot Noir sales spiked 150% and merlot fell 2% when Sideways came out.

Mini Cooper sales increased 22% the year Italian Job came out.

http://www.themitchelli.com/2012/10/james-bond-skyfall-boosts-cut-thr o at-razor-sales-by-405/

http://investorplace.com/2012/10/james-bond-007-the-stocks-of-skyfall /

http://www.cnbc.com/id/43266198/10_Big_Successes_in_Product_Placement ? slide=5

http://www.whisky-news.com/En/news11.html
 
2012-11-06 10:49:34 AM  

Psycat: Considering how much money Anheuser-Busch spent over the years to keep pot illegal, I consider this karmic retribution...


Please tell us how much they spent. A citation would be nice, but I'm not holding my breath or anything.
 
2012-11-06 11:05:46 AM  

FLMountainMan: M&M sales rose 65% the year ET was released.


That's odd, because it was Reese's Pieces that was used in that film.
 
2012-11-06 11:11:14 AM  

dittybopper: FLMountainMan: M&M sales rose 65% the year ET was released.

That's odd, because it was Reese's Pieces that was used in that film.


Seconded. It was SUPPOSED to be MnM's but they wouldn't agree. Suckers.
 
2012-11-06 11:21:47 AM  

Psycat: Since the L/D 50 dosage of pot is something like 20,000 joints, an overdose of THC is very, very unlikely and accidental deaths from herb are infinitesimal compared to those caused by alcohol.


It seems to me that the only way to OD from pot would be to fall into a vat of THC and drown.
 
2012-11-06 12:29:54 PM  

dittybopper: FLMountainMan: M&M sales rose 65% the year ET was released.

That's odd, because it was Reese's Pieces that was used in that film.


kiwimoogle84: dittybopper: FLMountainMan: M&M sales rose 65% the year ET was released.

That's odd, because it was Reese's Pieces that was used in that film.

Seconded. It was SUPPOSED to be MnM's but they wouldn't agree. Suckers.


Goddamnitsomuch. Typo on my part.
 
2012-11-06 01:58:45 PM  

germ78: Psycat: Since the L/D 50 dosage of pot is something like 20,000 joints, an overdose of THC is very, very unlikely and accidental deaths from herb are infinitesimal compared to those caused by alcohol.

It seems to me that the only way to OD from pot would be to fall into a vat of THC and drown.


Pretty much... A human being couldn't physically smoke enough to do it. You'd have to extract it and inject pure THC in your veins.
 
2012-11-06 02:13:43 PM  

freetomato: What_Would_Jimi_Do: i guess the producers used Anheuser-Busch as the prop, because it would be absurd any airline pilot would drink that crap.

their product is drunk by only rednecks and wrestlers.

I saw the movie over the weekend and that was my first thought, too. I was doing my Air National Guard duty this weekend - almost every one of our pilots flies for the airlines when not in uniform, and the cheapest beer I've ever seen at a pilot party is Rolling Rock or Yuengling.

Pretty decent movie - good special effects. Plus, my husband noticed who it was - the chick who played Catarina in "My Name is Earl" is totally nude for the first ten minutes. I am jealous of her absolutely perfect body.


i2.listal.com
What's this movie called, again?
 
2012-11-06 04:00:51 PM  

stonicus: germ78: Psycat: Since the L/D 50 dosage of pot is something like 20,000 joints, an overdose of THC is very, very unlikely and accidental deaths from herb are infinitesimal compared to those caused by alcohol.

It seems to me that the only way to OD from pot would be to fall into a vat of THC and drown.

Pretty much... A human being couldn't physically smoke enough to do it. You'd have to extract it and inject pure THC in your veins.


but u could still do stupid things on that pot. like lose your job

something that couldn't happen on even like 6 beers (you'd simply fall asleep)
but with pot you wake up psychotic the next day and lose your job
 
2012-11-06 04:31:02 PM  
Inbev Budweiser. Call it what it is. Not sure why they keep the Anheuser Busch name except maybe to trick people into thinking the company is still American
 
2012-11-06 04:35:55 PM  

FLMountainMan: Please tell us how much they spent. A citation would be nice, but I'm not holding my breath or anything.


Here's the first one I can find. If this isn't enough, I'll find more numbers...

"The Partnership's funders are usually kept secret, says Grant, to protect them from other grant seekers and from the legalization lobby. But the Partnership's 1991 tax return reveals another motive for secrecy: conspicuous support from the legal drug industry. From 1988 to 1991, pharmaceutical companies and their beneficiaries contributed as follows:

the J. Seward Johnson, Sr, Charitable Trusts ($1,100,000)
Du Pont ($150,000)
the Procter & Gamble Fund ($120,000)
the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation ($110,000)
Johnson & Johnson ($110,000)
Smith Kline Beecham ($100,000)
the Merck Foundation ($75,000)
and Hoffman-La Roche ($30,000)

Pharmaceuticals and their beneficiaries alone donated 54 percent of the $5.8 million the Partnership took from its top twenty-five contributors from 1988 to 1991. That 54 percent is conservative.

It doesn't include donations under $90,000, and it doesn't include donations from the tobacco and alcohol kings: The Partnership has taken $150,000 each from Philip Morris, Anheuser-Busch and RJR Reynolds, plus $100,000 from American Brands (Jim Beam. Lucky Strike)."

And that $150,000 was just to the PDFA. I have no clue (any fellow Farkers want to help me?) how much money Anheuser-Busch has contributed directly to candidates in the form of *guffaw* "campaign contributions".

And that's for starters...good thing you're not just another hard-drinking corporate tool from Floriduh who's making a cheap shot or I'd get on my high horse (pun intended) and come up with a lot more dollar amounts...
 
2012-11-06 04:39:47 PM  

germ78: It seems to me that the only way to OD from pot would be to fall into a vat of THC and drown.


What's really wild is that the LD/50 ratio for alcohol is something like 5-10 (maybe .06-.08 BAC to get a buzz, .50-.60 for a fatal overdose) and I think the LD/50 ratio for many prescription pills is in a similar range. So anybody who insists that marijuana prohibition has anything to do with public safety is utterly clueless...
 
2012-11-06 04:48:38 PM  
BTW, the previous citation was from The Nation. It's a bit out-of-date, but I'm sure Anheuser-Busch is still funneling money to the anti-legalization efforts.

Another source: Reason.com

And another: Republic Report

More to come...I've just found a whole bunch of websites with actual dollar amounts that A-B has contributed to the War on Stoners...
 
2012-11-06 05:05:59 PM  
"Sales of alcoholic beverages in the U.S. in 2008, were $160 billion (almost $40 billion of that went to Anheuser Bush, who spent about $1.5 million on campaign contributions in that year). Meanwhile, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2001, 34,833 people died from cirrhosis of the liver, cancer and other diseases linked to drinking alcohol. Another 40,933 died from car crashes and other mishaps caused by excessive alcohol use."

From The Huffington Post. I'll bet a lot of that 1.5 million went to 'fighting drugs'--except the one that makes you beat your wife, of course.

More to come...
 
2012-11-06 06:01:31 PM  

freetomato: the chick who played Catarina in "My Name is Earl" is totally nude for the first ten minutes. I am jealous of her absolutely perfect body.


DAYUM! In that case I'm totally renting this one when it comes out.


Jon iz teh kewl: but with pot you wake up psychotic the next day and lose your job


Oh man, that's happened to me SO many times, said no one ever.
 
2012-11-06 06:40:28 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: but u could still do stupid things on that pot. like lose your job

something that couldn't happen on even like 6 beers (you'd simply fall asleep)


Naw, nobody ever lost their job due to being drunk or severely hung over. I'll bet that alcohol has probably caused more sick days and workplace accidents than all other mind-altering drugs combined.


but with pot you wake up psychotic the next day and lose your job


I know plenty of stoners and that's happened to exactly nobody. Alcohol, on the other hand, is implicated in the majority of violent crimes, including murder, in America. If you really do think that pot makes a person psychotic, you better lay off the booze because it's killing the few brain cells you have left.
 
2012-11-06 07:06:58 PM  

Gdalescrboz: They could easily be sued if someone wants to claim their product encouraged their husband to drink a bottle of Stolichnaya vodka and go fly a plane, which is exactly what is happening in the movie.


Oh come on, Virgin has practically been doing that for years in the european market..

//just kidding, beardie.
 
2012-11-07 09:55:32 AM  
Budweiser you created a monster, and they call you, Drinkenstein....DRINKENSTEIN!
 
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