Thursday, May 15, 2008

Three Cheers for Pabst Blue Ribbon

Regular visitors to this site know that I am eagerly buying what Barry "Ballin" Obama is selling and I love beer. High Life Bottles and PBR are staples into my suds rotation. I can not love this passage from Barry's recent trip into a pub anymore.

At the Raleigh Times bar in downtown Raleigh yesterday, Mr Obama arrived in the late afternoon with his wife Michelle only to find himself momentarily beerless.

"Where's my beer?" he asked, loud enough for the reporters to hear.

He eyed an array of fine micro brews on tap, from the amber Maharaja IPA to the "naturally cloudy" Blanche Bruxelles. He zeroed in on the mass market.

"PBR," he said, choosing Pabst Blue Ribbon, an inexpensive lager, before working the crowd.

If Barry would ordered the micro brew, the mainstream media would have totally wigged out and dilluted the public with millions of parsing paragraphs, detailing why his micro beer selection makes him better than "regular folk."

Just go look at their reaction to Obama sucking at bowling to reference this point.

Lazy and incompetent journalists just repeat this "wine/beer track" type cast over and over. Like middle class to poor people do not enjoy wine (who is buying Boones?) and higher income individuals do not enjoy beer,( what upscale bar does not sell beer?) such a stupid, silly stereotype but it is almost repeated as fact by our chattering pundit class.

I will save you from my budding 1000 word rant on the media and just say, kudos Barry.

I love me some Pib Er.


(The title of the post is reference to lyrics that John Bell, Widespread Panic's front man, ad libbed during a 2002 Red Rocks show. I was there, of course, rocking it.In case you did not know yet, I am dirty hippie/troop hating/yuppie/elitist/commie.

At least that is what Papa Bear O'Reilly and his minions say about my type because only people who favor endless wars support the troops, those against war, who do not want troops to die or get injured, hate them and are unpatriotic, wimps. Awesome logic. Sorry,I will stop now.)

Mac Gs World

1 comment:

J.R. Fliehr said...

Favorite John Bell ad libs: "Long live baseball"; "That's some fire there!...Thats the right way to use a lighter, nobody gets hurt!"