By William Brand
Tuesday, April 19th, 2005 at 11:00 am in Uncategorized.
OK, it’s Tuesday…time for squibs and other stuff, possibly of interest to some of us
…If you’re within range of the Los Angeles rocker KSLX-FM on Saturday April 30, May 14 or May 21, 2005 from 3 -5 p.m., check out the The Tasting Room with Tom Leykis. He tastes the beers of Firestone Walker and interviews co-founder David Walker. I spent half an hour this evening web-surfing, but apparently KSLX remains in the stoned — er stone age. No streaming on the web. The show’s also on Westwood One, which goes almost everywhere. Again, no streaming.
Oh yeah, KSLX can be found at 100.7 FM.
Moving on…This comes from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a liberal watchdog non-profit. This month, the target is our good frienz at Anheuser Busch.
“WASHINGTON-A new ad for Bud Light beer depicts men joking about lies they’ve told to cover up their daytime drinking, and two watchdog groups say the Federal Trade Commission should crack down and ask Anheuser-Busch to pull the ad. In a letter to FTC enforcement official Janet Evans, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) say the ad irresponsibly makes light of alcoholic behavior.
“The ad in question features a group of men drinking at a bar. The bartender asks the men how they are able to leave work early every day to drink. The men each then recount various lies or excuses they use to prioritize drinking over their job responsibilitiesthe kind of lies that real-life alcoholics might use to disguise their covert drinking, according to the groups.
“Anheuser-Busch no doubt thinks this ad is funny, but there is nothing funny about promoting the destructive and addictive behavior that is recklessly presented in this ad,” said George A. Hacker, director of CSPI’s Alcohol Policies Project.
“Anheuser-Busch is signaling to heavy drinkers and alcoholics that it is perfectly okay to lie to coworkers, or ask them to lie for you, to conceal work-time drinking.”
Gosh. A big brewer can’t even crack a joke without someone dumping on ’em.