Anheuser-Busch Cos. Inc. said it will quit marketing a drinking game called “Bud Pong” after discovering that some people were imbibing beer during the game instead of water, as directions specified.
The nation’s biggest brewer rolled out “Bud Pong” in July, sending kits to beer wholesalers in 18 states. The bar game is played by bouncing ping pong balls into cups of liquid, with participants taking a drink if they lose a point. Anheuser-Busch suggested players fill the cups with water. A New York Times article Sunday described players using beer instead.
“It has come to our attention that despite our explicit guidelines, there may have been instances where this promotion was not carried out in the manner it was intended,” Anheuser-Busch spokeswoman Francine I. Katz said in a statement Tuesday.
“The intent of this program was to provide adults who socialize in bars with a fun activity,” Katz said in a statement. The company said it was pulling the promotion, and did not want perceptions of the “Bud Pong” game to conflict with a $500 million campaign to promote responsible drinking, Katz said.
It is irresponsible in itself to suggest that water be used during a bar game, said Glynn Birch, national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
Archive for October 2005
Don’t think I’d ever uttered the sentence “I need to report a robbery.” before.
Got out to my car this morning, hit unlock on the keychain, got in the car and noticed there was some stuff sitting on the passenger’s seat that I didn’t remember getting out. Then I looked at the dash and there wasn’t so much a radio there anymore. Bastard got my radio, the FM transmitter for my MP3 player and the recharging cord for my cell phone.
Reported it to the police, not like they’re going to find it. And I think the total will fall about $750 below my deductible on my insurance so no help there. Guess I’ll have to try and dig up my old radio and see if Circuit City can stick it back in.
Did this stuff use to happen? What is up with all the deranged people trying to rip babies from mothers’ wombs?
A Pennsylvania nurse was charged yesterday with bashing a pregnant neighbor on the head with a baseball bat and then slashing her belly in a ghastly attempt to steal her unborn baby.
Authorities said Peggy Jo Conner, 38, hit Valerie Oskin, who was eight months pregnant, with the bat early Wednesday, drove her to a secluded woods northeast of Pittsburgh and used a razor knife to cut along an old Caesarean section scar. The horrifying ordeal went on for six hours before a 17-year-old boy on an all-terrain vehicle stumbled on the bloody scene and foiled the gruesome plot.
The baby was delivered by emergency C-section at Allegheny General Hospital, where Oskin, 30, remained in the trauma ward late yesterday. Authorities said the baby was in stable condition but would not release any further information.
–New York Daily News
Supreme Court justices should be elected; not handpicked by a president who then can call in this favor to help with his party’s agenda.
–Dayton Daily News: Speak Up
It’s just one of the worst ideas ever and shows a complete lack of understanding of how our system of government works.