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Thursday, October 20, 2005
Funniest Lie of the Day
October 20, 2005 ST. LOUIS --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.

And those rolling papers are sold so you can make your own tobacco cigarrettes. Those things in the "family planning" aisle of the drugstore are water balloons. (And, at one time, "sold for the prevention of disease only".) I only read Playboy for the award-winning short fiction. Actually, none of those are as good. Playing Bud Pong....with Bud? You pervs.

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