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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy View Post
    I suggest you get out more. Or just try this thinking exercise, since you're so good at it: 1) Look up the phrase "Target Market", 2) Identify Bud Light's target market, and 3) identify how many rats' assess they give about corn syrup and CO2.

    Bonus points for this exercise: How many jobs in these "empty" states, or others, depend on the corn market?

    Being the empowered, take no prisoners, intellectual that you are, I trust you will come up with another, better, strawman. Yes, I believe in you that much. Now go forth - and don't forget to bill your time.
    I was out at a firm happy hour last Friday. You know what I saw? An entire pub filled with city dwellers in the bluest city in a blue state drinking Bud Light, Coors Light, and Miller Lite. Sure, there were a few "connoisseurs" drinking IPAs or craft beers and micorbrews, but for the most part, these suburban folks were concerned with ingesting as much beer as possible while trying to minimize their calories and financial outlay. Here's what they were not concerned with: the well-being of Big Corn, farmers, or anyone employed through a derivative of those industries. But of the 20 people at my table, 3 of them drive hybrid cars, two drive electric cars, and probably about 70% of them have solar panels on their houses. So while I'm sure farmers and country-folk love to drink cheap beer, I think Budweiser probably understands that if gaining market share in a city means losing market share in BFE, that's ultimately an improvement on the bottom line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    I don't give a crap about beer drinkers or the dumb corn lobby so I don't care to debate this.

    I will say, it is funny that a beer company would consider the health effects of corn syrup. The main problem with corn syrup is that it causes fatty liver disease. Guess what else causes fatty liver disease? Alcohol. Fatty liver disease = insulin resistance = obesity.

    It isn't a "health issue" with this stupid fight. They are trying to pretend that their beer is brewed with better ingredients, not that it is more healthy. Rice and corn syrup are both adjuncts and both make shitty beer.

    Beer isn't and never will be health food. Of course, I'll knock a few years off my life expectancy to live a life with beer in it.
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    I thought the corn syrup commercial was funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    Wrong and wrong. He's a great football player, who is very awkward and unlikeable when he speaks (mostly because he sounds like he has an IQ of about 65). He could be on a Bruschi track, but Bruschi played 13 years for the Pats. Forrest Van Noy has a long ways to go to reach Bruschi levels.
    Exactly what are we arguing about? I didn't say he was at Bruschi level. I said he's on his way, with 3 years on the team.

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    What was up with Andy Warhol eating the most disgusting looking burger Burger King could offer up. Doubt people are running to Burger King today.

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    I didn't know corn syrup was used in beer

    The commercial was funny. I'm not a business guy, but I saw a smart ad trying to expand their market with the craft beer-type people. Which is funny, because last year their strategy was to make fun of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    What was up with Andy Warhol eating the most disgusting looking burger Burger King could offer up. Doubt people are running to Burger King today.
    That was strange. The other couple we were with didn't even know who Andy Warhol was. Not very effective advertising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jay santos View Post
    What was up with Andy Warhol eating the most disgusting looking burger Burger King could offer up. Doubt people are running to Burger King today.
    Agreed, Andy is more of a Campbell’s soup kind of guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    I didn't know corn syrup was used in beer

    The commercial was funny. I'm not a business guy, but I saw a smart ad trying to expand their market with the craft beer-type people. Which is funny, because last year their strategy was to make fun of them.
    “to be clear, bud light is not brewed with corn syrup”
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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    That was strange. The other couple we were with didn't even know who Andy Warhol was. Not very effective advertising.

    how could you not know who andy warhol is
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    how could you not know who andy warhol is
    All I know is that he sucks a big one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    I didn't know corn syrup was used in beer

    The commercial was funny. I'm not a business guy, but I saw a smart ad trying to expand their market with the craft beer-type people. Which is funny, because last year their strategy was to make fun of them.
    It would have to be a pretty stupid craft beer-type person for that strategy to work considering the Bud Light label indicates it is brewed with rice.

    You don't have to follow German purity laws to make good beer, but certainly there is no excuse for rice being in it. If you are going to make a pale lager: water, yeast, barley, and hops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    All I know is that he sucks a big one.
    That's not funny, Andy Warhol was a very successful artist.
    The crux of what has traumatized us about CUF/CG is that we thought they were our friends. And their identity as BYU fans turned out to be the most important thing to them. What empty lives! What a damning indictment of the LDS Church!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    All I know is that he sucks a big one.
    I wonder how many people actually watched that movie?

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    The game was so boring that everyone whipped out their phones and started scanning "Find Relatives" on the FamilyTree app. My husband was related to half the room. I was related to no one. Frickin isolationist poly genes. Or frickin' no-care poly relatives who arent registered on the app. One of the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    I wonder how many people actually watched that movie?



    One of the most quotable movies of all time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old_gregg View Post
    how could you not know who andy warhol is
    I know who Andy Warhol is. I had no idea what he looked like, and so I had no idea that a seemingly random person named Andy eating a nasty-looking Whopper was Andy Warhol.

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    Andy Warhol got another 15 minutes. Cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post


    One of the most quotable movies of all time.
    My cat can eat a whole watermelon.
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    Begun, the corn syrup wars, have:

    In response to the ad, Kevin Ross, a vice president of the National Corn Growers Association, shared a video of himself pouring Bud Light down the drain.

    “Bud Light, if you’re not standing with corn farmers, we’re not standing with you,” he said.

    The corn lobbying group, which says it represents 40,000 dues-paying farmers among an industry of 300,000, said in a tweet aimed at Bud Light that “America’s corn farmers are disappointed in you.” The tweet was shared thousands of times.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/04/b...th=login-email

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post

    If the Pats hang on and pull out a win, Edelman is MVP.
    Yep and proving once again across all sports that taking banned performance enhancing drugs is worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northwestcoug View Post
    That is great. The poor corn lobby. What do you want to bet that 90% of those corn farmers are against socialism and complain about handouts to illegal immigrants?

    Also, from one of the links in the article:

    In response to these growing concerns, the corn industry has actively championed HFCS. A 2013 commentary in the International Journal of Obesity, for example, condemns research on links between HFCS and health problems. Two of the authors had received funding from the Corn Refiners Association. That industry group, which defends HFCS as “nearly identical to table sugar” often lobbies the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), America’s food regulator, which calls the additive safe. The same group unsuccessfully petitioned the FDA in 2012 to change the name of HFCS to “corn sugar.”
    Almost as healthy as table sugar.
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    this thread was better when cowboy and dh were arguing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Almost as healthy as table sugar.
    There is nothing wrong with "Corn Sugar"... It only makes rats fat. There is no proof that it makes humans fat.
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    Corn farmers can go to hell and take their crappy ethanol with them.
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    Can we get back to discussing appropriate ingredients for beer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post


    One of the most quotable movies of all time.
    What movie is it?

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    Apparently that wasn't just a clever commercial-- that was the end of the Bud Knight.

    What an exit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Tick View Post
    What movie is it?
    Rubin and Ed.
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