“Lazy? Drunk? Stoned?”


Reason I love my neighborhood, #874,890:

Sandwich board sign in front of the Phat Philly Cheesesteak place:

“Lazy? Drunk? Stoned? We Deliver!”

They know how to cater to their customer base. Lazy, drunk, stoned, any permutation of the above — and proud of it.

Comments

  1. says

    Do they deliver the PBR too? Someone tried to set up an alcohol delivery service in Sydney but it got shut down. ;-(

  2. Eric says

    O come now…. Pabst ain’t great, but as American adjunct lagers go, it’s not bad. It has *some* flavor that’s not just ricey.

  3. maxdwolf says

    Sounds good, but I still feel a need to call them out on the Kobe beef bullshit. Nobody in the U.S. actually serves Kobe beef, no matter what they claim. I’m not even sure it would be appropriate for a Philly cheesesteak. As for the PBR, all I have to say is you get what you pay for in this case.

  4. Rob Major says

    Greta, great post. I note that PBR was the brew of choice for Will Ferrell’s alcoholic character in Everything Must Go, which I thought was a daring bit of product placement. Not sure it’s made out of people, but i suppose it’s possible that the Pabst brewery has become a subsidiary of The Soylent Corp.

  5. Azkyroth, Former Growing Toaster Oven says

    PBR is nasty. Seriously. It’s the soylent green of beer.

    It was either a sip of PBR or a sip of Natural Ice that inspired my comment “you’ve heard of ‘not even wrong?’ This shit is ‘not even bad.'”

    Why does “American-Style Lager” *exist*?

  6. Alex says

    Why does “American-Style Lager” *exist*?

    It is an effort to make beer as cheaply as possible; hops are expensive, so American lagers use bugger all hops, while rice and corn are cheaper than barley, so they use them instead. They then make the flavour inoffensive to avoid putting off potential clients, and conveniently, flavourless beer is cheaper to make too.
    Prohibition clearing out the smaller local breweries also helped lower standards so they could push it that far. if you look at Europe or Australia beers similar to American lagers exist, eg fosters or stellar, but due to the local beer production situation they haven’t been able to push the same levels of flavourless-ness.

    Also, American’s have no taste in booze. :P

  7. Dunc says

    Why does “American-Style Lager” *exist*?

    “No one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.” [H. L. Mencken]

  8. F says

    I note that PBR was the brew of choice for Will Ferrell’s alcoholic character in Everything Must Go, which I thought was a daring bit of product placement.

    See Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet.

    That shit is just an instant hangover in a can.

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