Monday, April 30, 2012

Monday Morning Quick Hits

Been awhile since we did one of these, and there are some pretty interesting stories that came in over the weekend – so lets get started with NYC – land of stupid rules.

‘Everyone Is a Child’: NYC Department of Health Allegedly Mulling ‘Happy Hour’ Ban

The New York Post is reporting that the Department of Health is considering a ban on beer and booze specials in New York City bars and restaurants, and the proposal is apparently serious enough that one source quipped: “the alcohol lobby better find itself a good lawyer.”

Read More HERE

happyhourNow, if you can be an adult and don’t need the government looking over your shoulder –here is an interesting video on “Can Happy Hour be Healthy?”  Pay attention for the Guinness SHOUT OUT

sanitizerIf you can stomach going to CNN, you can watch a video about Teens Drinking Hand Sanitizer.  While one could argue that this is out of desperation, I call it stupidity – and this would not even be an issue if we taught the children about responsible drinking vs how EVIL it is.

I’m UFC fan, although I have watched it from time to time if it is the only thing on at a bar.  It’s a brutal sport and for some of the fighters, this might be their only shot in life.  I find it interesting that Budweiser Threatens to Yank UFC Ads After Nazi Tattoo-Clad Fighter Allowed to Compete.  Really?  Just because a fighter has a few questionable (and open to interpretation) tattoos, you threaten totattoo pull sponsorship?  I don’t see them pull the NFL, NBA or MLB sponsorships over the controversial things some of those players do.  Perhaps the (alleged) Neo-Nazi tat hits to close to home for the Belgium owned InBev, but all I know is the beer is crap – so the UFC should find a better sponsor.

Finally, I have to applaud the Union Bar in Iowa City.  It was there that the bouncers prevents Jordan Ramos from getting up on the bar and dancing with her friends.  You see, Jordon is a “Plus Sized” college student and the bouncers (for various reasons) told her she was not allowed.  When you read the article, its easy to feel bad for her – but if I am at the bar, I don’t want to see that.  Yes I am old, and I am not even remotely in shape – but even I know that its usually the hotties that get up there and dance.  Hell, they probably wouldn’t let ME up there either.  The fact that they went to a Social Work Prof for advice is even funnier – because its apparent that they were setting up for a lawsuit at that point, only to be thwarted by the Human Rights Commission in Iowa City, who told her that “They could not do an investigation because size discrimination is not illegal by law”.   I guess someone does put Baby in the Corner.


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