I live in Pennsylvania. Almost all liquor sales, apart from a few places that can sell beer, are through a state monopoly of stores that employ 5000 union employees. The state-owned stores are inefficient, expensive and badly run. The state tried a hilarious experiment in wine kiosks a few years back. Not long after, they had a much-publicized effort to make liquor store employees friendlier.
Governor Corbett, in a rare display of intelligence, is supporting an effort to privatize these stores to one degree or another. And the union responded with … that ad above. It would also appear that they have their facts wrong.
I’ve seen some vile ads before but this one takes the cake. Well done, UFCW.
Apple-infused horse semen shots might not be an obvious chaser to spring rolls, but they are causing a stir at the Green Man Pub where they are being served. The shots are part of the central Wellington pub’s entry in the nationwide 14th annual Monteith’s Beer & Wild Food Challenge. While the rest of the meal of seared Asian duck and pork and paua spring rolls sounds delicious – it is the Hoihoi tatea, or horse semen drink which is on everyone’s minds. Green Man Pub chef, Jason Varley, said the drink was proving most popular with women. “Ladies thought it was great a couple were going to go home and get their husbands to eat grass,” he said.