Monday, July 21, 2008

Ben Sargent hits the nail on the head

Ben Sargent, the world-class political cartoonist for the Austin American-Statesman, brilliantly summed up how I feel about the silly teeth-gnashing over the sale of Anheuser-Busch to InBev:



Hmm… I wonder if certain other Statesman employee I know was the inspiration for this cartoon?

(Cartoon reprinted with permission from Ben Sargent and the Austin American-Statesman.)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

A certain other Statesman employee says ...

I hate it. I think it's un-American. Or maybe far too American that corporate greed trumps tradition. And I'm annoyed that even Kelso, in addition to every other journalist in the world, feels free to mock the beer that is consumed by more American beer drinkers than any other.

But I'm too defeated to gnash my teeth. I gave up on Lone Star after they stopped brewing in San Antonio, I'll give up on Bud when InBev has their New Coke moment.

Maybe Shiner is next.

Lee said...

Mocking? Seemed more like he was defending it to me, just in a sort of self-deprecating way. (For those of you outside of Austin, he's referring to this article.)

Lee said...

Oh, and as for "mocking" things that are highly popular: I won't hold my breath waiting for you to gush praise on Britney Spears' next album. :-)

retrospectmike said...

Hey I just wanted to try and share the wealth!

If you like drinking in the state of Texas, check it out!

http://www.texasbeermaps.com

Has every single drinking establishment in the entire state, including a section on how to brew your own beer!

Mike

Jeffrey said...

That's what I've been saying: doesn't this make Budweiser a Belgian Beer now? Sales should skyrocket!

Thanks for posting the cartoon, and thanks to Mr. Sargent for letting you.

Karla said...

I thought Kelso's article was hilarious. As is that cartoon.

Maybe some Belgians will buy Miller as well. Miller Lite can become Miller Hefe!

Anonymous said...

A certain other Statesman employee's wife says ...

Oh god Lee, shadup. Can anyone even afford to drink that pissy-tasting nastiness you call 'real beer' anymore? :)