I take note of the fact that some wags have suggested that President Barack Obama engaged in some racial profiling of his own by inviting an Irish American cop to have a beer with him and his good friend Henry Louis Gates Jr. at the White House. I can't help but wonder if Gates will continue to cry wolf in his beer. . . Personally I think that some enterprising brewer should buy the rights to the arrest photo that shows Henry Louis Gates Jr. yelling like a maniac and use it to advertise their product.
Let's see now. What might some of the advertising slogans be. . .
Amstel Beer: Cause strife. Pure Unfiltered.
Bass Ale: Reach for Notoriety.
Bavaria: And now, for a tantrum.
Bud Light: Be yourself and make it a sad sight.
Budweiser: Where there's strife, there's Gates.
Busch Beer: Head for the porch.
Carlsberg: Gates. Probably the best boor from Harvard.
Coors Light: The Boldest Lambasting Boor In Cambridge.
Corona: Miles Away From Ornery?
Dos Equis Mexican beer: Sooner or later you'll regret it.
Guinness Irish Stout: Politeness is good for you.
Bad things come to those who bait.
Harp Irish Lager: Who puts out the fire?
Heineken: A bitter boor deserves a beer with Obama.
Miller: Everything you always wanted in a boor. And more.
If you've got the crime, we've got the boor.
Labatt Blue: A whole lot can happen, Out of the Blue.*
Another Labatt Blue slogan is/was -
If I wanted water, I would have asked for water.
which "translates" to -
If I wanted Crowley, I would have asked for Crowley.
Michelob Ultra: Lose the barbs. Not the face. . .
Michelob AmberBock: Rich and _______ (fill in the blank yourself)
St. Pauli Girl: Put him on a pedestal, or in an Ivory Tower
or You never forget your worst nightmare.
Schaefer: America's Boldest Harvard Boor.
Sagres: Spot the differences
Samuel Adams: Harvard's World Class Boor.
The original beer advertising slogans may be found here.
*No need to tweak the actual Labatt Blue advertising slogan at all but I like -
A "rogue cop" can happen, Out of the Blue. . .
even though I don't believe that Sgt. James Crowley is really a rogue cop.
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