Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Corona-virus Libel: Unfair Vilification of Beer

 

Sure, my favorite beer has given me a hangover from time to time, but to assert that Corona harbors a deadly virus is over the top.

In their zeal to banish Corona, which I think evidences a racist, anti-Mexican bias, the CDC, UN, and mainstream media ignore the tremendous contributions beer has made to our culture and our lives, including:

  • Thousands of lives saved by the Heineken Maneuver
  • Industrial innovation inspired by Henry Ford’s favorite quaff, Modelo-T
  • Astronomical advances by researchers experiencing Blue Moon, and…
  • Great strides in STD research by the founder of Falstaff’s, Papa Joe Griesedieck.

I say it’s time to stop all the finger-pointing and give beer a chance.

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  1. Stad Thatcher

    MichaelHenry: give beer a chance

    I think I just found a new bumper sticker . . .

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    • January 23, 2020, at 11:34 AM PST
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  2. Caryn Thatcher
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    • January 23, 2020, at 11:37 AM PST
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  3. MichaelHenry Contributor
    MichaelHenry

    Stad (View Comment):

    MichaelHenry: give beer a chance

    I think I just found a new bumper sticker . . .

    Just so you’ll know, Stad, when I’ve had a less than stellar front nine, “give beer a chance” has been my longstanding motto and swing thought for the back nine.

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    • January 23, 2020, at 11:46 AM PST
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  4. Arahant Member

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    • January 23, 2020, at 11:56 AM PST
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  5. Arahant Member

    MichaelHenry: a. Thousands of lives saved by the Heineken Maneuver;
    b. Industrial innovation inspired by Henry Ford’s favorite quaff, Modelo-T;
    c. Astronomical advances by researchers experiencing Blue Moon; and
    d. Great strides in STD research by the founder of Falstaff’s, Papa Joe Griesedieck.

    And that’s just off the top of your head, no doubt.

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    • January 23, 2020, at 11:58 AM PST
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  6. Sweezle Member

    What a great motto “give beer a chance” to live by.

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    • January 23, 2020, at 1:04 PM PST
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  7. Mark Camp Member

    MichaelHenry:

    Sure, my favorite beer has given me a hangover from time to time, but to assert that Corona harbors a deadly virus is over the top. In their zeal to banish Corona, which I think evidences a racist, anti-Mexican bias, the CDC, the U.N., and mainstream media ignore the tremendous contributions beer has made to our culture and our lives, including: a. Thousands of lives saved by the Heineken Maneuver; b. Industrial innovation inspired by Henry Ford’s favorite quaff, Modelo-T; c. Astronomical advances by researchers experiencing Blue Moon; and d. Great strides in STD research by the founder of Falstaff’s, Papa Joe Griesedieck.

    Tried to read aloud to spouse. Got this far. Suggest don’t try at home. Esp. at the end of an emotional week/day. Overcome by paroxysms of laughter to point of tears at middle of every clause. May start a fresh attempt on the morning, after an experimental shift in medication, to stimulants from this other stuff.

     

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    • January 23, 2020, at 3:05 PM PST
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  8. Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw Member

    Stad (View Comment):

    MichaelHenry: give beer a chance

    I think I just found a new bumper sticker . . .

    #metoo

    Also #allbeersmatter.

    Maybe #backthebrew.

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    • January 23, 2020, at 3:23 PM PST
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  9. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    First, Coronavirus sounds like a euphemism for a hangover. I’ll be in late on Monday, I feel like I’m coming down with a case of Coronavirus. Second, the subliminal advertising worked on me, just I just bought a 6 pack of Corona Extra. Happy Weekend, America!

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    • January 23, 2020, at 3:26 PM PST
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  10. Arahant Member

    “Why is he posting like that?”

    “He got a case of the Coronavirus.”

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    • January 23, 2020, at 7:17 PM PST
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  11. Henry Castaigne Member

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    • January 23, 2020, at 8:57 PM PST
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  12. Muleskinner, Weasel Wrangler Member

    I miss Papa Joe and Falstaff. I believe it was Falstaff who brewed and packaged plain label beer. The cans just said “Beer.” At the same time, the state legislature was unable to agree on a tag line for the new license plates, so they were made without any ornamentation. The “Beer” cans were printed using the same color and font as the license plates. And for a time, we were known as “the plain label state.”

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    • January 24, 2020, at 5:50 AM PST
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  13. ddavewes Member

    Wouldn’t it be something if the cure for Corona Virus was Lime?

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    • January 24, 2020, at 4:59 PM PST
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  14. Clifford A. Brown Contributor

    ddavewes (View Comment):

    Wouldn’t it be something if the cure for Corona Virus was Lime?

    Vitamin C! Metered dosing one wedge at a time.

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    • January 25, 2020, at 1:19 PM PST
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  15. Hang On Member
    Hang On Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    They could never name it for dos X as it would be chromasomally sexist.

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    • January 25, 2020, at 1:25 PM PST
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  16. Front Seat Cat Member

    Hang On (View Comment):

    They could never name it for dos X as it would be chromasomally sexist.

    How about the worst beer on the planet named with the virus – (certainly not Corona)? I’m not a beer drinker so which one would qualify?

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    • January 25, 2020, at 4:32 PM PST
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  17. Hang On Member
    Hang On Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Hang On (View Comment):

    They could never name it for dos X as it would be chromasomally sexist.

    How about the worst beer on the planet named with the virus – (certainly not Corona)? I’m not a beer drinker so which one would qualify?

    Now you are trying to start a cat fight, Front Seat Cat. 

    My money is on Coors Lite.

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    • January 25, 2020, at 6:29 PM PST
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  18. Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw Member

    Hang On (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Hang On (View Comment):

    They could never name it for dos X as it would be chromasomally sexist.

    How about the worst beer on the planet named with the virus – (certainly not Corona)? I’m not a beer drinker so which one would qualify?

    Now you are trying to start a cat fight, Front Seat Cat.

    My money is on Coors Lite.

    Of the major light beers Coors is probably the best IMO. If I were going to name a virus after a beer, it’d probably be Boxer, which used to be available in 36 packs for ten dollars. I’ve actually had worse beers but none of them had a name that translated well to a virus.

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    • January 26, 2020, at 9:46 AM PST
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  19. The Reticulator Member

    Matt Balzer, Imperialist Claw (View Comment):

    Hang On (View Comment):

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):

    Hang On (View Comment):

    They could never name it for dos X as it would be chromasomally sexist.

    How about the worst beer on the planet named with the virus – (certainly not Corona)? I’m not a beer drinker so which one would qualify?

    Now you are trying to start a cat fight, Front Seat Cat.

    My money is on Coors Lite.

    Of the major light beers Coors is probably the best IMO. If I were going to name a virus after a beer, it’d probably be Boxer, which used to be available in 36 packs for ten dollars. I’ve actually had worse beers but none of them had a name that translated well to a virus.

    I’ve tried the lightweight Corona when Mrs. R bought some for me one time when she couldn’t reach the regular stuff on the shelf. It was OK. My usual has been Corona the past few years.

     

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    • January 26, 2020, at 8:13 PM PST
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