Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Because all cool bloggers drink Corona

Longtime readers know that Budweiser was once the Official Beer of The Other McCain. But then negotiations with Anheuser-Busch for a lucrative endorsement deal fell through, just about the same time I discovered that Budweiser is made with horse urine and has been shown in laboratory tests to cause penile cancer.

Well, the cheapskates at Anheuser-Busch had their chance. But now the federal government is stepping in to make sure they won't have that chance again:
[B]ack-scratching endorsements could become tougher under a coming set of Federal Trade Commission guidelines designed to clarify how companies can court bloggers to write about their products. This summer, the government agency is expected to issue new advertising guidelines that will require bloggers to disclose when they're writing about a sponsor's product and voicing opinions that aren't their own. The new FTC guidelines say that blog authors should disclose when they're being compensated by an advertiser to discuss a product.
So I'm cashing in while there's still time. Drink delicious Corona Extra Beer, because it's guaranteed to be free of horse urine and won't make your winky fall off.

(Hat tip: NewsAlert.)

UPDATE: By the way, Moe Lane, it's been a while since I've gotten any blogola from you. I don't want to say you're in danger of losing your status as the World's Sexiest Blogger but . . . well, I don't want to say that. Also, it would be a sad thing if Jules Crittenden lost his status as Marie Osmond's lesbian daughter.


  1. That stuff is disgusting.

    Try a Man's Beer. Bell's Two Hearted, if ya can find it.

  2. Will drinking Corona restore my winky?

  3. Guess who owns a BIG portion of Corona?

  4. If ever anyone had a good reason to be anonymous, it's the previous commenter.

  5. Damn you, Stacy McCain! I had just gotten over the heartbreak of learning - from you - of Marie Osmond's rather fetching, newly-exclusively Lesbian daughter!

    Also, real men drink Bourbon and the blood of vanquished enemies, which is a terrific mixer.

  6. If bloggers aren't kickin' in like they should, I'm always available as an enforcer...for a price.

  7. Hmm, I might have to send you a case of Carolina Pale Ale. Or, if you are passing through North Carolina, particularly the Raleigh area, pick some up. Simply incredible beer.

  8. If Corona isn't horse urine, it's definitely some species of that fluid.

    I like Negra Modelo, though.

  9. ick. isn't corona donkey pee? Try something from Alaska or Montana. mmmmm. dark beer. :)

    corona has the BEST commercials though, makes me long for the beach, among other things.

  10. Spaten Optimator - nothing better.

  11. Let me see...a blogger is endorsing a product that is advertised on his blog. What are the chances that these two events are related?

    Is it something like the fact that the beer seen in 'Back to School' was Miller Lite, the same company that had Rodney Dangerfield as a spokesman? The same sort of 'chance'?

    And I need a federal agency to tell me that?

    Mikey NTH

  12. Next time you're in Texas, look for ZiegenBoch, a wonderful domestic beer with an awesome premium taste. Best of all, because of it's incredibly low cost, you can get totally pelosi-faced while reading the blogs and not break your budget!