Thursday, September 24, 2009

Make way for the wagon


So as predicted the wondrously beautiful Clydesdale's brought the downtown to a momentary halt as they delivered a case of Bud to business accounts in the downtown.

13 comments:

maryd said...

They were so calm and beautiful. I'm so glad we got to see them up close!

LarryK4 said...

Indeed.

I don't care what they cost Bud, the company sure got their money's worth tonight.

Anonymous said...

Heaven knows the residents of the Town don't spend enough money on beer.

LarryK4 said...

Yeah, my reliable source tells me restaurants serve either Bud or Miller (but can't have both).

Either way, they will serve a LOT over the next few weekends.

Anonymous said...

Some people see Clydesdales.

I see the beer industry's three-dimensional version of Camel Joe.

Do you suppose that Budweiser spends money on the funding of vehicular homicide investigations, like when some drunk just keeps on going after hitting who knows what?

Nah.

Anonymous said...

In the much-celebrated American free market, that includes the beer industry,the investigation of vehicular homicides (i.e. the running down of other humans so that they lie there in the dark as the life runs out of them) are what they call "an externality", an ancillary cost that gets passed along to some payer outside of the market.

Gee, I think that "payer" would be government.

You know, come to think of it, the beer industry does deserve to be represented in any parade celebrating Amherst's history that starts at Amherst College and ends at UMass. Will there be a commemorative disturbance with the Clydesdales present at Southwest? They can drop six-packs of Bud from the top floors as a tribute.

Do We Need More Beer? said...

Seems an appropriate way to kick off the 250th anniversary. A bunch of animals, carrying cases of beer through the streets, leaving bodily waste in their wake. Oh wait, that's just the average UMass or AC student on a Friday and Saturday night.

Ed said...

Seems an appropriate way to kick off the 250th anniversary. A bunch of animals, carrying cases of beer through the streets, leaving bodily waste in their wake

OK, lets pave the entire town, cut down every damn tree, and put a building on ever square inch of open space. That what you want?

Anonymous said...

too bad it's going to rain on their parade. too bad they spent all that money on something that doesn't last long, and won't be well attended, when they could of had a legacy piece.

Anonymous said...

you mean too good!

their legacy piece....the final nail in bach's foreclosure coffin.

1. 'mander 98
2. newt 05
3. minuteman 07
4. 250th legacy piece

Do We Need More Beer? said...

Ed said: "OK, lets pave the entire town, cut down every damn tree, and put a building on ever square inch of open space. That what you want?

No. I like trees. What does this have to do with my comment about not wanting beer wagons celebrating the already-problematic alcohol situation in Amherst? Who said anything about cutting down trees or paving open space?

Ed said...

No. I like trees. What does this have to do with my comment about not wanting beer wagons celebrating the already-problematic alcohol situation in Amherst? Who said anything about cutting down trees or paving open space?

The town you love could not exist without the alcohol problem.

First, without the large number of UM students here, all living in super-high-density housing, you wouldn't have the jobs that support the people's ability to pay taxes. Compare downtown Amherst (where everyone has a job) to the Holyoke Flats...

Second, if the college kids weren't downtown drinking, there wouldn't BE a downtown. You don't have a commercial district, you have an entertainment district - and that supports your tax base.

Third, college kids have been abusing alcohol since Biblical times. (What is new, and more scary, is the extent to which the drug problem is almost worse than it was in the '70s.)

So an Amherst without students becomes a desolate ghost town where every square inch if buildable land is developed in hopes of raising the tax base.

Do We Need More Beer? said...

Ed ... Don't worry. The students aren't going to up and leave town if they don't see gratuitous beer advertising at every juncture.