Friday, March 25, 2011

Shopping with Blobby

Yet another installment in the drudgery that is everyday shopping. The camera-phone makes it a bit more fun - though I get looks whenever I take pics of products. Like I care what people think!

Remember in an earlier episode of The Simpsons, Lisa and Bart were sent to stay with their aunts, Patty and Selma?

If you do, and I know some of you do, then you will also remember that the only thing the Bouvier sisters had to drink in their apartment was buttermilk, Mr. Pibb and Clamato.

Yes, it is a line that my friends and I still use now and again. We use our powers of recall for nothing good or educational.

So imagine my disgust when I was pumping gas over the weekend and the husband pointed out the sign on the petrol station window.

I don't know that Clamato in beer would be any better than having a Bud mixed with buttermilk, but it all just seems so putrid.

At least by the sign, it looks like Budweiser is catering this product to the Hispanic demographic. I'd ask my friend Josh, as he is the closest thing (did I just call him a 'thing') to having a Hispanic friend. I know, that sounds horrible, but it is true.

Anyway, I'd ask him, but he was adopted from Colombia and raised in Youngstown by couple of gringos. Jewish at that. I don't know if he is the demographic that Bud is going for.

g-d knows that I'm not.


Birdie said...

Recently a fellow diner combined Dos Equis with tomato juice and pepper. I politely refrained from comment, but he liked it. Go figure.

Cubby said...

You can't always tell if something is good by the way it looks. Ketchup on fried eggs looks disgusting but tastes like heaven. If a friend was drinking beer and tomato juice, I'd be willing to try a sip.

don said...

It is very common practice in other countries to mix beer with tomato juice.

Erik Rubright said...

I know I see people both tomato juice and clamato in the bars here all the time. It freaks me out. Beer needs nothing added to it. Except maybe salt...

Will J said...

If your friend was raised in a Kosher household, he probably wouldn't be able to speak about the use of Clamato.

cb said...

Clamato is what I use when I want to induce vomiting.