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Urban Traps

Urban Traps [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Mar 18, 2011 - 53 comments

What's the cost to FedEx stuff to China?

Oppressive treatment of Chinese hipsters reaches new highs. Do you like PBR? Seriously? Then you'll have no problem paying $44 a bottle for it.
Price does not include required champagne flute
posted by yerfatma on Jul 20, 2010 - 128 comments

A Teachable Moment

With tensions high on both sides, it might be time for a teachable moment. What made Pabst Blue Ribbon in alcoholic fuel of choice of the stereotypical hipster? Some think it is its No Marketing Marketing strategy. But Pabst's avoidance of advertising wasn't always the case (previously). Pabst marketed pretty heavily on TV back in the day, but given the quality of one of their final commercials, one could see why they gave it up. [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding on Jul 31, 2009 - 183 comments

"These sho am Quality Folks"

The Evolution of Pabst Blue Ribbon Advertising
posted by jsonic on Nov 7, 2008 - 82 comments

What kind of beer you drink, neighbor?

America has discovered a new beer, one that seems right for a country facing bad times. More than just a beer for white trash or 50s suburbanites, this fine product has entered the cultural lexicon.
posted by Wet Spot on Apr 21, 2003 - 43 comments

The White City

This book was discussed last week, but in all the fuss about serial killers, we may have missed the extraordinary setting of the book: The 1893 World's Fair. The white city had some of the most beautiful architecture Chicago has ever seen, some of which still survives today. Of course, there are better remembered world's fairs, but the Chicago fair of 1893 is where the ferris wheel was invented, the pledge of allegiance was popularized, and PBR made its national debut.
posted by sodalinda on Feb 11, 2003 - 17 comments

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