Thursday, July 17, 2008

Hey Belgium, don't forget to feed our dog

Now that the inbev and Anheuser-Busch thing is a done deal, it looks like many changes are looming for the city of St. Louis as well as other cities and distributors for the King of Beers.  I keep hearing people at the bar talking about the change of ownership and what that means for one of our oldest and most storied American Companies.  I have one concern, that it seems no one is talking about...What is going to happen to Spuds MacKenzie?.... Will he be alright? 

 Spuds made his debut in a Bud Light beer commercial during the Super Bowl in 1987. Spuds, who also functioned as senior party consultant for the Anheuser-Busch Company, purveyors of Bud Light beer, was an affable rake with an egg-shaped face and a black circle around one eye. He became a marketing sensation almost faster than you can say, "This Spuds' for you." Nearly every time you turned on a sporting event on the tube, there was Spuds--water skiing, skateboarding, lounging by a pool with a bevy of beautiful women or doing something else that was more glamorous than what you were doing.

Bloggers Edit: It has been brought to my attention that Spuds MacKenzie died of kidney failure in 1993, I am sure he is rolling over in his grave right now.


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