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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Suck/lame? Bud Light

We continue our mission of clearly defining those people, things, ideas, thoughts, actions and other nouns and verbs of questionable suckitude with one of the world’s most popular brands of beer, Bud Light.

Bud Light introduced many of us to the world of beer. It typically is served in a plastic cup, where it turns warm in less than 10 minutes, in crowded, sweaty basements and garages. If you are throwing a family barbecue, graduation party or wedding reception, Bud Light is a safe bet. It won’t get the guests excited, but they will probably drink it. It is an easy-to-gulp, no-brainer beer. And it doesn’t have the pretention of those snooty imported brews.

Bud Light also epitomizes our national tendency to accept a sub par product because it’s easier than demanding something better. Is there anything that better defines “mediocrity” than this watery excuse for a beer? If you drink Bud Light, you either just turned 21 or have no taste. And despite the manly manliness of the commercials, drinking Bud Light is one of the wussiest things a dude can do.

So, is Bud Light a solid beer for regular people, or mediocre wimp juice? In other words, does it suck or not suck? Cast your vote by NOON FRIDAY.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely mediocre wimp juice.
My Vote:

2:25 PM  
Anonymous mark said...

When I was 11, I enjoyed watching the bud bowl as much as, or more than I enjoyed the super bowl. I even drew up my own story boards in the off season.

Around the same time, I was solidifying my status as life long cubs fan. Harry Carrey was king and he was a bud man.

So from a marketing standpoint I should have been hooked for life. They sucessfully got the attention of an 11 year old boy.

I really loathe budweiser beer and even the company.. plus they're cardinals fans..


2:28 PM  
Anonymous henry krinkle said...

I hope for the sake of all that's good in the world that this isn't a matter of debate.

SUCK to the enth power.

I can say with all honesty that I've purchased beer costing $2.49 a 12-pack with more flavor than Bud Light. (Gluek -- they have it at Flanagans. It's not good, but better than BL)

Anyone who needs lizards, bottles with football helmets, and true American heroes to tell them which beer is good for them should zip up their Abercrombie jackets, toe into their good flip-flops, throw on a trucker hat and wander far into a socialist nation where its okay to be a mindless - albeit, hip and happening -- zombie.

3:14 PM  
Blogger Steve Hyden said...

Killer "Taxi Driver" reference, Krinkle.

3:17 PM  
Anonymous e4life said...

Atrociously sucky. There is nothing that could suck worse, at least not until Avril Lavigne releases her next album.

3:21 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

I hate all things beer: lite, dark, creamy, german, spotted, blue, ultra, blah.. blah.. blah.

So, I vote: sucks.

I'm a beer-hater. Yes, I'm one of "those." The smell alone makes me throw up in my mouth. A little.

3:25 PM  
Anonymous Joe said...

Sucky. So sucky.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Thomas Roz said...

Is wimp juice anything like pimp juice?

6:47 PM  
Anonymous m said...

unanimous decision on the horizon??

9:19 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Drinking Bud Light makes me feel cool, because I can actually tolerate two of them and not feel like a lightweight.

On the other hand, I don't drink it anymore because I've moved on to things that actually have taste that doesn't make your mouth feel like you puked in it.

Sucks, but if you see me drinking it, back off. I'm drinking it ironically.

10:06 PM  
Blogger klhp said...

Bud Light reminds me of many a house party in condemned buildings with one hundred of my sweatiest and closest (in proximity) friends.

It is weak urine in a keg.

Suck, suck, suck.

12:01 AM  
Blogger Steve Hyden said...

OK, OK, this is getting out of hand. In the interest of devil's advocate, is there any love for a beer I know you all drank a lot of in college? And continue to drink at family functions when the host has no taste in beer, or is very cheap? Come on, I know I'm not the only one who rocks the BL tip when the need arises.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Jen said...

I try to like beer because it's an alcoholic beverage that is readily avialable at sporting events. Bud Light is the hardest to try to like. Sucks.

11:36 AM  
Anonymous sharon said...

Bud Light sucks.
When you talk about having it at functions with a host, the best beer is always free beer I'll even drink Pabst if it is free.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wisconsin has some of the best beer in the world,brewed right in our own backyard. Support the small brewery. Can you even get drunk on Bud Light

4:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

never had bl at a family function, never have it period. it's worse than shit water.

5:04 PM  
Anonymous henry krinkle said...

If we're all in agreement, how is this one of the top selling beer brands in the country?

Are you Bud Light drinkers now to scared to admit it after all us cool kids said we hate it?

12:32 AM  
Anonymous lori said...

y'all are being snobs. you know you drink it. it's the great transition beer for first-timers (you know, it eases you into denser and creamier beers because it's essentially beer-flavored water), it's cheap, and on a hot afternoon, you can take down pint after pint of some super-chilly bud light and feel cool and drunk by the time the sun sets.

plus, a bottle of it is something like 100 calories. so it's girl-friendly. it's reliable. it gets the job done.

it doesn't suck.
(that's bono's job.)

love you all.

9:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ewww lori, it's just not true.

snobs, whatever. that's like being called unpatriotic for knowing that bush is a moron.

12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taste's Great!! Number one beer in the fox valley by far. Anheuser Busch is the best beer company in the country. Nobody even holds a candle to them. Get a life. Out.

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right. It is the best beer around. People that can't stand Bud Light have something totally wrong. Why are we going after Bud and not all macro beers such as Coors and Miller which is South African owned and they make horrible products. Bud is the true American beer.

9:14 PM  

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