In the second episode of Sub-Optimal Beer, I join host Tony and panelists Garrett, Griftdrift, Seth, and Thomas at The Highlander to discuss Walmart and Target, a.k.a. Embev Light and Miller-Coors Lite, a.k.a. Bud Light and Miller Lite. We try valiantly to find something interesting to say about these kings of marketshare.
Thankfully, Tony shows greater editing restraint than I would have, choosing to remove a tangent on NASCAR that cuts the length down to a pretty reasonable 25 minutes. I was buzzing pretty good by then, so I don’t quite remember most of what was said about NASCAR, but I do remember a part that went something like:
Me: I only really watched NASCAR for about a year once. I had a guy who lived next door to me who was a huuuuuuge Dale Earnhardt fan. So I rooted for Jeff Gordon just to piss him off. I used to ask him, “how many races has Earnhardt won this year?” He hadn’t won any, of course. Then I’d say, “Yeah, Gordon won like seven already.”
Griftdrift: You deserve to have your ass kicked.
For the uninitiated, Earnhardt fans and a lot of other fans view Jeff Gordon as an effete, rich pretty boy who only wins because he can buy the best team, not because he’s the best driver.
You can listen to what did make the cut by clicking here or using the player below. You’ll just have to listen to get the absolute Zima reference from the title.
Maybe when we record the third episode tonight (about hipster/douchebag beers) we can talk about Toby Keith.