Bud light apologises for 'light-hearted' rape joke. / Guillaume Capron
The Baffler,  April 29, 2015

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Bud light apologises for 'light-hearted' rape joke. / Guillaume Capron

    • • It is with a heavy heart that Bud Light said sorry for dubbing itself “The perfect beer for removing ‘No’ from your vocabulary for the night.” Part of its “Up for Whatever” campaign, this joke was, the company said, not a joke about consent, just “positive” advertising gone amiss. Not for the first time. 

• The rich—e.g., Chris Christie—think they’re middle class for all kinds of reasons, says Pacific Standard’s Jay Livingston. (The Fins would have no truck with this sort of magical thinking.) No word as to why the rich evade taxes.

• Today’s Orioles game in Baltimore will be played in an empty stadium.

• Ever had an idea? Google wants it.



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