Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby GregP » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:27 am

Found this interesting story off of Drudge today. For the first time in my life it actually makes corporate sound mildly more interesting than getting a screw driver lodged into your ear.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2409d0a4-43c2 ... fd2ac.html

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby smc5784 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:33 am

GregP wrote:Found this interesting story off of Drudge today. For the first time in my life it actually makes corporate sound mildly more interesting than getting a screw driver lodged into your ear.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2409d0a4-43c2 ... fd2ac.html


Definitely interesting, and something to keep an eye on.

From the information I've gathered, it seems like the buyout going through would be best, as it would make STL even more of a beer city than it already is, while ensuring that the imports distributed by A-B stay there.

Whatever happens, I still want to be able to get good beer!

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby hwmyones » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:09 am

SMC, sweetheart, haven't you ever studied politics? The buyout would be horrible for St. Louis. All the "positive" information you've gathered is InBev trying to make it look better than it is. And trust me, regardless of who distributes InBev's imports, you can still pick them up at supermarkets and sit in your boxers in your apartment and enjoy them by yourself on a 13 degree January Saturday afternoon. Oy, sadly that's a definite real possibility.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby smc5784 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:18 am

hwmyones wrote:SMC, sweetheart, haven't you ever studied politics? The buyout would be horrible for St. Louis. All the "positive" information you've gathered is InBev trying to make it look better than it is. And trust me, regardless of who distributes InBev's imports, you can still pick them up at supermarkets and sit in your boxers in your apartment and enjoy them by yourself on a 13 degree January Saturday afternoon. Oy, sadly that's a definite real possibility.


You're probably right. I will confess to knowing not much of anything about the situation. I just want whatever makes for better draft options. I'm a much bigger fan of draft than bottle.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby hwmyones » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:27 am

I'm also a big fan of law students spelling draught correctly, but hey, that's just me

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby smc5784 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:34 am

hwmyones wrote:I'm also a big fan of law students spelling draught correctly, but hey, that's just me


Damn... rough day for me.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby hwmyones » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:39 am

It's a Friday morning, I'll let it slide. Dude, I got my new Car today...it's going to be totally worthless if it snows...and also in places where the speed limit is 30...but otherwise..we can just fly around st louis. good stuff. Is it August yet?

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby rhit2004 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:49 am

hwmyones wrote:SMC, sweetheart, haven't you ever studied politics? The buyout would be horrible for St. Louis. All the "positive" information you've gathered is InBev trying to make it look better than it is.

Why is the Anheuser-Busch PR and spin any more correct or believable than the InBev PR and spin? Everybody keeps saying “This would be terrible for St. Louis” but they really have nothing to back it up. The opponents say all these jobs will be lost but InBev says they don’t plan to close any breweries and want to actually move US operations for all their brands to St. Louis. We have no way of knowing which side is correct unless the buyout actually occurs and the reconfiguration runs its course.

The biggest issue I have with the buyout is simply the loss of a great American icon as it is enveloped in a large global conglomerate.

As a side issue: Now that the A-B Board has rejected the buyout offer InBev’s promises now are in the past. Since they plan to come in and make a hostile takeover, they now have no board to win over with promises of keeping breweries open and other such promises they have made over the last month. They could theoretically now swoop in with their hostile takeover and shut down all operations in St. Louis without any real ethical quandary because all those promises were made in relation to an offer before the A-B Board which has since been rejected.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby hwmyones » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:59 am

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby smc5784 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:03 pm

America! Fuck yeah!

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby matty » Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:04 pm

IMO, the whole InBev situation does sort of reveal how curiously myopic and insular Americans can be sometimes. We pride ourselves on free market capitalism, but when a foreign company--operating under those same principles--comes in and tries to buy AB, we St. Louisans cry foul and indict that company as some cold, evil corporate entity with no concern for culture, tradition, or local economy. So what does AB do in an attempt to stave off a buy-out? They turn around and try to buy up the Mexican brewery Grupo Modelo. Meanwhile, we all sit on the sidelines cheering such an acquisition without so much as a thought about how that might affect the economies, traditions, etc. of towns in Mexico. Again, this is not some anti-American rant. I'm from St. Louis and personally hope the buy-out doesn't go through, but at the same time I think it reveals a certain level of hypocrisy.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby rhit2004 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:07 pm

hwmyones wrote:But August Busch said the entire time he'd reject it. I'm not saying that I have any information to back it up, but this is politics, since when do you need facts? You must be from Belgium, supporting InBev. This is America. Anheuser-Busch is as American as melting yellow cheese on things! Leave if you don't like it!

Why I am un-American
- I like BMW more than Ford
- I like Stella Artois more than Bud

OK I ran out of things.

But seriously, I am less in support of the InBev takeover than I am of the mindset that people are over reacting and that it will not be as bad as they all expect.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby hwmyones » Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:11 pm

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby hwmyones » Fri Jun 27, 2008 12:14 pm

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby rhit2004 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:43 pm

We start classes two months from today!!! I think I will go have a celebratory beer after work.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby rhit2004 » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:32 pm

rhit2004 wrote:We start classes two months from today!!! I think I will go have a celebratory beer after work.

Goal accomplished x 4 - thank goodness for happy hour.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby hwmyones » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:58 pm

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby uclastarshield » Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:50 pm

rhit2004 wrote:Why I am un-American
- I like BMW more than Ford
- I like Stella Artois more than Bud


Stella Artois?!?! That colored water, I'd call it something worse, but we're keeping it hospitable here. Even Bud is pretty bad, but I'll choose it before Miller or Coors. For a true beer, try Widmer, Deschutes, or Bridgeport. Heck, even New Belgium.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby rhit2004 » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:05 am

uclastarshield wrote:
rhit2004 wrote:Why I am un-American
- I like BMW more than Ford
- I like Stella Artois more than Bud


Stella Artois?!?! That colored water, I'd call it something worse, but we're keeping it hospitable here. Even Bud is pretty bad, but I'll choose it before Miller or Coors. For a true beer, try Widmer, Deschutes, or Bridgeport. Heck, even New Belgium.

I was choosing InBev's flagship beer over A-B's flagship beer to make my point.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby smc5784 » Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:41 am

rhit2004 wrote:
rhit2004 wrote:We start classes two months from today!!! I think I will go have a celebratory beer after work.

Goal accomplished x 4 - thank goodness for happy hour.


Right there with you, Rhit. And I'm working this morning.

Terrible combination.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby rezipsa » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:54 am

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby Finch » Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:11 pm

Did you guys hear that AB sent some Budweiser to Germany to be scientifically tested?

The german scientists sent back the results to AB. They determined that the clydesdale has diabetes.

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby rhit2004 » Mon Jun 30, 2008 10:31 pm

Finch wrote:Did you guys hear that AB sent some Budweiser to Germany to be scientifically tested?

The german scientists sent back the results to AB. They determined that the clydesdale has diabetes.

You better be careful or you will be deemed unAmerican :wink:

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Re: Washington University in St. Louis Class of '11

Postby strawk » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:04 am

rhit2004 wrote:
rhit2004 wrote:We start classes two months from today!!! I think I will go have a celebratory beer after work.

Goal accomplished x 4 - thank goodness for happy hour.


oh man i wasn't even keeping track. gotta love all-inclusives and swim up pool bars!

just over a month till i move to stl! i seriously can't leave this office fast enough. those of you just hanging out for the summer, i hate you.




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