Some things just strike me as odd...

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Some things just strike me as odd...
Well, it's hunting season in Maine. That's not what's funny here, at least not for the game animals anyway. What got my attention the other day was a sign hanging outside a country store: "Budweiser Outdoors Hunters Welcome." In the middle of the sign is a sketch of the elusive buck with the nice antler rack.

Now, please understand, I'm not pro- or anti-hunting. When I was growing up in the Adirondacks, my family never hunted, but we occasionally took some offering of venison from those neighbors who did.

What ticked us off about hunters were the ones from down-state (you know, from that city that rhymes with New Fork), who would come to hunt in the Adirondacks, shoot a woodchuck and drape its carcass across our pasture fence. They thought they were doing us a favor. They weren't.

[Note to hunters: don't do farmers this kind of favor -- it may not always be appreciated.]

No, what struck me as funny (odd) here was the concept of Budweiser supporting hunting activities. Somehow, I never thought of guns and alcohol as an acceptable combination. Both in excess is just not smart. Is this really a great marketing ploy on Budweiser's part?

What's next? Johnny Walker signs welcoming race car drivers to Daytona? NRA signs over supermarket shelves of wine and beer welcoming shoppers to stock up?

No, there are some things that really shouldn't be associated in human behavior. Makes you wonder where marketing departments come up with these crazy things.

Hmmm... maybe I shouldn't give them any ideas....

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