Poaching the Onion’s Memoir Marketing Spiel

So I’m thinking of poaching this great Onion marketing spiel for their edition of Joe Biden’s memoirs –

“Q: Should you spend $2.99 on “Diamond” Joe Biden’s memoirs or on cheap booze?

A: Spend $5.98, read memoirs drunk”

Public Policy Hooligan is currently $6.99 – maybe that still counts as cheap booze? It’s been a long time since I checked the price on “Night Train.”


6 Responses to Poaching the Onion’s Memoir Marketing Spiel

  1. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit January 31, 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    Oh lawsey … NIGHT TRAIN???

    Of course, this from the guy who can tell you the price of Thunderbird in Pennsylvania in 1980* …. 😀

    *It was 98 cents a bottle, if you care.

  2. Brian Wilson January 31, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    I can see this is no AA meeting with you two chug-a-lugs on board.

    How about keeeping the price where it is but offer a 10% discount on a vat of Raging Bitch?

    You can thank me later on your way to the bank…

  3. Jim January 31, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

    Lawhobbit – the only reason you recall the price was because of that famous advertising jingle —

    What’s the word?


    What’s the price?


  4. The Infamous Oregon Lawhobbit February 1, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    Seriously? There was a jingle? BUWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…..

    Actually, the reason I know is because I was sitting in my dorm room with my roommate going through the PLCB* sales price book, and on a whim we started looking for the cheapest wine in there. We bought a bottle (along with other party goods). We tasted it. I gagged like Brian with a glass of pink catawba. Sherman … finished the bottle. And liked it.

    I also remember Boone’s Farm going for a buck thirteen….but for me, it was worth the extra fifteen cents for quality!


    *Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. The infamous State Stores.

  5. MamaLiberty February 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    My first taste of wine as a child was some sort of jug burgundy my aunt had. It was so vile that it was a good 35 years before I would taste any sort of alcoholic beverage again. My second husband talked me into trying Glenlivet single malt scotch, and I’d love to have a wee dram of that now and again… but I’m too scotch (read cheap) to buy it. Oh me.

    I’ve saved a FORTUNE not buying liquor. Now if I could just figure out where that money all went. 🙂

  6. Jim Bovard February 5, 2013 at 3:24 pm #

    Uh…. ammo?