Thursday, January 27, 2005

Read the Damn Bottle

The vodka brand is Ketel One.

Ketel.

It's not ladled out of a big old "Kettle" (at least not in English), despite what you may have read in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the New York Post, the New York Daily News, the Village Voice, the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Daily News, the Orange County Register, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Boston Globe, the Hartford Courant, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News, the Miami Herald, the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel, the Palm Beach Post, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Kansas City Star, the Denver Rocky Mountain News, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Charlotte Observer, the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Entertainment Weekly, and dozens of other publications where a bottle in the bottom drawer might have come in handy.

3 comments:

Aaron said...

[sighs] What a pathetic statement about the holed-up, in-bed-by-nine times we live in. If only all those sloppy editors you busted would get out there on a day off and throw back a stiff drink ... Live a little, already! It's research!

Bill said...

Barbara Wallraff points out the obvious parallel that I missed: "Absolute" vodka.

Paul said...

Coulumn 8 of this morning's Sydney Morning Herald reports that a Japanese whisky brand boasts it is uses ''genuine Scottish grapes''.