Dasvidaniya, Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer

Oasis beverages is likely to make the brand Old Milwaukee more relatable to it's new customers in Russia.

Oasis beverages is likely to make the brand Old Milwaukee more relatable to it’s new customers in Russia.

Pabst Red Ribbon

A minor change for such a classic brand to make it more palatable in the motherland.


For the brand Schlitz it seems the just ran the name through on online translator. As if they didn’t know what Schlitz meant.

AK 47

Arguably the AK-47 is far more popular, world over, than the original Colt .45 caliber pistol which dates back to the late 1800’s.

Don’t say we didn’t try to warn you, America. We’ve said for years that all signs were pointing to the Russians buying up all of this great country’s great, underrated beers, and then last week, lo and behold, Russian brewer Oasis Beverages, like that guy representing “Big Oil” in the Muppet movie featuring that hack Jason Segel, bought Old Milwaukee, Schlitz and my personal favorite, Colt 45.

Is this what Rocky Balboa fought for against that Russian He-Man Punisher cat? Is that what Yakov Smirnoff swam to Florida to prevent? (“In Soviet Russia, cheap, lousy beer throws YOU up!”) Is that what Maria Sharapova and Anna Kournikova came to live with Pete Sampras for? No, no, no!

Do you think this sort of thing would have happened at the height of the Cold War? Of course not! Hell would have had to have frozen over first! Ridiculous!

Maybe this is Billy Joel’s fault, what with that goodwill concert and whatnot. Maybe if Ronald Reagan had pushed harder to change that dumb amendment where presidents can only serve two terms, and taken over Russia like Nancy wanted, maybe this wouldn’t have happened. Or maybe if the kids from Mr. Moore’s IHP program hadn’t gone over to Russia in “Head of the Class,” maybe this could have been averted.

We don’t know. We don’t have those answers. Maybe Oasis Beverages has been biding their time since the 1980 Winter Olympics, and this has been in the  works for more than three decades. Maybe they finally got one over on us.

But what we do know is that we aren’t going to take this buy out lying down. If they want to fight, we’ll fight. We are, as you read this, right this minute, doing research on what below average, cheap brand of alcohol we can buy out from under those Russian bastards. We’ll show those sons of guns. And if we come across anything else in that God-forsaken frozen wasteland that their people sort of love and really take for granted, then we’ll jump all over that, too. Mark our words.

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“I Choose Not To Remember Bad Advice:” A TDQ Q&A With Actor Tony Senzamici

The Neptune Ordeal

Our writers at The Daily Quarterly love to write. After hearing Tony’s two favorite movies they came up with this. Sure, it’s only a tag line but how long is a movie? Two hours? Shouldn’t take much longer than that to write a script.

This weeks’ TDQ Q&A is with actor Tony Senzamici. Tony spoke with us about working with David Simon and Melissa Leo on HBO’s “Treme,” his former career in sales and his charity, The Amici Charity. Here is this week’s TDQ Q&A With Tony Senzamici:

The Daily Quarterly: Who was your favorite actor growing up?

Tony Senzamici: Always loved Sean Connery as Bond, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, Robert Deniro.

TDQ: What was your favorite movie growing up?

TS: I had several, but “Poseidon Adventure” and “Planet Of The Apes.”

TDQ: What made you want to be in show business?

TS: Billy Joel said it best in one of his songs… “to forget about life for a while.”
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