Keeping the low-brows in check

Burt Helm

Deep inside the Beltway, there is a place where humor goes to die. In that place, a few blocks from the toy safety advocacy groups and Ralph Nader’s offices, is the headquarters of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS). Twice a year the group issues a report of complaints it has received concerning inappropriate liquor advertisements. While I admire this in principle, in reality DISCUS approaches the apex of absurdity. Up ahead is an excerpt from the report.

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