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I ALWAYS DRINK BEER, AND WHEN I DO, I RARELY DRINK DOS EQUIS

And never mind the fact that drinking the same beer whenever you drink beer is the opposite of interesting. Yes, it’s a damn annoying detail but it is overshadowed by how well, in one brief feint with the marketing knife, they find our soft belly and sink it home.

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The question I ask myself about myself and the straight white male kids I know is “when, oh when, will we ever shut up and just listen… then listen again, and again?” We make all the grand gestures of inviting everyone to the table and when everyone sits down the first thing we do is start talking and if any of the diverse people we have invited to our diversity table complain about us we say, “Do you know how much this table cost?”