Dude Unwittingly Fuels A Stereotype After Buying A Craft Brewery Shirt

It’s always best to check and double check all of your items when shopping, just to make sure you didn’t pick up the wrong thing, something I’ve done multiple times. That’s one lesson Reddit user HoustonUA6 learned in quite possibly the funniest way one could.

According to the Reddit page, HoustonUA6 was out shopping when he saw a shirt that he liked. Evidently, he saw the “Red” and the “White” part and assumed the third word was “Blue.” Without unfolding the shirt and getting a visual confirmation, he grabbed his size and headed out. It was only when he got home that he had realized the hilarious mistake he made.

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Instead of buying a shirt that said “Red White + Blue,” he bought a shirt praising American craft breweries that read, “Red White + Brew.”

For those who don’t know, there is a stereotype that purports that Asian people commonly confuse the pronunciations for the letters “l” and “r.” HoustonUA6 already knows about this stereotype, but that didn’t stop him from still having fun with his little blunder.

“You know how when you buy a shirt and it’s typically folded? I should have unfolded it. Being Asian does not herp,’ said HoustonUA6.

All things considered, many Redditors agreed that he was lucky the shirt just said “Brew,” as it could have said much worse things.

One user surmised that it could have said, “RED WHITE + FUCK YOU,” while another thought that, “RED WHITE + HITLER DID NOTHING WRONG,’ would be worse still. Somehow, both users were right.



Photo Credit: HoustonUA6


‘Platinum Blonde’ Beer Ads Poke Fun at Blonde Stereotypes


Stop me if you’ve heard this before: a Pilsner, a Stout and a Honey Blonde all walk into a bar. . .

Hm, didn’t think so. After all, a Honey Blonde hanging out with a Stout? That’s just silly.

Playing into its products’ uniquely humorous etymology, beer brand Platinum Blonde recently released some new print ads that illustrate what a “dumb blonde” might do with a beer, such as putting a whole bottle in a glass and trying to open a bottle cap with a corkscrew.

Playful and clever, the point of the ads is to prove just how “blonde” the beer truly is – “very, very blonde.” Duh, because a brown ale would obviously put mathematical equations on the label and an Irish Red would be gone before you knew it.

Check out the rest of the prints for yourself below:




H/T + PicThx Design Taxi


Asians Like Panda Express, Mexicans Like El Pollo Loco and Other Fast Food Stereotypes Research Says Are Actually True


Next time you’re out grabbing fast food, stop and look at your fellow diners. If you’re at In-N-Out, are they mostly Asian and Hispanic? At Popeye’s, mostly African-American? At Tim Horton’s, mostly white?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, it turns out you’re not just being racist (well not super racist) – you’re just seeing the natural influence of ethnicity on consumer’s taste in fast food.

According to a report compiled by location analytics company Placed, ethnicity is definitively the highest predictor of a diner’s restaurant preference, much more than gender, age or income. Titled “Dining Out in America: The Quick Service Restaurant Landscape,” the report measured over 70 million locations and 70 thousand panelists in order to reach several conclusions about American dining trends. And they’re probably way more stereotypical than you were expecting.

For example, the top five most visited chain restaurants among Hispanic eaters, according to the report? Pollo Tropical, El Pollo Loco, In-N-Out Burger, Wienerschnitzel and Del Taco. Among African Americans? Church’s, Checkers, Popeye’s Chicken & Biscuits, Krystal and Rally’s.

Placed also analyzed the influence of geography, sex and age on consumer preferences, and found, among other things, that only those in the Midwest deemed Taco Bell and Chipotle worthy of their top ten; that middle aged women were much more likely to eat at McDonald’s than young adult men; and that the West had the highest amount of QSR diversity in the nation, with 40% of its top chains not appearing among the leaders in any other markets.

What the report isn’t clear on, though, is the causality of the whole thing. A quick glance at Orange County, Calif. alone would reveal a higher concentration of ethnic-centric restaurants in areas where specific ethnicities are better represented. You’re much more likely to find an El Pollo Loco driving through Anaheim (which is over 52% Hispanic) than anywhere in Irvine (which is 40% Asian). And the top 5 restaurants among Asians (Jamba Juice, In-N-Out Burger, Jack In The Box, Starbucks and Panda Express) can all be found on or just across the street from the UC Irvine campus.

So are fast food chains really good at marketing, or do we just like eating at restaurants we live nearer to? Chances are it’s a little bit of both, that over the years chains have tested in and out of areas based on the general taste of the local demographics. If you think about it, it’s kind of nice having someone out there who knows you so well, huh?

H/T Businessweek + PicThx CNN