Where’s the Beans?

While I love the smell of coffee, I hate the way it tastes. Just a little sip leaves a horrible, bitter taste in my mouth. Apparently, people who drink Folgers are feeling the same way. Folgers is at the center of several class action lawsuits filed by coffee drinkers that believe they were shortchanged. Most […]

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Something Fishy Going On…Or Maybe Not

When we were kids, my sister and I would hang out in her room and listen to music. She would play records on her hi-fi and we would study song lyrics and other interesting facts contained on the album’s liner notes. One such album was REO Speedwagon’s 1978 Top-40 release, ‘You Can Tune a Piano, […]

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That’s the Yeast of My Problems

The pandemic has been going on now for almost 16 months, but hopefully we’ll be coming out of it soon. I look at how much we’ve learned about the coronavirus in that time and think about how scared we were at the beginning of the outbreak. I remember not letting my son play catch with […]

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Not Gouda

When I lived in Madison during law school, we would frequently order pizza from a local pizzeria. They charged $5 for a gigantic 20-inch pie. Even 25 years ago, we knew that deal was a little too good to be true. We assumed some of the ingredients couldn’t be real, and we were hoping it […]

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Trouble Brewing

Last week I wrote about Pabst creatively interpreting the law to make whiskey, which would otherwise have to be marketed as moonshine, by running it through a barrel for five seconds. Sometimes a beer company’s creativity can get it in trouble, however. If you’ve watched any of the NCAA tournament this year, you’ve probably seen […]

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New Advertising Law Drug Through Legislative Process

Every Spring I suffer horrible hay fever. If I venture outdoors, I turn into a sneezy, snotty, and weepy mess. But thank goodness for medicine. The prescription-strength meds I could only get from my doctor are now available over-the-counter, many in generic form. If I don’t take my meds, I’m disgusting and miserable. But I’ll […]

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Not Mint Condition

When we were kids, my buddy, Pearl, and I loved to go to the movies. Back then we could buy our ticket, some candy and a soda for $5. I would usually buy Milk Duds, but Pearl favored Junior Mints. Because we were huge Milwaukee Bucks fans, Pearl would bring a pen to the theater […]

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