Understated and Classy Where Least Expected
Current mood: thirsty
Category: News and Politics
"Investigators said that recently their relationship had become strained."
Ya don't say???
The body of the story:
Scott Tapp and his uncle, 74-year-old Kenneth Tapp, were found dead
Thursday night. Johnson said both suffered multiple stab wounds, and
their bodies were found at separate locations.Scott Tapp was stabbed to
death in his home. Kenneth Tapp was stabbed while sitting in his truck
outside his nephew's home. His body was dumped in a field behind his
home in Lyman.Police said when Phillip Tap was arrested in Tennessee he
was driving Kenneth Tapp's truck. Police said that Scott and Phillip
Tapp had been fighting over a dog that was let into the house where
they had both been living."
In the context, this is a
nearly British level of understatement. But this line sums up the
story at WYFF, a South Carolina network television station.
On the unexpectedly "classy" side, the people at Miller Brewing threw me for a loop one recent weekend in Minnesota.
the last public on-the-street campaign for Miller Lite, which involved
girls in tight 'referee' tops (with deeeeeep V-necks) giving quick sips
of beer and asking which had "more taste". Not which beer was
better, just which one fit their current marketing lingo.
my surprise when two ladies walked up to our table in classy polo
shirts and black skirts. The Miller Lite label on their shirt
breast was discreetly embroidered. After engaging us politely,
they presented each person at the table with a glossy printed mat
explaining the three new beers we were about to be presented. And
I mean explaining - from the taste and color down to the basic recipie
of each. No gimmicky made-up words like "Retsin" or "Flavor
Crystals". On the mat were placed three distinct little shot
glasses, each with a modest Miller logo. Each was filled with the
appropriate beer and we were invited to try them, and keep the glasses.
I'm still puzzled by all this...
Oh, the beers weren't anything special, but a fair effort at premium lo-cal "light" beers, which are not easy to make.
Read more here:
without being watery, all three measure 4.2 percent alcohol by volume
and contain 110 calories and 6.2 grams of carbs per 12-ounce serving.
(By contrast, the typical craft beer exceeds 5 percent alcohol by
volume, and a comparable pour packs more than 150 calories and 12 grams
of carbs.) Depending on how well they sell during the three- to
four-month test period, Miller will decide whether to roll them out
nationwide and whether to add a draft version to the 12-ounce bottles
now available. Beer geeks can turn up their noses at light beer, but it
presents technical challenges that heavier styles do not. Miller's
senior brewmaster, David Ryder, is loath to reveal proprietary secrets,
but he will talk in general terms...."
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