[Ads-l] "Out of Schlitz"

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 1 19:07:45 UTC 2015

Link didn't work, but I presume it was an old Schlitz TV commercial.
Youtube has a 1971 ad that ends with the tagline, "When you're out of
Schlitz, you're out of beer,"

I remember it being sung by a group of male voices. Not quite the Rheingold
or Schaeffer jingles, but still memorable.


On Sun, Mar 1, 2015 at 8:34 AM, Martin Kaminer <martin.kaminer at gmail.com>

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> Pentagon: Islamic State Is Hurting, but =E2=80=98Nobody Is Saying They=E2=
> =80=99re out of
> Schlitz=E2=80=99
> FEBRUARY 27, 2015 - 6:00 PM
> Foreign Policy
> http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/02/27/pentagon-islamic-state-is-hurting-but-n=
> obody-is-saying-theyre-out-of-schlitz/
> The Islamic State, which is considered to be the world=E2=80=99s richest
> te=
> rrorist
> group, is starting to feel the squeeze on its two biggest sources of
> revenue: black-market oil sales and stolen assets, according to the
> Pentagon.
> Money from oil is down thanks to U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, which have
> hit Islamic State-held oil refineries and fuel convoys. But the U.S.
> military has not been able to wipe out the militant group=E2=80=99s oil
> rev=
> enues
> completely, and the Pentagon acknowledged Friday that the group is still
> making money in this area.
> Before airstrikes began this summer, the Islamic State was believed to be
> producing more than 80,000 barrels a day. Because it was selling the oil on
> the black market, the group took a major discount compared to global market
> prices, but experts still estimated it was collecting between an estimated
> $1 million and $3 million a day. Now, thanks to airstrikes and falling oil
> prices, those revenues have significantly diminished, according to a new
> report from the Paris-based Financial Action Task Force.
> =E2=80=9CBy and large though, this is a group that gets the largest source
> =
> of
> revenue from stolen assets, particularly banks,=E2=80=9D Pentagon Press
> Sec=
> retary
> Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters.
> The Islamic State needs to keep seizing new, populated territory if it=E2=
> =80=99s
> going replace its other declining revenue sources, he said. =E2=80=9CThat=
> =E2=80=99s where
> the money is.=E2=80=9D
> Starting about a year ago, the Islamic State steamrolled into Iraq,
> violently taking towns and eventually seizing Mosul, Iraq=E2=80=99s second
> =
> largest
> city, in June. When it acquired the town, it also looted the
> city=E2=80=99s=
>  banks.
> Lately though, the group=E2=80=99s movement is more restricted as big
> vehic=
> le
> convoys are sure to be targeted by airstrikes. This is starting to take a
> hit on their finances.
> =E2=80=9CThey aren=E2=80=99t able to grab new ground, so they
> aren=E2=80=99=
> t able to rob more banks
> and steal more cash,=E2=80=9D Kirby said. Still, =E2=80=9Cnobody is saying
> =
> they are out of
> Schlitz right now. They still have resources at their disposal, but we know
> they=E2=80=99re feeling the pinch.=E2=80=9D
> Presumably traceable to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DeL7Uvk-RAkI
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