Head-scratcher ad of the day: Duluth Trading Company

Hard to figure out who is getting insulted in this web ad for Duluth Trading Company…?

Is Duluth saying women are “pansies” for carrying a purse?

Or are men “pansies” for carrying a tote bag that’s not an “oil cloth tote?”

Things that make you go “hmm…”

UPDATE: The Duluth Trading Company responded to blogger Joe Jervis of JoeMyGod on Twitter. See below:

(h/t JMG)

Powdered alcohol coming this Fall

What could possibly go wrong?

From Newsy:

The U.S. Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has just approved — wait for it — powdered alcohol.

A Bevlaw blogger first spotted the application, which approves seven different varieties of powdered alcohol. The blogger writes, “I am not astonished that this is a real product — but I am absolutely astonished that this is approved. … The person that pushed this through must be very patient or lucky.” (Via Lehrman Beverage Law)

The alcohol powder that will be coming to the States includes vodka and rum powders, along with powdered cocktails like Lemon Drop, Cosmopolitan, Mojito and Margarita. They’re all going to be marketed under the brand … *deep sigh* … “Palcohol.”

In what appears to be one of its rare moments of maturity, the Internet has greeted Palcohol with skepticism. Gawker calls Palcohol “a product that, in the wrong hands, could make the darkest days of the Four Loko era look tame.”

And The Braiser rants, “An alcoholic product that could easily be confused for a Crystal Lite package CLEARLY WON’T CAUSE ANY TROUBLE, RIGHT GUYS? *facepalm*”

Meanwhile, under the lede “Well, this sure is a terrible idea,” Refinery29 notes most Palcohol products are advertised as containing about 55 percent to 65 percent alcohol by volume. “We can practically hear the chorus of stomach pumps now.”

This cached version of the Palcohol website — pre-federal approval, of course — features a list of “possibilities” for the product. The list includes dodging expensive booze prices at clubs and concert, smuggling alcohol into the big game, and mixing powdered vodka into your next omelet.

And then there’s this paragraph, reprinted in full. “Let’s talk about the elephant in the room … snorting Palcohol. Yes, you can snort it. And you’ll get drunk almost instantly because the alcohol will be absorbed so quickly in your nose. Good idea? No. It will mess you up. Use Palcohol responsibly.” Thanks for the tip, Palcohol.

Palcohol is expected to hit the shelves this fall. As with all alcohol products, use Palcohol responsibly and safely. And please don’t snort and drive.

(h/t JoeMyGod)

Pastor Phil Kidd on the Baptist Church circuit

Mississippi televangelist Pastor Phil Kidd is touring Baptist churches all over the nation for the rest of the year:

Drs. Phil and Leslie Kidd have given their lives to cross this great nation allowing Dr. Kidd to reach many souls for the cause of Christ.

His ministry has extended into tent revivals, camp meetings, church revivals, and youth camps all across The United States and other countries.

Dr. Kidd is well known for his uncompromising stand against sin as well as his great love to reach the lost world with The Gospel.

Buildings everywhere overflow with crowds that drive long distances to hear this man of God thunder God’s Word.

His labor has not been without persecution and misunderstandings. Yet after all of these years he still presses on with a desire to be faithful to his Wonderful Saviour.

Take a listen below for a sample of Pastor Phil.

I’m not sure why he’s so out of breath at the beginning of the clip.

And I’m not sure that making fun of how Muslims smell or calling a TSA agent a “pedophile faggot” is all that “Christian.”

And since when do you strip down to your “panties” to go through security at an airport?

But apparently this sells on the Baptist circuit…?

(h/t JMG)