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Witch’s Wit Leaves Sour Taste

Post by Librarian » Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:35 am

I've made some bone-headed moves myself, but this one makes me look good. ](*,)
In 2008, a little obscure brewery decided it would be a good idea to print a label for their Witch’s Wit pale ale that would depict a graphic scene of a woman being burned alive at the stake for the crime of witchcraft, and in that depiction she would be surrounded by an angry mob of on-lookers who would enjoy that woman’s death while drinking their favorite Witch’s Wit pale ale. And that somehow this would be a statement against the establishment of the (Catholic) Church.

Seriously, that’s what the makers of pale ale Witch’s Wit beer thought would make a good label for their good vs. evil themed pale ale beer.
Read more here: http://www.examiner.com/pagan-in-nation ... sour-taste
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Post by Glassmirror » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:27 am

Ouch :rolleyes:

No kidding.
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Post by Kitsune » Wed Nov 03, 2010 9:47 pm

Wow... I'm insulted. It generally takes an awful lot to insult me, but this did it. I must admit, the picture itself pissed me off, but the company then saying "Oh well, you just don't understand the art... really, whatever. We'll discuss it in our November meeting... you know, we have to capitalize on the Halloween sales" is what really gets me ready to think about boycotting them. I wish I drank beer, so that my boycott would matter! [-( :roll:

Did you guys read the text blurb included with the beer?
“Whether you’re a wonder healer, a caller of spirits or a lover of black magic, they will find you. And on that day, they will boil your blood, singe your skin and make a point to burn your soul to the ground. From that lonely stake, you’ll be left to contemplate your life of spell casting, obscure texts and a world operated between the shadows of night and day.

Convicted of a dark art, the crowd will gather to watch as they raze your earthen existence. An intolerable pain is the cross you’ll bear that day as you are removed from this righteous world. No one will summon the courage to save you in fear of their life. It sucks. But such is the life of a witch. In honor of your fleeting existence, we brewed Witch’s Wit. A light and refreshing wheat beer, it’s exactly the sort of thing you might expect to find being passed around the center of town on witch burning day. Say hello to the Prince of Darkness for us.”
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Post by Crazy Healer Lady » Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:33 am

I could barely get through it. I am deeply offended as well, Kitsune.
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Post by runewulf » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:45 am

I had to stop reading it cause I was getting a bit, hmmmm, peeved, which is a major health no no right now. This is just wrong, I mean seriously, in this day and age, it's tacky and about as un-pc as they could get, short of some kinda Muslim gas mask brew or something. But if you're gonna do something like that, get it right. Actual witch trials and burning times were based on those deluded monks and their stupid book Maleus Malificarum, them simple name of which should be a tip off that they were more'n a lil off. For y'all with no Latin based language background, root word there, obviously, Mal, in both words, odd in itself. Mal means bad or evil. Sorry, but wonder healers and such were actually Dutch and Germanic, for the most parts and them folks didn't have the same level persecutions as the rest of western Europe.

I can detach when studying or reading the historical stuff. What's happened has happened, what's past is past. Learn from it, but move on. This crap being put out there in this modern day and age though, different story.

I better not remember this if my health ever improves. A geek and former hacker can always think up creative ways to cause irritations that aren't illegal at all, just kinda digital karma in action, lol :badgrin:
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Post by Librarian » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:02 am

I agree, but we have to deal with such people, bring them into the light of day.

By the way, it's usually translated as Hexenhammer, or the Hammer of the Witches. "Mal" which is translated usually as "bad" has nothing to do with it in this case. An online version of the Malleus is available here: http://www.malleusmaleficarum.org/. The short reading I did on the site leads me to believe this is a serious, scholarly site.
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Post by runewulf » Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:30 pm

Haven't read that drivel since my teen years. Still remember bits and pieces though, unfortunately, lol. Scary thing what a religion that forces celibacy on it's priesthood can invent, that same priesthood that is.

Hmmm, if necessity is the mother of invention, does the above imply that chastity is the root of dementia? :badgrin:

Je regrette, I just couldn't help that one.
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