Time for a rant. What is the deal with the ridiculous age verification at the entry to almost every brewery site?
Other than keeping out those who are paranoid (the government is in fact watching you) or those who can’t add – is there seriously some group of morons out there that believe this is useful?
Who are we trying to protect from the dangerous brewery information inside? I’m sure it’s the children – we are always protecting the children. I am sure that the same children who text message 70 words per minute from their 4th grade classroom are foiled by having to enter “1988” into a computer. Hell, use 1987 to be safe – we don’t want you to have to think too hard…
I was just taking a look at the Anderson Valley website (not to single you out for any reason other than that I was trying to find out more about your screwy language) and found perhaps the most ridiculous age verification yet – a dropdown box to select your age! Best part is it starts at 12! Guess the 11 year olds that happen upon the site are just dumbfounded. I can hear them now, “what do I do ma?”.
I would really love to know the origin of this movement. Is there some actual law that requires this nonsense? Or is it just some dumb CYA move. Maybe its a conspiracy by Mormon web designers. Who the fuck knows. Next thing you know people will be trying to say that putting street signs on beer labels encourages drunk driving. Stop it already – really, I mean it – stop it.Tags: stupiditiy