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Police disable 'Pepsi' machine that dispensed beer in Northeast
WJLA (ABC News DC) ^ | 02/28/2013 | Jennifer Donelan

Posted on 02/28/2013 9:17:00 AM PST by Kid Shelleen

It looked like a soda machine in front of an apartment building in Northeast D.C., but police say it wasn't as advertised. The Pepsi machine on Meigs Place in Trinidad dispensed cans of beer for $3. When a neighbor alerted police, they checked and discovered the working beer dispensary. If you put in your money, you could buy a Bud Light, Bud Ice or a can of the original Schlitz Malt Liquor. Anyone, no matter their age, could buy if they had the knowledge and the money.

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1 posted on 02/28/2013 9:17:07 AM PST by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

Oh, dear, oh, dear. Bud Lite. Wouldn’t want this competing with the drug dealers.


2 posted on 02/28/2013 9:19:08 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Kid Shelleen

My fraternity had one of those. My favorite was the button marked, “Mystery.” 25% chance of getting a Heineken, 75% Blatz or Olympia.


3 posted on 02/28/2013 9:20:53 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Kid Shelleen

When I was in the Navy we had beer machines in the barracks.


4 posted on 02/28/2013 9:20:55 AM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

I smell SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL....


5 posted on 02/28/2013 9:21:22 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Kid Shelleen

We did this in my fraternity in college - had an old Pepsi machine that dispensed bottles. Because we couldn’t change the amount charged (25 cents), we just put an empty in between every bottle of beer.

So, if you had 50 cents, you could buy a nice cold beer.

Never, EVER doubt the power of engineering students when the guy/girl ratio is 10:1.


6 posted on 02/28/2013 9:22:01 AM PST by Quality_Not_Quantity (Liars use facts when the truth doesn't suit their purposes.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
When a neighbor alerted police

There's always one.

/johnny

7 posted on 02/28/2013 9:23:10 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Heck, that’s nothing. In Japan, you can buy whiskey from vending machines on the street.


8 posted on 02/28/2013 9:25:16 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
My five years in Japan were paradise:

9 posted on 02/28/2013 9:26:07 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: aomagrat
When I was in the Navy we had beer machines in the barracks.

The army had them too, 25 cents per beer.

10 posted on 02/28/2013 9:26:14 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Ohio State University early 70s.

Was visiting a dorm. They had a coke machine stocked with beer bottles.

Only cost a quarter each.


11 posted on 02/28/2013 9:27:44 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Prefer a Pepsi mahself, but darned if I’d pay 3 bucks for it!


12 posted on 02/28/2013 9:28:09 AM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Another free marketeer successfully put out of business.


13 posted on 02/28/2013 9:31:02 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Like many others here, I once worked in a warehouse where we had an indoor coke machine. One button was marked “Out of order” which translated to “Budweiser.” The machine made enough money on soft drinks during the day, that it funded the end-of-day beers.


14 posted on 02/28/2013 9:34:03 AM PST by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: ansel12

The army had them too, 25 cents per beer.


Just a touch off topic. I live in a dry county, but near the border of a wet county, if you get my drift.

The “last stop” liquor store services a large area and everyone around here thinks “beer” is synonymous with “bud light”. So, they regularly get “overstock” of “off brands” and sell them cheap. I get all the Shocktop and a couple of other really (seriously) good amber ales for $10 a case. I typically buy four to eight cases at a time. Quite a few of my friends I’ve picked up here are from Seattle, Chicago and California. They appreciate what’s in my fridge. ;-)


15 posted on 02/28/2013 9:34:58 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Rudeboy, the music store I used to live over had an old coke machine. The bottom slot was covered over. But I knew there was Heineken there. My best friend/bass player worked there. Pampalone Music Medford, MA.


16 posted on 02/28/2013 9:37:29 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: aomagrat

I can remember as a youngster in the late 70’s playing golf with my pop at Eagle Haven on the Little Creek Amphib base, and seeing beer machines at various holes. Ever the smart alec, asked pop if I could have one. His reply...a swift backhand to the back of my noggin.


17 posted on 02/28/2013 9:38:50 AM PST by cport (How can political capital be spent on a bunch of ingrates)
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To: cuban leaf
I get all the Shocktop and a couple of other really (seriously) good amber ales for $10 a case.

Wow, that stirs up some real beer envy.

18 posted on 02/28/2013 9:40:23 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Trinidad’s a rough neighborhood in DC. Not worth the $3, mon.


19 posted on 02/28/2013 9:41:37 AM PST by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: Kid Shelleen
can of the original Schlitz Malt Liquor.

As my friend says --(he owns 4 rooming houses here) 'Schlitz Malt Liquor, the choice of homeless drunks everywhere!'

BTW, my friend business is thriving.... he just bought another building to house homeless families...

20 posted on 02/28/2013 9:42:02 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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