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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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To: Kid Shelleen

One of the most pleasant surprises I had after I got my commission was finding beer in the BOQ vending machines.

Nothing like dropping a couple quarters for a beer after a long day of flying in the tropics.

Of course, that ceased during the early Clinton years.


21 posted on 02/28/2013 9:44:00 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

My barracks in Korea had a beer vending machine. $0.75/can. One night, I got a 7-pack for the price of one. I bought the first beer, and it emptied the rest in that column (total of six). The machine still showed I had a credit, so I pushed another button and got a seventh beer. Good times. I did, however, go to the housing folks and let them know what happened. I didn’t want to lose the machine or privileges due to theft/malfunction, since the vending machine was the only place you could get a beer after curfew in town and before the clubs opened again in the morning. They didn’t ask me to re-imburse them for the extras, they just thanked me for the information. The machine was there for my entire two years. :-)


22 posted on 02/28/2013 9:44:41 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: ansel12

Well, to give you an idea of the beer culture clash here, my friend from Seattle was at a restaurand in the wet county and he and his wife asked what kind of beer they had. The waitress said, “Bud light and Killians Irish Red”. My friend said, “Well, that’s a no brainer.” The waitress said, “Two Buds then?”

Uh...no. Not really. No


23 posted on 02/28/2013 9:45:10 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: cuban leaf

In my last sojourn into a part of the world that had dry counties (Alabama) I noticed that just about every place that you could buy beer carried exclusively Anheuser-Busch products. I think they just happen to dominate the supply chain down there.

Here in Pennsylvania we have arcane, ridiculous liquor laws. But the beer distributors do stock a good variety.


24 posted on 02/28/2013 9:48:04 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Kid Shelleen

The police disabled a Pepsi machine? Well, there’s another lawsuit. Does somebody have a video of the attack? Can’t we all just get along?


25 posted on 02/28/2013 9:49:12 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Kid Shelleen

LOL, this takes me back to my teen years in the early ‘70s. There was an auto body shop / junkyard nearby that had a soda machine outside the business shanty, close to the road. The machine dispensed cans of several regular brands of cola, root beer, and ginger ale. But there was also an unlabeled button that dispensed... cans of beer! It wasn’t supposed to be known to the public, but as happens with this kind of thing, word got out. We would visit at night when the place was closed and pop our quarters into the machine.


26 posted on 02/28/2013 9:51:10 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Kid Shelleen

The last beer vending machine I saw was at Area 12 of the Nevada Test Site in ‘92, it sold the “white can” generic beer. Even though the next nearest beer was 50 miles away in Mercury, it didn’t do much business.


27 posted on 02/28/2013 9:51:10 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: aomagrat

When I was in the Navy we had beer machines in the barracks....Same-o, same-o. I remember we had one on the breezeway before going into your room. Some guys came in from the field, the armory was closed so they were armed. One guy put a half buck in and got nothing. He put his last two quarters in and it gave him nothing. We heard the gunshots and scrambled like hell to find a safe place. Tsgt. became E-1 in about three hours.


28 posted on 02/28/2013 9:58:21 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: cripplecreek
Another free marketeer successfully put out of business.

Hey, he didn't build that.

29 posted on 02/28/2013 9:59:01 AM PST by Fido969
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To: Cicero

Had them in the BEQ’s in Okinawa in late 80’s, until a drunk Marine tipped a full machine over onto himself...end of that.


30 posted on 02/28/2013 10:03:44 AM PST by Naplm
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To: Fido969

Just a block away is 711. They sell beer until 2am any night.

I ride my bicycle there and get 4pks of pints of Steel Reserve. Even though it’s union-made, it’s:

Good
Cheap ($7.69 4pk pints)
8.1% alc

Can’t beat that.


31 posted on 02/28/2013 10:07:33 AM PST by bicyclerepair (Zombies Eat Brains. Half of FL is safe.)
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To: blueunicorn6
The police disabled a Pepsi machine? Well, there’s another lawsuit.

If it had been a Red Dog beer machine, the police would have shot it.
32 posted on 02/28/2013 10:09:34 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. -- Chuck Berry)
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To: Fresh Wind

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

You can also buy used panties (japan is weird), but what i really wonder is if you can buy also buy those Orange Traffic Cones that always end up turning up the next morning.....


33 posted on 02/28/2013 10:11:37 AM PST by GraceG
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To: bicyclerepair

“Cheap ($7.69 4pk pints)”

They only sell it in single cans here in Northern Ohio. But it’s only $1.49 a can. EDGE is cheaper at $1.39, and tastes about the same. A 4 pack of Boddington’s is $8.00


34 posted on 02/28/2013 10:22:41 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: GraceG

35 posted on 02/28/2013 10:27:48 AM PST by cll (The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me)
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To: cll

And, somewhere in Japan, there’s a nursing home where all the old ladies wonder why they always have a fresh pair of fancy underwear to put on every day, and the Manager is driving a Ferrari.


36 posted on 02/28/2013 11:01:31 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The road front to my property is about 300 yards long. My wife and I walked to church last week and noticed that every single beer can in the grass in front of our place and the rest of our walk was a blue bud light can.

The only way I can drink that kind of beer is with jalapeno juice in it.

It’s actually pretty good that way. The trick is to use a bland beer.


37 posted on 02/28/2013 11:06:02 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: SampleMan
One of the most pleasant surprises I had after I got my commission was finding beer in the BOQ vending machines.

They sold BOQ beer?

38 posted on 02/28/2013 12:08:44 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: cuban leaf

Bud light w/ Clamato. Yummy.


39 posted on 02/28/2013 12:21:14 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: SoothingDave

The vending machine at the BOQ (bachelor officer quarters)


40 posted on 02/28/2013 12:33:39 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

The machine ripped him off a quarter.


41 posted on 02/28/2013 12:45:32 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SampleMan

It’s a pun. Bock beer.


42 posted on 02/28/2013 12:50:18 PM PST by SoothingDave
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Ok, this is crazy. An other test-siter on Freeper?


43 posted on 02/28/2013 12:50:18 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SgtHooper

N tunnel baby!


44 posted on 02/28/2013 12:54:08 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

CP-1 here. Did the shots in the flats, mostly, tunnel shot once a year, and a few on the mesa. You are miner? Took a long time to prep them tunnel shots.


45 posted on 02/28/2013 7:49:50 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: SgtHooper

SAIC, device output diagnostics.


46 posted on 03/01/2013 5:30:42 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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