His Name’s Ralph, Man

ralph beerGermany’s antitrust authority has fined a group of brewers 231.2 million euros ($319 million) for allegedly fixing the price of beer, the second round of punishments it has made in the case.

The Federal Cartel Office said Wednesday it imposed fines on six companies: Radeberger, the German unit of Danish brewer Carlsberg, Bolten, Erzquell, Frueh and Gaffel. Also fined were the regional breweries’ association in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state, and seven individuals who weren’t identified.  — abcnews

Repeat after me:  “Bolten, Erzquell, Frueh, Gaffel.”  Does that sound like somebody retching after too much beer?  Just a pleasant thought to start the morning.


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1 Response to His Name’s Ralph, Man

  1. Richard Feder, FT Lee NJ says:

    I didn’t follow this at all so I checked Urban Dictionary and found this:

    “The name Ralph was derived from the Ancient Viking name “Radulf” who was a Viking King or Lord also pronounced (Rah-thool-fr). To decribe Ralph, he is a gentleman, dashing, Loyal, masculine, charming, rugged strong, very protective over his love’s of his life. Compassionate, romantic, cheeky silly, comical, attentive, focused head strong.Very sentimental only to thoes he trusts, does not let his guard down to outsiders. Intolerant of thoes that try and hurt his life or family, faithful dedicated to one woman! Prefers to step back and Analyse things first, very pratical, Little badass. Ralph (Dashing) (masculine) (charming) (sentimental).”

    That was followed by this:

    “v. To throw up; lurch
    Watching the professional eater on The Daily Show tonight made me want to ralph!”

    My work here is done.

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