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Ad Wants Viewers to Rethink Sunday Alcohol Laws

A humorous ad by a group advocating for a repeal of the state's "Blue Laws" spoofs the current rules.

Imagine if cookie mix sales were banned for sale on Tuesdays? Or fluorescent light bulbs couldn’t be sold on Mondays? In an ad produced by a group that wants to end the ban on Sunday alcohol sales, that’s exactly the scenario presented.

“It’s Tuesday, you know I can’t sell you cookie mix today,” a grocery store clerk tells a hapless shopper.

The ad by the group End CT Blue Laws has nearly 23,000 views on YouTube. The organization consists of the Connecticut Beer Wholesalers Association, the Connecticut Food Association and other groups.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is the state’s alcohol laws with a number of law changes, including repealing the ban on beer and liquor sales from package and grocery stores on Sunday.

Concerned citizen February 29, 2012 at 02:05 PM
This ad is offensive. Alcohol is not "an ordinary everyday product" - it is the most popular drug and leading killer of kids, responsible for 80,000 lives of all ages every year, connected with more than 60 diseases and harmful conditions in the body, and so on. And the ad compares it to toilet paper. How many people died from toilet paper use last year? I repeat - offensive.
Maria May 03, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Exactly. It actually kills 100,000 americans every year in a variety of ways. Driving your car into a telephone pole, vehicular homicide, liver disease, heart damage, brain damage. Not to mention job loss, homelessness, depression and suicide, in that order.

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