Cripes! With employers checking up on your Facebook account (except in California), how many of you want it known how much you’re drinking? Aside from the usual nude beer pong tournament photos, etc, of course.

Toasting to new friends just got a bit more intimate with Budweiser’s new Buddy Cup, which automatically connects people on Facebook when they clink glasses before downing a cold one.

The new beer glass, launched by Budweiser Brazil, comes with a built-in chip integrated with Facebook, so when two people knock cups, they instantly become friends, at least in the virtual world.

Technology – Saving the world, one drunken step at a time.



  1. mojo says:

    “Helping you self-compile that dossier for the government!”

  2. Phydeau says:

    I’ve given up saying “now I’ve seen everything” because I’m always wrong.

  3. Admfubar says:

    We are the Bud, resistance is futile!

  4. super77 says:

    A good idea until some weirdo walks through a bar hitting his glass against random people’s glasses without their “clinking” consent. Stalker glass.

    • msbpodcast says:

      This could lead to some real damage, and not just to your liver.

      How smart is a cup? Exactly!

      You could use the ID of the cup to assume an alias to commit crimes, rapes, theft; all seemingly committed by whoever’s ID you used.

      Or you could use your ID on someone else’s cup to establish an alibi, while you commit whatever crimes you want.

      Somebody must have been drunk at a bar to come up with this idea.

  5. Mextli says:

    Finally a serious use of technology!

  6. deowll says:

    Never underestimate people’s willingness to thoughtlessly blow their career opportunities to smithereens.

    • sargasso_c says:

      I agree. Which is sadder, fear stopping a healthy work/life balance or internet stalkers destroying a normal person’s career?

      • msbpodcast says:

        There are already clubs where you have to leave your clothes and all of your possessions, including cameras, cell/smart phones and your jewelry in a locker.

        So the locker would be in a Faraday cage…

        And they don’t use complimentary facebook cups put out by some brewer.

        Same shit, different pile.

  7. bobbo, just reaching his comfort level with new technology says:

    Well……ok. So… if you clink glasses with a girl, your facedbook accounts are mutually approved and you then have her phone number? or email? or public info? or her Facedbook account.

    I can see the utility in that, including clinking her glass whether she really wanted to or not. After all, she is in a bar right? Ha, ha.===and in Brazil, that usually very telling as opposed to a Discotheque. Most of those gals are clinking glasses with everyone in the room.

    I guess that is ok too.

    Yep….I’m back to wearing my bright sunglasses.

    • Mr Diesel says:

      Bobbo, I took three of the political tests. Democratic National Liberal, Libertarian and Libertarian.

      Nationalistic
      Secular
      Visionary
      Anarchistic
      Capitalistic
      Militaristic
      anthropocentric

      I knew I wasn’t a Republican and I’m damn sure not a Democrat and even the tests didn’t seem to be sure what I am. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • The Monster's Lawyer says:

        Let me summarize the info for you. You are an atheistic, militaristic terrorist with self important interests in overthrowing the government to satisfy your insatiable greed.

  8. kerpow says:

    If you’re dumb enough to drink Bud then this is perfect for you.

    • 99 Bottles says:

      You don’t have to exactly put beer in that cup, you know.

      • Rabid Monkey says:

        Nyquil is perfect. I like to cap it off with a little Ben-Gay myself. It’s for those sore spots created whilst drunkenly falling out of one’s chair amidst a drunken stupor resulting from being subjected to corporate, commercial, whorish, mind-numbing, garbage being broadcast via traditional propagandist media. A prime example is television. BLECCH!

  9. shooff says:

    Since when do Bud Drinkers ask for a glass? Bottle or Can? The draft glasses are owned by the bar.

    Even one drop in that glass is considered an open container in many states. Put it in your trunk or the DUI charges will be increased.

    Government tax plot. They (you know the “they” all the trolls talk about but never ID) probably infiltrated AB and their police state co-conspirators will really be taxing your a– now.

  10. Tim says:

    So, would tying them behind a car after a wedding be like a ddos attack?

  11. Hmeyers says:

    Employers who have nothing better to do than monitor Facebook pages don’t deserve to have quality employees.

    If they want to fire people who have social lives, well —

    People with social lives are the best networked. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  12. 99 Bottles says:

    Who needs it?

    With f-underwear, data gloves and Google glasses, who has time to actually go to a bar and knock cups? (Personally, I prefer knocking boots!)

    But for those who do go to bars, the LAST thing most of them are looking for is any more mental stimulation from a Facebook chatterbox. Most people who go to BARS, nightclubs or even drunken brawls are usually just looking for a physical hook up that they can forget!

    • msbpodcast says:

      Actually, there’s a few watering holes in downtown J.C. and Hoboken which have hordes of hipster air-heads descending on them on weekend evenings.

      The twenty-some year-old imbeciles would just love this shit.

      They already ignore each other and instead spend their evening looking at their cell phones.

      It would give them something else to create a person shaped hole in their consciousness.

  13. Peppeddu says:

    And at the end of the party, all it takes is a guy throwing all the cups together in the garbage to make everybody friends.

    Or better yet, we are gonna see a new level of stalking…. aim for the cup ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. orchidcup says:

    Another reason Facebook is for losers.

    • Mr Diesel says:

      Agreed

    • Ah_Yea says:

      Facebook is desperate.

      I can’t believe someone thought this was a good idea.

      • msbpodcast says:

        Bet ‘cha he was drunk at the time…

        Yes, they’re sharing a drink they call loneliness
        But it’s better than drinking alone
        -Billy Joel – Piano Man

  15. Mextli says:

    Right at 0:59 is what it’s all about.

  16. Uncle Patso says:

    Oh, great, just what I need — one more charger to keep track of!


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