Since I just spent a year in China as a Fulbright Scholar and I grew up in Milwaukee, I found this “Letter from China” in The New Yorker, entitled “Pardon Me, Would You Have Any Pabst Blue Ribbon,” quite amusing.

I noticed a lot of PBR while in China, but I did not know it was going classy.  But I’m not surprised.  For example, Pizza Hut in China has fancy table service and is quite expensive.  Minivans, like the Honda Odyssey, are also considered very high end, especially by young men.

(Note: Despite its label and founding in Milwaukee, PBR is no longer brewed in Wisconsin.)

Hat Tip: Carl Yirka