Motorhead Fans Start a Petition to Have a "Jack and Coke" Renamed a "Lemmy"

by Ryan Hudak on Jan 12, 2016 in Culture
Motorhead Fans Start a Petition to Have a

With all the petition websites out there these days, anyone can petition people for anything—and it’s starting to show. After some breweries got together to waste everyone’s time with a cheap marketing ploy to rename Thursday “Thirstday,” some fans of the late Lemmy Kilmister are petitioning for the Jack and Coke to be henceforth referred to as a “Lemmy.”

Lemmy’s passing indeed took fans of Motorhead—and much of music in general—by surprise, and this petition is at least a more noble cause than a lot of them out there,  but it will still be a waste of time, even to the 40,000+ people who have currently signed the petition. It may very well reach the 50,000 signatures it wants on change.org, but then what?

When it does reach the required signatures—which are petitioned to “The Entire World”—is anyone going to actually call a Jack and Coke a “Lemmy”?  Even if you signed the petition and want so badly for it to be renamed after one of rock’s gods, what is going to happen if you walk into a bar and order a Lemmy? Unless the bartender is a good friend or you’re a regular, you’ll get a blanket stare and then you’ll have to specify what you want by its actual name.

So, can we stop wasting people’s time with silly petitions that will get nowhere? In the end, the petition is a nice idea to pay tribute to someone who meant a lot to many, but ultimately will fall on deaf ears—possibly ears made deaf by just how damn loud Motorhead was.  

Photo via Flickr user
Sam Howzit

Tags: Cocktails
Recent Articles
spacer

Feedback

How are we doing? Tell us what you like or don't like and how we can improve. We would love to hear your thoughts!

*Name:
*E-mail:
*Suggestions:
 
Behind the Bar: Liana Oster of Dante

Behind the Bar: Liana Oster of Dante

For this exciting installment of Behind the Bar, we had the incredible opportunity to sit down with Liana Oster, the head bartender at Dante in New Yo...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jan 7, 2020
Taste a Slice of Chicago at Wyman's No. 5 in Denver

Taste a Slice of Chicago at Wyman's No. 5 in Denver

Modeled after the gritty taverns of Joliet, Illinois. ...read more ›

by Carrie Dow Nov 27, 2019
Rocker Spirits: Classic Spirits in Modern Glassware

Rocker Spirits: Classic Spirits in Modern Glassware

Their vodka, rum, and whiskey will stand up with the best of American spirits....read more ›

by Carrie Dow Nov 27, 2019
SPONSORED
Bigsby's Folly Introduces Denver to the Wine Cottle

Bigsby's Folly Introduces Denver to the Wine Cottle

New World grapes with Old World appeal. ...read more ›

by Carrie Dow Oct 29, 2019
Get in shape and drink beer at Denver's Brewery Boot Camp
by Carrie Dow Oct 10, 2019
Pabst Blue Ribbon Launches Blue Ribbon Whiskey in Select US Markets

Pabst Blue Ribbon Launches Blue Ribbon Whiskey in Select US Markets

PBR has launched their own whiskey. Let's keep an open mind and see what is inside this bottle....read more ›

by Carrie Dow Sep 24, 2019
The Master Sommelier Scandal is Now the Subject of a New Investigative Series

The Master Sommelier Scandal is Now the Subject of a New Investigative Series

There's a new investigative series about one of the biggest scandals to ever hit the wine world....read more ›

by The Drink Nation Sep 13, 2019
Explore a Newsworthy Social Hour at Courier Denver

Explore a Newsworthy Social Hour at Courier Denver

Anyone who loves tasty food paired with delicious drinks is welcome....read more ›

by Carrie Dow Sep 11, 2019
Places to Drink and Play in Denver
by Carrie Dow Aug 6, 2019
Using Peas to Make Gin Might Lead to More Environmentally Friendly Spirits, Studies Show

Using Peas to Make Gin Might Lead to More Environmentally Friendly Spirits, Studies Show

Scientists may have discovered a more environmentally friendly way to make one of the world's most popular spi...read more ›

by The Drink Nation Jul 23, 2019
SPONSORED
View all Articles

Sign up to get weekly drinking news, bar reviews, events and more sent directly to your inbox!

Close