Abdul At Large
My Cold Beer Conspiracy
Growing up as a kid on the south side of Chicago, you got a pretty good education when it came to the street hustle, notably if you ever played the old shell game. That’s the game where you place a ball under one of three cups, move the cups around, and someone tries to guess where the ball is. Usually there is money involved, and usually, you place a bet and usually, you lose. You lose because while you’re trying to follow the ball, the guy running the game figures out a way to draw your attention to one cup, while the ball is really under another cup. The debate over Sunday retail alcohol sales and cold beer are a lot like that shell game.