An article in the Salt Lake Tribune talks about putting listings for State Liquor Stores in the yellow pages of the phone book. It quotes Mary Ann Mantes, a member of the State Alcoholic Beverage Commission, who said new listings in White or Yellow Pages would not include display ads or any photographs or drawings of liquor bottles. She goes on to say: "People shouldn't be able to look at pictures, they should only be able to read." Now, I don't drink any alcoholic beverages, but, why on earth is it bad to look at a picture of a liquor bottle? Are we afraid that our children who can't read are going to look through the phone book and see a picture of a liquor bottle and all the sudden want to drink liquor?
No wonder Utah has such a bad reputation about our liquor laws.
I can understand that seeing pictures of naked women can make a person have bad thoughts, but, seeing a picture of a naked bottle has never made me want to drink liquor.