- Eric Webb American-Statesman Staff
El Arroyo, a Tex-Mex restaurant in downtown Austin but also the city's collective id, loves a good sign. Their signature marquee weighs in on everything from clown epidemics to the presidential election to the perfect Christmas gift with a pithy zinger. After a banner week for public gaffes, then, it would have been shocking if the restaurant had not managed to squeeze Pepsi, United Airlines and White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer into just one marquee message.
On Wednesday, El Arroyo tweeted a picture of a sign that read: "Pepsi: No one can do worse. United: Hold my beer. Spicer: Hold my Pepsi." Not the most original joke — versions of the same gag appeared all over Twitter recently. But one must admit, it's a winning formula.
For those not keeping score at home, Pepsi, United and Spicer all battled bad press this week. The soda company pulled a Kendall Jenner-starring ad that was widely seen as insensitive to social justice causes and protest movements. The airline weathered mass backlash following the release of a video of a passenger being forcibly dragged off a plane after not voluntarily giving up his seat. While discussing the use of chemical weapons in Syria, President Donald Trump's press secretary said Tuesday that genocidal dictator Adolph Hitler did not use chemical weapons on his own people during World War II. During the Holocaust, Hitler systematically murdered Jews using gas chambers.