Budweiser has teamed up with facebook to make the buddy cup. The cup is designed to instantly friend someone with a similar cup when you clink the cups together, assuming both parties have facebook accounts.
Its surmised the clinking glass together derives from the act of toasting, which some argue began with a shared drinking vessel back in ancient Britain where a piece of toast was set in a brew, passed around for all to partake of and the toast itself eaten by the host. This was done to celebrate various and sundries or as an oath, or similar such and obvious reasons.
I'm not sure I buy that, probably has been going on for a long time. I'm pretty sure in the millions of years the cavemen were wandering about that at least two of the, after killing a giant bison and living to tell the tale high fived it with some bloody bison leg bones.
But now we have drunken buddy facebook cups, a far fry from Toby Keith's Red Cup and a far far cry from the original drinking man.
We went from this . . .
To this . . .
We've come a long way . . . to no where!