Coopers, a much-loved independent brewer in Adelaide, Australia, is leaving nothing to chance in its fight to prevent the possible hostile takeover by Lion Nathan. It has invited its supporters to take part in a “Support Coopers Weekend” when they pledge to buy and drink twice as much of its products as usual. It sent out an email advising participants that many would end up unconscious or in bed with someone they hated “but what’s an unwanted pregnancy compared to the thought of Pale Ale in the hands of a faceless multinational”? The Times 01/10/05 page 59 (City Diary)