James Cagney in "The Public Enemy" which showed crime didn't pay but did ultimately lead to Formula windsurfing boards.
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I was reading about the most recent PWA competition in Tenerife and a picture at the bottom of the page caught my attention. In it was the podium celebration where the men's winners were spraying each other with champagne (or the Spanish equivalent). Philip Köster was on the top step - he's been on a tear this year having also just won Pozo - alongside Alex Mussolini and Victor Fernandez. Spraying bubbly is a popular way to celebrate sporting victories except, perhaps, at the Indy 500 where the winner drinks milk.
Tenerife - home of the highest point in Spain
And then it struck me, what Köster was doing could never happen here in the U.S., at least legally. Philip Köster is only 18 years old. As any college student will tell you, the legal drinking age here is 21. In Europe, the legal age is 18 and sometimes, even, 16 (e.g. Austria).