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Archive for the ‘Humour’ Category

Talk about a prophecy…

Posted by weehaggis on Thursday, January 22, 2009

Just came across this story, from back in 2001 just after Bush assumed the presidency, on The Onion (a saitical US based news web site).  This is so prophetic it is quite unnerving 🙂

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Only in Texas!!!

Posted by weehaggis on Monday, March 31, 2008

Is a nipple ring like a wedding ring….after being in place for a number of years no amount of twisting, tugging and pulling will make it budge???  Well, if it wont budge then be prepared to use a pair of pliers if boarding a flight in Lubbock, Texas.   Just read this story in The Register, about some poor woman who faced such a problem.   Apparently, such body adornments are a threat the passenger security.  At least now you will be offered the option of a visual inspection.

So guys…..are you gonna proudly slap that PA out onto the the counter for a visual security inspection, or slip behind the curtain for a quick tug  with the pliers 🙂

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Snowman steals little boy’s Irn Bru

Posted by weehaggis on Saturday, December 23, 2006

The makers of Irn-Bru have outdone themselves again, with their latest TV ad for the festive season. Its a Scottish-ised (hmmm, that probably isn’t a real word) take on Raymon Brigg’s classic, The Snowman. Instead of somewhere over the south of England, we get some well know Scottish sights. Once again, pure dead brilliant 🙂

I just love the way whoever makes these ads keeps coming up with something different.

….and thanks again to YouTube.

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Seasons Greetings

Posted by weehaggis on Friday, December 22, 2006

SeasonsGreetings

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Irn Bru – pure dead brilliant

Posted by weehaggis on Wednesday, November 8, 2006

Was just having a browse through youtube and found some old Irn Bru tv adds. Started getting all nostalgic.

For the uneducated amongst you, Irn Bru (from Barrs) is a fizzy soft drink virtually unheard of outside of Scotland. Very sweet, very orange and tasted bloody awful to anyone not born within sight of yon bonnie banks and yon bonnie braes. Normally advertsed as “yer other national drinkke….made in Scoatland fram girders“.

Back around 1988 Barrs released one of their first TV ads for the amber nectar. It was pure dead brilliant then, and after finding it on youtube, I realised that it still is now. Its sort of a piss-take of the US produced Coke and Pepsi ads which were on at the time.

Well, I suppose you have to be Scottish to appreciate it. Not long after, this one appeared. Even more of a laugh and with not quite the punchline you’re expecting.

and then, the final one for today (you can see that I’ve just figured out this youtube thing). I wonder how the FCC would react if Pepsi produced anything like this in the US 🙂

Other classics include the ram-raiding granny, the sexy latin Raul advertising the diet version, and of course that foul mouthed cuckoo used for the new Irn Bru 32. Will try and get round to posting those ones too.

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