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Guinness is Good for You: Find the poster of your birth year; of the year you had your first glass of Guinness; of the year you swore off the stuff. Try to find a way to link to one of them. Despair. Pour another pint. It's all good. [Flash req. "Argentina 1952" works for the login.]
posted by Carlos Quevedo (22 comments total)

 
I was discussing their slogan just the other day. The question is, why is Guinness Good For You? My friend contends that they advertise that it is good for you because it contains Iron. Is that why?
posted by banished at 5:18 PM on May 5, 2003


The beer that drinks like a meal... High in fiber?
posted by kaibutsu at 5:39 PM on May 5, 2003


Whoever designed that navigation should be shot.
posted by todds at 5:45 PM on May 5, 2003


Whoever designed that navigation should be forced to use my very slow laptop and dial-up connection.
posted by JanetLand at 6:09 PM on May 5, 2003


>The question is, why is Guinness Good For You?

I don't know... perhaps they believe what PeTA is saying?

Then again, think of the yeasts, I say!
posted by shepd at 6:21 PM on May 5, 2003


Find the poster of your birth year? A HA! There was no poster for 1973, the year Picasso died and Foreman became champ.
posted by josephtate at 6:24 PM on May 5, 2003


The html only version (see the teeny tiny link at the bottom of the page) may be better.
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 7:23 PM on May 5, 2003


My wife and I first saw these signs on our honeymoon in Ireland. We found them hilarious and have since become addicted to the stuff. So it's true!

Mmmm...guinness.
posted by justgary at 8:15 PM on May 5, 2003


I love a beer that I can chew.
posted by Vidiot at 11:25 PM on May 5, 2003


I remember my old English project partner telling me "Guiness... the only beer you can eat with a fork".
posted by PenDevil at 2:19 AM on May 6, 2003


OF COURSE, no 1977 poster... =)
posted by XiBe at 3:00 AM on May 6, 2003


"We are sorry that you cannot visit Guinness.com, but the laws of your country do not allow you to view our site"

My country being (liberal)Denmark and my age 29 - I cannot figure out what law it is that prohibits me from viewing their site. I actually don't think there is such a law.

If you know what laws Guinness is refering to please let me know.
posted by FidelDonson at 5:13 AM on May 6, 2003


Liquid black gold. Mmmm.

Now you've done it; it's 0730 where I'm at and now I'm gonna crave one all damn day. Thanks.
posted by Cerebus at 5:30 AM on May 6, 2003


Guinness is good for you because there is a pork chop in every bottle.
posted by vito90 at 6:48 AM on May 6, 2003


It's chocolate milk for adults!
posted by Vidiot at 7:45 AM on May 6, 2003


Joe's Spleen ... do you have a URL for the elusive html version? Trying to find it is worse than trying to navigate through the flash :-(
posted by devbrain at 8:25 AM on May 6, 2003


Relatively little known fact: the mystery novelist Dorothy L. Sayers worked for Benson's in the 20's and 30's (iirc) as a copywriter. One of the campaigns she worked on was the Guinness campaign. The "Guiness is Good For You" slogan was coined during her time at the agency.
posted by eilatan at 9:45 AM on May 6, 2003


My country being (liberal)Denmark and my age 29 - I cannot figure out what law it is that prohibits me from viewing their site. I actually don't think there is such a law.

If you know what laws Guinness is refering to please let me know.


Well according to this, and this, Denmark has a ban on the broadcast of adverts for alcohol on tv and radio, and aren't allowed to encourage minors to drink via other media. I imagine Guinness aren't keen to be the test case for its internet application.
posted by biffa at 10:01 AM on May 6, 2003


Guinness is good for you because it helps you communicate.
posted by soyjoy at 11:01 AM on May 6, 2003


...perhaps they believe what PeTA is saying?

I doubt PETA approves of Guinness. It's one of the few remaining beers that uses isinglass finings to clarify the beer. Isinglass, of course, is fish guts.
posted by sixpack at 1:31 PM on May 6, 2003


It's one of the few remaining beers that uses isinglass finings to clarify the beer.

Are you sure sixpack? The vegetarian society in the UK approves only a very few beers as vegetarian.
posted by biffa at 3:58 AM on May 7, 2003


The question is, why is Guinness Good For You?

Ian Conner, a Glaswegian who was a teacher/mentor of mine in grad school, once told us: "My grandmother used to drink a pint of Guinness with a raw egg in it for breakfast every morning. She lived to be ninety-two!"

Breakfast of Champions, indeed.

Hey, I wasn't able to find the ad that Christy Moore sang about in his song "Delirium Tremens", one which apparently featured a surfer:
Goodbye to the port and brandy
To the vodka and the Stag
To the Smithwick and the Harp-ic
The bottle, draft and keg.

As I sat lookin' up at the Guinness ad
I could never figger out
How yer man stayed up on the surfboard
After fourteen pints of stout.

posted by chuq at 4:15 PM on May 7, 2003


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