Skip

The Tipping Pot
March 11, 2008 3:46 PM   Subscribe

The Tipping Pot "Created for St. Patrick's Day, a gritty British take on the Guinness Tipping Point ad"
posted by chrismear (19 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I can't figure out which this is ... Pepsi Black and Tan, or just Pepsi Green?
posted by Dave Faris at 3:53 PM on March 11, 2008


I don't see how the imitation brought anything new.
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 4:12 PM on March 11, 2008


Cheap pot noodle viral?
posted by davemee at 4:14 PM on March 11, 2008


You might well say it was resurrected.
posted by cillit bang at 4:37 PM on March 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


The second link was a truly astounding Rube Goldberg machine. Where was that, Peru?
posted by DenOfSizer at 4:46 PM on March 11, 2008


Awesome Guinness ad, and I appreciate the work put into the piss-take, but K. A. Cheese is right about it's overall value, I'd say. I love the delivery on the voice-over line at the end, though. Thanks for this post, chrismear!
posted by chudmonkey at 5:14 PM on March 11, 2008


I thought it was funny, but I'm an expat. Maybe you have to have an appreciation of Potnoodle ads and English council estates to get the gags. Thanks chrismear!
posted by carter at 5:37 PM on March 11, 2008


Der Lauf der Dinge
posted by Balisong at 5:37 PM on March 11, 2008


The actual guinness ad made my heart sing in a way that doesn't seem appropriate for a commercial.
posted by Navelgazer at 6:20 PM on March 11, 2008


The tune being played is The Munster Cloak - the first song I learned on the (Irish/wooden) flute. Just an fyi.

It's not the best rendition of the tune, but hey, this was from Guinness, which isn't even the best rendition of Stout - particularly if you are from Munster.
posted by Nick Verstayne at 6:47 PM on March 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Am I the only one that thinks the original Guinness advert is hugely over-rated - a laboured, unoriginal retread of the "complex sequence of events" advert meme that's been doing the rounds for the past few years, completely spoiled by over-editing and with all the rustic authenticity of a Stella Artois commercial?

The book-pint bit at the end is the only interesting part... or, at least, it would be if you could actually see the mechanism used to achieve the effect. But they obscure that through fast cutting and distance shots, so you can't.
posted by flashboy at 7:54 PM on March 11, 2008 [1 favorite]


Am I the only one that thinks the original Guinness advert is hugely over-rated - a laboured, unoriginal retread of the "complex sequence of events" advert meme that's been doing the rounds for the past few years...

No. No you're not.
posted by MrMustard at 12:34 AM on March 12, 2008


Not a patch on the Slag of all Snacks.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 2:15 AM on March 12, 2008 [1 favorite]


God, that's brilliant. The attention to detail was great, particularly the youth pissing in the lift.
posted by essexjan at 4:37 AM on March 12, 2008


Der Lauf Der Dinger was where I first saw this concept. Was it the first such film?
posted by asok at 4:40 AM on March 12, 2008


I'm with flashboy. Then again, most advertising is laboured, unoriginal retread.

I hate myself for liking the PN piss take tho'.
posted by i_cola at 6:40 AM on March 12, 2008


Pot Noodle is known for its understated advertising.
posted by Mr Bismarck at 7:13 AM on March 12, 2008


I liked the way Pot Noodle just totally rip-off 'UK's most expensive advert'

Their ads are always great and often way out in the tastelessness stakes (just like the product... boom boom) ... Eet ees dirty and you want eet... hurt me!
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 1:15 PM on March 12, 2008


+1 for flashboy: There should be a 20 year moratorium on any kind of chain-reaction-effect advert. At least.

And, yes, the detail was great. Depressingly great. Depressingly, realistically, shitily, realistically great.
posted by TheDonF at 2:10 PM on March 13, 2008


« Older Not Hobbits, Just Shorties?   |   Bicycles + Coffee, Together Forever Newer »


This thread has been archived and is closed to new comments



Post