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June 4, 2008 4:54 AM   Subscribe

Take Britain’s favourite poem and add it to Scotland’s other national drink and here’s the result (mildly NSFW).

From the Leith Agency, also responsible for ‘Goth Holiday’ and ‘Snowman’. And here's some other classics from the past. (Previously)
posted by fearfulsymmetry (26 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
The snowman ad is the best, though my Welsh ex will say otherwise. That is a very funny ad though.
posted by parmanparman at 5:07 AM on June 4, 2008


Irn-Blue!

However, let me say that is really really good. I take it the NSFW part was the Celtic girl kissing the Rangers lad.
posted by Nick Verstayne at 5:20 AM on June 4, 2008


I think the "result" link is broken. It takes me to a different ad to the one parmanparman and Nick Verstayne are seeing.
posted by nthdegx at 5:24 AM on June 4, 2008


That "Made In Scotland. From Grrrrdrrrrs" phrase in the older ads is as much of a fixture of my childhood as the smell of cut grass and grazed knees. Great post, thanks.
posted by Jofus at 5:28 AM on June 4, 2008


Och, now I'm homesick. Pass the Bru.
posted by Happy Dave at 5:39 AM on June 4, 2008


Kamikaze midges indeed, I love you Scotland.
posted by Helga-woo at 5:51 AM on June 4, 2008


It's flavour'd with girders, mon.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 6:29 AM on June 4, 2008


I miss Scotland, I really do. Someday I'll make it back. Great post, tks
posted by elmono at 7:15 AM on June 4, 2008


how does Irn-Bru stack up against Firebrick?

I like the poem.
posted by Sam.Burdick at 7:26 AM on June 4, 2008


Mmm, an entire nation's strength of character summed up. Canned beer.
posted by Nelson at 8:31 AM on June 4, 2008


I'm afraid this post is just another case of Pepsi-Bru.
posted by SteveInMaine at 9:01 AM on June 4, 2008


Mmm, mmm, girder.
posted by Sys Rq at 9:17 AM on June 4, 2008


I love the Snowman one.
posted by electricinca at 10:03 AM on June 4, 2008


It's not beer, Nelson.

Wish the Irn Bru that was sold in Canada had caffeine. Now that there are other drinks flouting the "only cola can be caffeinated" rule, Irn Bru should be the way it's meant to be.
posted by scruss at 10:08 AM on June 4, 2008


If you want to see an actual goth holiday go to Whitby rather than Blackpool. One of those things that shouldn't be hilarious is a bunch of lanky kids in trench coats building sandcastles with brightly coloured buckets.
posted by vbfg at 10:09 AM on June 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


Ack! Sacrilege to defile the Snowman! Although it was funny. French & Saunders did it even better.
posted by GuyZero at 10:17 AM on June 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


They should bring back Quatro, the UKs first, and only, 80s cyberpunk themed drink.
posted by Artw at 10:25 AM on June 4, 2008 [1 favorite]




Huh, I had no idea a friend of mine was currently starring as Walks-home-in-bare-feet-after-a-gig Girl #2 in an Irn Bru ad.

The Snowman one is still my fave by far, though.

Nick Verstayne wrote: I take it the NSFW part was the Celtic girl kissing the Rangers lad.

Must be, but even in Glasgow I doubt viewing inter-Old Firm snogging would get you sacked, and surely there are no workplaces so prudish that just seeing people kissing is verboten? Or was it the implication of cock when the bloke in the kilt crosses his legs? I'm really puzzled as to what fearfulsymmetry thought was NSFW...
posted by jack_mo at 12:09 PM on June 4, 2008


They should bring back Quatro

They only problem being, it tasted utterly vile.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:09 PM on June 4, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm really puzzled as to what fearfulsymmetry thought was NSFW...

The bare arses at the 'seeing in the New Year in the scud'... Not so prudish myself, or the UK in general (I mean I've just watched a television report on nudists, bare arses and all, at 7pm on national television) but I've heard that for some Americans any nudity at all is totally out.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:15 PM on June 4, 2008


I hear you fearfulsymmetry, but I've also heard that there are some parts out there in the western islands that aren't exactly hotbeds of radicalism. I can hear the tut tutting now...

Great post by the way - if that wasn't clear from my earlier enthusiasm.
posted by Nick Verstayne at 12:21 PM on June 4, 2008


Ah, thanks for the explanation fearfulsymmetry - it didn't even occur to me that some old bare bums could be the reason. Thank you, constantly naked hippie parents.
posted by jack_mo at 12:48 PM on June 4, 2008


Bare bums definitely NSFW in the US. Curiously, the anthropomorphized furry symbolic sex Orangina ads are probably SFW in the US. Not that I care either way, as my office door closes.
posted by BrotherCaine at 7:57 PM on June 4, 2008


That is awesome. My favourite poem as well, and a rather clever parody.
posted by Phire at 9:15 PM on June 4, 2008


Hell of a hangover this morning. Only one thing for it: Irn Bru from a glass bottle.
posted by brautigan at 2:49 AM on June 5, 2008


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