punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,
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Hooray beer!

Okay, I don't drink beer, but this ad campaign for Red Stripe has been pretty funny. The gist seems to be some awkward Jamaican announcer selling beer in a pretty laid-back fashion which cheesy home-organ reggae music. Examples:

Why we have ugly bottles
Tricks around the "You can't drink beer on TV" rule

I used to know a guy from Trinidad and Tobago like that. He used to recycle our cardboard in Springfield Mall. Very happy and laid back. Later on, he quit his recycling career and opened up a stand in DC somewhere that sold knockoff glasses, purses, and the like. I haven't seen him in a while, but I am sure wherever he is, he's like this guy.

Sure, it's probably all fake and the beer comes from some plant in New Jersey, but I applaud the marketing people who came up with these ads.
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