Friday, February 17, 2006

The pride of Nova Scotia. The shame of a Toronto actor.

Babble on.

I was apparently one of the few people left in Canada who thought the Scottish Alexander Keith's zealot commercials were funny. Not anymore.

Throw. Away. The. Key.

Having said that, the sins of the actor should not be visited upon the beer. Labatt's response has been exemplary.

Some Canadian ad agency is going to make a fortune designing an entirely new marketing campaign from scratch.

Babble off.


At 11:46 a.m., Blogger Greg Staples said...

It's a good beer so I will keep drinking it.

And I thought the commercials were funny as well. That may speak worse of you than me though ;)

At 11:56 a.m., Blogger Babbling Brooks said...

Why am I not surprised, Greg? "Great minds", and all that...

At 11:59 a.m., Blogger GenX at 40 said...

Grew up in Halifax. Drank a boat load. Wouldn't touch it now. Drink Propeller ESB from Halifax if you can find it at your LCBO. Experience real ale.

The ads were bad (there are no Scots who speak like that in Nova Scotia - I'm a Scots immigrants' kid as well) and they guy should pay.

At 12:03 p.m., Blogger VW said...

I actually did the Keith's Brewery tour, when I went out there. I think they would've been better off sticking with the historical ads they showcased there.

At 10:47 p.m., Blogger Brutha from a different Mutha said...

Wow, too many freaks out there. That guy should be fired in the clink for a long time, along with some really big prison "ladies". Teach the pig a lesson. He sickens me.
Greg #2

At 4:02 a.m., Blogger The Hack said...

I was still digging them too.

Curtis Brown of Endless Spin ( had the best line:

"I guess being a spilly drinker isn't so bad now..."

At 9:30 a.m., Blogger Alan said...

Two things:

Shouldn't we make sure he's guilty before we throw.away.the.key?

Keith's is a good beer and a fine substitute for anybody who can't get Kokanee where they live.

At 11:28 a.m., Blogger Babbling Brooks said...

Alan, you're such a lawyer.

Innocent until proven guilty, yes, yes. the piece in question:

Toronto Police Constable Scott Purches said officers seized a quantity of images -- he would not say how many -- from the actor's computer that depicted "prepubescent children engaged in sexual activity."

The pictures featured children younger than 12 participating in vaginal, anal and oral sex with adults, he said. "These are child abuse pictures."

The cops track the downloading to get the warrant, and then when they execute the warrant, they verify that the photos are on the computer.

Unless he wasn't the one doing the downloading, and furthermore knew nothing of what was stored on his system, it seems like pretty damning evidence to me.

Of course, I'm not a lawyer. Which is why I can still say with a clear conscience: Throw. Away. The. Key.

If it turns out the man has been framed, let me know so I can post a retraction. I won't hold my breath, though.

At 7:50 p.m., Blogger GenX at 40 said...

That wasn't Alan the lawyer. Alan the lawyer figures he's off to the klink and knows Keiths sucks.

At 9:09 a.m., Blogger Babbling Brooks said...

You're still such a lawyer, Alan of GenX fame. And, quite separately, I'm such an idiot for mixing the whole name thing up.


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