Brissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 697 times:
Well I would support you in the buying of kangaroo scrotum products, except they are all made in China these days....grrrrrrrr
You are correct on this being taken from the Molson's campaign, except that Foster's is represented by Molson's in North America, and the two companies jointly paid for the development of the ad's. From memory this Foster's ad has been running down here since a month or two before the Olympics. It would have been earlier but they had a pre-Olympic campaign going on as well.
DG_pilot From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 856 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 656 times:
Over here, everyone knows Fosters is crap and America makes the best beer in the world.
Off topic kinda, but these last couple decades, our domestic wine industries have made great strides. A few weeks ago, I toured a leading-edge technology vineyard and winery. I'd have to say it was pretty interesting!
What other kinds of beer do you Aussies make? Just wondering...
Sn330 From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 16 posts, RR: 1 Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 643 times:
I agree with CPDC10-30. The first thing that came to my mind was the "I am Canadian" commercial by Molson. As to what American beer tastes like, I have no clue, as it would be illegal for me to consume it. Yet another reason why America is clueless, remember I am american, you basically become an adult at 18, except you can't drink. You can smoke all right, you just can't drink. Am I missing something here, or is smoking better than drinking, or it may be because Phillip Morris paid of the government to make that law? Tobacco companies aren't allowed to run commercials on TV, yet Beer, Wine, and Spirit companies are. America: the Land of Bureaucracy.
Blink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5454 posts, RR: 18 Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 631 times:
I was the one who started that "I am Canadian" post but I will admit that those ad's as funny as they are(which are hilarious) are extremely anti american. I have seen those ad's on CTV and CBC a lot and they are very anti american.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
Brissie_lions From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 623 times:
On wine, Australian wine has made great leaps and bounds over the last 15 years, so far in fact that it ours are the wine of choice in Japan, even though they are quite expensive.
A wine from the Evans & Tate winery in Margaret River was recently judged amongst a couple of thousand different wines to be the best at a recent international wine show in London.
And we also have a brand of boutique beer called "Piss" because for some unusual reason, I think we have a sense of humour which allows us to do this, which is exactly what these Fosters ads are doing, i.e. taking the piss.
AerLingus A330 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 608 times:
No I'm not serious...I am very thick skinned when it comes to that kind of "provoking" yet amusing ads.
For those of you who can remember, Wendy's restaurants here in the US got in some hot water with the then Soviet Union back in the mid 1980's when it ran an ad depicting a Soviet style beauty pageant and the one contestant in the ad was wearing this very dull outfit.
The point of the ad was that in some places (aka the USSR) you don't have choices when it comes to your burgers (taking a shot at McDonald's which doesn't give you that option).
PerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0 Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 593 times:
Assuming by "lemonade" you mean the clear bubbly stuff which in the US is called by it's brand names of Sprite and 7UP.
Lemonade in the US is yellow and hardly carbonated, if at all, what we Aussies call Lemon Squash.
Soon found that out when my wife asked a DL stewardess for a lemonade and was told "sorry we only have Sprite and Coke" - perplexing world ain't it?
Sccutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5243 posts, RR: 27 Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 592 times:
1. Foster's... not worth drinking, to my taste. Not because it's Australian, just because it really isn't very good.
2. I like Cooper's; am I wacky?
3. The Australian wines with which I am most acquainted are those from SA (Barossa Valley); I found them rather yummy... esp. the reds. Bought some Lindeman's CabSav tonight, here in Houston (Thanksgiving holiday with the rellies).
4. Do anyone besides Aussies call relatives, "rellies"?
5. Does all of Australia have that wacky thing of having to buy beer at a "hotel" (as best I can tell, bars with a room or two above to comply with some obscure statute)? Or just SA?
6. Canada can be forgiven for having an attitude about the big, friendly neighbor [neighbour] to the south; they get most of their television from the 'States, and that should be enough to piss 'em off.
7. Canadians are "Americans" too- America is a continent (two, actually- North- and South-), not a sovereign nation. Although I don't know of a convenient replacement for the colloquial "American" for US citizens. How about 'Staties? Maybe the ambiguity here comes from the historical reality that the USA is not truly a nation; it is fifty states, United. The state should be the dominant thing (sayeth the Texan, with pride).
8. Is it obvious yet that I am tired and need to go to bed?
9. Can anyone- anyone at all- really claim to enjoy eating Vegemite? I mean, really, it looks like a dog log.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
PerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 578 times:
I believe that I have to enlighten you as to the finer points of Orstralian kalcha.
Not all Aussies call relatives "rellies"! This originates from the state of New South Wales where they add "ies" to nearly everything. For example:
Bike riders are "bikies"
Truck drivers are "truckies"
Surfers are "surfies"
Teachers are "chalkies"
Students are "schoolies"
Sailors are "yachties"
Costume is "cosie" and so on. It's sickening.
Unfortunately being the state with highest population they think they are Australia and our unique lifestyle here on the west coast has been corrupted by this influence.
Here in Western Australia bars are also in "hotels", but there are more in taverns, restaurants, sporting clubhouses, night clubs, etc, none of which have to provide accommodation.
As for vegemite - it's yum! Nothing beats a thin spread of it on toast. Note - a thin smear! People in the US I have offered it to spread it on bread or toast about 1/2 inch thick! Aargh! Still that is in a country where most individual serves of food in restaurants are enough for 2 or 3 people and where you have to wring out half a litre (1 pint) of fat/grease from a hash brown before you can eat it
Coopers though isn't a bad drop. I prefer Toohey's Red, or when our dollar can actually buy something imported - Miller. The only time I've actually suffered a Fosters was in the UK.