Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Commercialism in a Wintry Economy

After a rousing negative split on Sunday, my legs were a tad sore yesterday. Like a one-beer buzz, it is a sensation I haven't felt in a long while. That being said, I didn't run yesterday. Instead I had a tiny taste of the end of the world. It was delicious. I intend to run tonight (insert something about paving the road to hell).

That entire paragraph was supposed to segue into these videos, but I really dropped the ball. Here are some funny booze-related commercials. They are magnifico!

Martini commercial with George Clooney



Guinness commercial with ... who cares?


The weather is pretending to cooperate these next couple of days, staying above zero all the way until the weekend. These positive temperatures are a welcome trend after a week in the negatives. If I'm lucky, I'll get in four runs and/or 20 miles this week.

13 comments:

Vava said...

Yay for warmer weather! Good luck on your runs.

Jess said...

Famous people and sex to sell booze? No way! What kind of genius advertising companies are these?

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Lucky she was drinking that stuff straight up in the first video. Otherwise, she'd've needed the bull's penis. Any idiot knows you can't stir a drink with testicles.

JojaJogger said...

Mmmmmm, martinis!

Blyfinn said...

I'm praying for the weather to cooperate also.

MCM Mama said...

Yum, love me some unibroue! Hope the weather cooperates for you this week.

Sarah said...

Wimp. I ran last week when it was barely above zero. I have a much better excuse now for not running since Sunday.

Virginia Dressler said...

I'll second the wimp! Boo! my cousin's been out all week in South Euclid running every day, Viper! Boo!

Viper said...

@ Sarah - So you went out when the weather was bad last week and this week you're sick. Weird.

Al's CL Reviews said...

Good luck on the warmer weather and running.

Ted said...

The Guiness commercial was quite hilarious !!! If anyone needs to find commercial like this one, Viper is the first to know.

the erratic epicurean said...

i don't know about that guinness commercial. i just do not know about that one at all.

Sarah said...

Oh, Viper. Don't you read my blog? I picked up a norovirus from my family. I run outside in cold temperatures all the time and it never affects me.