When life is just a beer commercial…

May 26, 2011

Advertising staff, today we’re here to honor Lamar, whose work on the Guinness Stout account has been pure genius!

Gosh, thanks, Boss. You’re much too kind…

Not at all, Lamar. Who would have thought you could get photos of Barack and Michelle Obama, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip boldly showing Guinness Stout, all in less than a week?

That must be some kind of a world record, Lamar! Where could we check on that?

I think there’s a book, Boss, but I can’t remember the name.

I just have one question, Lamar. I know we spent $8 million on the celebrity ad campaign, but Obama and Elizabeth are the only ones we’ve seen so far.

Who else will you be rolling out? More really big names, I hope…

Oh, let’s not go into that now, Boss.

I insist, Lamar. Let’s see the rest of the commercials with celebs enjoying our product!

Okay, Boss. Who do you want to see first? Charlie Sheen, Mel Gibson or Arnold Schwarzenegger?

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Top: U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama toast with their glasses of Guinness in Ollie Hayes Pub in Obama’s ancestral home in Moneygall May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Left: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth (L) and Prince Philip watch Master Brewer Fergal Murray pour a pint of Guinness at the Guinness Storehouse, in Dublin May 18, 2011. REUTERS/Tony Maxwell/Pool

Lower left: Obama drinks from a pint of Guinness stout at the Ollie Hayes pub in Moneygall, Ireland May 23, 2011. REUTERS/Maxwell’s/POOL

19 comments

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Again Obama won, Queen visited on a “reconciliation” tour and didn’t drink beer even when offered, and look at Michelle and Obama, yeah! I’m so poured of them now…I mean proud :P

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Michelle couldnt wait to down it! You go girl!!!

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Something’s wrong with these pictures … hmmmm.

I think it’s all the suits and ties. Not your average pub attire now, is it?

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

@Shra, that’s our First Lady! No time for pleasantries she likes to get right down to business. :p

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

I gathere that, Mr. Pilot! And I quite like that attitude! :D

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

RB,
“I think there’s a book, boss, but I can’t remember the name”.
Your greatest line of the week! I almost tossed my ale upon hearing it – you’ve almost driven me sober.

There is truly a Guinness conspiracy going on here, and after all, we need something to fill the end-of-the-world void.

The Queen and Michelle headed out
For drinking and flirting about
Barack was too faced
To keep up their pace
He had emptied the bar of its stout.

Posted by flamenquito | Report as abusive

Ditto on flame’s “there’s a book” comment–one of your finest, Mr B. I dribbled coffee on my keyboard.

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

Pure genius.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

You all are way, way too kind. All I do is follow Lamar and write about what he says and does….

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Nice one, jclimacus…

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Next round is on me.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Late to the lines, RB; but the rest are quite right! A very good line, indeed.

While it isn’t the usual pub attire, I’d be happy to dress up for a Guinness.

Posted by Onedoor | Report as abusive

Those closed Obama eyes;
He drinks like he kisses!
Or else he dislikes Guinness,
and that was just a grimace!

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

As the Guiness kept getting poured
they all looked at it, stoned
they couldnt resist
the call of the Guiness
They just had to drink, more and more…

The Queen, though, she is a toughie
She knew she couldnt look roughie
So, she willed and she willed
that she downed all that drink
and walked out of the store
with a tiny wink…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Mr. Obama has very clean ears!

:P

E.

Posted by egeria | Report as abusive

@E, they are pretty noticable aren’t they? I heard his parents were originally gonna name him Alfred but realized that would be quite mad.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

ifly – Barack HEARD that too.

Posted by Malteser | Report as abusive

Something’s wrong with these pictures … hmmmm.

I think it’s all the suits and ties. Not your average pub attire now, is it?

Really, justcam? I gather you hang out at those Ohio gun bars?
http://blogs.reuters.com/oddly-enough/20 11/05/18/this-gunman-goes-into-a-bar-see  /

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

Yup, those are my peeps, BG. you know me well. That’s my sister giving the hug there! :P

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive