Friday, 5 December 2008

You'll Have Had Your Tea

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Why should I be the only one to cringe at this. Heuch.

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22 comments:

BG! said...

"THE WHOLE WORLD'S INVITED. AND SO ARE YOU."
So it's aimed at aliens, eh?

If Scotland's such a fantastic place to be, why not actually have the celebs do their bits in situ rather than in front of those cheap artificial backgrounds?

The whole shebang's cringeworthy on so many levels, except for the colour-matching - they did a fine job of finding the right hue of background for Sir Thomas now he's in his brown phase. Oh, and the lack of sunlight anywhere's about right too.

Mungo Says Bah! said...

Oh Sean Connery. I will never be able to watch 007 again without cringing.

Mungo

AktoMan said...

Thanks, BG! I feel duly alienated now ;-)

xref

AktoMan said...

@Mungo - or "Hunt for Red Oktober" (Russian) or "The Untouchables" (Irish) or "The Wind and the Lion" (Berber) or "Zardoz" (bikini)

Pablo said...

Oh Dear...
Pablo
Pablo's Woodlife

BG! said...

... or Highlander! Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez is such a fine Egyptian name!

Londonbackpacker said...

I only recognise a hand full of the people on there
Six months ago no one would of know C.Hoy and where was D.C. :-)

AktoMan said...

@BG. LOL - I forgot he wasn't Scottish in that.

AktoMan said...

I think this one is less wooden, George. Shame, really.

Martin Rye said...

Damn the hills will be packed with all the folks inspired to visit the bonny land due to that Oscar winning film. Honest I will stop laughing. One day.;)

Jason Klass said...

Ouch. I want the last minute of my life back.

AktoMan said...

From the sample above, did the video entice anyone into visiting Scotland in 2009?

Bearing in mind that Cameron wasn't in it waving a TGO Challenge entrance ticket, nor Dave MacLeod from the side of a rock, or Chris T in gear shop heaven.

Ezo said...
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AktoMan said...

I'm Scottish and cringe at that advertisement.

I'm Scottish and can be proud without having a dig at The English. If anyone turns this thread into an Anti-Sassenach column, I'll delete all comments thereafter. Joinly and severally. And timeously too, just for good measure.

BG! said...

Ease up, Ezo. If I was Scottish I would be proud of it, but I would still cringe at the cheap way that such a fine country has been advertised. As it is, I'm lumbered with being English and I'm proud of that instead, but I still agree with Duncan about that ad., I wasn't having a poke at Scots or at Scotland.
Please don't presume to tell me that, because I'm English, I have no identity. You don't know me yet, and as such you aren't yet qualified to berate me. There's a big difference between being English and being Borg.

Ezo said...
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AktoMan said...

What identity do we 'Scots' have - and I'll use the modern name for the country? My folk were traders from Norway (honest, gov'n'r). Others were from the tribes pushed north or from Pictish stock, and others. Now the diversity continues with Irish, Italians, Indians, Africans, Poles, Chinese and even Yorkshire folk. What identity and where are these folk in the video? Anyone other than a 'white' Scot want to answer?

Ezo said...
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AktoMan said...

Awe, come on, it was just getting interesting, but I want to open it up to people who are as much a part of Scotland as our ancestors were, but who seem to get missed out of advertising campaigns.

Big Kev said...

At times like these, I like to trot out Renton's "It's s***e being Scottish!" rant from Trainspotting. But it's a bit sweary so I won't.

I'm Scottish btw. Whatever that means.

Sky Clearbrook said...

I hate it, but managed to get it all off my chest here. Leave a comment - if you can be arsed.

AktoMan said...

LOL - and I thought that *I* was upset by the tripe of an advert, Sky ;-)

At least we have a nice country, despite the stereotypical drivel that the government comes out with. Lets get a decent transport network outside the central belt before we invite people to travel the highways and byeways - okay, even the highways are sodding byeways.