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(Scotsman)   Renowned Coca-Cola and Glasgow marketing guru hired to revamp world image of Edinburgh after predecessor's disastrous Incredinburgh campaign was described as "one very long suicide note"   (scotsman.com) divider line 47
    More: Amusing, Edinburgh, Incredinburgh, Coca-Cola, Glasgow, Christmas by medium  
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2013-07-05 04:11:07 PM  
If there is a easy way to get to the castle, advertise that. That's one heck of a walk for out-of-shape Americans. If there isn't, make one.
 
2013-07-05 05:04:44 PM  
After that, come see beautiful downtown Terrificonto! And wonderful Montfreeforall!


Sorry.
 
2013-07-05 05:05:16 PM  
Incrediburgh? Sounds like the home base of this guy:

www.fatwallet.com
 
2013-07-05 05:05:48 PM  
Still better than earlier Hindenburgh campaign. That one went down in flames.
 
2013-07-05 05:10:01 PM  
I was in Edinburgh less than 10 years ago and I don't remember it being so bad that they need urban renewal advice from Glasgow.
 
2013-07-05 05:12:28 PM  
Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a farking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of farking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fark you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing farking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, farked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin' else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got Coca-Cola?
 
2013-07-05 05:16:35 PM  

simplicimus: If there is a easy way to get to the castle, advertise that. That's one heck of a walk for out-of-shape Americans. If there isn't, make one.


Best stay away from Bruges, then.

i353.photobucket.com

/you farking retract that bit about me farking runt kids
 
2013-07-05 05:17:22 PM  

simplicimus: If there is a easy way to get to the castle, advertise that. That's one heck of a walk for out-of-shape Americans. If there isn't, make one.


Eh, if you head right up the Royal Mile it isn't that bad of a walk.  Actually, Arthur's Seat isn't that bad either if you take your time.  This from a 36 year old, beer and cheese loving Wisconsinite.

/Edinburgh is by far my favorite city, so I may be a bit biased.
 
2013-07-05 05:19:13 PM  
This guy is 49?

www.scotsman.com
 
2013-07-05 05:20:38 PM  
i43.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-05 05:24:28 PM  
Came for william wallace reference...

Will not post one out if protest
 
2013-07-05 05:25:51 PM  

realmojo: simplicimus: If there is a easy way to get to the castle, advertise that. That's one heck of a walk for out-of-shape Americans. If there isn't, make one.

Best stay away from Bruges, then.

[i353.photobucket.com image 382x266]

/you farking retract that bit about me farking runt kids


Hey, walked up to Neuschwanstein (of course, you get stop for beers along the way. so that helped.).
 
2013-07-05 05:25:55 PM  
Still no cure for the trams.
 
2013-07-05 05:28:31 PM  
"Virginia is for Lovers" is my favorite state slogan.
 
2013-07-05 05:29:23 PM  

ImpendingCynic: I was in Edinburgh less than 10 years ago and I don't remember it being so bad that they need urban renewal advice from Glasgow.


I was in both last summer. ^^^ This is still true.
 
2013-07-05 05:33:07 PM  
Please come to our city because we're to corrupt and fiscally irresponsible to manage our city so we really, really need your money.

That's pretty much what I see when I see any tourism advertisement for a city.
 
2013-07-05 05:35:32 PM  

ImpendingCynic: I was in Edinburgh less than 10 years ago and I don't remember it being so bad that they need urban renewal advice from Glasgow.


That was before they decided to try and bring back streetcars like they used to have until the 50s.

5 years behind schedule, $1.6bn and the project has been cut down to a single 8 mile line from the city center to the airport. It's still not finished. The city center looks like it is being dismantled, or bombed by the Luftwaffe.

The project is not seen favorably by most Edinburgh residents, for some reason.
 
2013-07-05 05:35:47 PM  
i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-05 05:41:19 PM  
Edinburgh is a beautiful city for about four months of the year.  The rest of the time it is miserable, wet, and dark.
 
2013-07-05 05:43:13 PM  
Re: website "We are looking at things like banners you can click and derive revenue."
He is truly a visionary.
 
2013-07-05 05:49:23 PM  
"Edinburgh: Nae anybody got time for that"
 
2013-07-05 05:55:22 PM  
What was wrong with "You'll have had your tea" as a slogan for Edinburgh?

/glaswegian
 
2013-07-05 05:57:52 PM  

Big 900: Actually, Arthur's Seat isn't that bad either if you take your time.  This from a 36 year old, beer and cheese loving Wisconsinite.

/Edinburgh is by far my favorite city, so I may be a bit biased.


Arthur's Seat is well worth your time and effort. Went up to the very top the last time I was there, then did a (very) fast jog down to the car park in front of Holyrood without stopping once. Damned fun.

/that was five years ago now, no way I could do the same -- I was in much better shape then
//just turned 40
 
2013-07-05 06:01:48 PM  

simplicimus: If there is a easy way to get to the castle, advertise that. That's one heck of a walk for out-of-shape Americans. If there isn't, make one.


The castle is only half a mile from Waverly station, and the way isn't that steep.
 
2013-07-05 06:03:10 PM  

gweilo8888: Arthur's Seat is well worth your time and effort. Went up to the very top the last time I was there, then did a (very) fast jog down to the car park in front of Holyrood without stopping once.


I got a bit mixed up on my way down from Arthur's Seat, and ended having to climb back up some twisty rocky route while the locals were amused.
 
2013-07-05 06:07:34 PM  
Edinburgh -- its not Aberdeen!

Groundskeeper Willie: It won't last. Brothers and sisters are natural enemies. Like Englishmen and Scots! Or Welshmen and Scots! Or Japanese and Scots! Or Scots and other Scots! Damn Scots! They ruined Scotland!
Principal Skinner: You Scots sure are a contentious people.
Groundskeeper Willie: You just made an enemy for life!"
 
2013-07-05 06:19:37 PM  
"It looked bad. It looked like I was gonna have to spend the night in Glasgow."
 
2013-07-05 06:21:59 PM  

simplicimus: If there is a easy way to get to the castle, advertise that. That's one heck of a walk for out-of-shape Americans. If there isn't, make one.


I've been past that castle a few times . No way was I gonna walk up there . Thankfully there was a pub nearby ,which made it even  less likely that I was gonna walk up there .
 
2013-07-05 06:23:48 PM  

RY28: simplicimus: If there is a easy way to get to the castle, advertise that. That's one heck of a walk for out-of-shape Americans. If there isn't, make one.

I've been past that castle a few times . No way was I gonna walk up there . Thankfully there was a pub nearby ,which made it even  less likely that I was gonna walk up there .


I did the same.
 
2013-07-05 06:26:30 PM  
You can't polish a turd, Beavis.
 
2013-07-05 06:27:41 PM  
 
2013-07-05 06:32:45 PM  

skinink: Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a farking big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of farking fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the fark you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing farking junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, farked up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin' else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got Coca-Cola?


i.imgur.com

sees what you did there
 
2013-07-05 06:33:30 PM  
Decriminalized Prostitution!


/Who do I see to collect my fee?
 
2013-07-05 06:38:41 PM  
www.makepeacetotalpackage.com
 
2013-07-05 06:52:11 PM  

vicejay: [www.makepeacetotalpackage.com image 275x342]


Some people think Boxxy is sexy.

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2013-07-05 06:53:25 PM  

theorellior: vicejay: [www.makepeacetotalpackage.com image 275x342]

Some people think Boxxy is sexy.

[img-cache.cdn.gaiaonline.com image 473x354]


I farking hate you. In a good way.

*golf clap*
 
2013-07-05 07:17:36 PM  
Glasgow has improved tremendously and has a lot more character than staid Edinburgh
 
2013-07-05 07:32:13 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

A young Mr Donnelly?
 
2013-07-05 07:33:22 PM  
www.valleysinglemaltwhiskyclub.com

The main reason I would be visiting Edinburgh.
 
2013-07-05 08:20:34 PM  
i.imgur.com

/Come for the food, stay for the mice
 
2013-07-05 08:20:51 PM  

Bslim: "It looked bad. It looked like I was gonna have to spend the night in Glasgow."


"But at least I wouldn't be in farking Bruges."
 
2013-07-05 08:26:27 PM  
Edinburgh is a farking awesome city to live in, particularly in "summer" and especially if you like drinking.
 
2013-07-05 08:55:06 PM  

That's a very odd résumé.

Curricullum Vitae


 * 1997-2005.............    Sold Coca-Cola to British
 * 2006-2007.............    Sold Glasgow to American tourists
 * 2007- PRESENT....   HM Prison (Dartmoor)

Availablity is anticipated for 2016.
 
2013-07-05 08:57:29 PM  
Reminds me of those New York City stores that sell two unrelated things.

Briar pipes & hubcaps
Shoes & turnstyles
Pasta & Boston ferns
Bicycles & books about the Newfoundland cod fisheries

Oh, well. You get lots of variety in marketing.
 
2013-07-05 09:20:26 PM  

Target Builder: Edinburgh is a farking awesome city to live in, particularly in "summer" and especially if you like drinking.


It's a trap, there is no summer in Scotland.
 
2013-07-05 09:49:12 PM  

grokca: Target Builder: Edinburgh is a farking awesome city to live in, particularly in "summer" and especially if you like drinking.

It's a trap, there is no summer in Scotland.


Yes there is. It usually occurs on July 25th, give or take a day.
 
2013-07-06 06:40:41 AM  
OH! Is this the same genius that came up with Lanarkshire County's 'Supercountyfuturisticexpertpallyworkforce' slogan? Cos that dick really needed to lose his jerb for that line.

Probably sounded good while he was on whatever it was when he was intoxicated enough on it to think this was cool.
 
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