If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Adweek)   Newcastle Beer: We are sick of you rubbing it in our noses. You could have been better had the British won (link changed since the video stopped working on the other one)   (adweek.com) divider line 46
    More: Amusing, Newcastle Beer, Newcastle, Stephen Merchant, King George III, Tower of London, TV ad  
•       •       •

4840 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Jul 2014 at 8:04 AM (24 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



46 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2014-07-05 02:41:41 AM  
Possibly the only thing to make me laugh all week. Thanks!
 
2014-07-05 08:12:06 AM  
www.ifwewon.com
 
2014-07-05 08:37:23 AM  
There would have been an even bigger war a few years later while the British were busy with Napoleon.
 
2014-07-05 08:41:43 AM  
I do wish we had developed the non-rhotic accents, though.
 
2014-07-05 08:44:09 AM  

leevis: There would have been an even bigger war a few years later while the British were busy with Napoleon.


No, the war would of been around 1833 with the Slavery Abolition Act coming into force.
 
2014-07-05 08:44:48 AM  
I had this discussion after a classmates' thesis defense.  Would the Americans have been better off had we not revolted when we did?  It's almost impossible to say, but there are potential upsides.  The British ended slavery earlier than the U.S., and did so without a civil war.  The Dominions/Commonwealth nations deal with less racial tension, take far better care of their poor and indigent, historically lower violent crime rates, way better beer, and infinitely better auto racing.
 
2014-07-05 08:46:29 AM  
I'm beginning to think it was a waste of time and money to revolt. And for that matter, to have fought in WWI or WWII or Korea or Vietnam or Iraq or Afghanistan...
 
2014-07-05 08:48:27 AM  

Norfolking Chance: leevis: There would have been an even bigger war a few years later while the British were busy with Napoleon.

No, the war would of been around 1833 with the Slavery Abolition Act coming into force.


Someone brought that up, and mentioned that in the mid-19th century the British were second-to-none on the seas.  Had the Southern American colonies attempted to rebel, the blockade would have been swifter, more effective, and very likely the people responsible for the insurrection would have been labeled as traitors and executed.  Instead of a prolonged civil war, we would have had a brief and locally violent insurgency followed by a targeted and brutal crackdown, which very likely would have eliminated the 150+ years of racial and political stupidity we've had to put up with in this part of the country.
 
2014-07-05 08:51:04 AM  
And our president would be:

media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com
 
2014-07-05 09:02:08 AM  
Too bad Newcastle sucks.
 
2014-07-05 09:10:56 AM  
I love that the US and England can give each other a good ribbing now and then without too many getting all butthurt over it.

/US and UK citizen
 
2014-07-05 09:19:01 AM  
I feel as if this topic os relevant to my interests..
 
2014-07-05 09:22:37 AM  

Shakin_Haitian: Too bad Newcastle sucks.


You're from Sunderland, I take it?
 
2014-07-05 09:29:29 AM  
Wigs? Yes. Powdered? No.
 
2014-07-05 09:31:09 AM  
Ironically it was the French who won the Revolutionary war for you.
 
2014-07-05 09:32:09 AM  

Shakin_Haitian: Too bad Newcastle sucks.


Stupid to ship it in clear bottles. Try it in cans or on tap.
 
2014-07-05 09:37:23 AM  
Shockingly, there was an intelligent response to this on the YouTube comments section:

"The irony is this was thought up by an American ad agency."

Actually, I don't know if that's the case, but it probably was.
 
2014-07-05 09:43:13 AM  

UNC_Samurai: I had this discussion after a classmates' thesis defense.  Would the Americans have been better off had we not revolted when we did?  It's almost impossible to say, but there are potential upsides.  The British ended slavery earlier than the U.S., and did so without a civil war.  The Dominions/Commonwealth nations deal with less racial tension, take far better care of their poor and indigent, historically lower violent crime rates, way better beer, and infinitely better auto racing.


You do know India makes up more than glad off all commonwealth population, right? And they clearly fail in all those categories.

Also, American beer is much better than British, Canadian, and Australian. Unless you only look at mas produced lagers
 
2014-07-05 09:45:26 AM  
The Liz Hurley "We're sorry that we're not sorry" ad is hilarious.
 
2014-07-05 10:11:47 AM  

UNC_Samurai: I had this discussion after a classmates' thesis defense.  Would the Americans have been better off had we not revolted when we did?  It's almost impossible to say, but there are potential upsides.  The British ended slavery earlier than the U.S., and did so without a civil war.  The Dominions/Commonwealth nations deal with less racial tension, take far better care of their poor and indigent, historically lower violent crime rates, way better beer, and infinitely better auto racing.


Like India.
 
2014-07-05 10:14:19 AM  

ukexpat: Wigs? Yes. Powdered? No.


Your wig will start to smell funny.
 
2014-07-05 10:43:04 AM  
"At first glance, this sounds like a deeply offensive campaign,  "

No it don't.  You'd have to be a real prick to get upset by it.
 
2014-07-05 10:52:49 AM  

rbuzby: "At first glance, this sounds like a deeply offensive campaign,  "

No it don't.  You'd have to be a real prick to get upset by it.


Have a look around the rest of that site.  It seems to be the zeitgeist over there.
 
2014-07-05 10:54:37 AM  
Heineken, or no thank you. The rest are like drinking oatmeal flavored with acorns and old sandals
 
2014-07-05 10:55:15 AM  

im14u2c: rbuzby: "At first glance, this sounds like a deeply offensive campaign,  "

No it don't.  You'd have to be a real prick to get upset by it.

Have a look around the rest of that site.  It seems to be the zeitgeist over there.


Hold on... the link I followed from the main page was to DownTrend, but now I see it's been changed to AdWeek.  My comment above applies to DownTrend.
 
2014-07-05 10:59:53 AM  

UNC_Samurai: I had this discussion after a classmates' thesis defense.  Would the Americans have been better off had we not revolted when we did?  It's almost impossible to say, but there are potential upsides.  The British ended slavery earlier than the U.S., and did so without a civil war.  The Dominions/Commonwealth nations deal with less racial tension, take far better care of their poor and indigent, historically lower violent crime rates, way better beer, and infinitely better auto racing.


Well they also didn't allow everyone into college until well after we did, its easy to deal with racial tensions when color doesn't exist, they had to take better care of their poor because they had no choice, some of the crime stats are padded in the US to get more funding, I will agree on the racing but I'm sorry when I was over there I wasn't impressed with their beer at all.

Now if Belgium won a war they weren't fighting in then yeah I can agree, but Guinness sucks ass and most beer tastes like a variation of that swill. I would much rather have our numerous craft beers than one beer sold under numerous different names.
 
2014-07-05 11:02:14 AM  

Clemkadidlefark: Heineken, or no thank you. The rest are like drinking oatmeal flavored with acorns and old sandals


Coincidentally I had my first ever Newcastle Brown Ale last night. Really enjoyed it. Heineken on the other hand, next to Dos Equis, is probably one of the most overrated beers out there.

Got a Fullers honey dew to try tonight, plus a Steamwhistle and a Farmery on stand by.
 
2014-07-05 11:07:39 AM  

Shakin_Haitian: Too bad Newcastle sucks.


So much this.
 
2014-07-05 11:13:24 AM  
How many of those commonwealth countries or their parent are super powers?  Hrm.?

And yes newcastle sucks. I thought the campaign for Spitfire beer was amusing "Downed all over Kent, just like the Luftwaffe"
 
2014-07-05 11:23:45 AM  

steamingpile: UNC_Samurai: I had this discussion after a classmates' thesis defense.  Would the Americans have been better off had we not revolted when we did?  It's almost impossible to say, but there are potential upsides.  The British ended slavery earlier than the U.S., and did so without a civil war.  The Dominions/Commonwealth nations deal with less racial tension, take far better care of their poor and indigent, historically lower violent crime rates, way better beer, and infinitely better auto racing.

Well they also didn't allow everyone into college until well after we did, its easy to deal with racial tensions when color doesn't exist, they had to take better care of their poor because they had no choice, some of the crime stats are padded in the US to get more funding, I will agree on the racing but I'm sorry when I was over there I wasn't impressed with their beer at all.

Now if Belgium won a war they weren't fighting in then yeah I can agree, but Guinness sucks ass and most beer tastes like a variation of that swill. I would much rather have our numerous craft beers than one beer sold under numerous different names.


What?
 
2014-07-05 11:39:43 AM  

noitsnot: steamingpile: UNC_Samurai: I had this discussion after a classmates' thesis defense.  Would the Americans have been better off had we not revolted when we did?  It's almost impossible to say, but there are potential upsides.  The British ended slavery earlier than the U.S., and did so without a civil war.  The Dominions/Commonwealth nations deal with less racial tension, take far better care of their poor and indigent, historically lower violent crime rates, way better beer, and infinitely better auto racing.

Well they also didn't allow everyone into college until well after we did, its easy to deal with racial tensions when color doesn't exist, they had to take better care of their poor because they had no choice, some of the crime stats are padded in the US to get more funding, I will agree on the racing but I'm sorry when I was over there I wasn't impressed with their beer at all.

Now if Belgium won a war they weren't fighting in then yeah I can agree, but Guinness sucks ass and most beer tastes like a variation of that swill. I would much rather have our numerous craft beers than one beer sold under numerous different names.

What?


I think that was fairly clear.

Guinness is a horrible beer and most beer in England tastes like that shiat.
 
2014-07-05 11:47:58 AM  

hitmanric: Clemkadidlefark: Heineken, or no thank you. The rest are like drinking oatmeal flavored with acorns and old sandals

Coincidentally I had my first ever Newcastle Brown Ale last night. Really enjoyed it. Heineken on the other hand, next to Dos Equis, is probably one of the most overrated beers out there.


Heineken is the Budweiser of Europe.
 
2014-07-05 11:51:00 AM  

steamingpile: noitsnot: steamingpile: UNC_Samurai: I had this discussion after a classmates' thesis defense.  Would the Americans have been better off had we not revolted when we did?  It's almost impossible to say, but there are potential upsides.  The British ended slavery earlier than the U.S., and did so without a civil war.  The Dominions/Commonwealth nations deal with less racial tension, take far better care of their poor and indigent, historically lower violent crime rates, way better beer, and infinitely better auto racing.

Well they also didn't allow everyone into college until well after we did, its easy to deal with racial tensions when color doesn't exist, they had to take better care of their poor because they had no choice, some of the crime stats are padded in the US to get more funding, I will agree on the racing but I'm sorry when I was over there I wasn't impressed with their beer at all.

Now if Belgium won a war they weren't fighting in then yeah I can agree, but Guinness sucks ass and most beer tastes like a variation of that swill. I would much rather have our numerous craft beers than one beer sold under numerous different names.

What?

I think that was fairly clear.

Guinness is a horrible beer and most beer in England tastes like that shiat.


You and me; we are not friends.
 
2014-07-05 11:51:52 AM  

You're the jerk... jerk: Also, American beer is much better than British, Canadian, and Australian. Unless you only look at mas produced lagers


From my experience, British and American beer is about on par. Mass produced beer (including Newcastle Brown Ale) sucks nearly everywhere.

Every American craft beer trend has been copied and is done just as well by smaller British breweries these days.
 
2014-07-05 11:52:36 AM  

steamingpile: noitsnot: steamingpile: UNC_Samurai: I had this discussion after a classmates' thesis defense.  Would the Americans have been better off had we not revolted when we did?  It's almost impossible to say, but there are potential upsides.  The British ended slavery earlier than the U.S., and did so without a civil war.  The Dominions/Commonwealth nations deal with less racial tension, take far better care of their poor and indigent, historically lower violent crime rates, way better beer, and infinitely better auto racing.

Well they also didn't allow everyone into college until well after we did, its easy to deal with racial tensions when color doesn't exist, they had to take better care of their poor because they had no choice, some of the crime stats are padded in the US to get more funding, I will agree on the racing but I'm sorry when I was over there I wasn't impressed with their beer at all.

Now if Belgium won a war they weren't fighting in then yeah I can agree, but Guinness sucks ass and most beer tastes like a variation of that swill. I would much rather have our numerous craft beers than one beer sold under numerous different names.

What?

I think that was fairly clear.

Guinness is a horrible beer and most beer in England tastes like that shiat.


England now?  What happened to Belgium?

This is the weakest beer snob trolling ever.  You need to work on being more subtle.
 
2014-07-05 12:03:25 PM  

Tunney: hitmanric: Clemkadidlefark: Heineken, or no thank you. The rest are like drinking oatmeal flavored with acorns and old sandals

Coincidentally I had my first ever Newcastle Brown Ale last night. Really enjoyed it. Heineken on the other hand, next to Dos Equis, is probably one of the most overrated beers out there.

Heineken is the Budweiser of Europe.


I kinda think Stella is.  Anyone remember the first ads for Stella in the USA with the tigers?  Those were so cheesy.
 
2014-07-05 12:13:15 PM  

noitsnot: Tunney: hitmanric: Clemkadidlefark: Heineken, or no thank you. The rest are like drinking oatmeal flavored with acorns and old sandals

Coincidentally I had my first ever Newcastle Brown Ale last night. Really enjoyed it. Heineken on the other hand, next to Dos Equis, is probably one of the most overrated beers out there.

Heineken is the Budweiser of Europe.

I kinda think Stella is.  Anyone remember the first ads for Stella in the USA with the tigers?  Those were so cheesy.


bears repeating. Stella is the Budweiser of Europe. So much even more so since inbev (Stella) bought Budweiser.
 
2014-07-05 12:31:19 PM  

Tunney: Heineken is the Budweiser of Europe.


Heineken?  F*ck that sh*t!  Pabst Blue Ribbon!
 
2014-07-05 01:02:30 PM  

cptrelentless: Ironically it was the French who won the Revolutionary war for you.


Even if that is the case, they were looking out for their own self interests (what country doesn't when going into a war) and I am pretty sure we paid them back and that they owe us

thamike: Tunney: Heineken is the Budweiser of Europe.

Heineken?  F*ck that sh*t!  Pabst Blue Ribbon!


Screw that Iron CIty or Natural Ice FTW

/yuck
 
2014-07-05 01:30:21 PM  
Thank goodness we won.  No King Charles III in a few years.  And no English soccer yobbos.

And, best of all, I can spell color and honor without u's.

Still, Newcastle is a pretty good brew.  But not in the same class as Guinness.
 
2014-07-05 02:50:33 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Norfolking Chance: leevis: There would have been an even bigger war a few years later while the British were busy with Napoleon.

No, the war would of been around 1833 with the Slavery Abolition Act coming into force.

Someone brought that up, and mentioned that in the mid-19th century the British were second-to-none on the seas. Had the Southern American colonies attempted to rebel, the blockade would have been swifter, more effective, and very likely the people responsible for the insurrection would have been labeled as traitors and executed.  Instead of a prolonged civil war, we would have had a brief and locally violent insurgency followed by a targeted and brutal crackdown, which very likely would have eliminated the 150+ years of racial and political stupidity we've had to put up with in this part of the country.


Or, alternatively,maybe the South would be another fractured "Northern Ireland" for the British Empire to deal with....

/ those Southerners are pretty stubborn, IMHO.
 
2014-07-05 02:51:20 PM  
Now this

cdn.beeradvocate.com

Is a tasty beer.
 
2014-07-05 04:07:23 PM  

opiumpoopy: Shakin_Haitian: Too bad Newcastle sucks.

You're from Sunderland, I take it?


www.maximbrewery.co.uk
 
2014-07-05 04:38:43 PM  
im14u2c:

Hold on... the link I followed from the main page was to DownTrend, but now I see it's been changed to AdWeek.  My comment above applies to DownTrend.


I heard someone on sports-radio yesterday say they were going to boycott Newcastle beer.  I didn't hear why.  It must be because of this.  I imagine some stupid derpy sites picked up the story as if it was some kind of outrageous thing instead of a joke, or maybe it got into some email forwards that uber-patriots send around to stoke their outrage.
 
2014-07-05 05:23:50 PM  

foo monkey: Stupid to ship it in clear bottles. Try it in cans or on tap.


I've never had a skunked Newcastle.  Can't say the same for Heineken. Or even Yuengling, and they bottle that stuff 50 miles from me.
 
2014-07-06 08:59:36 PM  
Caption: "That was a cruel start wasn't it? You just went straight for the jugular"

img.fark.net
 
Displayed 46 of 46 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report