9/11 Budweiser Tribute

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#2
I noticed also that the NY Mets were wearing FDNY hats tonight. Not very lucky though, they were 13 -5 down a few minutes ago!
 
#5
RoyalEngineers said:
Give us a bud ;)

We will remember.
We're never allowed to forget. Pity the citizens of NY didn't have better memories of terrorist incidents when St Paddy's day came round each year and the dipped into their pockets to support NORAID.
 
#6
Rooper said:
RoyalEngineers said:
Give us a bud ;)

We will remember.
We're never allowed to forget. Pity the citizens of NY didn't have better memories of terrorist incidents when St Paddy's day came round each year and the dipped into their pockets to support NORAID.
Which citizens of NYC are you referring to? There are 8 million of us.

Not sure what you are implying.
 
#7
Rooper said:
RoyalEngineers said:
Give us a bud ;)

We will remember.
We're never allowed to forget. Pity the citizens of NY didn't have better memories of terrorist incidents when St Paddy's day came round each year and the dipped into their pockets to support NORAID.
I'm sure many people in New York and the rest of the USA, had many memories as well as care, for the bombings and loss of life, etc. on both sides of the 'Troubles,' in NI and the UK.

Perhaps these New Yorkers were remembering 'Bloody Sunday,' 1972. Although as I understand it most of the funding for the IRA and PIRA was collected in the UK. In any case these people were a very small percentage of the people of America.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Sunday_(1972)

Or perhaps they were history buffs and studied the history back through the ages, of the Irish and the UKs continued troubles and incidents.

In any case, I think this was a poor place to bring this up, since we are talking about the loss of almost 3,000 innocent souls murdered on 9/11 at the World Trade Center, many of them from the UK and other Countries.
 
#8
Trip_Wire said:
This commercial was only shown once. I thought it was a very good tribute to those lost on 911 in NY! (Especially on 9.11.07

9/11 Budweiser Tribute

Link.:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoxxix0QQdU
Why? What happened in New York yesterday?

You're not doing very well with dates these days, are you?
 
#9
crabtastic said:
Trip_Wire said:
This commercial was only shown once. I thought it was a very good tribute to those lost on 911 in NY! (Especially on 9.11.07

9/11 Budweiser Tribute

Link.:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoxxix0QQdU
Why? What happened in New York yesterday?

You're not doing very well with dates these days, are you?
Hello,

but surely November hasn't been yet?????

tangosix.
 
#10
Trip_Wire said:
Rooper said:
RoyalEngineers said:
Give us a bud ;)

We will remember.
We're never allowed to forget. Pity the citizens of NY didn't have better memories of terrorist incidents when St Paddy's day came round each year and the dipped into their pockets to support NORAID.
I'm sure many people in New York and the rest of the USA, had many memories as well as care, for the bombings and loss of life, etc. on both sides of the 'Troubles,' in NI and the UK.

Perhaps these New Yorkers were remembering 'Bloody Sunday,' 1972. Although as I understand it most of the funding for the IRA and PIRA was collected in the UK. In any case these people were a very small percentage of the people of America.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Sunday_(1972)

Or perhaps they were history buffs and studied the history back through the ages, of the Irish and the UKs continued troubles and incidents.

In any case, I think this was a poor place to bring this up, since we are talking about the loss of almost 3,000 innocent souls murdered on 9/11 at the World Trade Center, many of them from the UK and other Countries.
Can't let that slip by without;

Yeah but at least we had real terrorists, not the kind your d!ckhead Persident dreamed up!

It took a while but after negotiation there is now have a semblance of order.

USofA doesn't have a cat in hell's chance of achieving that. I mean, how many have been prosecuted? Name them.
 
#11
crabtastic said:
Trip_Wire said:
This commercial was only shown once. I thought it was a very good tribute to those lost on 911 in NY! (Especially on 9.11.07

9/11 Budweiser Tribute

Link.:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoxxix0QQdU
Why? What happened in New York yesterday?

You're doing very well with dates these days, are you?
Crabby,

You know very well what happened in New York yesterday! :roll:

There was a ceremony at 'ground zero,' as well as the other places attacked on 911. This was a day of Solemn Remembrance of all the inocent victims murdered by the terrorists that day in 2001.

I thought the Bud tribute was a good reminder, of that day and to go with the the remembrance of these victims. :wink:

BTW: That is the way we write dates here Month, Day, Year!

Sept 11, 2007 (9.11.'07)
 
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Trip_Wire said:
crabtastic said:
Trip_Wire said:
This commercial was only shown once. I thought it was a very good tribute to those lost on 911 in NY! (Especially on 9.11.07

9/11 Budweiser Tribute

Link.:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoxxix0QQdU
Why? What happened in New York yesterday?

You're doing very well with dates these days, are you?
Crabby,

You know very well what happened in New York yesterday! :roll:

There was a ceremony at 'ground zero,' as well as the other places attacked on 911. This was a day of Solemn Remembrance of all the inocent victims murdered by the terrorists that day in 2001.

I thought the Bud tribute was a good reminder, of that day and to go with the the remembrance of these victims. :wink:
And for some reason this was more poignant than the services held in 02, 03, 04, 05 and 06 (not to mention the events of 11Sep01)?

The only time the ad was shown was during the Superbowl of all things, not after 9/11 and not to mark any anniversary either. (The Superbowl is held in early Feb for those who don't pay attention to American football.)

My question is what does one have to do with the other? The brewery is just trying to shift that watery p1ss/ p1ssy water they laughingly call beer (I'm convinced the Clydesdales add the secret ingredient) and are just appealing to the knuckle-dragging, mouth breathing NASCAR fans who form their client base and who are too dumb to know any better- both in terms of the ad's objective and their taste in beer.

Personally, I liked this ad more:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH50-giCeDM&mode=related&search=

I think it provides a poignant commentary on the genocide in Darfur.
 
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Crabby,

You just don't get it!

I don't care when the ad was first shown, or what you think of our football or NASCAR fans, etc. I'm not a fan of the beer, nor American beer in general. In reading news reports on the UK's hooligan soccer fans, I don't think you should throw to many rocks in your glass house.

The video, was a well done reminder to all Americans and others, of what took place on the day of the attack on 9.11.'01. It can be viewed on any anniversary, of that event and be meaningful to most humans, that view it especially Americans, since the attacks occured in the USA and the majority of the victims were Americans.
 
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I do get it. You're as dumb as the NASCAR fans if you think this is anything more than an appeal to the cost-free, bumper-sticker, I'm-not-sending-my kid-to-Iraq-but-I'll-put-a-yellow-ribbon-on-my-SUV-just-don't increase-my-taxes pseudo patriotism that is endemic in the US.

"Support the troops. Drink Budweiser."
 
#15
Trip_Wire said:
Rooper said:
RoyalEngineers said:
Give us a bud ;)

We will remember.
We're never allowed to forget. Pity the citizens of NY didn't have better memories of terrorist incidents when St Paddy's day came round each year and the dipped into their pockets to support NORAID.
I'm sure many people in New York and the rest of the USA, had many memories as well as care, for the bombings and loss of life, etc. on both sides of the 'Troubles,' in NI and the UK.

Perhaps these New Yorkers were remembering 'Bloody Sunday,' 1972. Although as I understand it most of the funding for the IRA and PIRA was collected in the UK. In any case these people were a very small percentage of the people of America.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloody_Sunday_(1972)

Or perhaps they were history buffs and studied the history back through the ages, of the Irish and the UKs continued troubles and incidents.

In any case, I think this was a poor place to bring this up, since we are talking about the loss of almost 3,000 innocent souls murdered on 9/11 at the World Trade Center, many of them from the UK and other Countries.
Love it when Bloody Sunday is brought up by our cousins across the pond. A few bloody sundays have taken place in Iraq and elsewhere but are not fetishised - probably because the people involved happen to be unromantic and because such events don't fit into the great American narrative. There have been thousands of incidents across the globe where far more than 13 people have died at the hands of armies but none are remembered like Bloody Sunday. At the very least that suggests double standards and the holding of the UK to a higher account than elsewhere.

That said, there was no need to have a dig at New Yorkers on this thread in the first place. But if it's OK for you to bite over 9/11, it's OK for us to bite over NI.
 
#16
Only my tuppence, but for UK audiences that advert is soppy, overwrought with cloying emotion. I think it's time to mark 11/9 once every 5 or ten years. We all know what happened, we all know that people are still affected by it, and I have nothing but respect for them, but it devalues it to turn into 1) a day when Americans get to remember how wonderful they and their country are in overwrought fashion 2) is used as an excuse to chide opponents of the war on terror, and as a political tool...time to let it lie I think, never forget, but remember quietly-that is at least how I feel..but then I wasn't involved in it..

Dudders
 
#17
To be fair, we have been guilty of the same over-emotional stuff recently. I am sure there are plenty of Americans who feel as exploited by parts of their 'commemorative industry' as we do by ours.
 
#18
wedge35 said:
That said, there was no need to have a dig at New Yorkers on this thread in the first place. But if it's OK for you to bite over 9/11, it's OK for us to bite over NI.
I think that I'm the only New Yorker on this thread. I didn't mention Northern Ireland at all. I was just wondering what the implication was about the September 11th memorial service and NORAID. Somebody else mentioned it and seemed to be implying something sinister.
 
#19
How much was this advert about making people buy beer than it was was about the meaning of the day?

If the marketing people at Budweiser were sincere, they won't have made the ad "entertaining." A simple 'we shall never forget' would have sufficed not this special effects piece they put out. We all know what happened that day. Don't embellish it.

Ah, how I love capitalism.

Blood oils the machinery of exploitation.
 
#20
Quite-this absurd outpouring of grief for Princess Diana is a prime example. Another one to let lie I feel. I can't help but believe that the commemorative industry wouldn't thrive quite so much if people pulled themselves together and stopped declaring national days of mourning when someone stubs a toe...

Dudders
 

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