Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Glorious alcoholism poster via the Irish Examiner.

(click ad, via) I love the booting damsel. The ad apparently ran in the paper leading up to a series of articles that started last month. Having spent eight days in my ancestral homeland (Dublin, Avoca), I can say with certainty that, yes, drinking does define Ireland's identity. That, and extreme friendliness and terrible directions-giving. Ad agency: Chemistry, Dublin. Previously in Alcoholics:
UK teens.
Italian women.
Chuck Palahniuk.
Lindsay Lohan.
South African men.
• the state of Wyoming.


Blogger Chris Collision said...

"booting"? A Harvard man, then?

12:16 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Me and my folks couldn't afford one year at Harvard.

12:22 PM  
Blogger Chris Collision said...

Me either: I got "booting" from the Doug Kenney book...never encountered it elsewhere.

12:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i don't even know what the heck 'booting' is?


12:50 PM  
Anonymous Liam Barfour said...

Thanks to #3 BUT
I don't understand where Harvard fits in.

boot-ed, boot-ing, boots
Middle English bote, from Old French.

1. To put boots on.
2. To kick.
3. Slang To discharge unceremoniously.
4. Computer Science To start (a computer) by loading an operating system from a disk.
5. To disable (a vehicle) by attaching a Denver boot.
6. Baseball To misplay (a ground ball).

12:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I fucking love the art direction. Retro, but great.

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

> Thanks to #3 BUT

i do not even see any boots on the damsels. nor any boots anywhere.


1:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

> the art direction. Retro, but great.

just put some numbers in the corners and you have paper money!


1:45 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

That damsel IS wearing boots, stylish boots, under her long dress.

1:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

> under her long dress

and what else? :-) :-)


2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Avoca is in Wicklow.

9:15 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Yes, I know. I meant I visited Dublin AND Avoca.

9:30 AM  

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