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hillmanimp

Advertising works!

A comment on another thread gave me the inspiration for this one.

What old ads can you remember?

The other day at work some one said  "Just the man" and I finished with " Can you open this can, of McEwan's, the best buy in beer!"   I got an odd look until I explained

Others


Lees Lees, more if you please!

Irn Bru - made in Scotland from girders.



Imp
Gareth1974

Running up and slapping dsomeone in the face and shouting

'You've been tangoed!!'

One of the guys on my ship was bald as a coot and done that to people every time he got dressed-up in his orange submersion suit.
Jagz1876

Gareth1974 wrote:
Running up and slapping dsomeone in the face and shouting

'You've been tangoed!!'

One of the guys on my ship was bald as a coot and done that to people every time he got dressed-up in his orange submersion suit.

The long winter nights must have just flown by aboard your ship
Gareth1974

Usually too busy.

We used to blow off steam at the end of exercises with activities such as:

'Dress up member of your crew in drag and have them pose provocatively astride the barrel of the 40/60 Bofors gun.'

We would then have a procession of minesweepers with this bizarre site of dragged-up men straddling the gun barrel.

We used Big Doogie - who was about 7' tall ' - and had him use the ballastite rifle grenade as a dildo.  Well he didn't actually 'use' it.

Off topic there but you just evoked a memory there.
hillmanimp

Gareth1974 wrote:

'Dress up member of your crew in drag and have them pose provocatively astride the barrel of the 40/60 Bofors gun.'

We would then have a procession of minesweepers with this bizarre site of dragged-up men straddling the gun barrel.



Gareth

Any pictures?  Give us all a laugh!


Imp
Gareth1974

Sadly not Imp
cybers

The little kid weightlifter for the Bru ads
Canny bag of tudor ads set in Newcastle
Texan Bars
Football Crazies ad that was little more than a chant for little bacon flavoured balls.
Fairy Liquid ads that have ran for ever
Bisto Kids

To name but a few
Beano

"Nice one Cyril" tv advert for Mothers pride bread.

Six slices a day the well-balanced way, I think this was for all brands of bread due the falling consumption of the product.
here is a link for old commercials


http://www.classictvads.co.uk/homepage.html  
cybers

Noo why is i know surprised yir trying to plug wheat related products  

Actually forgot all about that ... I mind also getting sent for a Nimble loaf for the auld boys chits for his work.
Beano

cybers wrote:
Noo why is i know surprised yir trying to plug wheat related products  

self-preservation mate,dinnae want tae end up in yon puckin Bellgrove hotel     btw drivin the wife nuts playin auld tv adverts while she's tryin tae watch the X fucktor      
Jagz1876

cybers wrote:


I mind also getting sent for a Nimble loaf for the auld boys chits for his work.

Nimble.... was he watching his figure then, Cybers
cybers

Beano wrote:
cybers wrote:
Noo why is i know surprised yir trying to plug wheat related products  

self-preservation mate,dinnae want tae end up in yon puckin Bellgrove hotel     btw drivin the wife nuts playin auld tv adverts while she's tryin tae watch the X fucktor      


Bravo ....  
Never seen it only in passing as the daughter watches it why would yi want to go on national telly and make an arse of yirsel is beyond me...

As for you ending up in the bellgrove mate yiv too much dough to be on the breadline !!!
TAXI  
stranger

You'll be impressed in Presto
Templetons make your money go round
Glens Hutchinsons Robertsons and Stepek
and what was the place that advertised "halfway down Robertson Street"?
Beano

cybers wrote:
Beano wrote:
cybers wrote:
Noo why is i know surprised yir trying to plug wheat related products  

self-preservation mate,dinnae want tae end up in yon puckin Bellgrove hotel     btw drivin the wife nuts playin auld tv adverts while she's tryin tae watch the X fucktor      



As for you ending up in the bellgrove mate yiv too much dough to be on the breadline !!!
TAXI  
right you dinnae furget yer fur thar wan  
Gareth1974

5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1

Chewy caramal ... erm biscuit ... erm wafer ... forget the lyrics but you know?
Gareth1974

Peat Road Motors ... Peat Road Motors

Arnold Clark had a jingle as well

Remember when a local TV advert could be just an advertising board in front of the camera with some STV announcer doing the voiceover?
Gareth1974

' oh yes my name ... yes it's J ... R ... Hartley. '

' Good old Yellow Pages '

Jasper Carot done a comedic take on it with Salman Rushdie looking for copy of The Satanic Verses.

' You'll never know how hard it was to find a lookalike? '

The book was eventually written.

Didn't think much of the remake with the acid house casualty looking for his crap record though.
hillmanimp

Gareth1974 wrote:
Sadly not Imp


Ah well!  Thanks anyway.

Imp
Doorstop

John Collier, John Collier .. the window to watch.
AlanM

"There's always change at Agnews"
cybers

Jagz1876 wrote:
cybers wrote:


I mind also getting sent for a Nimble loaf for the auld boys chits for his work.

Nimble.... was he watching his figure then, Cybers


Naw he wiz watching the size of his piece he liked crust all the way round.... and hated his sangers cut in half  
Doorstop

The spate of Ronco ads at Christmas.
cybers

I see yir Ronco and raise yi a K-tel ....
Haw James yi got any of those wee beauties ....
cybers

Wrong thread  
Beano

cybers wrote:
K-tel ....
Haw James yi got any of those wee beauties ....
Nae chance he wull be admitting tae that  
cybers

Brut _ Splash it all over with 'enry cooper and ironically Barry Sheen
Denim for men dont remember too much about the ads though did it involve a tiger ?
Tiger in yir tank - ESSO
Keep going well keep going - Shell
Was there an advert for S-Plate special coming down the line or am i just nuts ?
*(Answers on a postcard to)

The State Hospital
11 Lampitt Road
Carstairs
Lanark
ML11 8RP
Gareth1974

I bought one of those snuggie things .. the fleece blanket with the arms for my mum.

Or the Sunday Post adverts ... you know you're getting old(er) when you think that fur-lined, ankle-length, zip-up slippers are a 'good idea.'
sputnik

cybers,spot on with the s plate special 1977 i think.mcewans is the best buy the best buy mcewans is the best buy the best buy in beer.
Stuball

Irn Bru have always had good adverts

hillmanimp

I'm not sure of the exact wording bu:


Lifebuoy - Even your best friend won't tell you!


Imp
Gareth1974

If a man you never met before suddenly gives you flowers ... that scarey!!!!
Doog Doog

Always liked those Flake ads from the 70's... rather erotic.
Gareth1974

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QiMw1Q65d4
stan63

Big T bread. Someone thought it was a good idea to make a round loaf.
I remember the ad running something like -Big T, Big T in a bag. As if they were originally thinking of selling it to you in a cardboard box!

Stan
cybers

Speaking of breads I dont personally mind that one you refer to Stan but whatever happened to Mighty White was wierd for making toast as it was not broon and was no quite white either but was bloody tasty.
Gina

Who was the guy who did "Maryhill, cash and carry carpets!"
Delmont St Xavier

Big John
sputnik

nah,it was big peter.oh,and I do recall the big t round loaf
cybers

sputnik wrote:
nah,it was big peter.oh,and I do recall the big t round loaf


Yup Big Peter Ferguson... Done a lot for kids clubs around the East End and paid for more than a few clubs strips.
Sadly committed suicide.

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