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Topic: Foster's Ad
Posted By: Wilf Turnbull
Subject: Foster's Ad
Date Posted: March 03 2013 at 10:24
Hello my prog friends

I wonder how many of you have noticed the more than passing resemblance between the latest Foster's commercial and the introduction to Xanadu by the popular pop group Rush?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aSUM_xUuUA


Tatty Bye!


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Posted By: Hercules
Date Posted: March 03 2013 at 10:42
Frankly, I would rather chew my leg off than watch an ad for this atrocious bilge which, contrary to the misconception they peddle, is actually hated and ridiculed by the Australian public.
 
But I did, and I freely confess, I don't see it at all.
 
 


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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: March 03 2013 at 10:48
^ It's not in the seeing but in the hearing, and I can hear the resemblance.

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Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: March 03 2013 at 10:50
Originally posted by Hercules

Frankly, I would rather chew my leg off than watch an ad for this atrocious bilge which, contrary to the misconception they peddle, is actually hated and ridiculed by the Australian public.
 
But I did, and I freely confess, I don't see it at all.
 
 

Spot on, as ever. I would rather drink monkey piss.


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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: March 03 2013 at 10:51
^ I did wonder why you kept that bespectacled monkey.

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Posted By: Snow Dog
Date Posted: March 03 2013 at 10:51
I have seen this on TV  but now you mention it, yes there is a resemblance.

And I'd rather Laz drank monkey's piss too.


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Posted By: lazland
Date Posted: March 03 2013 at 10:53
Originally posted by Dean

^ I did wonder why you kept that bespectacled monkey.

Don't knock it until you've tried it.


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Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: March 03 2013 at 10:58
Originally posted by Hercules

contrary to the misconception they peddle, is actually hated and ridiculed by the Australian public.
 

It's true. You don't see anyone drinking it, and you certainly don't hear anyone praising it, where I come from. 

Anyway... 




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Posted By: Progosopher
Date Posted: March 03 2013 at 11:45
Originally posted by lazland

Originally posted by Hercules

Frankly, I would rather chew my leg off than watch an ad for this atrocious bilge which, contrary to the misconception they peddle, is actually hated and ridiculed by the Australian public.
 
But I did, and I freely confess, I don't see it at all.
 
 

Spot on, as ever. I would rather drink monkey piss.
If you have had it, you have drank monkey piss.

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Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: March 03 2013 at 12:36
Originally posted by irrelevant

Originally posted by Hercules

contrary to the misconception they peddle, is actually hated and ridiculed by the Australian public.
 

It's true. You don't see anyone drinking it, and you certainly don't hear anyone praising it, where I come from. 

Anyway... 




Met a dude from Australia many years ago that verified this. He said they preferred imports....like Budweiser

And no, I don't hear the resemblance. Unless every song with a church bell reminds me of Xanadu. Or perhaps its the hidden didgeridoo part in Xanadu I have somehow missed in the last 35 years.


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Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: March 03 2013 at 12:41
Originally posted by Tapfret

Originally posted by irrelevant

Originally posted by Hercules

contrary to the misconception they peddle, is actually hated and ridiculed by the Australian public.
 

It's true. You don't see anyone drinking it, and you certainly don't hear anyone praising it, where I come from. 

Anyway... 




Met a dude from Australia many years ago that verified this. He said they preferred imports....like Budweiser


How long ago was this?  LOL


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Posted By: Ajay
Date Posted: March 03 2013 at 12:55
Originally posted by Tapfret

Met a dude from Australia many years ago that verified this. He said they preferred imports....like Budweiser

He may have preferred Budweiser, but the most popular beer brands in Australia are XXXX, VB, Carlton and Tooheys, and the most popular imported beer is Corona.

(I'm atypical for an Aussie in that I don't drink.)

Source:
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/winning-gold-will-only-make-victoria-bitter/story-fn7x8me2-1226373259419


Posted By: Hercules
Date Posted: March 03 2013 at 13:34
Originally posted by Ajay

Originally posted by Tapfret

Met a dude from Australia many years ago that verified this. He said they preferred imports....like Budweiser

He may have preferred Budweiser, but the most popular beer brands in Australia are XXXX, VB, Carlton and Tooheys, and the most popular imported beer is Corona.

(I'm atypical for an Aussie in that I don't drink.)

Source:
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/winning-gold-will-only-make-victoria-bitter/story-fn7x8me2-1226373259419
VB (Victoria Bitter, which a slightly bitter lager ) is the best seller and actually acceptable, but the best Aussie beer I've had is Coopers Pale Ale, which is bloody gorgeous and up amongst the best British beers. A zillion times better than bloody Fosters.
 
And now I've listened to both again, I sort of see what you're getting at.


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Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: March 03 2013 at 13:45
Originally posted by Hercules

Originally posted by Ajay

Originally posted by Tapfret

Met a dude from Australia many years ago that verified this. He said they preferred imports....like Budweiser

He may have preferred Budweiser, but the most popular beer brands in Australia are XXXX, VB, Carlton and Tooheys, and the most popular imported beer is Corona.

(I'm atypical for an Aussie in that I don't drink.)

Source:
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/winning-gold-will-only-make-victoria-bitter/story-fn7x8me2-1226373259419
VB (Victoria Bitter, which a slightly bitter lager ) is the best seller and actually acceptable, but the best Aussie beer I've had is Coopers Pale Ale, which is bloody gorgeous and up amongst the best British beers. A zillion times better than bloody Fosters.

Yeah, Coopers Pale Ale and Coopers Sparkling Ale are good drops.  Approve
Good to know you've tried an Aussie beer other than Foster's. LOL

Sorry to the OP and others for being off topic. Embarrassed


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Posted By: Dayvenkirq
Date Posted: March 03 2013 at 20:13
Originally posted by Wilf Turnbull

Hello my prog friends

I wonder how many of you have noticed the more than passing resemblance between the latest Foster's commercial and the introduction to Xanadu by the popular pop group Rush?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aSUM_xUuUA
I didn't know Rush were a popular pop group.

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Posted By: SquonkHunter
Date Posted: March 03 2013 at 20:45
I was a big fan of Old Australia and Sheaf Stout. Haven't seen either of them around here in many years now. Too bad, they were miles above any domestic brews here in the 1980's. Good stuff, good times.


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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 00:57
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Originally posted by Wilf Turnbull

Hello my prog friends

I wonder how many of you have noticed the more than passing resemblance between the latest Foster's commercial and the introduction to Xanadu by the popular pop group Rush?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aSUM_xUuUA
I didn't know Rush were a popular pop group.
It is apparent you don't know http://wilfturnbull.co.uk/Generator.htm" rel="nofollow - Wilf either. LOL

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Posted By: Tapfret
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 01:10
Originally posted by irrelevant

Originally posted by Tapfret

Originally posted by irrelevant

Originally posted by Hercules

contrary to the misconception they peddle, is actually hated and ridiculed by the Australian public.
 

It's true. You don't see anyone drinking it, and you certainly don't hear anyone praising it, where I come from. 

Anyway... 




Met a dude from Australia many years ago that verified this. He said they preferred imports....like Budweiser


How long ago was this?  LOL


Early 90's. He also pointed out that the large cans of Fosters were a very popular weapon against opposing fans at footy contests.


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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 01:45
If Fosters is 'piss' then I can only wonder what Stella (''wife beater') can be described asLOL Most lager is rubbish compared to Belgium beer or a good German pils.


Posted By: HarbouringTheSoul
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 02:02
I drank that beer once, and while it certainly was mediocre, I didn't find it quite as bad as its reputation.

Originally posted by richardh

Most lager is rubbish compared to Belgium beer or a good German pils.

Or rather, most lager is rubbish period.


Posted By: dr prog
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 02:48
I'm aussie and I don't mind fosters although i never buy it


Posted By: Roj
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 02:56
Ok, controversy time here.

I don't think Fosters is that bad.  Certainly not my drink of choice but given the quality of other 'mainstream' lagers you generally find here, if faced with the choice I'd certainly take Fosters over the likes of Carling and the awful UK-brewed b*****disation of Carlsberg without a doubt. 


Posted By: Hercules
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 05:35
Originally posted by HarbouringTheSoul

I drank that beer once, and while it certainly was mediocre, I didn't find it quite as bad as its reputation.

Originally posted by richardh

Most lager is rubbish compared to Belgium beer or a good German pils.

Or rather, most lager is rubbish period.
 
Not all, actually. There are some very good ones like Budweiser Budwar (NOT the appalling US Budweiser). Some Czech, German and Belgian lagers are excellent and the burgeoning craft beer market in the US is producing some excellent brews.
 
But Miller, Carling, Fosters, Anheuser Busch Budweiser, Coors and even Carlsberg and British Stella Artois (the Belgian stuff isn't bad) are really only fit for flushing the toilet with.
 
And whilst Belgian beers can be very good, British real ale takes a lot of beating.


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Posted By: Dean
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 05:43
Moving this to JFF as it's no longer about the allegend of Xanadu

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Posted By: richardh
Date Posted: March 04 2013 at 14:54
Originally posted by HarbouringTheSoul

I drank that beer once, and while it certainly was mediocre, I didn't find it quite as bad as its reputation.

Originally posted by richardh

Most lager is rubbish compared to Belgium beer or a good German pils.

Or rather, most lager is rubbish period.

Don't mind Becks Vier actually. The problem with most lager is that its pumped full of gas or something. I know someone who lived in Germany for 25 years and he can't drink the lager here as its makes him physically ill. I have a much stronger constitution and will drink ( and eat) almost anything. Traditional British beer is very appealing because there are so many breweries and so much choice. Its isn't so mass produced as lager. BTW Lager was originally introduced into the UK as a drink for women but then the young lads went for it as they couldn't take to the bitter taste of traditional English beer. Lager is okay for sticking in the fridge and drinking on a hot day but that's about it (but then Cider does a better job in that respect).
Great British beers:
Hobgoblin (dark strong beer that keeps you regular!)
Black Sheep Ale (lovely mix of bitter and sweet)
Courage Directors ( a great stalwart)
Bombardier ( a full pint!)
Suffolk Best (decent and not too strong)
Banks Best (nice and its cheap!)
Old Speckled Hen (probably my absolute favourite)








Posted By: zappaholic
Date Posted: March 05 2013 at 17:46
Originally posted by Hercules

Frankly, I would rather chew my leg off than watch an ad for this atrocious bilge which, contrary to the misconception they peddle, is actually hated and ridiculed by the Australian public.
 
But I did, and I freely confess, I don't see it at all.
 
 


It is my understanding that it is brewed solely for the turistas, and the Stupid Bloody Yanks who don't know any better.




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Posted By: Roj
Date Posted: March 06 2013 at 02:39
Originally posted by richardh

Originally posted by HarbouringTheSoul

I drank that beer once, and while it certainly was mediocre, I didn't find it quite as bad as its reputation.

Originally posted by richardh

Most lager is rubbish compared to Belgium beer or a good German pils.

Or rather, most lager is rubbish period.

Don't mind Becks Vier actually. The problem with most lager is that its pumped full of gas or something. I know someone who lived in Germany for 25 years and he can't drink the lager here as its makes him physically ill. I have a much stronger constitution and will drink ( and eat) almost anything. Traditional British beer is very appealing because there are so many breweries and so much choice. Its isn't so mass produced as lager. BTW Lager was originally introduced into the UK as a drink for women but then the young lads went for it as they couldn't take to the bitter taste of traditional English beer. Lager is okay for sticking in the fridge and drinking on a hot day but that's about it (but then Cider does a better job in that respect).
Great British beers:
Hobgoblin (dark strong beer that keeps you regular!)
Black Sheep Ale (lovely mix of bitter and sweet)
Courage Directors ( a great stalwart)
Bombardier ( a full pint!)
Suffolk Best (decent and not too strong)
Banks Best (nice and its cheap!)
Old Speckled Hen (probably my absolute favourite)




 
I tried a Golden Hen (from the same brewer) last night - very pleasant, have you tried that one?  I followed that with a Thwaites Wainwright, lovely.

I think it's safe to say this thread has been derailed somewhat Wink.



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