Contextual Advertising in Real Life

[Daily Mail UK, via Comics Alliance]

Is that Scotland? Only place I know where they have Co-Operative stores. Hard to say for sure as no one can be seen throwing up. I expect they do that behind the poster. Though my father was known for once puking on the window of a restaurant while people were sitting inside eating. Happy times.

It might have been worse.

What if it were an ad for Soylent Green (the “food” not movie)?

@Benedick is not as stupid as he looks.: Consett, County Durham.

I’ll presume that means something.


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Anthony Hutton, Big Brother winner.


Consett was the first town in the world to have a Salvation Army Corps Band. The band was formed in December 1879 and went out on the streets playing at Christmas. The original band consisted of just four players, bandmaster Edward Lennox and bandsmen George Storey, James Simpson and Robert Greenwood.

@Benedick is not as stupid as he looks.: The vomiting, the drizzle, the terrible ceilidh bands…*sigh* I miss Scotland.

@nojo: Near Newcastle. About an hour south of the border. Was coal mining country till Maggie Thatcher threw 2 generations of men out of work. The Co-Operative movement was started by the miners’ union, I think. They were very popular in Scotland where they kept food prices low and provided all kinds of other services like savings banks, mortgage societies and funerals. My grandfather was buried by the co-op, as in the picture, and we had his funeral tea over the store in Cowdenbeath High Street. There was braised beef and other stuff and people got quite drunk (any excuse).

@flippin eck: When men were men and sheep were nervous.

@Benedick is not as stupid as he looks.: My garden is freshly dug out and ready for planting. Everything is possible.

@Dodgerblue: I’ll send you a bus ticket. You can come and dig mine. I do have some beautiful daffodils out.

@Mistress Cynica: The only thing that keeps me going is when we all gather together as a family to play Kill the Pug.

@Benedick is not as stupid as he looks.: I’m sure, of course, you meant Irn Bru. National drink of Scotland, once you discount whiskey, cider, wine, vodka, shandy, gin, beer, ale, grog, mead, brandy, bourbon, tequila, jello shots and moonshine.

@IanJ: He expounded on the lovely bevvie here, which he has the privilege to know by its Old Skool name, long before we encountered it.

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