Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Patriot



I saw this over at Pinch Flat News.

In an age of declining oil reserves, endless war, billionaire oil tycoons, crooked politicians, congested streets, road rage, etc., there's never been a better time to opt out and ride your bike!

Feel free to put a different beer in your basket though...

14 comments:

magrei said...

I might have to start drinking Miller Beer because of that commercial....!

Amy

Brent said...

I'm down with Miller and most especially High Life. Grew up on the stuff and they have the coolest ads. Anyone remember the powdered donut ad? French not being smart enough to put champagne in a can? SUVs being glorified station wagons? ... and now this one. Good stuff!

Jeff said...

It is true that Brent grew up on the stuff. And he made us grow up on it too. When me and the guys first met him, he was the only one in the band that was 21. We drank what Brent was drinking, and that was Miller GD...

Which is fine, because the jocks (who we hated at the time) drank Coors Light, or "Rocky Mountain Kool-Aid".

Smudgemo said...

The commercial is funny, but in reality, that guy would be a semi-retired shipbuilder in Sturgeon Bay who is an alcoholic, has been busted for drunk driving twice (and facing a long jail term if caught again), it's noon, the Packers kick off in ten minutes, and he forgot to buy beer for himself. He'd have driven, but his wife hid the keys because she can't shovel the walk by herself anymore.

The best was when SNL spoofed Miller in one of their ads. "You've spent all night drinking. Now comes work time." (Or something along those lines.) The guy rolling off the steel beam while sleeping, and the other guy driving the forklift in circles had me in stitches.

Marcus said...

I might have to start drinking agian because of that commercial. Bravo!

oldmanandhisbike said...

Smudgemo has it figured out. Loses a lot of it's charm when you think about it that way, doesn't it?
So, we will stick with Jeff's happy thoughts and see a brighter tomorrow, thanks to Miller Genuine Draft! :^)

Xd said...

man, i wish we got more winter weather like that.

"forgot to buy beer for himself" in WI? for game day? i don't buy it.

Smudgemo said...

Are you kidding? He spent all Saturday night at the local tavern, got drunk and just woke up because he didn't have to work.

Sorry to be the downer. How's this? Sturgeon Bay no longer has much of a shipbuilding economy, but they seem to be doing quite nicely with all the Chicago/Milwaukee people heading through town for Door County vacations. As long as cheap oil exists, tourism will be a big part of Door Count...uh, wait a minute. Darn, did it again.

Xd said...

you're probably right, smudge.

Smudgemo said...

Just speaking from experience, I grew up in beer-town.

On the other hand, Bob Uecker was hugely funny in the Lite commercials. "I must be in the front row!"

Brent said...

I still say that when I get a good spot... "I'm in the front row!"

Chris said...

Great commercial. I hear ya brutha!

bluecolnago said...

miller high life, the champagne of bottled beers......

my mother in law drank that stuff. i may have tipped a few with her, back in the day....

great commercial.

Brent said...

Wait a sec, Jeff... I "made" you drink it? I don't remember twisting anyone's arm.