Saturday, September 1, 2012

In Poor Taste?

Maybe I am looking at it in the wrong way.  For that commercial could be considered a tribute to a great performer, but considering the fact that alcoholism was most definitely a contributing factor in her untimely (naturally-speaking, of course) death, I would think that Heineken would want to show a little more sensitivity.  In any event, they could learn something about taste from one of their European competitors.


Belinda said...

I saw that for the first time last night. It makes me not only question their taste, but exactly how does that encourage anyone to purchase their product? Those particular commercials must be over my head because they sure don't make me want to buy anything.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Brenda!!! I suppose Heineken is going for what an amazing time one can have with a Heineken, but it doesn't work for me, either. If you got very far with The Crackerhead Chronicles, you already know just how familiar I am with that lifestyle. Thankfully, I was kept from becoming an alcoholic, but I was pretty serious about being a drunk for a number of years. I think it has been around 10 years since I had a beer, and probably closer to 20 years since the last time me and Jack Daniels had a night out on the town together. All by His grace, of course.

Adullamite said...

Heineken always had great adverts, but the beer was lousy.
Carlsberg ads were so-so, but the beer fractionally better.
That ad was great!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Thanks for stopping by again, my dear Adullamite!!! I remember Heineken as not being bad, but not worth paying extra for. I don't remember what I thought of Carlsberg, but that commercial is indeed great. My all-time favorite beer was Grolsch, which is a fairly strong Dutch beer, but with a single 16 oz. bottle costing almost as much as a 6-pack of Busch at the time in my area, having a Grolsch was saved for very special occasions.