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The Gospel of the Beer Commercial

Sometimes I wish my brain functioned normally.

Why is it that I can remember jokes and useless information from 50 years ago while all that suffering in Algebra class was for naught? Anyone know what the square root of the hypotenuse of 333 to the twelfth power divided by the square root of 896 to the fourth power is?

Me neither.

I suppose it comes from watching too many football games when I was in the United States but some of those stupid phrases from beer commercials stuck in my mind. (By the way, if the typical American male resembles the young men in those beer commercials, we’re in big trouble if the Russians attack).

One famous beer commercial pictures guys doing he-man guy things, then at the end as they swig the sponsor’s product a strong masculine voice says, “Hey guys, it doesn’t get any better than this.”

Sorry, fellows, but if that’s the best there is, we’re in bad shape.

I guess the commercial that struck me most though, is the one which proclaims, “You only go around once in life, so grab for all the gusto you can get!” Continue reading