Saturday, December 29, 2007

I Thought The Scots Were Thrifty?
"Ye pissed away ourrrrrrr money!"

From Fox News;
Image Is Everything

Scottish officials decided they needed a new marketing slogan for their country. They wanted to replace the signs around the Glasgow Airport that read "the best small country in the world." So of course they got their experts together — worked on concepts for six months — and spent around $300,000 dollars on the project.

So what did they come up with? "Welcome to Scotland." Yep, that's it — just "Welcome to Scotland."
As you might imagine not everyone is happy with this. Says one media expert, "They all seem to appear to take an unbelievably boring pill before they decide to implement plans like this. I think it's incredibly uninventive."This gives me an idea for a new slogan for certain south central Asian nation --

Welcome To Pakistan
Land of Donkey Carts and ICBMs

Or possibly this one --

One Foot in the Space Age, One Foot in the Stone Age


Blogger Brian Michael Page said...

LOL - but I'm gonna ask a very stupid question:
What's an ICBM?

3:27 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

ICBM = Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

3:44 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

As a Scot who has spent half a decade in a family full of nothing but Scots, I can all but promise you that "Welcome to Scotland" was the only thing they could agree on. And that was probably after many, many hours of arguing, and a result of no longer being able to take the boredom of it. Or they all got drunk and someone said "You know what would be funny?"

My 2 cents. Or make it 4. That "thrifty" (thanks for not saying cheap) thing is a myth.

5:51 AM  

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