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racialist...

Was in the pub this afternoon with the yongfella when we spotted this beermat:


It's a noble idea from the people behind coke: if you're a designated driver, drinking responsible on the premises that night, taking two or more friends home, then you drink for free. Three times.

You may have seen it in your own local. A great idea, but my question is this:

Why is the the black guy the driver for the four white people?

I must say though - it's nice to see Simon Webbe getting the work.

Ray

17 Comments:

  1. JaY said...
    hahaha classic!!
    Ive seen this ad all last year and never noticed that!! Jesus your mind works in strange ways!!!
    Niall O'Keeffe said...
    What? Does the fact that he's black and the rest aren't mean that he shouldn't be singled out as the designated driver?

    Maybe he's the designated driver because he's got nicer teeth than the rest of them. Maybe it's cos he's banging the girl next to him. Maybe it's cos he doesn't drink. Maybe ... just maybe, it's actually got nothing to do with the colour of his skin.

    Wouldn't that be shocking?
    Ray said...
    (Ray rolls his eyes)
    Cathy said...
    Come on Niall dont be gettin your knickers in a twist after all its just a bit of fun for your luchtime:)
    Marie said...
    And Ray, I also see the pub didnt give him a glass to put his coke into!!! He has to drink it from the bottle! No ice-cubes or nothing! Tut tut.
    JaY said...
    Christ you lot are worse than Ray!
    Niall O'Keeffe said...
    Jesus, yeah, those coke bottles can be filthy. You know rats piss on them, don't you?

    All my earlier point was that maybe Coke weren't singling him out because he was black. Maybe that particular model/actor/whatever opted to fill the role of the designated driver in the campaign. Maybe it's just you that noticed the colour of his skin...
    Marie said...
    Mmm... I get the feeling that Niall may work for Coca Cola!!!
    Niall O'Keeffe said...
    ah ha ha ha ha ha ....

    No.
    Michael said...
    very funny! all jokes aside-
    I think is a little sad that you look at this picture and see four white people and one black guy...
    instead of just four people- I know you can't help it- most people in Ireland can't because they have been brougt up in a monotone cutlure- you guys couldn't figure out who was who by color to you turned to religiion instead


    Reminds me of the south park episode with the town flag showing a person being hung - chef thought it was the kids being racist until he realized they didn't see a black man being lynched- just a man being lynched

    --damm, this is just a bit of lunch time fun, must be the weather doing this to me..nah! I'll just blame George Bush instead...more trendy and socially acceptable - we blame him for everything else why not my p*ssed off comment/rant :-)
    Michael said...
    ps before I get flamed, I know that should have read 5 people. sigh
    Ray said...
    The bloggers at gizmodo are as racially over-sensitive as I am. Click here for more. God, they should totally like, get a life.
    mitsy said...
    Wow this is getting way too deep for some lunchtime fun...


    I'm going to watch some very out of test and politically incorrect comdey to cheer myself up after all that
    mitsy said...
    damn I meant taste...not test..

    Isn't bad spelling what we really should be worried about in this day and age?
    Marie said...
    Mitsy, lets worry about the bad spelling for a second then. Its comedy - not comdey.
    mitsy said...
    **bows head in shame**

    I should type slower and run spell check...

    Damn...
    Ray said...
    Yaeh yore sutch an arse!

    **falls into his pint**

    **glass smashes into his forehead**

    **gets stitches and wakes up in A&E next day**

    **even sober, spells like a cnut**

    Seriously though: racism eh? Why don't we take some advice from the lyrics of the immortal Michael Jackson, who sang "It don't matter if you're black or white". And he used to be black, so he should know.

    He also sang "Aaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaah Aaaaaaaaaaaah"

    and

    "Chew me, sue me, Everybody do me"

    FYI

    Ray

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