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Old 04-08-2008, 07:05 PM   #16
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in an absolute world absolute would be better made and wouldn't give me a massive headache the next day.

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in an absolute world absolute would be better made and wouldn't give me a massive headache the next day.
Maybe you're not drinking it right...

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Hm, might I suggest this new campaign to Vin Och Spirit?
Feeling a bit nostalgic for the ol' Deutscher Kaiser are we?
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If the war is a success does that make the war not "dumb" and legitimate?
Nope! The Mexican War is one of the more shameful chapters of American history.
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i'm very much looking forward to my upcoming vacation in Mexico (still months away, though). i plan to stimulate the Mexican economy with the package Bush is delivering.
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Originally posted by INDY500

Feeling a bit nostalgic for the ol' Deutscher Kaiser are we?
Nah, don't need the tourist attraction. But that was the first that came to mind when I saw the other ad. Could be a series.

I would genuinely be interested about the reaction in other European countries, if those ads were placed in Europe, like this map, or an older Danish one, or French...
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Old 04-12-2008, 01:40 AM   #22
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SKYY® Vodka, Made in the USA, Proudly Supports Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

America’s Most-Popular Domestic Vodka Decries Absolut® Vodka’s Suggestion to Redraw North American Map

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo officially ended the Mexican-America War (1846-1848). With the signing of this treaty, the United States gained control of what was to become the Golden West, including California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and parts of Colorado and New Mexico. Today, SKYY® Vodka, the number-one vodka produced in the United States, spoke out against suggestions by Absolut® Vodka to disregard that treaty, as well as the joining of Texas to the Union in 1845, as depicted in Absolut’s recent advertising.

“Like SKYY Vodka, the residents of states like California, Texas and Arizona are exceptionally proud of the fact that they are from the United States of America,” said Dave Karraker, SKYY Vodka. “To imply that they might be interested in changing their mailing addresses, as our competitor seems to be suggesting in their advertising, is a bit presumptuous.”

In the ad, an “Absolut World” is depicted where the map of North America is re-drawn with Mexico claiming much of the Western United States, negating the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, as well as the Gadsden Purchase (1853), and the independence of Texas (1836).

“Don’t get me started on the Gadsden Purchase,” continues Karraker. “I think the folks in Tucson and Yuma would be rubbed the wrong way if they hear this landmark deal was somehow nullified as suggested by Absolut, a Swedish-owned brand.”

SKYY Vodka was founded in San Francisco in 1992 and continues to be produced in the United States. Premium SKYY Vodka is made from American grain carefully selected from the Midwest and 100% pure filtered water. SKYY’s proprietary four-column distillation and three-step filtration process consistently ensures exceptional quality. SKYY Vodka products include luxury SKYY90® and new SKYY Infusions™, a unique, all-natural infused experience made with premium SKYY Vodka and succulent real fruit.

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