Yo, Spuds! Tell Your Dude to Get the Quote Right

Published on 6-Feb-2017 by Alan Adamsson

Football - NFL    NFL Daily Opinion

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Yo, Spuds! Tell Your Dude to Get the Quote Right

Almost everybody loves Super Bowl commercials.

That includes sponsors. They make a huge production and pay big bucks for advertising slots in a production that's usually the top-rated TV event of the year.

And with great money comes great responsibility.

Yeah, right. If only that were so.

This year, that Belgian-owned brewing monlith known as Anheuser-Busch had a shot at really making a difference in the Super Bowl's poignant commercial category.

No, not this one:

Nice try, dudes.

Germans are the largest ethnic group in the USA, and they just happen to be European. They were abundant enough during the USA's birth to demand a vote on federal laws being published in their language. It failed by one vote.

This, incidentally, is what gave rise to the urban legend that German almost became the country's official language. In actual fact, the USA has no official language.

This is the commercial that could've provided a superlative service to the American culture:

No, it wasn't confirming the notion that All Dogs Go to Heaven. Hollywood's all over that one. The Pope? Not so much.

Dudes had a chance to correct what's possibly the most misquoted passage in Western literature, and they blew it.

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Think about it. Who the hell would wanna go digging around in their food to confirm something?

While many attribute the quote's origins to Cervantes' Don Quixote, true word detectives placed its origins to 1805, when pudding was offal-stuffed entrails like haggis.

A word of advice: have more than a wee dram ready to go if you ever give this a try.

There, the only proof that counts is the alcohol content.

And it's listed on the bottle, not in it.