Monday, August 18, 2008

Goldilocks And The Three Beers

Cheers, Mate, We'll Drink To That Nursery Rhyme

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON



This shot wasn't taken on my home turf, because Jaz is not an Aussie brand of beer. I took this photograph in Langkawi during our recent holiday in Malaysia. I was walking down one of the streets in the main town area when I saw this huge carton sitting just on the fringe of a shop.

Initially I thought it was a container of lemonade, because of the colour - and it was only when I got closer that I realised what it was. The curious thing about this shot is that it works because of the slight angle. Had I shot it front-on, it would probably not have been such a strong image.

And just in case you're wondering, no I don't drink. But there are lots of Aussie blokes who make up for me.

(The Odd Shots concept came from Katney. Say "G'day" to her.)

22 comments:

Bart said...

I can see the ad campaign:

Bad packaging. Good beer.

willow said...

That is some Jazzy beer!

You're right...it looks like soda pop or lemonade!

Sandi McBride said...

Hmm did it come from the I.P. Rainwater Brewery company?
Sandi

Uncle Joe said...

I'm a Bitburger man myself.
lol.

CrazyCath said...

I bet there are plenty that make up for you!
Curious colour for a beer - I would have thought a soft drink too. But I love the name...

Kathryn said...

I have so much to learn where angles are concerned. I always take a shot dead center and straight on. I can see how this is a much better angle.

MamaGeek said...

Not only do I love the shot, I just LOVE the word 'bloke'. I MUST use that in a sentence some time. :)

Hilary said...

I don't think I would drink beer that color...

Mommy Jo said...

Yummy!

Aggie said...

Hmm, did it say drink at own risk?

Merisi said...

... And all that Jaz! ;-)

I know from riable sources (been there, drunk your Aussie beer) that Australians like their beer frozen (I shudder at that thought *g*). From that I conclude that no Aussie beer would be shipped in containers which show evaporating, if not to say oscillating water drops. ;-)

Merisi said...

I should have written "sources, who have been there ... " to avoid misunderstandings, since I haven't set foot downunder, yet. ;-)

Katney said...

I have been by before, but apparently was too shy to speak. One odd thing to me when I have traveled in countries not my own is seeing the logos of everyday brands that I am very familiar with but written in other alphabets. Пзпсй for example--and I won't even attempt to show Coca Cola in Hindi, there are way too many letters to decipher for me. Пзпсй is Pepsi in Cyrillic. Кока Кола almost looks like what it is. But you can always tell by the color and shap of the logo.

Both brands were available in Russia, but I never saw Pepsi when I was in India.

Daryl said...

Oddly I cant think of a pun that works for this ... I better hop on outta here before someone suds me away

:-Daryl

magiceye said...

sure looks like lemonade packs! great capture!


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fishing guy said...

David: I hear what your saying, i also don't drink but there are plenty of Americans to make up for it.
We used to have a dog named Jazz.

babooshka said...

All that Jaz and not a drop passes your lips! What I find curious is how
one countires innocuous brand name can be a not so innocent brand name in another.

So you would be quite happy with the song "pub with no beer then" Now that's odd.

Paulie said...

Odd color packaging for beer. . . great angle! Come and see my odd shot!

I know I can see those verification letters correctly but I am on my 4th time typing new ones. . . sigh I hate verification letters.

dot said...

Again..you have the funniest comments and of course, great pictures!

John said...

Great capture! Odd indeed!

Hilary said...

I don't drink beer either, though I hear that it's good for what ales ya. ;)

cheshire wife said...

What do you mean? You don't drink. Are you tee total or do you just not like yellow beer?