New Bell’s Whiskey Ad

I saw this video floating around on Buzzfeed for a while now, but I’ve avoided it because A.) I couldn’t watch it at the time or B.) I wasn’t in the mood to “blub,” as Buzzfeed put it.

I took some time during my lunch break and watched it. It’s a simple commercial of an elderly gentleman learning to read and write for the first time in his life. It has a heartwarming ending and made me well up, but not “blub.”

(Seriously, what does “blub” even mean? Is it like drowning in tears while bathing in fat?)

While I’m not convinced about going out and getting my own bottle of Bell’s Whiskey, I am convinced that I’ve taken my education for granted and that having certain privileges that others have not been fortunate to have makes me feel incredibly guilty about not reading more often.

Thanks for the one, Bell’s Whiskey. Now, I’m gonna go read The Great Gatsby because I’m 85 percent certain I didn’t in high school despite what my book report says, Old Sport.

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About ryantpoole

Ryan T Poole is a former broadcast public relations specialist and morning show producer. His time is spent updating this blog, watching and analyzing TV and movies, reading, listening to music, taking care of his pets, and refocusing his energy into more productive outlets. He likes cold coffee, hot tea, long conversations, and obscure references.

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