Hello! nice marketing

I have not been getting out much but I was in Enniscorthy (my local town) the other day and saw some brilliant marketing on a board outside a butcher. It won’t mean much to everyone but, for anyone around my age, who has Lionel Ritchie as part of the soundtrack of their youth, I couldn’t help but chuckle and it filled my head with a certain tune.

13 Comments on “Hello! nice marketing”

  1. Annabel
    June 14, 2021 at 10:05 am #

    That put a smile on my face!

  2. Meriel
    June 15, 2021 at 12:45 am #


  3. tonytomeo
    June 17, 2021 at 3:22 am #

    Hey! I remember that guy! My colleague down south landscaped two of his homes, and I very much wanted to work on one of them. His primary home in Beverly Hills (in the Los Angeles region) is very impressively landscaped, with a few tastefully displayed sculptures and a piece of the Berlin Wall. (I rarely appreciate garden art.) He no longer lives in the home that I wanted to work on, and it is not so lavishly landscaped, but it is historically significant. It is the home he grew up in, and was the former home of Booker T. Washington in Tuskegee in Alabama. Although I do not know who Booker T. Washington was, I know that it is right across the road and down a bit from the historic former home of George Washington Carver, the famous horticulturist. Unfortunately, there was nothing that I needed to do there that I could not do remotely by investigating pictures from the landscape. The home will eventually be donated to the Tuskegee University, and might have already been donated. The minimal landscape was restored, with only very minor modifications. It was designed to not compete with the architectural style of the home.

    • thebikinggardener
      June 17, 2021 at 1:56 pm #

      That made a rather flippant post into an interesting piece of history!

      • tonytomeo
        June 18, 2021 at 5:23 am #

        The Berlin Wall? Yes; I believe that was the point. It is not the sort of artifact that I would want in my own garden, but I can understand why it appeals to some. It is an artifact of history that must not be forgotten, but is also an artifact that could not stay intact. Cutting it up into bits and dispersing it all over the World seems like appropriate desecration, but again, is still not the sort of thing I would want in my own garden. It is fortunate that some people do want it in their garden I suppose.

        • thebikinggardener
          June 18, 2021 at 8:31 am #

          No, I meant the whole post being flippant. But it is interesting how far the Berlin Wall travelled. The ‘local’ one I know is at Lissmore Castle, which I featured once or twice, with two sections.

          • tonytomeo
            June 22, 2021 at 1:01 am #

            Flippant? I’m sorry.

            • thebikinggardener
              June 22, 2021 at 5:31 pm #

              NO – I meant that I was being flippant

              • tonytomeo
                June 24, 2021 at 6:33 am #

                ?! Okay, that is why you referred to the ‘post’ rather than the ‘comment’. I just did not catch the flippant part. Besides, Mr. Richie is not all that ‘historical’ yet. Were the 1980s really that long ago?

              • thebikinggardener
                June 27, 2021 at 11:19 am #

                They were 40 years ago – ouch!

              • tonytomeo
                June 28, 2021 at 10:50 pm #

                Well, at least Mr. Richie does not look ‘historical’ yet.

              • thebikinggardener
                June 29, 2021 at 8:00 am #


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