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Bud Light is one of, if not maybe the most popular beer sold in America. While I’m not a consumer of alcohol, I have a feeling it isn’t because it’s exactly the greatest beer out there. One thing the boys at
Anheuser Busch InBev have done very well over the past three decades, however, is advertise the living hell out of Bud Light… ensuring it is the most recognized brand name in the domestic beer market. And they haven’t just spammed the airwaves of programming watched by the 18-34 male demographic crowd they so covet with any old spots… the ad men behind Bud Light have utilized many different clever and humorous campaigns over the years.
One thing which has tied together pretty much every one of the Bud Light advertising themes we’ve seen since the early 90′s is that guys will go to almost any lengths to get a Bud Light, even if it involves the utterly ridiculous. If the Mars Rover would have found Bud Light plugged in the nostril of the Martian face, you had better believe every twenty-something male in the US would have been lined up at NASA headquarters looking for a seat on the first flight to the red planet…
In 1993, Bud Light released an ad in their familiar vein that became instantly popular with viewers featuring a thirsty visitor and a sarcastic limo driver…
There are so many awesome elements in this commercial that helped make it such a big hit… primary among them being the practice of limo drivers holding signs for the people they are supposed to pick up at the airport with the passenger’s name on it. Without a doubt, these poor drivers had to hear countless bad Dr. Galazkiewicz jokes for years after this commercial aired. Heck, 8 years after the fact when me and my Dad were flown out to New York for my appearance on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, ABC had a limo pick us up from the airport… and there was the driver at the bottom of the escalator holding up a little sign with my name written on it! I wanted so bad to ask the driver if he had any Bud Light in the limo…
But here we also come to the first odd thing about the commercial. There are three drivers waiting to pick up passengers, and the man decides to question only the one with the most fucked up name on his sign…
Being a typical American who can’t handle a word made up mostly of little used consonants, he humorously butchers the name “Galazkiewicz” when he reads it off the card. I’m not sure if political correctness has advanced enough after two decades to make poking fun at strange foreign names an unforgivable no-no, but then again, I don’t really care. “Gallyweekich” still cracks my ass up. And the man’s expression when the driver asks him if he meant that he’s Dr. Galazkiewicz is also priceless, and an important part of what made this ad a pop culture success. It also became a hot catch phrase in the mid 90′s.
The driver knows damn good and well this dweeb isn’t really Dr. Galazkiewicz, and gives a sideways glance to his fellow chauffeur next to him, who seems to be enjoying the fact that his rival is dealing with the karma of loading his limo up with Bud Light in the first place. So despite the fact that this impostor didn’t even know Dr. G was actually a doctor, the driver resigns himself to his role in this ad and takes him to the party limo.
The fake Dr. G has probably never rode in anything bigger than a Yugo before, and certainly not in any vehicle that had all of the neat features a limousine had. Crocodile Dundee spent his entire life in the Australian outback, and he wasn’t even as fascinated with our fancy gadgetry when he was taken to New York as this doucherider is with all of the buttons in the back of the limo. He proceeds to play around with everything he can get his beer-free paw on like he were a 6 year old too big to be restrained in his car seat anymore. Could you make it any more obvious you aren’t who you claim to be? The limo driver knows he has totally fucked up in picking up this assclown and is probably going to get fired when the real Dr. Galazkiewicz shows up at the airport and finds out he has to take a dirty taxi to his hotel. He’s probably planning to “accidentally” leave the back end of the limo out in an intersection with an oncoming semi right about now…
Even when the driver finally breaks down and sarcastically asks if this is the good “doctor’s” first time in a limo, our Bud Light drinking schmuck has a great smartass reply.
Like all ads that become overnight successes, the concept behind this commercial was spun off into several other ads featuring the same goofball. Here’s one where Dr. Galazkiewicz shows up at the Lee Family reunion…
Here’s a cute parody CBS did for the 1994 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four using the commercial’s two original actors and centered around Duke University’s legendary Coach Krzyzewski as the unpronounceable name…
So let’s grab our bottles of Bud Light and make a toast to the unknown, yet unforgettable Dr. Galazkiewicz… without whom this funny ad from the 90′s would have never been possible. We hope that after 20 years, he did finally find another ride to his hotel… but if not, I hope he enjoyed spending the rest of his life at the airport like Tom Hanks did…
You may have recalled I mentioned doing a little traveling this week, and I am indeed in slightly warmer Oklahoma this weekend where I experienced temps in the mid 60′s for the first time in over two months yesterday! Of course, I’ll be driving home in the middle of a huge winter storm tomorrow, so that good fortune isn’t about to last. Anyway, you may have also noticed I skipped out on my normal Tuesday and Friday posts as well. Hey, something’s gotta give when you’re on vacation, right? I promise to do better next week…
Well, I’m not about to forgo my weekly Saturday Squirrel, though I am going to turn the honor over to another of my wonderful blogging pals here on WordPress… the lovely Juliette from The Vampire Maman. She sent me a couple pictures of the handsome fellow above sitting on her deck enjoying the treats she leaves for them. Like myself, she enjoys watching the entertaining three-tree circus the squirrels around her home put on for free. She says when her cat joined in the viewing audience, the squirrel showed its appreciation by barking and twitching its tail at the sight of potentially being sized up as dinner.
Many thanks to Juliette for allowing me to share these pictures in my Saturday Squirrel feature! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Well, the big day is finally here! I have to choose just one of the many great entries I got in my blog’s first ever contest to win the first of the two $20 prizes I am giving out. This was no easy task at all… I could name 12 winners, and still feel bad about not recognizing the 13th…. but a squirrel has never backed down from a challenge before, and I’m not about to chicken out on this tough decision!
I had the finalists narrowed down to about 4 or 5 last night. I weighed their good and bad points over and over again… I probably changed my mind a dozen times on which one I was going to ultimately award the grand prize to…
But in the end, there was one entry I kept coming back to. One that appealed to me in a special way that when it got right down to it, I just couldn’t not reward it.
Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of the first annual Evil Squirrel’s Nest’s Contest of Whatever is…………………….
What made Y@50′s creation stand out for me was not just that she made replicas of my characters who inspired the contest, but the fact that she paid attention to the details that make up each character!
The dark grey strip in ES’s tail, the pink in the ears and snout of Buster, and the triple fur tufts extending from each cheek on both that are a trademark of my style… it absolutely made my day when I noticed that! It reminded me of how happy I was when I saw Jennifer’s rendition of my Rainbow Donkey… having a character you created brought to life by someone else is such a wonderful feeling! At least, it is for me….
Thank you so much youngatfifty for your amazing work, and congratulations on winning one of the prizes from my store!!!
Ah, but don’t go anywhere yet, folks! We still have one more prize to give away, and this is the random second chance drawing that all of the non-winning entries are eligible for!
You may remember this list I posted when I announced the entries yesterday:
Well, I got out the cards again… taking out the queen that represented youngatfifty, and did another drawing. Of course, you may have questions about whether the drawing is rigged since you can’t watch it. Well, fear not folks, because I sought out the accounting firm of Ody & Biskit, LLC to oversee the official drawing and ensure all if on the up and up…
I shuffled the cards for several minutes, making sure I would have no idea what card would be coming up first. I laid the pile down on the bed in plain view of the supervisors and turned over the top card, which wound up being………….
Congratulations to Goldfish on winning the second chance drawing!!!!!!
And I don’t think anyone will argue she is a deserving winner since she submitted this picture, which was one of the finalists I was mulling over the last 24 hours….
Congratulations to the two winners of my very first contest, Youngatfifty and Goldfish! You also get this awesome freebie to display on your blog if you wish….
And to those of you who also submitted wonderful entries, but didn’t quite come home with the gold or the silver, you are free to display this badge!
Since I do not have email addresses for either of the two winners, I ask that they get in touch with me at my email which is located in the “Contact Me” section up in my header. The prize is anything from my Cafepress Shop that is $20 USD or less, and if there is a piece of my artwork on this blog that you would like to have on a $20 or less item over there instead, that can certainly be arranged. Since I will be leaving on my annual trip to Oklahoma in less than 72 hours, I will probably not get around to actually ordering the requested items for each winner until next week… but that gives you each some time to decide what you might want!
Thank you very much to everyone who played along, and even to those who just spectated and cheered everyone on! This contest was so much fun, and the results were so fantastic, that I will definitely run another contest just like it sometime in the future!