John Jameson – Railroad Inventor, Whiskey Saver, Prussianization Preventer

John Jameson was a talented fellow – but you probably did not know how talented he was until you saw this commercial for Jameson Whiskey. The commercial depicts Jameson inadvertently stopping the one-ship Prussian Excursion of 1807 by inventing the Irish railway system [before it actually came into acknowledged existence in 1834]  while bypassing buxom Scottish lasses and tossing off the engineer to save many barrels of his famous whiskey on a runaway train – despite the interruption to his sumptious Irish breakfast…

 

 

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  2. chicagopacenet@yahoo.com says:

    This is a very fanciful adaption of actual historical events into an Irish context. The first actual passenger train did actually run to the coast, but in Wales, across from Ireland. Also there was a Prussian Incursion, but not into Ireland but Poland!

    So if the Irish have not already forgotten a lot of their history what they and others will now recall wil be totally bastardized. I am surprised the Welsh and Polish are not rising up on their history also being distorted!

  3. chicagopacenet@yahoo.com says:

    P.S.
    Both of the above mentioned events DID happen in 1807.
    So at least they got the dates right if not the places!

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