View Full Version : Guinness Ads about the beginning of pool

03-18-2008, 02:58 PM
I don't know how I have missed these but I just ran across some Guinness advertisements about how pool got started.

If you have not seen them here you go:

The table is invented. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0G6C02uQ9U)

The cue is invented. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsuNawMlDdo)

The felt is added. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P2sszP9pUM)

03-18-2008, 04:38 PM
When (and where and who and how and why) were numbers first put on ballz?? madMac

03-18-2008, 06:11 PM
Wonder where those 2 guys are that always say that in the ads.
They should have been playing pool!

03-24-2008, 03:09 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: New2Pool</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The felt is added. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P2sszP9pUM)</div></div>Maybe I'm a little dense here, but can anybody explain the end of this clip to me (with the stone and modified couch)?


PS: Great clips! Thank you for sharing. I've added them to my online video collection (http://billiards.colostate.edu/videos) under "Miscellaneous."

03-25-2008, 09:58 AM
Maybe they were eye balling the couch to improve the wood bumpers they had?

03-25-2008, 10:32 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Bambu</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Maybe they were eye balling the couch to improve the wood bumpers they had?</div></div>I don't think so. How does that explain the rock and ball hop over the rock?

I am hoping some of the Brits out there can explain the joke.


Fran Crimi
03-25-2008, 11:00 AM
I think the stone on the table was supposed to be an accident and the ball jumping over the stone gave them the beginnings of the idea for a jump shot. I think the mutilated couch in the background was to show where they got the material for their new 'felt'.


Fran Crimi
03-25-2008, 11:05 AM
Those are great! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif

Thanks for posting that.

03-25-2008, 03:05 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Fran Crimi</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Those are great! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/grin.gif</div></div>Fran,

Do you know what the joke is at the end of: The felt is added (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P2sszP9pUM), with the ball hop over the rock and the camera pan to the "couch?" Embarrassingly, I don't get it.