Him got thuh sand on he brain, mon.

Him got thuh sand on he brain, mon.


Seriously people. Turn da frown, de udduh way aroun’.

This was my absolute favorite super-bowl ad this year.

YouTube link:

Volkswagon Happy Commercial


I watched it and felt like it was ME. Okay, no, I don’t actually talk with an accent at the office (only because I am terrible at accents). But I am SO that guy. Well, as a girl. But that’s me. Midwesterner. Island dreamer.

I have witnessed the vending machine failure and sadness of the purchaser. …..Don’ fret me brudda…. Sticky bun come soon. So true.

wick-ed coffee

I have sat thru countless, endless, dismal meetings…. that I know needed a smile. (I may, or may not have, started the wave around a conference room table a time or two.)

You don’t like it? Don’ be no cloud on a sunny day. Adam Stewart, Sandals Resorts’ Jamaican CEO, said it so well in his tweet: “Like happiness, Jamaican accents don’t come in a color!” True that.

I love this ad spot. I love the office guy’s take on the workday. He is not letting his northern latitude determine his attitude. I say he totally has sandonthebrain.


good vibes

About Jorie

🌴 An Island dreamer with a passion for palm trees and Caribbean turquoise water. Few things speak to my soul like having my feet in the sand on the coast of somewhere amazing with salty wind blowing through my hair. 🌴 🌴 Sandonthebrain is my way to hold that feeling all the rest of the days when I am not on an island. My collection of sand and affinity for rum, and island flavors helps to take me back...until the next trip. 🌴

3 responses »

  1. I absolutely love, love, LOVE this ad. It was my favorite too. It’s kind of tied with the clydesdale one, but I quote this one more. I’m not good at accents either, but that doesn’t stop me from telling my husband to “Don’ me a cloud on a sunny day, mon.” I usually get a really strange look with that one.

    Thanks for reminding me of this awesome ad…..”German engineering with a Jamaican accent.” Gotta love it.

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