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| 08/10/2014 | 4 Comments

(CNS Business): Proving that he can take a joke, Tortuga Rum Company founder Robert Hamaty has released a video, in partnership with creators CML TV, making fun of himself for being “had” last week by professional Jack Nicholson impersonator Jack Bullard, who called in at the company’s outlet store during a cruise ship visit. Thinking that he was the real Jack Nicholson, Hamaty gave him a tour and some free rum cakes — a story that was picked up by the local newspaper and published without question.

In response, Hamaty and CML TV have produced a video, “People Will Do Anything To Get A World Famous Tortuga Rum Cake”, in which the local entrepreneur not only provides a few good laughs but also takes canny advantage of the situation and the power of the internet to market his goods.

“The original creative idea can be credited to Marilyn Conolly, who brought it us and Tortuga,” said CML TV’s David Walshe. Hamaty and the TV crew took the idea and ran with it, hamming it up as various actors donned not-so-clever disguises of famous actors in order to get free rum cakes.

An article on CNS about the Cayman Compass’s mistake, Newspaper’s ‘Jack’ blooper, proved very popular and generated over 100 comments.

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  1. Mack says:

    Sooo funny and unexpected! I like that Robbie from Tortuga shows he can take a joke! great stuff!

  2. Racquel says:

    🙂 🙂 Love it!

  3. Len says:

    I love it. It is refreshing to see someone make fun of themselves. Good job to all involved for a great sense of humour.

  4. CayKind says:

    great response!!!

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