Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Gone Postal


Yes, this guy certainly looks like he's enjoying the correspondence course. Of course, having been turned into a zombie first helped a lot.

You will post the coupon NOW. You will train your mind to SUCCESS. And you will enjoy the "friendly, intimate coaching" (oh dear). Cue the scary music and dim stage lighting.

I think they missed out on a few career options though: D-Movie Villain, Executive Vampire, and Optical Illusion Specialist. Perhaps "Police Subjects" covers some of these? As for the many initials at the bottom, one can only speculate - darkly. From Argosy, 1958.

18 comments:

ceemee said...

That is quite scary!

Kevin John said...

My Bennett College Tutor Might Have Been In The Room".

Don't laugh,I think this is the place many of our esteemed CFO's got their degree: Book Keeping.

You need it to get ahead...

Amy said...

wow I wonder what all those initials at the bottom stand for?

Queenly Things said...

To me it looks like he's channeling Bing Crosby. Yikes!!

Lidian said...

ceemee - It sure is. It's quite a standout in that Argosy (all the other ads are positively boring).

Kevin John - That is a great movie title!

Amy - I think they are Associate degrees of various kinds. But why wont they tell us what they are??

Vallen - That really would be scary. Bing was a tough customer, I gather.

~~louise~~ said...

Don't laugh, this scenes and many more may soon be on a computer screen near you...

sassafrasjunction said...

"My Bennett College Tutor might have been in the room... IF I HAD NOT JUST EATEN HIS BRAINS! BRAAAAIIINNNS!"

Yikes.

Lidian said...

Louise - Whatever are you saying??!!

sassafrasjunction - Yikes indeed! There's the tagline for Wayne John's movie, BTW!

Erica said...

BRAAAAAAAAAINS...

I'm more disturbed by the idea of a correspondence course in Carpentry. How do you teach somebody to hit nails by writing instructions in a book?

Lidian said...

Erica - I'm not hiring them to come fix the roof, that's for sure.

Angi said...

That dude looks like he's already gotten some "friendly, intimate coaching"....eesh.

~~louise~~ said...

Sorry Lidian,
I read your post while listening to the radio. They were saying a lot of people are going back to college only in this day and age they're going online. For some reason it seemed to make sense at the time. Perhaps, I'm blogged out for the day...

Relax Max said...

The student zombie look a bit logy too.

Relax Max said...

The student zombie look a bit logy too.

ettarose said...

That is so scary! The reaso they don't tell you what the initials are for is so you call them and get sucked in like the first zombie.

Lidian said...

Max - That's the least of his problems!

ettarose - You've got that right. Too bad so many people didn't figure this out...

Bill said...

What this ad lacks in innovative design, it makes up in utter creepiness. That has to count for something!

I think Louise is right...we'll be seeing the modern version of this very ad as we experience more job losses.

Lidian said...

Bill - I may need a new category for specifically creepy ads...