Saturday, July 04, 2009


Back in the heady days when people still thought that Science was pretty damn cool:

The man who thinks for himself knows... only Viceroy has a thinking man's filter... a smoking man's taste... resulting in a smoking man's prematurely wrinkled skin and a dying man's lung cancer.

Nobody respects astronomers any more. The only way that Science can be used to sell things these days is to park a smug woman in a white coat or an unthreatening boy-man with a winsome expression in front of a grassy meadow spotted with wind turbines. Possibly with a Prius puttering sedately across the background.

Not like the good old days. Cigarettes! Taciturn men in suits! Big phallic machines! The stars themselves spiraling down into the observatory to obey our every command! It doesn't make us happy but we don't care, for we are Men of Science!

I like to think that the guy in the background is saying to himself, "What the hell? There's a sixth planet in the solar system? Whoa!"


Blogger hazelblackberry said...

Too right ciggies are bad for you. The guy in that ad is only twelve years old.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Blandwagon said...

Twelve years old but still knows how to wear a suit like a man, dammit!

I am filled with admiration.

12:01 PM  

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