Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Monday, January 26, 2009

As Seen on TV

Stoneville StretchYOU THERE, lounging in that office chair, how'd you like to work off those winter pounds without ever stepping foot in a smelly health club? Care to crisscross the globe - or at least the six closest counties? Wanna be a first responder, but not really help anybody? Have I got a job for you! TV News - that fleeting discipline known to millions and loved by dozens could be your ticket out of that comfortable cubicle farm! Who needs coffee breaks when you could dine daily on fresh tragedy, an endless buffet of broadcast clich├ęs and enough live truck generator fumes to fool you into thinking you're making a difference in the community. Not only that, you'll fatten your closet with garish logowear, build up those apathy callouses and slim down that pesky wallet! But wait - THERE'S MORE!

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(Lenslinger Industries is NOT responsible for chronic disillusionment, nuclear family breakdown, increased barbitute usage or crying jags lasting more than four hours. See your physician should bridge abutments start looking attractive. All claims, images and delusions the sole property of that skeevy guy who sleeps in his news car out back. Any reproduction of the above - whether written, electronic or via smoke signal - expressly forbidden without the written permission and paid kickback to a licensed schmuckologist. Show up at our office with an affidavit and we'll surround your loved one's home with logo'd news units and lisping entertainment reporters.
No photogs were praised in the making of this ad.)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Easily one of the funniest things I've read in a LOOOOOONG time!

liveapartmentfire.com said...

High-muhfuggin-larious.

turdpolisher said...

dood you slay me.

dustin. said...

Sounds like a great internship program!

Anonymous said...

hahah sadly hilarious....nice! -cline-

Oreo said...

That's why I'm trying not to get a new job in TV news. Unfortunately, it seems all the other jobs my skills fit are filled.

Amanda Emily said...

First laugh I've had all day.

Is this offer still valid if you are lounging in an office chair INSIDE of a TV station and going crazy from dealing with clueless customers.

Oh wait a minute, I'd have to admit that yes I know enough Avid to be dangerous. Uh, never mind, I'll move along to the next offer...

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