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Plaid shirt + bad boss = TAKE THIS JOB AND SHOVE IT

November 12, 2012

We’ve seen variants of ads for the Cleveland Institute of Electronics before (the DeVry of its day), but never has the “Oh yeah? CRAM IT!” element been so much at the fore. In other instances it’s been the self-improvement angle and the promise of untold (actually, modest) riches that have drawn potential students into the CIE fold. Here, though, we have a nice taste of CRUSH YOUR ENEMIES revenge. To tell the truth, I’m a bit surprised that good old Bill didn’t punch his boss’ Barry Goldwater glasses (all people from this era wearing ties look like they worked for NASA) right off his sour face.

By the way, Bill, nice shirt.

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  1. Thelonious_Nick permalink
    November 13, 2012 2:00 pm

    I’ve always like this ad. “You and your crummy job!” Yeah, you tell him, Bill!

    Just out of curiousity, I checked to see if CIE is still around. Yes, indeed: http://www.cie-wc.edu/

    • November 14, 2012 11:44 am

      Thanks for the link — I remember checking myself to see if it was still around. Its continued existence proves that the two things which will survive a nuclear war are roaches and vocational schools.

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