Monday, August 16, 2010
This is an ad from 1962. It appeared, ironically, in LIFE magazine. It's for Humble Oil which later became Exxon Mobil. Here's what is says:
EACH DAY HUMBLE SUPPLIES ENOUGH ENERGY TO MELT 7 MILLION TONS OF GLACIER!
This giant glacier has remained unmelted for centuries. Yet, the petroleum energy Humble supplies- if converted into heat- could melt it at the rate of 80 tons each second! To meet the nation's growing needs for energy, Humble has applied science to nature's resources to become America's Leading Energy Company. Working wonders with oil through research, Humble provides energy in many forms- to help heat our homes, power our transportation, and to furnish industry with a great variety of versatile chemicals. Stop at a Humble station for new Enco Extra gasoline, and see why the "Happy Motoring" sign is the World's First Choice!
I don't know about you, but words can't begin to describe what I'm feeling right now after reading this ad, but I'm sure a lot of what I have to say to oil companies begin with F and end in UCKYOU.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 10:36 PM
If only Elvis had taken his own advice. He wouldn't have allowed his life to become the downward spiral it became, culminating in toilet death while choking on a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich. He should have seen the signs, sucked his enormous gut in and driven away from that old heartbreak hotel in one of his many Cadillacs.
As for me, well, the past year, especially the recent few weeks, have been rather trying. While I've managed to enjoy my life outside of work quite successfully, my work life has seen better days. It's just one disappointing day after the next and I wish I could say I had any control over it. At work, you're in the hands of so many other people who, if they don't give a shit, and most don't... if the just want to go home early and fuck anyone else in the equation, and they do... if your clients start becoming tyrants and the agency says "more please" and they are... you have three options:
1) Do the right thing and stay put, while trying to initiate positive change for everyone's benefit.
2) Realise that even though you've been trying for years, option 1 is a bust. Time to walk to the kitchen to start preparing a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich, thereafter heading to the shitter where you'll hope for the best.
3) Make a radical shift that will enrich your life while at the same time causing many a penny to drop.
Let's see what happens.
Posted by He who says hmm... at 9:43 PM