Last night the Capital City hosted the Capital Classic between West Virginia University and Marshall University. I did not attend the game but I did attend a pre-game reception hosted by Mr. Mondoo’s employer. And let me just say, it was about time that I be invited to a fun and free reception with an open bar (not that I can currently partake but still) and endless tables of hors d’oeuvres. Before my husband started his employment, all I kept hearing about were these awesome events with free food, free tickets to this and that, and I couldn’t wait! I love free events where I can get dressed up and look pretty on Mr. Mondoo’s arm. But then the economy went in the shitter. No more retreats to swanky resorts. No more free tickets to shows. No more fancy office parties. I guess I should be thankful that my husband’s employer is fiscally responsible and he still has a job, but fiscal responsibility doesn’t buy me anything or take me anywhere. Phooey!
But I digress. We didn’t have tickets to the game so after we had our fill of free jumbo shrimp, jalapeno poppers, the mashed potato bar, and chocolate fondue and then headed home to watch the game from the comfort of our reclining sofa. During the game, we were treated to the following commercial for Marshall University and it was just so fantastic that I had to share it with all five of our regular 141characters readers.
A rec center?! Where do I apply?! Do they have courses in how to play the ukulele? I mean, I guess I’ll trust you on the “never a dull moment” thing, but really, you’re located in Huntington, WV, the unhealthiest city in the nation. Aside from eating, I could use some examples on what there is to actually do. There are many more ukulele commercials where that came from, check them out here.
As awful as that commercial was, I knew there had to be even worse college promotional videos out there, I was right, as I frequently am.
Dear Marymount Manhattan College: Could you pick a set of dumpier college students to appear in your commercial? And did you film this commercial on your VHS recorder? I’m surprised they even still make those.
This video kinda makes you wonder how Appalachian State still has students paying tuition. I dunno about you but the second I saw this commercial, I would’ve transferred out of this place so fast; otherwise you’re doomed to a life of people reading your resume and singing “Appalachian is HOT HOT HOT!”
Honestly, who were the PR geniuses that came up with this ad campaigns? No, really, who are they? What firm do they work with? Because if they can produce crap like this and still be employed, I need to jump on that gravy train and ride it on out of Unemployment Town.