Saturday, May 14, 2011

Meet interesting people. And cook for them.

Via Andrew Bolt, an Australian Defence Force recruitment video from twenty years ago.

Via the Australian Defence Force, today's version:
Well, the reason I joined the Navy was I was out of work for a small amount of time due to the kitchen I was working in...So my Mother said to me "maybe you should join the Navy" cause other people in my family had done it. So I thought "why not?"
She must be good at her job too. Check out the fattie who appears at 47 secs.

I'm not naive enough to assume that militaries in non-conscription countries won't attract their fair share of down-and-out recruits. But this is just sad.

While Australia's military try to feed off Masterchef hype, the Americans are betting their national security on So You Think You Can Dance.


Anonymous Jeremy said...

1986 > 2011 equals 25 years.

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very Good Jeremy. You get a gold star for arithmetic.

The army ad campaign with the whistled 1812 overture excerpt ran for about 5-10 years. This ad was simply one of many. I always liked this one.

20-30 years later, if you whistled that tune, most people would immediately associate it with those ads. Can you remember even a single army ad from the last ten years? Neither can I.

1:41 PM  
Blogger Boy on a bike said...

Cooks - commonly known as "fitters and turners".

They fit food into pots, and turn it into shit.

5:04 PM  

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