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New US Army recruiting poster?

#1
Humour!


 
#3
Obviously had to raise the entry requirements after the events of the past few weeks.

At least a man knows where he stands with a bash over the head and a confused 'Ug?'
 
#4
After posting this poster, it occured to me that many in the UK may not be aware of this particular "Caveman" series of ads by an Insurance Company here in the States.

Here is a link to more data on the caveman and the ads!

(I can assure you it has nothing to do with A-10 pilots.)

http://www.adweek.com/aw/creative/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003121415


Geico's Caveman Returns
September 13, 2006
By Richard Williamson


He's easily offended.

DALLAS Geico's caveman is making a comeback, this time on an airport's moving sidewalk in a spot created by The Martin Agency.

With no voiceover, the spot breaking this week shows the caveman gliding past various signs and advertisements. These include a Geico sign that shows a caveman, a computer and the text: "So easy a caveman can do it." Ultimately, the caveman exhibits a peeved expression as he departs with his tennis racket and carry-on luggage.


Geico's prehistoric pitchmen debuted in a 2004 commercial called "Apology" that has won fans for its portrayal of sensitive L.A. cavemen who are easily offended by the insurer's use of their image to symbolize simplicity. The humor and acting in the original spot raised the profile of Interpublic Group's Martin in Richmond, Va.

"A lot of people thought the cavemen ads were over after Geico apologized," said Ted Ward, vice president of marketing at Geico. "But the cavemen developed an almost cult following and became a great reminder of how easy it is to use Geico.com. So apology or no apology, the cavemen are back."

"Apology" featured Geico trying to make amends to the cavemen at a swank restaurant where one caveman's order—roast duck with mango salsa—entered the pop-culture lexicon.

"The response to the cavemen has exceeded all of our expectations," said Joe Lawson, copywriter of the campaign and a vice president at The Martin Agency. "We were thrilled to continue the caveman narrative, thrilled to share our version of what it's like to be a caveman in the modern world."

Credits on the new spot include creative director Steve Bassett, directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon, and production company Furlined of Los Angeles.
 
#6
#7
Its so easy a caveman can do it

and probably will
 
#9
Poster will really only make sense if you've seen the four or five caveman adverts. Have a gander at youtube and look for 'Geico caveman'

NTM
 
#10
Just make sure that when you recruit uggs from the unwashed masses that you explain the difference between police and insurgents :frustrated:

It helps a tad :thumright:


fastmedic
 
#11
fastmedic said:
Just make sure that when you recruit uggs from the unwashed masses that you explain the difference between police and insurgents :frustrated:

It helps a tad :thumright:


fastmedic
In Iraq, sometimes there isn't any difference between the two.
 
#15
Trip_Wire said:
fastmedic said:
Just make sure that when you recruit uggs from the unwashed masses that you explain the difference between police and insurgents :frustrated:

It helps a tad :thumright:


fastmedic
In Iraq, sometimes there isn't any difference between the two.
Point taken TW, however blue on blue courtesy of the septics seems to be a problem.


fastmedic
 
#16
fastmedic said:
Trip_Wire said:
fastmedic said:
Just make sure that when you recruit uggs from the unwashed masses that you explain the difference between police and insurgents :frustrated:

It helps a tad :thumright:


fastmedic
In Iraq, sometimes there isn't any difference between the two.
Point taken TW, however blue on blue courtesy of the septics seems to be a problem.

fastmedic
Geez fastmedic! All right already! Isn't there enough threads going on those incidents on this board? Do we have to link, every thread or post to that?

BTW: As far as I know, all blue on blue incidents in Iraq and Afganistan, have involved our air assets on your ground forces right?

Who else provides CAS for UK and Canadian ground forces? I don't see any your own and/or Nato Countries providing CAS, on a regular basis for your forces or ours. Why not?

I'm sure that our pilots, given the tempo of operations in both places would be over joyed, to turn over these missions to the RAF, CNAF or other Nato Ally.

Perhaps, other Countries need to support their own troops with their own air assets. After all, they would be able to ID your vehicles and other equipment better then our pilots. Right?

BTW: Where are all your air assets at? Where is the requested troops and air and other assets from NATO?

In my combat experience when we called for CAS we wanted CLOSE air support and we were VERY happy to get any CAS from anybody who would provide it! If you don't trust our CAS, don't ask for it!
 
#18
In hindsight everything looks better.

You don't like American CAS fine, I hear France and Italy have some planes why don't you go ask them for some CAS.
 
#19
GhostRecon said:
In hindsight everything looks better.

You don't like American CAS fine, I hear France and Italy have some planes why don't you go ask them for some CAS.
Or of course we could just pick up our ball and go the fcuk home eh? Ungreatfull tw@t!!!
 
#20
Trip_Wire said:
After posting this poster, it occured to me that many in the UK may not be aware of this particular "Caveman" series of ads by an Insurance Company here in the States.

Here is a link to more data on the caveman and the ads!

(I can assure you it has nothing to do with A-10 pilots.)

http://www.adweek.com/aw/creative/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003121415


Geico's Caveman Returns
September 13, 2006
By Richard Williamson


He's easily offended.

DALLAS Geico's caveman is making a comeback, this time on an airport's moving sidewalk in a spot created by The Martin Agency.

With no voiceover, the spot breaking this week shows the caveman gliding past various signs and advertisements. These include a Geico sign that shows a caveman, a computer and the text: "So easy a caveman can do it." Ultimately, the caveman exhibits a peeved expression as he departs with his tennis racket and carry-on luggage.


Geico's prehistoric pitchmen debuted in a 2004 commercial called "Apology" that has won fans for its portrayal of sensitive L.A. cavemen who are easily offended by the insurer's use of their image to symbolize simplicity. The humor and acting in the original spot raised the profile of Interpublic Group's Martin in Richmond, Va.

"A lot of people thought the cavemen ads were over after Geico apologized," said Ted Ward, vice president of marketing at Geico. "But the cavemen developed an almost cult following and became a great reminder of how easy it is to use Geico.com. So apology or no apology, the cavemen are back."

"Apology" featured Geico trying to make amends to the cavemen at a swank restaurant where one caveman's order—roast duck with mango salsa—entered the pop-culture lexicon.

"The response to the cavemen has exceeded all of our expectations," said Joe Lawson, copywriter of the campaign and a vice president at The Martin Agency. "We were thrilled to continue the caveman narrative, thrilled to share our version of what it's like to be a caveman in the modern world."

Credits on the new spot include creative director Steve Bassett, directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon, and production company Furlined of Los Angeles.
Handy rule of thumb: If you have to take time and effort to explain why a joke is funny- then it isn't.
 
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