Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Recently I went to the movies. We saw The Wicker Man, which was a piece of shit. The usual previews and ads preceded the film. There was one ad that stood out, it was a recruitment ad for the CIA. Huh, that's odd, I thought. How many people does the CIA really need to hire, even in these troubling times.

Then I was watching My Name is Earl last week, and the same ad appeared during the show. I love My Name is Earl. I think it's a smart show, just like I think the Simpsons is a very smart show. But I do wonder why the CIA is posting expensive prime-time ads looking for new employees during that particular half hour.