Thursday, October 18, 2007

Oil ? That's Just Part of Our Name

Whether it's BP, Shell, Chevron, Exxon or Mobil, they've all adopted the "we're trying so damn hard not to be in the oil business" approach. It's getting tired and it rings very hollow. I'd like to see someone break this mold and stop sucking up to the shifting winds of the fickle public. We know what you do. Quit hiding.

Just come out and say it, "Hey! You drive a car? You fly on planes? You like your home warm in winter? Then you can thank us, 'cause we've got you by the balls!"

No. 18 in the series "Where's My Jetpack?" the advertising comic that sometimes strays from being about advertising.

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On a related note, this guy is something of a local hero: A 70-year-old Winter Haven man was arrested Tuesday, accused of stealing thousands of gallons of gasoline from gas stations in Polk County and elsewhere in Central Florida, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. Read the full story>>>

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  • BP work isn't as trite as the others, but your comic is brilliant.

    Seriously JP, you should find an agent and look for a book deal.

    By Blogger Toad, at October 18, 2007 at 10:10 PM  

  • BP may be less trite, but no less insincere.

    Perhaps these corporations’ advertising should contain legal disclaimers. Booze must super: Drink responsibly. Cigarettes have warning labels. Political ads must acknowledge who really paid for the announcement. Maybe these guys should be required to carry a title reading: Paid for by monolithic oil corporation that really doesn’t give a shit about your well-being.

    By Blogger HighJive, at October 19, 2007 at 4:02 PM  

  • I agree with your fan club JP, but don't blame big oil, blame the Gore Train for running them over. We didn't have the pompous "green" atmosphere looming over the oil companies until someone shat on them for fueling the world with a commodity we desperately depend on.

    By Blogger Joshua Shaner, at October 19, 2007 at 4:40 PM  

  • Exactly, Joshua. I was referring to that very thing when I said "stop sucking up to the shifting winds of the fickle public."

    By Blogger Jetpacks, at October 19, 2007 at 5:03 PM  

  • I agree with Mr. Toad... you're comic is tres awesome.


    By Blogger Thinking In Vain, at October 19, 2007 at 10:19 PM  

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