Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Gordon Comstock (ad agency ad)



  photo from Keep the Aspidistra Flying (film adaptation)



Let Gordon Comstock be your best chum
In your quest for that lucrative plum —
     A springle on your shingle,
     A tingle in your jingle:
BUFFETAll You Can Eat ... And Dim Sum!




for Read Write Poem: “relax responsibly” (gypo)

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a springle is a springe (Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, 1913): 1. A device for snaring small game, made by attaching a noose to a branch under tension. 2. A trap or snare.

Gordon Comstock is the main character of Orwell's Keep the Aspidistra Flying, who left his job as an ad copywriter to pursue his dream of being a poet, but his material needs "forced" him to throw away his poetry in frustration and return to his old "real world" profession. (See also G.C.'s poem)

Gordon Comstock is a fictional ad agency, with headquarters in Addison, Texas.