It’s been a while since we’ve had one of these. How about this:
“Don’t reply to this ad if you are now or have ever been a T.A. reservist. Orienteering is neither big nor clever, and no-one in your department at work ever calls you captain. You know who you are. F., 36. Box no. 20/13″I see that the mean old editorial staff are not giving out the bottle of champagne for best ad this week as “this issue is the first of the LRB’s 25th Anniversary editions. As a result advertisers are asked to get over themselves for uno momento whilst we keep this issue’s champagne for an office jolly.”
on 11 November 2004 at 14:50
Yes. What she said.
on 11 November 2004 at 15:37
on 11 November 2004 at 16:49
How topical – want the list of things in this post that I didn’t understand? 🙂
on 12 November 2004 at 12:57
Actually to be fair to the personals in the LRB, they are all wonderful. Hilarious. They should sell them separately. Beth, I suspect you are baffled by the TA which is the territorial army, I think. Further guesswork here but could it correspond to US reservists?