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    Posted: 07 Jan 2009 at 8:03pm
I live in Oregon and if you ever stay home from work and watch daytime TV, you have to see stupid commercials for Everest College where you can get a training IN JUST 9 MONTHS to be a pharm tech, medical claim coder (whatever THAT is), etc. Now you can work in law enforcement! The commercial I hate, features "Monique" who just graduated and claims "I can be FIERCE! Grrrr!" Then she says the college trained her in "Fingerprinting," only she says Finger PRE-NEEN. Ugh!
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I hate all college commercials. They all suck.
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She went to 'college' . . . for fingerprinting.

Wow.

Just think, I could have had her wildly successful fingerprinting career and I didn't even know it! The rookie cops have always been impressed at the skill and ease with which I roll my prints out for them, but I never knew I could be paid for this.
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There's no shortage of vocational/online/college commercials around here (CA).

I think it all started with Sally Struthers University

At ITT Tech you could become a homeland security specialist or get a criminal justice degree.  Life Alert probably recruited that extenze spy from here. 


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Here in Northern VA they have their ads with dual logos of "Everest Institute" and "Everest College" in plain text (I'm unsure what the difference of the two are), but they have it situated on the screen so it looks like this:

Everest Everest
College Institute

spaced out as if one school is 'Everest Everest' and the 2nd is 'College Institute'!  They could've easily devoted one line to each college so the names look proper.
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That's so horrible... I can't believe that people don't notice these things!LOL
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I HATE these ads!!  We get them here in Ohio too.   Being off from real college for the holidays, I've been able to see more daytime TV and the awful ads that go along with it.    One of the worst is a back to back deal, where one ad shows people talking about their "college" program experience.   Then the next one is a woman talking about the institution and their programs.    I call them all Jerry Springer Colleges since they are on during Springer and usually the people who go to these places are a small step above the people on Jerry Springer.    This is where the incompetent people at the pharmacy and doctor's office come from.
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In case anyone's wondering, Maric College is now called Kaplan College.
 
 
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UGH.... those things make me ill, but I guess it comes as no surprise that they are everywhere nowadays.
 
Does anyone else get those awful International Academy of Design & Technology ads? I think they're a nationwide company, so I'm assuming you do.
 
The one I hate the most has this stupid looking blonde airhead with little orange tinted ponytail things sticking off the side of her head who looks into the camera & says "You don't think like everyone else, do you?" (adds cutsey-wootsey little pout afterward), then goes on to tell you how you can design all kinds of cool stuff while having zero artistic talent because it's all done with computers nowadays. The underlying message being: "basically any idiot who can learn software can design album covers". Wow. That sounds like such a lucrative skill. Not many people looking to do that, is there?
 
"Duhhhhhh gee-whiz.... Ah cain't wait to git me a job as a pro-feshunul album cover dee-signer!!! A'hm gonna be rich & cool & fay-muss!!! Where do I sign up & how much money do you want?"
 
She is soooooooo f**king stupid looking I can't describe it. If there was ever a stereotypical airheaded bimbo, this gal is it. I wish I had a picture of her. It's downright hilarious.
 
Then when that part is over, "the closer" comes on. Another stupid bitch, but a more slick & "professional/office type looking" brunette with the obligatory headset on hoping that the ad we just watched encouraged us to pick up the phone & blah blah blah.
 
Truly annoying "scramble-for-the-remote-control" crap.
 
 
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

 
 
The one I hate the most has this stupid looking blonde airhead with little orange tinted ponytail things sticking off the side of her head who looks into the camera & says "You don't think like everyone else, do you?" (adds cutsey-wootsey little pout afterward), then goes on to tell you how you can design all kinds of cool stuff while having zero artistic talent because it's all done with computers nowadays. The underlying message being: "basically any idiot who can learn software can design album covers". Wow. That sounds like such a lucrative skill. Not many people looking to do that, is there?
 
 
 
 
That one's been airing way too long.  It annoys me, too...but not as much as the one with the girl who shows how she learned really cool stuff...by Photoshopping a pic of her boyfriend (or some guy) into something out of Planet of the Apes.
 
 
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Oh ya.  I do see that Everest sh*t here in CA.  It's the one with the dumbsh*t telling the other dumbsh*t he needs ZERO experience, only a fat credit card or the ability to pay a 25-year loan.
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The one I hate the most is where the girl, who had received her 9 month massage therapy degree, reunites with a couple of her bff's for a fun-filled day of shopping. Her voiceover continues to ramble on about how jealous her one pal is because she's "stuck at a dead-end job" while Miss Thing has a career w/ a flexible schedule &great pay. But her more sensible friend takes Snooty's advice & decides to call the 1-800 number so she can be lucrative too. As she's telling this story, they show the girls leaving the mall, & of course our 9-month overachiever has bags upon bags of sh*t while her poor, uneducated friends have little to nothing. It's like she just couldn't wait to belittle her gf's in public because they didn't receive (ugh) "hands-on training" like SHE did. Bitch.
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A few years ago I used to work part time at a local florist delivering flowers & there was a part time book keeper/administrative type gal there who also worked part time at a law firm as a legal secretary.
 
She also had a Massage Therapy "Degree" or whatever they call it. I don't think she ever did squat with it.
 
I hear that medical billing & coding on the other hand, is very lucrative as well as court reporting.
 
Takes a while to learn them, though.
 
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I saw an "Everest College" ad last night on NBC primetime.    It consisted of a professor talking about how the "education system is outdated" and the people were watching his lecture on computer screens and iPod screens in various places.    

Just as I suspected, another "joke college" like University of Phoenix or these other TV advertised institutions.  

If "going to class" consists of watching a video on the computer in your pajamas, you're not really going to college.  Trust me. Wink
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What about the one where the woman is clad in her pj's & fuzzy slippers who asks something like, "Does it look like I'm getting ready for bed? Well, you're WRONG! I'm earning my online degree at So-&So University!" Like any reputable company will look at her (ahem) credentials & take her seriously enough to hire her.
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The pigtailed uber-cool chick REALLY pisses me off when she says, "Afraid you don't have the talent? It doesn't matter anymore!" REAL artists everywhere should unite & kick her perky ass.
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Around here they're always showing that homeless-looking guy with the crooked baseball cap.  He's yelling at us for not going to Everest.  He says to go after work "or you can go BEFORE work" (wow, really?).  Then at the end he gets all frustrated and walks away, shaking his head. 

I've never before had this feeling that someone I've never met is so disappointed in me.  I mean, why's he so upset?
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Oh, I know...it's like the soft n gentle approach isn't drawing people in so they have to resort to SHAMING us into "getting our butts off the couch." We're on the phone all day anyhow, right? So why not give them a call? He's kind of a dick.
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I don't know why people just don't go to an accredited university and just take THAT school's online classes. Sure it costs more, but can you really put a price on getting taken seriously on your resume? I have one semester left at my local community college before I go to the university, and I love taking online classes. Once you get higher into the major courses they don't offer them online, there's a reason for that. If you can earn an entire 4 year degree online there's something wrong.
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Originally posted by serialhag76 serialhag76 wrote:

The pigtailed uber-cool chick REALLY pisses me off when she says, "Afraid you don't have the talent? It doesn't matter anymore!" REAL artists everywhere should unite & kick her perky ass.
 
I was talking the other day to an actual, real sign painter. She was this crusty old broad with a cigarette hanging out of her mouth who was hand painting lettering on the front plate glass window of a Beef O'Brady's near where I live.
 
We were talking about all the computer generated crap that has replaced real artwork in the sign painting & truck lettering field. I was very surprised to actually even see it being done. I thought it was completely gone.
 
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Originally posted by kushiro kushiro wrote:

Around here they're always showing that homeless-looking guy with the crooked baseball cap.  He's yelling at us for not going to Everest.  He says to go after work "or you can go BEFORE work" (wow, really?).  Then at the end he gets all frustrated and walks away, shaking his head. 

I've never before had this feeling that someone I've never met is so disappointed in me.  I mean, why's he so upset?
 
Oh yeah, I was thinking of that guy too, but I didn't remember what "college" he was shilling for.
 
I hate that guy!!!! LOL
 
"Yo, yo, yo!!!!! Wha-chu doin jus sittin there, yo????"
 
Yeah, there's a guy who really inspires a thirst for higher learning..... Ermm
 
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Originally posted by serialhag76 serialhag76 wrote:

The pigtailed uber-cool chick REALLY pisses me off when she says, "Afraid you don't have the talent? It doesn't matter anymore!" REAL artists everywhere should unite & kick her perky ass.
 
I think she's supposed to be über-cool, but to me she just comes off as being über-stupid.
 
 
 
 
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Originally posted by kushiro kushiro wrote:

Around here they're always showing that homeless-looking guy with the crooked baseball cap.  He's yelling at us for not going to Everest.  He says to go after work "or you can go BEFORE work" (wow, really?).  Then at the end he gets all frustrated and walks away, shaking his head. 

I've never before had this feeling that someone I've never met is so disappointed in me.  I mean, why's he so upset?


Oh crap, another "Billy Mays" style ad!!!   Just what I need, some hipster douche yelling at me.   Isn't that "Vince from Shamwow's" job? LOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOLLOL
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One joke college ad I absolutely loathe here is for 'Sanford-Brown College.'  It starts with this guy who about 35 years old (pretending to be 18) opening his front door to find his welcome mat is missing.  The camera zooms into his face and he says "What the hell?!?" as if someone stole his car.   The voiceover then asks if you are interested in criminal justice.  As its saying that, it shows the guy using chalk to draw a square outline on the carpet in front of his door where the missing mat went, as if a dead body was found there.  They then show him going ridiculously overboard putting up caution tape around the stairs coming up to his apartment door.  Miraculously at the end, the guy finds his mat elsewhere, says "There it is!" and HUGS IT while smiling all stupidly like he found his lost child.  Of course this gem of a commercial is not online anywhere.

What sucks is that, in my area, a lot of people hate on the community colleges in this area and equate them to these trade schools, even though the comm colleges are accredited and are looked for by employers.  I graduated with my AA from the comm college and I'm happily pursuing my BA at a great 4 yr. university alongside the same people who laughed when I said I was going the comm. college route instead of immediately going to the 4 yr.  I saved money and have an AA degree while they only have credits built up towards the BA, as the univ. doesn't issue AAs.  Of course, I could've went to Sanz School, Everest College, or Sanford-Brown College and be done with college now, but I don't think I could be prepared for the snickers I'd get when someone picks up my resume and reads it!

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Originally posted by Bena Bena wrote:

...The commercial I hate, features "Monique" who just graduated and claims "I can be FIERCE! Grrrr!" Then she says the college trained her in "Fingerprinting," only she says Finger PRE-NEEN. Ugh!
 'Cmon now! "Monique" is destined to do well. Anyone with significant experience from every angle of a trade is always a pleasure to encounter...except, well...for 'finger pre neen'. Pretty sad...while you're standing there getting booked for D.U.I., Monique is 'finger pre neen' you. You KNOW you gave HER $20 for that 'late-night act', not but two months ago - and now she DOESN'T REMEMBER YOU! She was simply leaving 'finger preens', then. That really sucks, now doesn't it? Right.

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'Junior' would get a real education if he tried to give his speech around here, looking and talking like that...and, well...that is a shame.
 
 
 
 
 
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