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Canon Short Courses: Learn how to wave goodbye, chew gum, pickup a hammer, and perhaps most challenging, use a doorbell. Because Canon cares.
posted by oxford blue (18 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Yeah, I was feeling a little despondent after not being marketed too in as much as 30 to 40 minutes. Thanks.
posted by delmoi at 12:08 AM on August 28, 2006

posted by Jimbob at 12:09 AM on August 28, 2006

(or are they ProTips?)
posted by Jimbob at 12:09 AM on August 28, 2006

Piss weak marketing shit - that sucked major dog's balls and embarrassed me with its Australian accent.
posted by strawberryviagra at 12:27 AM on August 28, 2006

Leo Burnett has the Australian account for Canon - just for the record. Do you work there Oxford Blue?
posted by strawberryviagra at 12:32 AM on August 28, 2006

Instructoart is much, much better.
posted by sdrawkcab at 6:09 AM on August 28, 2006

The one for the hammer didn't specify, after picking it up gently, which part of the hammer faces forward.
posted by Joeforking at 6:13 AM on August 28, 2006

I'm strangely overcome by a powerful thirst for a PepsiCo product.
posted by Mid at 6:17 AM on August 28, 2006

the chewing gum thing made me laugh. well, maybe not really laugh but chuckle. thanks for the post. now, if only they'd develop a Photoshop guide as simple as these
posted by matteo at 6:26 AM on August 28, 2006

I didn't like the waving one. Not enough information on what to do with the wrist and elbow. Needs more subtlety.
posted by blue_beetle at 7:15 AM on August 28, 2006

Hoedown. The only word in the instruction manual that comes with a brand new hoe.
posted by Balisong at 7:17 AM on August 28, 2006

the more I work in advertising the more I am convinced that the only decent and honest message that a brand should communicate is "buy me".
I m so tired of all the bullshit....
posted by keepoutofreach at 7:41 AM on August 28, 2006

I tried to follow the doorbell one, but the door says I'm missing the required drivers. And when I go to download the drivers, the website doesn't list my doorbell model. Any suggestions?
posted by fungible at 7:44 AM on August 28, 2006

Yeah, fungible, I think you need to buy a Canon color printer.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:49 AM on August 28, 2006

That looks suspiciously like Chris Ware's art...
posted by benATthelocust at 10:13 AM on August 28, 2006

Oxford Blue has posted a single link to MetaFilter. It's content? Fluff marketing materials for Canon (with art clearly derivative of Chris Ware).

I daresay that Oxford is looking very much like Pepsi. Let's all have a refreshing glass!
posted by aladfar at 10:45 AM on August 28, 2006

I've got a few neighbors I need to send this to.
They seem incapable of pushing the big glowing button and instead use timid knocks.
posted by madajb at 3:11 PM on August 28, 2006

In SOVIET UNION people suspect YOU!
posted by oxford blue at 4:45 PM on August 28, 2006

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