So if Zeus comes at you while wearing a green jogging suit, sock him right in the beard.

§ December 15th, 2010 § Filed under advertising § 12 Comments

1. “Completion certificate may be awarded.” “May.” “Whether you complete the training or not” feels very implied, here.

2. “This is the AMERICAN WAY not oriental.” I…um, oh dear.

3. I’m assuming the name “Americo” is a play on “judo.” Take that, Juds!

EDIT: 4. It seems pal Andrew covered the same ad in his own inimitable way a few years back. Recommended reading!

classified ad from DC Comics (November 1984)

12 Responses to “So if Zeus comes at you while wearing a green jogging suit, sock him right in the beard.”

  • Tom Cherry says:

    The cool thing about punching Zeus in the face is that sometimes an actual goddess will pop out of his forehead.

    On second thought, are you sure that’s not really Zack Galifianakis?

  • ExistentialMan says:

    This looks like an outtake scene from The Walking Dead. And, yes that bearded zombie does appear eerily similar to Zack Galifianakis.

    I want a pair of white tube socks with huge blue stripes for Christmas this year. Who does martial arts in their socks?!? Huh, Americans, I guess.

  • Nimbus says:

    Obviously the “American Way” is to attach a fake ginger beard to your opponent whilst he kicks you between the legs so hard you rise off the floor a couple of inches. Ouch.

    And I always thought self defense the “American way” involved getting yourself a gun?

  • Rich Handley says:

    If this is the American way to fight, I’ll stick with “Oriental,” thanks.

  • sterg says:

    I like this ad better when set to the theme of Love American Style.

  • Nat Gertler says:

    I think you’ve got it backwards. The kid in the gym clothes is the attacker, not the defender This is the American way of defense – being bigger, stronger, and still coming across as awkward, just as lumberjack-awoken-while-sleeping-in-his-long-undies shows. But ultimately, we win! Usually!

  • philip says:

    Fast and easy is the ONLY way, as far as I’m concerned.

  • CW says:

    Why is the bearded fellow wearing jammies? Is his attacker a burglar, caught in the act?

  • DeBT says:

    Rich Handley said:

    If this is the American way to fight, I’ll stick with “Oriental,” thanks.

    I agree with Rich Handley. While Oriental Karate involved lateral thinking on the battlefield, using whatever handy weapons around, wire-fu jumps and Ki blasts, American Kung fu seems to be standing in one spot and letting your opponent run into your fist to knock themselves out. Just like how in order to protect his sister’s honour, Charlie Brown suggested that he “fight” Linus by letting him walk into his fist, and hit Lucy instead.

    Of course in the 70’s, Oriental Martial Arts also involved losing copious amounts of blood, fighting with broken body parts and mangled Engrish, which wouldn’t’ve appealed to parents allergic to violence in any form.

  • Tom Mason says:

    Neither American nor Asian style would defeat Exploding Man Peter…

  • cletar says:

    Take THAT, sleep-walking, pajama-clad Zeus! America has no use for your polytheistic horn-dog somnambulism!

  • GQ says:

    Because if something is difficult and takes time to learn, it’s probably Communism.