Qualified Condition

March 13, 2009

Thumb Tacks and Aeroplanes

Filed under: Retirement Flyers — qualifiedcondition @ 5:31 pm


One of the most popular searches that leads people to this site is “Retirement Flyer.”  I didn’t even know that people were searching out retirement flyers on the internet, and I had always envisioned “Badical Turbo Radness” being the most popular search terms that brought you people to me.  Nevertheless, I guess you guys looove these flyers, so here’s another.

Before commenting on the flyer, I do want to say that when you come across a flyer in the hallway of your local municipal building it is not cool to poke holes in the subjects face with spare thumb tacks.  Not cool at all guys.

This particular flyer utilizes the popular airplane motif found on many other flyers (evidently it’s okay to show big planes next to towers these days).  Either we have a strong subconscious association between mechanized flight and retirement (freedom, new heights, difficult trips to the lavatory… individually packaged peanuts) or it just so happens that dudes in this age range love planes and talk about them all the time and so their co-workers placate them come retirement time.  Also, this flyer uses a pre-retrofit wavy pyschedelic rendering of City Hall.  Far out.  I’ve heard that it’s like a 24-hour-a-day lovefest up in that tower man.  Lastly, Jim is retiring after 37 years of service in the Office of the City Administrative Officer (CAO).  I have been here for about four years and I have no idea what they do there.  I suspect that Jim feels similarly.

Happy pyschedelic  airborne retirement Jimbo!



  1. I have to say, this feature is one of my favorites. Then again, I just started Twittering, so my judgment could be waaaaay off. Still no Facebook though, and I don’t think that’s changing.

    Comment by Ryan — March 14, 2009 @ 5:05 am

  2. Don’t you guys have dental plans?

    Comment by blogobispo — March 14, 2009 @ 6:55 am

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