I just got the funniest AOL CD ever. Here’s a picture.
The cover art of the package (and printed on the CD itself) is a parody of Edward Hopper’s famous 1942 painting, Nighthawks:
But it is probably even better known as Gottfried Helnwein’s own parody Boulevard of Broken Dreams, featuring Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, James Dean, and Elvis Presley:
This ad campaign seems particularly hilarious after Sunday’s Washington Post article about AOL’s aggressive sales tactics at the height of its power in the ’90s…
Oh, the Photoshop opportunities loom large, don’t they?
I sure wish AOL would at least send out CD/RW’s. The floppies they used to send out weren’t so bad, since you could at least format over them. But I have rescued so many useless AOL CDs from heading straight to the landfill that I’m running out of room. The DVD cases are somewhat useful in that they can be saved for replacing cheap cardboard DVD cases, but what do you do with spindles of useless AOL CDs?
What do you do with your AOL CDs?