You know, that IS pretty funny!
On a barely related note, I used to buy about 3 issues of Rolling Stone a year. Last year I saw an ad at the bottom of a page for a “Lifetime Subscription” (actually 50 years) for only $99—the savings are incalculable! It’s pretty amazing for about 26 issues a year. So now I have a lifetime subscription, apparently, unless I live past the age of 75. I can’t even keep up with reading them, but at least they’ll be there for me, wherever I go, for 49 more years. Wow.
I like those ads for National Geographic and Nature that I get, or the Chronicle of Higher Education. “Subscribe now at our special Professional rate and save hundreds off the newsstand price!” It would be funnier if it said “Save two cents now ($.02) by ordering a two year subscription!”
There’s usually an enclosed letter from a famous person, and the letter will say, “Read this if you decide “No”!” Once I got a subscription solicitation from (I think) the Advocate, a gay/lesbian issues mag. The solicitation had a letter from Eric McCormack, who plays Will on “Will and Grace”. The letter began with, “I’m not a gay man, but I play one on TV.” Priceless. I put the letter on my fridge, it was that funny to me.