The ad above was provided by a new reader of Sadvertising - it's scanned from the August 2008 issue of Smithsonian Magazine.
Wow. Takes a lot of hutzpah to write a headline like that - considering all the government warnings about going there and all.
Oh well. According to the company, "Serious Traveler," Iran must be a place for Serious Travelers.
"You want to go to Iran?!"
When I think of a "Serious Traveler" going into Iran, I'm thinking 3am helicopter drops and all of my travel gear packed into a bandolier of ammo.
Nevertheless, according to the photo on the ad, the "Serious Traveler" company did make a successful insertion into Iran in 2007 where they intercepted three little girls wearing white hoods. They smiled for the camera - somehow the film got out. Hope everyone's ok...
Anyway, back to the headline, you'd think a progressive, adventurous company like Serious Traveler could do better. In the spirit of fair play, the following are suggested...
I CAME, I SAW, IRAN.
HAD SO MUCH FUN, IRAN BACK!
IRAN. SO FAR AWAY?
IRAN. (serpentine fashion, until I jumped behind a knoll for cover!)
I bet Iran's more fun than DisneyLand, however. Dinner with fairies and poofy princesses...(shudder).