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Monday, September 25, 2006

Stop the Madness!

Enough is enough! It is time for television to make some major changes to advertising. I am not a prude, but I can't take it anymore! I don't want to hear about the risks of 4 hour erections with Viagra, or the new fangled tampon that opens "from all sides". I don't want to see happy people riding bikes who also have genital herpes and can now have less outbreaks, yet still pass it on, because of Valtrex. Do I ever really need to hear, "Mom what does decreased semen mean?" Yuck! Presumably all of these things (except the tampons, but that can be advertised about in women's magazines) require a prescription therefore there is a doctor who is in charge of telling these people about this stuff.
It has gotten so ridiculous that now they just advertise that you should "ask your doctor about the purple pill" without even saying what the purple pill is for. Yet somehow we have to hear about every gross side affect that creepy old men might encounter in their quest to get some.
Advertise in magazines! Send out this info with AARP cards, I don't know, just PLEASE stop with the ads. The pendulum has swung too far to the side of everything goes with advertising. I am not suggesting censorship, just common sense. Does anybody really buy Herbal Essences Shampoo because they have had the same orgasm themed commercials for like 10 years? I don't think so.
To the Advertising world: it is time to get smart and stop going for the lowest common denominator.

7 Comments:

Blogger Rachel said...

Or hey, how about the drug companies stop advertising PERIOD! Remember when it was the job of doctors to recommend medication, rather than the job of the patients to ask for it? Ridiculous.

I'm also getting tired of all the commercials about old people leaking pee in their pants.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Cheri Fuller said...

Oh, how true, reSolve editor!!! Send this in as an editorial to USA Today so the advertisers will get the message.
CFuller Dallas TX

9:53 AM  
Blogger Jackie Sue said...

Rachel, the pee-leakers aren't always old. Remember that like 40-year old woman who couldn't go golfing because she kept wetting her pants?

Also, don't forget the old "Do you ever get that not-so-fresh feeling" douche commercial, and the current one about cervical cancer being caused by Human Papiloma Virus, a.k.a. Genital Warts. Yummy.

Oh yeah, and the Nuva Ring commercial with the woman swinging in mid air sitting comfortably in a Nuva-ring chair.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Jackie - you watch too much TV! =)

5:50 PM  
Anonymous Molly C. said...

Well said! No wonder the cost of prescriptions is so high. They're spending millions on advertising!

11:44 AM  
Blogger writes activist said...

yes agree. and more yes. agree with all and every. nough said.
and by the way, well said.

3:04 PM  
Blogger don't call me MA'AM said...

Amen! When those stupid Cialis commercials first came out, my youngest kept asking why that man was so happy and smiley all the time. Hmmm... how do we boycott them?

5:12 PM  

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