Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Return of Subliminal Advertising!

Well I was sitting on the couch last night watching Hannity and Colmes on Fox News which seems to carry more pharmaceutical company ads then any other network on television....hmmmm...opps I digress....anyway.

As I am sitting there I see the second ad for a drug that has taken on a new side effect that I heard for the first time on another ad over the last couple of weeks. It really got me thinking.....sorry Kei I know I am going to make your head hurt on this one.

Well I have figured out the whole damn thing......

You see the advertising folks that Big Pharma are using are dressed up hippies from the 60's. If finally makes sense....subliminal advertising at it's finest.

As you all know if drives me crazy that the FCC and the rest of our government won't let us see TV ads for Wild Turkey, Beefeater's Gin, Jose Cuervo Tequila and Marlboro Lights...but they will let us see the names if they produce a malt liquor or we are welcome to see an ad from every drug company.

But what really gets under my skin is what I determined to be these Ad's marketing lines to the side effects they had to tell you about.....I mean who wants to sign up for a drug that.....causes

Nose bleeds, high blood pressure, dry throat, dizziness, vomiting and diarrhea?

Not me.....well the dressed up hippies got wise and said "Hey Dude, let's bring back subliminal advertising"..... the hippies will get it and head to the doctor....

you are thinking but Big Dawg what do you mean.....


let's look....


Erectile Dysfunction : Two people sitting on a mountain side in two old cast iron bath tubs looking out over the sunset holding hands.... At home Hubby stands up yells into the kitchen: "Hey Moon Baby look they are promoting an ACID trip, look at those colors.....

But wait there is more.... what use to be my favorite: " if you have an erection lasting more then 4 hours please call your doctor". Now this time Hubby sits down and thinks about Woodstock and free love and tried to remember if Moon Baby was there"....but hey I better get some of that....

But I have a new winner......they have topped themselves. I first heard this a couple of weeks ago and laughed out loud but now I have heard it for the second time on another drug ad. It has to do with two drugs for restless leg syndrome. Now I am not going to name the companies or the drug cause they would love that but you can find them on Google.

But this is what really got me......in the side effects that they always run thru at the end of the ad they say....."if you get desires for compulsive gambling or sexual activities please contact your doctor". What! I was amazed the first time but shocked the second.....

But now I have it all figured out......it's the dressed up Hippie thing....

Cause you see when the old hippie husband saw the ad.....he stood up and yelled " Hey Moon Baby.....gotta run by the doctor in the morning and then we are going to Vegas Baby"......

So we have come full circle....no more drinking a little whisky, smoking a little weed or doing a line from the weekends gone by....just stop by the doctor and pick up your totally legal and television advertised recreational drug...

Now this really just cracks me up!

PEACE DUDE!

10 comments:

Mauzy said...

wow, and you have never even DONE drugs. Amazing.

Kei said...

LMAO! Oh, I get the biggest laugh watching and listening to ads for the different drugs. Especially on some of the new birth control pill options, because some of them have a voice over and the girl says everything in such an uplifting voice! Even the 'this may cause blot clots, chance of stroke or heart attack' warnings.

Nicole said...

I LOVE the RLS one because my sister has the condition. I wanted to warn her that she might play bingo too much and then sex afterward. :)

Kim Ayres said...

Hell, I grew up wishing I'd been a woman. According to the advertising, at a certain time of the month all these women get to go rollerblading, swimming, dancing and generally leading a far more fun and active life...

BStrong said...

Are the casinos going to start serving complimentary Viagra with your complimentary drink?

Jeff said...

Mauzy - well I have been around my share that have...

Kei - I know it just cracks me up.

Nic - better tell her!

Kim - well you know that truth in advertising stuff.

Brother B - welcome back....don't know but guess we all will have to go see.

Peace.

Archie said...

You've got it figured out!!! It used to be 'sexual side effects' - that doesn't sound fun at all - in fact what does that even mean? But, 'desires for compulsive gambling or sexual activities'? Now that sounds like a party!

Shannon **Gabi's Mom** said...

LOL! I was blown away when I heard those side effects, too! How can they blame that on the medication??? I actually used to think RLS was a bunch of balony but then got it during my last pregnancy! It was not at all funny! But that ad is hilarious!

Jeff said...

Archie - I think you all had too good a party in Happy Valley this weekend. I have no idea where my Irish are.

Shannon - glad I have not needed them and I am sure some are great but boy they crack me up.

Peace

Mary Witzl said...

Honestly, what I miss not having a television! And reading things like this, I realize how long I have been out of the States. I'm sure they didn't have t.v. commercials for pharamaceutical products back when I lived in America, other than for the odd OTC headache medication.

Does anyone else out there remember those hilarious Excedrin commercials from the sixties? Not that I remember them very well, of course...