BB #47: No More Drug Ads!

TV drug adsAfter watching more cable news than is actually mentally healthy, I’ve come to a number of conclusions, the most important of which is this.

If I ran for president (and why not, everyone else is), I would run on a single platform that ignores all other issues (such as ISIS, economic disparity, failing infrastructure, racial conflict, immigration, global warming, or even Zika).

My platform: No More TV Prescription Drug Ads!

How much would you bet I’d win by a landslide?

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sleep creatureAnd while I’m on a rant, what the hell is up with that weird “Sleep” creature in that (typically tedious) prescription drug ad for a witch’s brew intended to foment sleep?

For one thing, it’s literally ass backwards!

If the beginning of a word is the “front” of the word, then clearly the front of this strange beast is its ass end.

When you nuzzle its apparent “face” (where the “eyes” are literally holes in its “head”), you’re getting cozy with the back end of the word (the place where it P’s 🙂 ).

And don’t even get me started on its friend, the “Wake” creature. That one is some weird mutant life form unlike any creature found in this solar system! (Can the two mate, or do they have to find matching words?)

About Wyrd Smythe

The canonical fool on the hill watching the sunset and the rotation of the planet and thinking what he imagines are large thoughts. View all posts by Wyrd Smythe

5 responses to “BB #47: No More Drug Ads!

  • Wyrd Smythe

    Note that I didn’t feel any need to explain why that would be such a great platform…

  • rung2diotimasladder

    Geordie barked at the “sleep” creature when he first saw it, then I guess he quickly realized it was ass backwards and decided not to pay attention to it.

    I’m surprised Bernie hasn’t made this promise to abolish pill commercials. My peeve is the new Viagra commercial with the whispering woman in a tree house. I don’t know why that one annoys me so much.

  • Wyrd Smythe

    Ever since I wrote this, I’ve kept a pad and pen handy to write down the names of the prescription drugs being sold these days. Here’s the list so far:

    Aczone
    Belsomra
    Breo
    Botox (for migraines)
    Chantix
    Cialis
    Cosentyx
    Eliquis
    Harvoni
    Humira
    Invokana
    Januvia
    Lyrica
    Myrbetriq
    Namenda XR
    Neulastra
    Novartis
    Otezla
    Pradaxa
    Prevagen
    Restasis
    Rexulti
    Stelara
    Symbicort
    Tamiflu
    Toujeo
    Trulicity
    Viagra
    Victoza
    Xarelto
    Xifaxan

    Sheeze, ma-guillicutty!

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