Thursday, August 09, 2007

Enough already

Why? Why do we have so many commercials for Erectile Dysfunction medications? We have the smug "love in the afternoon" ads, the "Gramdma and Grandpa want to get it on but the kids have come to visit" ads, and the "younger wife with handsome, yet challenged, older husband" ads. But now, now they have gone too far. Viva Viagra?!?!?!? First of all, those guys are far too happy for men who can't get it up or keep it up. Second, the "I can't wait to pop some pills and go home to shtup my woman" lyrics are an abomination. Third, seriously, six horny middle aged men in a roadhouse with no women in sight happily singing about getting laid? Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! (Well, if they were gay men, it would be-- it'd be a Tony award winning musical, but you get picture.) Instead of sitting around singing about it, just go home. Arrgh!

And while I'm on my soapbox, there's that Celebrex ad--you've seen it, it's animated words that form a man and his dog? That ad runs for like five minutes, I swear, and it's like listening to a lecture. BO-ring! For no good reason, the line "let's dive deeper" just sticks in my craw.

I'm annoyed with advertisements for prescription medications to begin with, but enough with the horndogs already.


Anne-Marie said...

Lol, I was talking to my colleage this morning about the shitty adverts we have over here (and I have been humming the damn music ever since). But the US adverts sound so wrong. I think I need to see these.

MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

hee-hee. When I first saw the viagra commercial, I thought I was hallucinating. "THEY DID NOT REALLY DO THAT?!" I asked the Jman. Now that I've seen it 56 gazillion times, it just reminds me I want to rent Wild Hogs soon.

Anonymous said...

Um, Celebrex is a prescription NSAID. Not a pill for getting it up. Just thought you should know.

Laurie Ann said...

Dear anonymous: I know. I'm just saying that the Celebrex commercial annoys the bejesus out of me. But thanks for caring about me ignorance.