Sunday, May 06, 2007

Television Ad Ruminations . . . .

It's been less than a week that I've been back in Florida occasionally watching network television. Complete with commercial advertising, of course. One of the many nice things about Canada is that network television there has an almost complete lack of pharmaceutical company advertising. Could that possibly have something to do with the Canadian health care system? Of course it does.

It does bother me that Canadians have no information or concerns about major "we've got a pill for that" conditions, though:

Assorted allergies, including allergies to allergies;
RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome);
ED (Erectile dysfunction - Be careful about that 4-hour thing, though!);
COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease);
BPS (Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or enlarged prostate);

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease);
Not to mention toe fungus . . . . . .

Another commercial I saw today was touting General Electric's environmentally friendly process of turning sea water into fresh water. The
ad showed a diesel-powered fishing boat with a lot of ruddy-looking seamen hauling in a huge net filled not with fish, but fresh water contained in . . . .

wait for it . . . . .


Nope . . . . . 'Ya can't make this stuff up, only a crack Madison Avenue advertising agency could.

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