Tuesday, March 08, 2005

Pharma Commercials

If I see one more commercial with old people either walking on a beach or riding bikes, I'm going to puke. I'm not kidding. It's not a threat. One more, just one more, and I barf all over my keyboard. Why is it, nomatter what the product, the only activities these companies can come up with are beach walking and riding? First off, old people don't hang out on the beach all that much and they sure as hell don't ride bikes. I used to visit my grandparents at Boca every year without skipping a beat for about 20 years. And not once during those 20 years did I ever see my grandparents (or anyone else's for that matter) step foot on any sand. The closest they would get was dropping us off in a parking lot. And in the rare instances when you'd actually see someone over the age of 70 walking along the beach, they were most likely senile and lost. And biking? You've got to be kidding me. I don't think most oldies could ride if you gave them training wheels. They need four wheels and air conditioning or they don't leave their condos.

Now let's allow ourselves just for a minute to suspend disbelief. Let's just for argument sake assume that retirees enjoy a nice walk on the beach or a leisurely bike ride. Even so, why is that the only visual we get regardless of the pill being promoted? Arthritis I get. That makes sense. But memory loss? What, they couldn't remember how to get to the beach before their medication? They'd just keep driving around in circles in their condo parking lot until they ran out of gas? Or how about erectile disfunction? So when they couldn't perform in bed, they also couldn't perform on a bike? And don't you find these commercials somewhat deceptive? What if some of these old folks aren't paying close enough attention and think that the pill will actually help them ride a bike. So they go out and buy buckets of Viagra in hopes of becoming the next Lance Armstrong. Unfortunately, they still can't ride a bike and now they have a hard on 24/7.


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