The Truth in Advertising – Justin Hanks

The Truth in Advertising

Justin Hanks

The marketing industry has its fair share of bullshit. From “Do-Nothing” infomercials to self-proclaimed “Gurus,” businesses are always plotting to beat you up and take your lunch money.

It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee. If people are begging for your cash, they clearly don’t know how to get rich fast.

Oh, and for the record, there is no such thing as a free iPod. If time is money, then 50 billion hours of online surveys is way too expensive.

I suppose there’s some truth in advertising. In fact, pharmaceutical commercials are a little too honest. Have you ever see these commercials? Following a breezy montage of people who now have something to live for, you’re usually socked with a full list of cautions…

RELAXOFT may cause nose bleeds, baldness, memory loss, swollen ankles, facial boils, excessive earwax, uncontrollable cursing, an urge to play in the mud, road-rage, snoring while awake, lying under oath, atheism, and a desire to spit at small pets.”

Well damn. Next time I think I’ll keep the headache.

All these side-effects make for some awkward conversations. I can only imagine waking up one morning feeling like total crap and my mom decides to check on me. “What’s wrong?” she asks. “Uhh… I took medicine.”

The honesty in pharmaceutical commercials is also confusing. Usually what’s on the television has absolutely nothing to do with the product.

Vagisil commercials have girls doing cheer-leading routines. Male enhancement commercials have guys playing golf. My personal favorite are the herpes commercials: “I have herpes.” “I don’t.” “Let’s ride bicycles.”

When it comes to medication, it’s best to let the doctors decide. They usually know what they’re talking about. Usually.

For a while, I had a doctor whose office plants were always dead. How the hell was I supposed to trust him with my life?

127 Responses

  1. Lillie says:

    lmfao, side effects πŸ™‚
    Your doctor seems to be a good caretaker *nugdenugde* He'll save you from the medicines :o.
    And give you shots ^^;

  2. Aimee says:

    LMAO! I hate those commericals especially the herpes one. The one that has herpes looks way too happy to have it and the one who doesn't looks like they're thinking "fuck this bitch is nasty!" I hate how they're sexist too, they ALWAYS make the woman have it. What kind of shit is that?!

  3. Sean says:

    You stole the words right out of my mouth honey. haha. My favorite has always been the Herpes ones too. So funny. I love you. I really have nothing left to say other than that. I have ran out of words…damn you. haha

  4. Bre says:

    of course we can exchange links — i just got you up already. :] yaaa.

    thanks for thinking i'm more graceful than the soldier boy, whoever that is. i was never really into that song so pshhht to him!

  5. thuyy says:

    LOL I have never seen the commercials you mentioned in this once-again hilarious blog. >.<

    I don't think, I know. Haha, thanks.

    Thank-youu again! xD
    …do you use IE?

    Haa, that was an unexpected question.
    Of course I would! πŸ˜€

  6. AnneMarie says:

    Lol, that's so true about infomercials, that's why I hate them.

    Cools, you're a dancer? That's awesome! It is really sad that he's died…. I'm still in shock because he's made such a huge impact in everyone's life. I always pictured him dying when I was in my 30's or something, not even close yet.

    I'd be interested in being affiliates if you filled out the form I have on my site. ^^ I like to keep that part of my site a bit professional. So if you don't mind, could you fill out the application? ^^

  7. thuyy says:

    Woot! I'm adding your link hopefully by the end of tomorrow(:

    Oh…because my layout only works if you're using IE…and I was just wondering. πŸ˜€ So you're right now using Firefox or something?

  8. Sophie says:

    Sure, we can be affiliates! I'll add your link.

    I always laugh at those sort of adverts πŸ™‚ I haven't seen the ones you mentioned, but there's a few for heartburn relief or something and in on a woman is an air traffic controller (I think) and in another a bloke is driving a Formula 1 car or something. They both get heartburn and start clutching at their chests, it's hilarious. But honestly, how many people drive racecars for a living?

  9. Kate says:

    oh emm gee. I completely agree with your blog.
    I mean, why sell products that have HORRIBLE side affects? : Dumb asses. That herpes advert that your talking about (i've never seen it) but it reminded be of something that happened to me once.
    I was walking home with my brother and my friend, and they were talking about herpes. And then they kept saying I had it, even though my coldsore wasn't a coldsore. And this guy walks pass, and I yelled out "I DON'T HAVE HERPES!" I flushed tomato red when the guy started cracking up laughing P:

    Sure, i'd love to be affiliates, i'll add you now ^^

  10. Laura says:

    Haha, that would make me feel special :P. Thank you :). Awww thank you.

    It is really sad. Your a dancer? Wow that's impressive :). He is truly a loss to the music world. I suppose difference people's deaths will affect us all in different ways. I suppose his will have a fairly big impact given that he was so famous and his music was so well known. I remember telling my Dad last night after reading it online and he didn't believe me until he had checked the news channels himself. It was a big shock

    Arghhhh what is it with products that cause all of these nasty side effects. I agree, sometimes the effects are worse than the thing you're trying to get rid of in th first place. Yeah, I can imagine that being a good excuse for not going to school. Going in the next day and telling your teachers you were absent due to your medicine.

    If the commercials aren't totally unrelated then they are so ordinary people cannot understand them. They talk in this very confusing manner so anyone without some sort of Honours degree in biology cannot understand them!

    His plants were dead :|? I wouldn't have trusted him :|. My doctor is quite good although because he isn't a very young doctor his typing is not brilliant and I always want to giggle when I see him typing up stuff with one finger *gigles*.

  11. Laura says:

    Haha yay I love long comments :D. I would LOVEEEE to be affies:). I will add your link just now and add you to the affies page soon hehe :).

  12. Chloe says:

    lmao i clicked to leave a comment and i didn't realize that it was in a popup so i thought it wasn't working. *smacks head*

    anyway thanks so much for the long comment. Yea yesterday wasnt brilliant but after we had dinner it was good. I agree about transformers completely though. It wasn't as good as the first one, it was too sudden at the start, and that decepticon at the start was fucking overkill. way to big.

    I love everything to do with bumblebee, especially when he was crying, i nearly started crying myself.

  13. Dominique says:

    LOL! Good post! I love have a love/hate thing for infomercials. I hate to see the bs they advertise, but I love to make fun of them. I definitely don't buy into that get rich quick schemes, especially those "buy cheap a cheap house" commercial. I wonder how much those actors get paid to do those commercials? As far as medicine being advertised, I look past it. There's always a damn side effect. And who would trust a doctor with dead flowers in their office lol

  14. Nessa says:

    LOL! You crack me up! πŸ™‚

    Thanks, I needed that after all that's happened today. Thanks for the comment.

    I just read your bio. Interesting! Dang, why do you have to g*y? I like you! Hahaha

    Oh well. Thanks again for dropping by πŸ™‚

  15. Chloe says:

    haha i know, its funny what the crowd comes up with, you know when the twin robots call that guy (from the dorm) "pussy" (only seen it once cant remember the names of them all) everyone cracked up laughing, i laughed so hard i snorted. i rarely do that, everyone started laughing at that then.

  16. Chloe says:

    lol i know that was completely random. i loved that old robot though, the one that transported them and didnt give any warning, and in the end kills a decepticon and just says, "i am getting too old for this". some parts of the movie were brilliant. i love the main chick from the movie, lol she's hot if i do say so myself.

  17. Chloe says:

    she isnt the best actress but she is hot lol. actually it does remind me of POTC, i was wondering what it was, thanks for that lol.

  18. Ben says:

    Why thank-you, Justin. Means a lot coming from you with your skills. (:

    I do sometimes if my insults are really harsh. But you can't go 'The state of you today. lol.' It doesn't make it any less insulting!

    I think I would rather keep the headache as well to be honest. "A desire to spit at small pets", I lol'd.

  19. Bre says:

    awesome! thanks for linking me πŸ™‚ woo!

    those commercials. the herpes ones. ugh! always awkward. and then the depression commercials are the longest commercials i've ever seen in my life, it's depressing!

  20. Ben says:

    You can be an affie if you want. πŸ˜€

  21. Janet says:

    I would love to be your affiliate. πŸ˜‰
    I'll go link you, as soon as I put my new layout up! Which is tommorow, OR today.

    Are you using haloscan as your blog thingy? πŸ˜› LOL, just curious. πŸ™‚

  22. Ben says:

    I know, I think that key has saved my reputation many a time. XD
    I would love to be affiliated. If you could add me (even if it's not to the main page :D) and then I will add you when you tell me yeh've added me~

  23. Ben says:

    I've added you too and I do believe you. (:
    I seriously need to do that with my affiliates too. πŸ™

  24. Sophia says:

    haha! I like how your whole website is "toilet" themed! πŸ™‚

  25. Chrys says:

    Just a heads up, but your site doesn't work in my IE, only in Firefox. But my computer might just be being silly, so don't worry too much!

    Anywhoo. HAHHAA. I agree with the advertising thing. I thought I'd give it a go the other day, I actually really liked the look of that TV they were giving out. So I started answering questions and then is said "Click Next", so I did, and there was another full page of questions. What utter rubbish. I gave up πŸ™ My TV is good enough for me.


    Hahahha, I can just see young boys all over the world calling to their mommies and saying that. HAHAHA. Very funny.

    Heh. Yeah… What should I have called the grass? … Ground? Actually, that makes sense. Lol, whoops!

    Haha, thanks πŸ˜€

    That bee wouldn't bloody go away!! It's why I kept starring off… it was literally buzzing around my head πŸ™

    OH NO WAY. Whoops. I should be locked away for insulting green people πŸ™

    I'm going to find me some Dr. Pepper just to see what the fuss it about!!

  26. Justin says:

    This is a test in IE.

  27. AnneMarie says:

    Haha, don't be afraid of rejection. That's the whole point of applying: there's like this whole risk factor thing. ^^

  28. thuyy says:

    Hahah thanks Justin. xD

    woottt. (:

  29. AnneMarie says:

    Oh great, so you're one of those guys who can't take no for an answer? I've dealt with way too many of those, another one would lead me to suicide. Fantastic.

  30. Jen says:

    Teehee sure we can be affiliates! Why not?! πŸ˜› I could apply at your site if you want or you can apply at mine..either way but I'm too lazy to apply πŸ˜€ Oooh strawberry banana! YUM I just like one with strawberries and a bunch of whipped cream at the top…TEEHEE

  31. Shola says:

    Yes, it will be hard and I thank you for your support. If I do this for a month and sleep less and get healthier it should be worth it.

    Medicine is scary these days. Some adverts are a menace though. Asking you a million questions and you a bound to have one of them

    "Do you sneeze? Do you cough? Do you cry? DO you breathe?"
    "Shit I have that one, the breathing on, I need some of this medicine." Pfff

    I try and go for natural remedies, though the time of the month does call for a paracetamol sometimes. Or sometimes a cigarette… wait no, I can't do that no more. :[

  32. Ben says:

    That so true, almost every infomercial is totally bogus. One of my favorites is the Cash For Gold commercials, where people give their gold and get reimbursed with pennies.
    Some commercials are so weird I can't even remember what they're advertising, or I see them so much that I can't stand it. Hehe, yeah medication commercials are crazy. I wouldn't ever want the medication they advertise after all those side effects!

    Thank you for that blog, I really found it very entertaining, like you're a professional blogger or something πŸ˜€

  33. Shola says:

    I feel awkward pressing this Wet Your Pants button too. I feel like I am obligated to go to the bathroom and pee. xD

  34. Sophia says:

    Well, if it's crap, why do you have a bunch of visitors πŸ˜‰

  35. Sophia says:

    I don't really feel hungry anymore after looking at your site… (haha! The "wet your pants" button makes me think of poo πŸ˜›

  36. Paige says:


    The baby in your header is adorable! The look on its face is priceless! XD

  37. isi says:

    Hey Justing tanks soo much for the comment πŸ˜€
    I'm glad you like the handwriting lol

    haha i totally agree with you. some of those commercials are totally stupid. they have nothing to do with the product lol

  38. Shola says:

    But I have no more pee left. O.o
    And you're not creepy, just misundersto-… no, you're right, creepy. xD

    Imaginary cookies? Pah, don't insult me with virtual food. Maybe virtual fags. hmm. God, I need a serious high maintenance hobby to get me through this.

    I am going to smoke my last one in the next ten mins. Last one ever. i feel I should make a note in my calendar, like an anniversary or something. xD

    I checked out your resume, wow. You're been in everything. It's right impressive, and you'r ea computer dude too. An add combination. Maybe?

    Oh you might know, do you know where I could find a text rotation script? Being a computer whisperer and all.

  39. Paige says:

    Haha google usually doesn't have very good images. That is luck!

    And, I'd love a new affiliate!

  40. Sophia says:

    Your funny πŸ˜€ So what your saying is, websites that are a bunch of crap are famous?

  41. Paige says:

    Yay! I added yours! (:

  42. Paige says:

    Sweetness! I always wanted my site to be sexy!

  43. Jill says:

    Lol about the doctor with plants πŸ™‚

    The swollen-ness I'm not too sure about. Some people have told me a few days others have told me a week or two :/

  44. Shola says:

    when you say 'top bit', you mean ??

  45. Shola says:

    "Add the following code in the top part of your site:"

    Okay, you didn't say top bit, top PART, same difference.

    which top part?

  46. Jill says:

    The thing is.. you're probably right. I look quite..uh..interesting to say the least.

  47. Shola says:

    Thanks. *blushes* Yes I know I am slow, it's this no caffeine, no smoke no drink thing. Taking effect all ready.

    I am most like gonna take your comments off my comment-tutorial thing so I don't look so retarded. :)I'll save it to my computer for future reference. Unless if you prefer me to keep it up.

    Thank you.
    I owe you a drink, wait, I can't use that anymore. πŸ™
    I owe you a knitted hat. Yeah, that works. :]

  48. Jill says:

    oh waaay too interesting πŸ™‚

  49. Pam says:

    Haha, the only things I use my left hand for are writing, drawing that kind of thing. This is why I am considered Left-Handed. πŸ™‚

    I love your site too, your blogs are so funny! I still can't get over the last one. Sure we can exchange links. You want me to add yours? πŸ™‚

  50. Delilah says:

    Ahaha, (:
    Thanks for the comment !

  51. Gillian says:

    You're definitely right about advertising.
    It's extremely fake and also confusing at times!

    Sad that there's no such thing as a free ipod, but it's the truth. xD

  52. Chiui says:

    LOL justin. hahaha! i returned ze favor. πŸ˜‰
    anyway, hahaha i dont know about that commercial. lol. bicycles?? rofl! random XD
    yeah one time a doctor left me with some tight kind of a plastic thingy tied on my arm. and then i saw that my blood was gone on that arm and then it was like more than 5 minutes so I started to worry. he was talking on the phone with his bestfriend. =/

  53. Shur says:

    I probably wouldn't analyse it that much but you can share your opinions on it, haha. I'd just watch the movie the whole 2 hours like a freaked out fan girl and maybe scream Shia Labouef I'm Available the whole time.

  54. thuyy says:

    LOL oh really now.
    wooo i have another stalker on twitter. (:
    now i shall go follow you.

  55. thuyy says:

    OMG I JUST REALIZED WHAT YOU MEANT. haha my last comment I didn't realize at first. I was just like "Er…okay…"

    Hahah…that's funneh.

  56. Diamond says:

    Thanks (: Well apparently I got a 56%. It's not bad I guess… Well I improve dhaha. In my mid-year I got like in the 40s or something so I'm happy (:

    Oh thanks for asking! I would love to be your affiliate! =)

  57. Chrys says:

    Yeah, I know about your tweet. My dad and I were talking about the same thing when I refreshed twitter and your your post! It was a very deja vu moment, almost.

    I guess I just can't understand it because I've never been a fan of a celebrity in particular. People talk about their "connection" to a celebrity but to me they've always been… people that I don't know? Kind of hard to explain, but yeah. Although I get that for a lot of people he was an inspiration, he was also just a man, so I'm thinking that… Although sad, a bit too much fuss is being made.

    And wow, I never knew you were a dancer!

  58. Julianne says:

    lol yes, medicinal commercials are also so imformative, but I think they are required by law to mention all side effects. Some are pretty silly too, for some reason I find the little blob guy in the zoloft (depresssion meds) commercials hilarious!

  59. Trish says:

    Some advertisements are ridiculous, like the toothpaste one where the people are trying to desperately squeeze out the last drop of toothpaste, yet they do it like they're missing their 21st chromosome. Can't say much about doctors considering I want to be one, haha. (Hopefully, I'll be the first sane psychiatrist, haha.)

  60. Trish says:

    Sorry to double comment, but I linked you as a friend (a.k.a affiliate).

  61. Ben says:

    Loving the layout! πŸ˜€

  62. Anna says:

    MEANIE!! Hahah he has been like that for as long as I can remember xD He is still nice to so yeah… πŸ™‚

    How have you been?

  63. Camila says:

    That NYC Prep show really is a waste of time haha. In fact, even gossip girl is (somehow it just keeps me entertained).

    And thanks, I actually just got this domain a while ago. So I've actually been experimenting with layouts..still not how I want it to be but I'll come up with a new one eventually.

    Ahhh some advertisements really annoy me >< Some have the catchy
    lines and songs that just never leave your head.. and then there are others which promote scams basically. Haha so many medicines have such bad side effects, that I'd rather let some time pass.

    The herpes commercials are seriously a joke. It's nice how they make it all so positive and all, but people can hardly take the commercials seriously with all the acting.

    Haha I think your doctor may be in need of a new assistant.. or a new career (okay, that's too much)? πŸ˜›

    And I'd love to exchange links! I'm just starting but you can be the first πŸ™‚

  64. Candice says:

    Wow, your blogs are really insightful. I know what you mean about the online servey's and the medicine commericials. I mean, sometimes some for pms will pop up, and the side effects are so lengthy and then they say "may cause heartattacks.. etc" and I'm like, I'd rather have pms than be dead. o.O

  65. Ben says:

    Make sure your site is the most popular @

  66. Allie says:

    LMAO. Yeah, there are too many side effects to the prescription drugs. For a simple headache, you can get baldness if you take the medicine. xD

    Haha, well, now we all know that the doctor didn't have a green thumb!

    Sure, I'd love to be affiliates. I'll put your link up.

  67. Pam says:

    Thanks, added you too. πŸ™‚

  68. thuyy says:

    Rofl, but you're not. You're awesome! πŸ˜€

    Oh really now. xD

  69. Do says:

    lmao my dad really wants to go under a plane like that.. and so do I!! we're probably gonna take hot pics under planes on the beach xD

  70. Quynh says:

    I agree with you. & I'm afraid to take medicine D: .. Headaches </3

  71. Amy says:

    a farm. jee, so much fun eh?

  72. thuyy says:

    Hrmm…agh I'm having a brain fart. >.< I'll think of something soon!

  73. Jill says:

    I look like a photoshopped version of myself. Like as if someone used that tool that bulges everything?
    Yeah that's me right now.

  74. Swetlana says:

    For me it was too much information xD I really don't want to know anything about my cousins sex life.. that should stay completely private.

    But I guess everyone is different when it comes to things like that. so yeah..

    Your mums talks to you about her sex life? I think I would run away, if my mum did that xD

  75. Jill says:

    Yeah except I'm not looking too cute lol

  76. Merete says:

    yeah, offcourse I am. I'm a awesome host (hh)

    nice πŸ˜€

  77. Amanda says:

    why thank you! I was pretty scared to go on it, but it looked pretty cool and everyone said that it wasnt that scary;

    sure! I'll add you to thee group! (:

  78. Merete says:

    you said: "Not much here. My boyfriend’s at work and I’m stuck at his house… bored out of my mind! I might see the Proposal tomorrow, so I’m excited about that."

    I'm confused :s
    nothing muc, returning comments πŸ™‚ <3

  79. Amanda says:

    okie dokie! Thanks!

  80. Merete says:

    Ahhh.. stupid me >.<
    but have to go to bed and sleep now. talk to you tomorrow. oki? πŸ™‚


  81. Merete says:

    naaaaaaaaaw. thanks πŸ™‚ <3
    (you too, when that time comes xp)

  82. Gillian says:

    Although the fact that he's done it before, and now he's doing it again, just proves that he hasn't learned his lesson and he probably won't until people stop giving him attention, whether its negative or positive.

  83. ANA says:

    this made me laugh outloud like 5 times..
    and my whole family is like asleep and dead downstairs..
    so now

    ya my mom just came upstairs wondering why I was laughing..
    look what you got me into! lmao!

    and yeahhh lady gaga was pretty impressive..
    i watched her on youtube because i'm stupid and missed her performace because i needed to get water from downstairs ?

    i know my life sucks..

    and next time i'm watching informercials..
    i'll be thinking of this blog LOL

  84. kissliin says:

    man, you sure are right. advertising can be too honest. especially those facial ones. if you look more closely, in the little corner, you can see "results may vary"
    hmmm…not really convincing.

    man, MJ's death really took a huge toll on people. and he was planning on a tour too! which sucks. we just lost a big chunk of history right there.

  85. Ben says:

    Wow, four math classes! Well good luck on all of them πŸ™‚
    I guess PE isn't so bad, it's sometimes a nice break from other boring classes but I don't really like it.

    Yeah I have fairly long hair. Used to have shorter hair but I find I look much better with longer hair because I also have a big head.

    Really, you volunteer at nursing homes? That's so cool! Yeah, old people are the nicest. I mean I can see that the ones I'm around are sometimes not so nice to each other, I guess I can see their faults. But they are really nice! πŸ˜€

    Frou Frou was really good, but I am still a huge Imogen Heap fan. I love all her music so much, I can't wait to get her new album and I also want her first one.

    OH MY GOD! That is SO weird. I used to be obsessed with Missy Elliott. Well maybe not quite obsessed but I loved her so much and I still do except now I know about a lot more music. Same here, I pretty much have all of Pass That Dutch and Teary Eyed memorized as well as some of her other songs. Her songs are really amazing, and she's way more than just another black female rapper, that's for sure.

  86. Ben says:

    Oh and I have added you to my affiliates, thanks for accepting πŸ˜€

  87. Janet says:

    WOW. Your using CUTENEWS?? That's amazing how you can decorate it this well. xD

    You no steal Miranda's b-day cake.
    Miranda's b-day cake, for me eat.
    You no EAT!!!!!

    Ahhh, lmfao. But really; you can't have a slice, haha.
    JK JK.

  88. Sammy says:

    yea I know right? But yes I'm still alive. And I did it again today/tonight for like 7 hours.

  89. Amy says:

    No, thank god. It's actually a blueberry farm but I'm not doing any dirty work, yet. The people will pick the blueberries and come to me (i feel so important) and I'll weigh the blueberries for them and tell them how much they need to pay. In lack of better words. πŸ˜›

  90. Rianna says:

    Thanks for the comment.

  91. Greg says:

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!
    I absolutely love your site, its so funny! ''i peed a little'' how did you think of that i mean its so unique!

    Well wassup?
    From Greg (:

  92. Vincent says:

    Thats so true, medicine can give you so many after-effects that its ironic to actually call it medicine. As for doctors.. well they scare me.

  93. kaylee says:

    πŸ™‚ well im not saying everone who wants to be an actor is childish because as i said some people suceed maybe you will be the luckone πŸ™‚

  94. Ben says:

    Well get you, you JavaScript genius. I may just take it and edit it and credit you on my to-go-up credit page. (: THANKS!

  95. Diamond says:

    Haha that's alright. A gold star isn't actually necessary for that mark. If it was on the 70s then yes, most likely πŸ˜›

    Okay thanks! Lol don't worry. I refreshed a couple of times and there was my name! ^^ Cool. ^^ I just added yours too now! Thanks again! x

  96. Greg says:

    Hey (again)
    Nothing much, surprisingly i just had a macdonalds for my lunch, there were a few fat people but no rivers of shit. Haha

    Anyway byee!

  97. mandi says:

    hey, nice site, but i only accept affies that i've gotten to know, sorry

  98. Greg says:

    Hey Justin!
    Just doing a little “affie” check
    Still loving the site (:
    The layout is still fabby! haha
    How are you?
    What you doing?
    I actually made my first sub-doamin today (yaay) just need to fix the site up a tad before her new sub-doamin opens!
    From Greg your “busty” affie
    Busty? Yeh its part of this thing i’m doing read end of my first blog if you dont understand haha!
    Anyway from Busty Greg!

  99. Haroula says:

    yeh that kinda suck; hving ppl to bully us and take our lunch money :O.And thnks for the RELAXOFT info. πŸ˜‰ lmao

  100. Camila says:

    wow! This post is overflowing with comments haha πŸ™‚

    Thankss! I added your link to my "links" page, but I'll also be adding a section in my sidebar soon.

    I'll be checking back for a new posttt πŸ™‚

  101. Tellie says:

    I love when I watch a commercial and they speedily go through the list of side effects and at the end one of the side effects "strokes, heart attacks, and in some cases death".

    One my Dr. was going to put me on a medication that would make me lose 25-40lbs. And he didn't seem at all bothered by the fact that I'd be under 100lbs if that were the case. It also caused memory loss, which definitely isn't good for a person in COLLEGE. I told him I would rather take something else (and surprisingly enough this medication was for headaches)

  102. Masoud says:

    Thanks for the comment! <3

    Affiliates? Are you kidding me? πŸ˜› Of course I want to be affiliate with you if you still want to! πŸ™‚

  103. chris says:

    rofl about advertisers they make us look so freaking stupid.
    && your doctor??! WOW! haha

    awwwww you dont have to say "you are" people will think that's ok to say it all over again =(
    yepp i've seen those commercials they're all true and funny haha

    thank you for liking my blog (: i like yours too (:
    uhmmm about affiliates?? i currently dont accept now cause of theres a lot already but i can make an exception but you'll be at the bottom is that ok? and plus my site is kinda dying =(

  104. chris says:

    my site is not really about blogging its about graphics and stuff lol
    sure i'll add you later i dont have my ftp in this laptop (:

  105. marissa says:

    Uh oh! That's not good.

  106. Shola says:

    No i didn't get it to work :/ I am still playing about with it. i am most likely doing something wrong. I normally do. Grrr.

    How has you weekend been? i saw twitter and saw you have possibly one of the best days of your life this weekend. What happened? Your boyfriend proposed or something? That would be majorly sweet if he did.

  107. Rachel says:

    Darn, I didn't see the only letters thing, so I typed a zero instead of an "o" and I lost my comment. Pretty much I said…

    Haha yeah, I remembere your tweet. I was like YEAH because I had been thinking the exact same thing.

    LOL that reminds me of this commercial that I saw last night when I was babysitting. This lady came on and was like "in our last [insert drug name] commercial, we realize that we were not entirely clear." Then she went on to list potential side-effects for the full minute. It was really wtf-y.

  108. Masoud says:

    Hi πŸ™‚
    Didn't manage to add you before now 'cause my computer kinda broke down.
    You're up in my list now though πŸ˜€

  109. Lee says:

    Lol, like those stupid yellow and red ads telling you that you are the 1 millionth visitor to visit the site… and it's only new. I spot a free survey ad!
    I like how you talk about funny rants instead of your day, I'll try that sometime! My posts are boring.

  110. Masoud says:

    Hi! πŸ™‚
    Just wanted to tell you that I'm leaving for Sweden, and I'll be staying there for a week so sorry if I don't manage to comment your blogs meanwhile 'cause I don't think that internet will work there..
    takecare πŸ™‚

  111. Taversia says:

    LMAO…… Oh my gosh, I think I've seen the herpes commercial you speak of!! I thought the EXACT same thing. XD Hahaha… Man, them's some crazy-pointless commercials out there, huh…

    I dunno though, I suppose it all depends on said advertising. I've seen wholly legitimate ads before; they're just few and far in between these days. πŸ˜› Can never be too careful, that's for sure..

  112. milu says:

    How do you doing?~
    U know , just today i read ur biography and really is sooo good know you a bit better ^0^
    Aww you are sooo popular hahaha

  113. Maura says:

    I so agree!!! a)Medicine should be done by doctors because other stuff can be riskful.
    Other then that I don't know how to respond to this post, I agree with you. Alot of stuff is useless or has no point. A lot of radio adds are like that here where I come from.
    Anyways in other news I can't say I have never left the country, because I went to the USA before but this is my first trip without my parents XD

  114. Ben says:

    I think I might wait for the tutorial and then put you under the tutorial credits rather make a new section called 'People I stole codes from… with permission of course.'

    Oh and we found out as Purple slipped up and went 'Oh I don't want to see that film, I hated the first one.'

  115. Doctors in England are shite. They give you antibiotics for EVERYTHING. I bet if you crawled into the surgery and you collapsed and your guts were hanging out and all sorts they would just say, "Take this pills twice a day for two weeks" :| STUPID.
    I would definitely want to be affiliates with you πŸ™‚ I'll add you to the list after I post this comment.

  116. Jide Salu says:

    What do I deserve to have had a comment from you? WOW!!!
    After coming on this site and seeing 117 comments and still going, I must now regard myself as a mini blogger celebrity…loll

    YOUR COMMENT: "For a while, I had a doctor whose office plants were always dead. How the hell was I supposed to trust him with my life?" – IS A CLASSIC

    On medication, what do the doctors know? Spending all those years at medic-school only to end up telling us what we already knew.

    I must come back here and thanks for dropping by…

  117. Jackie says:

    Sorry about the form, my email was down since Thursday. But sure I'd love to be affiliates! I will add you later.

    And those medicine commercials are so wierd.. I always am left wondering what their marketing team was thinking? Chris Rock had a funny bit on those commercials from his stand up routine Bigger & Blacker. They always try to find something until they have you! Like do you sleep at nighy and wake up in the morning? hahah

  118. Shellz says:

    A lot of those side effects vary, but I agree, after hearing all that, I'll just keep whatever I have and let it go away naturally, lol.

    lmao @ RELAXOFT side effects. xD

    p.s. I added you as an affiliate. =p

  119. Kari says:

    Lmao. Yeah the one thing about drug commercials is like half the time, the side effects are worse than the actual problem…or the problem is one of the side effects o-o

    PS I love that herpes commercial!

  120. Felicia says:

    I was reading the last line of your blog really fast and thought it said "I had a doctor whose pants were always down".

    I was about to suggest therapy.

    …..Let's link exchange!

  121. Mimi says:

    Hahahaha, I love your list of side effects. If any medication I took listed those, then yeah, I'd rather stay sick. Spitting at small pets = not cool.

  122. thuyy says:

    Ahaha, there were 123 comments. >.< Until I posted. I ruined the awesomeness.

    xD No fair.

  123. Elizabeth says:

    Aw, only my exam went bad, but the course was pretty fun sometimes!
    I wish there were such things as free iPods, but there are no free iPods. Just really nice ones for $400. πŸ™ Haha, I've seen those commercials where they talk about the side effects! And they say it pretty fast and softly so you might not hear it.

  124. Sam says:

    haha, i always get a kick out of those commercials with the 9583409238 side effects. "oh, and there is a chance of death." or something crazy like that. um, no thanks! i guess they have to tell you that, though.

  125. Regina says:

    Hehe, so true. Most pharmaceutical commercials are 20 seconds of cautions and warnings and only 10 seconds of what the drug is good for.
    LOL I haven't seen that herpes commercial yet, but "let's ride bicycles" ?!
    Regarding the links, I'll put yours up right away πŸ™‚

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