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The Truth In Advertising

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.

Well personally, I think it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee. If people are begging you for cash, they clearly don’t know how to get rich fast.

And while we’re at it, there’s no such thing as getting a free iPhone. If time is money, then 50 billion hours of online surveys is not free.

Yes, I’ll concede that there’s some truth in advertising. Hell, I’ll even say that pharmaceutical commercials are too honest. I mean, have you ever even see those commercials? They start off okay with a breezy montage of people who now have something to live for, but then you’re suddenly 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 shit. Next time, I think I’ll just take the headache.

And all of these unintended side-effects make for some bizarre interactions. Like, if I wake up one morning feeling sick, and my significant other tries to give me medicine, should I fight him? Should I slap it out of his hand? Like, the medicine probably caused the sickness in the first place. It certainly won’t make me pill better.

And yes, while I gave pharmaceutical commercials credit for being somewhat honest, they’re not entirely off the hook. In many other ways, they’re just as confusing and misleading. For instance, they’re usually featuring scenes that have absolutely nothing to do with the product.

Vagisil commercials have girls doing cheerleading routines. Male enhancement commercials have guys playing golf. Every herpes commercials can be summed up as: “I have herpes.” “I don’t.” “Let’s ride bicycles.”

When it comes to medication, I don’t pay much attention to the advertisements. It’s best to let the doctors decide what’s right for me. They usually know what they’re talking about. Well, emphasis on usually. I once had a doctor whose office plants were always dead. I couldn’t help but wonder if I could trust him with myΒ life.

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127 Comments
chris
Jun 28 12:37 pm

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 =(


Masoud
Jun 28 12:09 pm

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™‚


Tellie
Jun 28 12:01 pm

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)


Camila
Jun 28 11:41 am

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™‚


Haroula
Jun 28 9:32 am

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


Greg
Jun 28 7:56 am

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!


mandi
Jun 28 7:47 am

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


Greg
Jun 28 7:37 am

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!


Diamond
Jun 28 7:02 am

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


Ben
Jun 28 6:49 am

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!


kaylee
Jun 28 5:27 am

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™‚


Vincent
Jun 28 3:36 am

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.


Greg
Jun 28 2:42 am

Hello!
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 (:


Rianna
Jun 27 10:50 pm

Thanks for the comment.


Amy
Jun 27 9:15 pm

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˜›


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