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.

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?

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  • Shellz
    Jun 29, 2009 3:30 pm

    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

  • Jackie
    Jun 29, 2009 11:14 am

    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

  • Jide Salu
    Jun 29, 2009 9:24 am

    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…

  • Chynna Ashley
    Jun 29, 2009 4:54 am

    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.

  • Ben
    Jun 29, 2009 4:34 am

    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.'

  • Maura
    Jun 29, 2009 2:55 am

    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

  • milu
    Jun 28, 2009 8:42 pm

    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

  • Taversia
    Jun 28, 2009 8:06 pm

    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..

  • Masoud
    Jun 28, 2009 7:52 pm

    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™‚

  • Lee
    Jun 28, 2009 7:16 pm

    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.

  • Masoud
    Jun 28, 2009 4:34 pm

    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˜€

  • Rachel
    Jun 28, 2009 2:46 pm

    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.

  • Shola
    Jun 28, 2009 2:29 pm

    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.

  • marissa
    Jun 28, 2009 2:17 pm

    Uh oh! That's not good.

  • chris
    Jun 28, 2009 1:41 pm

    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 (:

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