Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Boner Pills

   The makers of Viagra had to stop their 10 million dollar ad campaign due to a complaint by the FDA (commerce interruptus?) This ad, which has been in heavy rotation throughout the fall, features a balding, middle-aged man and his perky wife shopping for lingere as he sprouts blue devil horns. It seems that the FDA objected to the voice over, which suggested that the man could, if he takes this nostrum, become the youthful lover he once was - " The Wild Thing". There was also no mention of (possibly lethal) side effects in the ad. As we get more and more heavily advertised "Enhancement" pharmaceuticals, the line between dope dealers and the drug makers is getting blurry. Plenty of money for pills to give middle-aged men erections, while we have a drastic shortage of flu vaccine.

   I'm getting a funny feeling about this...or is it the flu...or is it just a boner?

By Professor Batty



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