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Truth in advertising?

OK, this one is just plain old wrong. Like, the kind of wrong where you exclaim loudly upon viewing, "Now, that's not right!!!"

It's wrong enough that I'll actually give a mini-review first. It is a parody on anti-depressent precription advertising. And, it is really wrong... possibly offensive to some... but really, just plain wrong.

http://www.astonishedhead.com/images/OVOID.swf

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lengjade
Oct. 9th, 2003 01:57 pm (UTC)
funny how i'm the sick one now
i thought it was kinda funny. the adverts it was mocking really annoy me.
ex_mommabear187
Oct. 9th, 2003 01:58 pm (UTC)
ok, you're right, thats wrong. I totally understand having been a "victim of paxil", but still, these drugs do help some people.

professorbird
Oct. 9th, 2003 02:10 pm (UTC)
Seemed realistic to me.

Then again, dear nephew, consider our family genetics.
brehen
Oct. 9th, 2003 02:36 pm (UTC)
*I am greatly concerned with the part about developing a fear of lettuce...*now that is crazy...
luna_littleone
Oct. 10th, 2003 05:56 am (UTC)
what disturbs me is that out of all the "side effects" the one I saw first was the sudden fear of lettuce.

LOL
fortryll
Oct. 9th, 2003 03:45 pm (UTC)
Just another ovoid creature...
I actually have taken zoloft. If it made me feel as giggly and happy as I felt watching the seratonin example (mucha muchacha!) I'd probably still be on it.

I vote "funny and amusing but not offensive to me".
redhead_sue
Oct. 10th, 2003 07:30 am (UTC)
This made me crack up. I think it was the "sort of eye twitching" side effect that first got me going... and then the bit about your head exploding when you stop? Honestly hysterical.

As someone who's been on zoloft and thought it was a wonderful, life-changing thing (really), it's those original commercials that I find offensive. Reducing depression to little frowny faces becoming little smiley faces? I don't think so.

And those lists of side effects, on ANY drug, are just ripe for parody. (Reminds me of the SNL commercial sketch, "Do not taunt happy fun ball." Do you remember that one?) Whoever dreamed up these drugs and then decided that all us depressives would be perfectly fine with trading our mood for our sex drive was crazy.
angel320
Oct. 12th, 2003 10:09 pm (UTC)
That was a hoot! Haven't laughed that hard in days :)
My lil zoloft guy - when will he ever feel better...

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