i just saw a disturbing ad...

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  1. furcalchick macrumors 68020

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    i'm not sure how many people have seen this ad yet, but if you watch sports, you probably have. the ad starts out with a bunch of men in their 30's in a jam session singing with guitars and the such. nothing unusual, until they start singing, "viva vigara!". at that point i reach for the mute button and change the channel or something.

    there are a few things that disturb me in that ad. first is that the men don't look like they would have ed. when i think ed, i think older men, not healthy looking younger ones. second, it's the fact they are singing about a drug and that it will solve all their problems (older folks may remember an ad in the 50's with a jingle 'ddt is good for me' when we found out later it wasn't). it's just disturbing in several different ways i can't describe right now. i'm sure i'll see it at least once today on football.
     
  2. pknz macrumors 68020

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    Hmmmm no.
     
  3. spork183 macrumors 6502a

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    Really, you thought they'd have a group of geriatric patients holding the backs they threw out when they got hopped up on Cialis?

    /offtopic

    my favorite comment is: Now they have drugs that give you a 7 hour window. What do you do with the other 6hours and 56minutes?

    I told my buddy that and he said, "what are you, some kind of marathon man?"
     
  4. cornopaez macrumors regular

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    I've seen those commercials around. I spend time watching stuff on demand either on websites or on Joost and they come up every now and then...

    I agree with you about being weird. I was with a friend watching CSI or something, and that was the only ad coming up between sections. Just imagine two guys in front of a MB watching Viagra commercials... just weird. :p
     
  5. valdore macrumors 65816

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    It's a vile, putrefactive steaming pile of garbage - as are the majority of "professionally produced" commercials. And most advertising in general for that matter.
     
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    Actually, I don't think viagra increases size, only ability to engage.
     
  8. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    I agree with you on that, but then I feel the same way about professional sports as well. So I guess the two go hand in hand...
     
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    I have seen this ad a lot and it was even shown on Disney Channel,Nick,ect. and it is disturbing escpaclly when its on childrens networks
     
  10. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Compared to the flaccid penis the normal erection probably could be considered massive.


    Lethal
     
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    I find the word flaccid to be underused in the world today. Any gratuitous reference that involves the word flaccid deserves kudos...
     
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    I've seen that ad a few times on ESPN and even sometimes on ABC when they would have college football on in prime time. :eek:
     
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    Actually, it's Larry The Cable Guy. He says, "They have pills that give you a 5 hour erection. Well that's great, but what are you going to do with the other 4 hours and 53 minutes?!?"
     
  14. furcalchick thread starter macrumors 68020

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    now i didn't know that. i doubt children will know what ed is, since it's related to s.e.x, so marketing this type of stuff on a network kids will likely be watching unsupervised is just disgusting. another reason to mute the ads, if not skip them altogether.
     
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    Nothing like a massive erection for seven hours!
     
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    Solutions to limpdickery should not be ubiquitous. :mad:
     
  19. tefleming macrumors 6502

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    30's? Those guys are closer to their 50's.

    Link for those who haven't seen:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PH9qAGPULk
     
  20. AceWilfong macrumors regular

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    It's about projection...

    indecisive young men are not like Hamlet...but they may enjoy the play.
     
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    I think this is an unrealistic criticism for a drug ad. Ads usually show people who are better looking than the average person the product is being marketed to. In this context, the ad is trying to get across the idea to potential customers that they too can be young(ish), manly, have fun, and bone.

    The more general problem is that we have drug ads at all. Ads for prescription drugs should, of course, be illegal.
     
  22. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    That's like saying only old people get cancer.

    ED rates might increase with age, but keep in mind that often the primary issue is psychological, and so men of any age might have issues the drug can help resolve by amplifying lessor reactions.

    That said, yes, it's a disturbing ad. But, to me, no more so than feminine hygiene ads.
     
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    I've seen that ad, I think all ED ads are gross. I don't think they should be played on TV.
     
  25. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    exactly.

    and i agree with you
     

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