Friday, May 16, 2008


Saw this on TV last night; another stupid commercial, this on for something called Abilify. Some kind of drug, not sure what it's for, probably something nobody really had until the drug company created a pill for it. You know the old saying, "Invention is the mother of necessity".
So any way, after they tell you what the drugs for, they then spend the rest of the commercial telling you of possible side effects. One of the listed side effects had to do with increasing the risk of suicide, but that's not the stupid part of the commercial. What was really stupid was this: During the commercial you get glimpses of a couple walking through what looks like a field; as you near the end of the commercial, the camera pulls back, and you see the couple walking toward a tall cliff overlooking the ocean - just about the time they tell you of the risk of suicide!!

So how dumb is that...or is it a subliminal message: "You'd be better off dead than taking this pill!'

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