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Old 02-16-2005, 10:53 AM   #1
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Lepitor, Relacor, CortiSlim, Estraven, ENOUGH!

I hate these commercials and can't believe any time the tube is on, I have to be inundated with them. I think there ought to be something we can do to cut their amount of times on the tube in half.

Sorry but I've seen 3 of them already this early morning and I just had to vent! :twisted: :x

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Old 02-16-2005, 11:01 AM   #2
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LEFSElover, I agree 100% with you! I can't turn on the TV without seeing at least one of those commercials in the first 5 minutes!! I'm just glad they don't have them on the Disney channels which is what my kids watch most of the time. I mean come on, there are just some things I don't care to know about. What makes it even worse is that last Wednesday night we went to Subway for supper & they have a TV in there. Wel, a commercial for Cialis(sp?) came on & my son blurted out "Mama what's an erection?" in front of the whole resturant! I wanted to crawl under the table, but I just told him that we would talk about it when we got home. Luckly he dropped the subject right then & hasen't asked about it since.
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Old 02-16-2005, 11:04 AM   #3
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LEFSElover, I agree 100% with you! I can't turn on the TV without seeing at least one of those commercials in the first 5 minutes!! I'm just glad they don't have them on the Disney channels which is what my kids watch most of the time. I mean come on, there are just some things I don't care to know about. What makes it even worse is that last Wednesday night we went to Subway for supper & they have a TV in there. Wel, a commercial for Cialis(sp?) came on & my son blurted out "Mama what's an erection?" in front of the whole resturant! I wanted to crawl under the table, but I just told him that we would talk about it when we got home. Luckly he dropped the subject right then & hasen't asked about it since.
I'm with you. Like our kids need to hear about or know about penial disfunction. aarrrrrrrrrgh! :x
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YEP!
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:41 AM   #5
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What a laugh! Now nothing is safe. Ouch. Glad I decided to skip having kids, because I wouldn't want to have to explain the past 20 years to a child. As it is, a 20-something nephew calls for advice, and we do well .... but it ain't easy.
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Old 08-15-2005, 07:51 AM   #6
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What are these products????? I gather they aren't for cookies lol. Thank goodness we don't have them here! I get embarrassed enough at tampon adds.
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Old 08-15-2005, 08:13 AM   #7
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We don't have them in the UK, either - but give it time..... where the US leads.....
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Old 08-15-2005, 09:03 AM   #8
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PeppA can't stand the commercials for Cialis (and other similar products).

I remember, as a kid, I'd be watching my afternoon cartoons before my parents came home from work. Back then, Cherrios was running some animated commercials, in black-and-white. They would have one of those commercials at every commercial break, sometimes two. I got to the point that I couldn't stand it. Since then, I haven't really found any commercials that I don't like, but then, I usually tune those out anyway.

Honestly, I think the only we, as the viewing public, can do, is for everyone to buy a DVR or TIVO, record the programs we want to watch, then watch them later, and skip all the commercials. It'll save on time, for sure.
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Old 08-15-2005, 09:38 AM   #9
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Prescription medicine commercials can be obnoxious. I guess they expect you to go tell your doctor what medications he should be prescribing for you based on TV ads. They must love that.

SO and I make fun of them. Next time you see an ad, listen to all the warnings and listing of side effects required by the FDA. It's enough to make you laugh.
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Old 08-15-2005, 09:52 AM   #10
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I hate these too. The ones I hate the most though are the ones that do not even tell you what the drug is for. They expect you to call your doctor and tell him you need to go on XYZ without even knowing what it is supposed to treat. They cater to the hypocondriacts who just need to have all these meds regardless of what they are supposed to do.
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Old 08-15-2005, 10:00 AM   #11
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I don't remember which commercial it is (I hate them all), but the woman who acts like she is in the middle of a seduction and says "when he wants it" - I could slap her. I always turn the sound off if I'm near or go to another channel (probably has the same commercial there, tool) When they first started advertising Viagra, my gs was about 3. He had seen the commercial one day and asked my dh "Papa, do you need some Viagra?" I suppose he thought papa wasn't as happy as the guy who took it.
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Old 08-15-2005, 11:02 AM   #12
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i can't stand them either. the one i really hate is for valtrex.
okay i'm not the one with them so why do i have to be bombarded
with commecials for it ?
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Old 08-15-2005, 11:24 AM   #13
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I hope eventually they are barred from TV just like cigarette and alcohol commercials.
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Next time you see an ad, listen to all the warnings and listing of side effects required by the FDA. It's enough to make you laugh.
It's the way they list the side effects that is so hilarious. They make them sound good! lol

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Diarrhea, vomiting, headaches, stroke, high blood pressure, heart attack, kidney failure, liver failure - - - - - BUT you will look maaaavelous daaaaaaaaling!!!!!
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Old 08-15-2005, 01:25 PM   #16
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How about it. "You may have a heart attach" for using our drug but your sinuses will be clear. I agree. My family makes fun of these commercials all the time. Anybody remember "Happy Fun Ball" from Saturday Night Live. Life imitating art?

E mail is no better. By the time I get through all the crap I do not know whether to refinance my house, go back to school or help some Nigerian Ex Head of State move a couple million dollars out of the country. Hahahahahhahahah!

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Old 08-15-2005, 01:28 PM   #17
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...or help some Nigerian Ex Head of State move a couple million dollars out of the country. Hahahahahhahahah!Bryan
I saw a new clip a while ago about some sad sack who fell for that and was taken for $25,000.
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Old 08-15-2005, 01:41 PM   #18
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Commonly known as the Nigerian Scam. There was a lady last year who lost 2 mil. of somebody elses money. I wanted to open a web site called Ex Nigerian Heads of State and give advice, for a fee, to Nigerian Heads of State on how to not get killed and keep their money. I was thinking of charging 10 k for Nigerian Heads of State and 5 k for their widowed wives. My company will not let me. I though it would be funny.

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Old 08-15-2005, 04:41 PM   #19
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They send lots of people to jail for selling Drugs ,But they are pushing them on the tube ! go figure

They get rid of Monuments in our parks and in front of our public buildings, Because someone is "Offended" but they put these ads on tv, Does that "Offend" anyone ? Talk about double standards !
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Old 08-15-2005, 05:27 PM   #20
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Only vocal minorities are allowed to be offended Maidrite! Thats how it seems here anyway.
I can't believe the US has adds for prescription medication- wow we are backward here lol.
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