Thursday, July 19, 2007

The commercial is over, but the product remains a mystery...

Recently, a trailer for a new film came out that has folks talking. (See the link conviently placed below).

It's a great trailer, but what really has folks talking is the fact that it ends with a severe lack of information. Message boards and movie spy sites have been on fire trying to figure this stuff out.

What many don't realize, however, is that this has been going on with commercials for quite a while. They give you a pretty good pitch...but there is something mysterious, confusing, or unexplained that begs us to question further. Here, for your reading enjoyment, are a few...

1.) Weightloss product commercials, especially ones that show before and after shots.If the results are really possible, I have no problem with them showing some real life examples. I just think it's odd that they leave out the breast implants and/or deep tanning that also takes place during those 20-40 lbs.

2.) While we are on the subject of weightloss products, I would like to mention the one for Alli. They say it works and that it has FDA approval. That's great, but the side effects (cleverly renamed as 'treatment effects'), posted below, are what concerns me. 

What exactly is "gas with oily spotting?" And just how hard are the stools to control?

3.) Prescription drugs that don't tell you what they do. Seriously, this one has got to be a conspiracy by some mad scientist. We have no idea what they do, but some guy is climbing a mountain or something, so it must be good, right? Probably kills you.

4.) Commercials for E.D. pills, particularly for Cialis. It's not the crazy yet soothing guitar music, or the vauge terms they use such as "closeness" or "the time." It's those freaking bath tubs out in the middle of no where. Seriously, where did they come from and why are old couples sitting in them naked. I mean, who knows who or what else has been in those things.

There are more, but I'll add them later. Until then, here's to more mysteries...