Big Brother is advertising…play it again.

Posted: November 20, 2014 in Just for fun, Miscellaneous, You've got to be kidding!
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In 2012, I mused about Big Brother and Viagra in advertising.  At that time, I hadn’t heard the radio ad from a doctor that promises you’ll get results right at his office.  Is that good thing?  How long do you have to stay before you can safely leave?  Who would want to be the receptionist in that waiting room?

But I digress.  Here’s a re-post of that post.  As I prefer not have to click on another link to get to what I want to read, I’m posting the original here for your reading pleasure.  Please enjoy responsibly.


So many of the little helpful things on the internet are (or can be), if you think about them, a little creepy. Ads pop up based on things in your emails that are pulled out by something. Before I send an email, a box comes up to inform me that the word “attached” appears somewhere and did I mean to attach a file? If “they” can do this, what other information might “they” be tracking, recording and using? Great conspiracy (and reality) stuff here. But why can’t “they” figure out that I, as a female, am unlikely to want Viagra and not send me spam about it? It’s all more than a bit “1984”.

Speaking of Viagra….I always wonder….are there really that many men who need it? Would they get together for a guys’ night out, hanging around the swimming pool and sing “Viva, Viagra”? Wouldn’t they rather be at home so they don’t miss “the moment”? (Maybe I’m mixing products here, but you get the idea.) I’d also like the bathtub rights for all those Cialis people who sit out on the top of a mountain in his and hers tubs! Never quite got the connection there.

And why on earth would anyone think that insurance should pay for Viagra for prisoners???? Or for anyone, for that matter?

But the question that we’ve never been able to answer satisfactorily and causes gales of laughter every time we toss it around is how do you discreetly get to the doctor or hospital if, after four hours, you’re still “Viva-ing”? As one of our daughters said about something completely unrelated when she was very young, “I never had a problem like that before!” So very true!

  1. Imagine the dinner talk around a family table when a chid asks questions about the meaning of the commercial.

  2. What do I think? LOL Well, I think the ages of the actors on the Viagra commercial keeping dropping. Now instead of the insinuation being that you need Viagra if you are in your 60’s you now need it in your 30’s. But more importantly, I wish the pharmaceutical companies would invest that research money determining why all our children and grandchildren are dealing with all the diseases they are encountering. And, those pop of ads of things you looked at the night before give me the creeps. 🙂

    • I sometimes wonder whether the rise of ED is link to the emasculation of men in our culture. The age thing is similar to women in ads for anti-aging products who are the “advanced” age of 30-40! Give me a break. That’s not even what’s termed “middle age.” They ought to look good.


  3. Angeline M says:

    The latest Viagra commercial just spells it all out “if you can’t do something you started” or some such. This is the one with the woman with the British accent ( do they always sound sexier with that accent?). I shudder to think what the next level will be for this commercial. And I too have wondered what questions kids ask when they see this. Don’t even get me started on the two bathtubs.

  4. I don’t watch TV.
    Too busy reading blogs.


  5. As a young nurse, I had a patient with an implant (previagra days). He was probably over 70 and so proud of the things “it” could do. Some men are fixated Janet and the ads just promote it!!!
    I dont watch TV but I’m seeing Viagra commericals (in several languages) in popups