The *Epic Fail* of pharmaceutical advertising on TV

Over the years, I’ve noticed some fairly egregious logical fallacies, half-truths, outright borderline-deception, and other ridiculousness in the arena of pharmaceutical drugs advertised on TV (“Direct-to-Consumer” advertising, or “DTC”).  The slipperiness and spin are atrocious.  I thought I’d point out a few examples.  The rhetorical retorts that follow the bolded phrases are almost exclusively the … More The *Epic Fail* of pharmaceutical advertising on TV

Tickle-Me Idiots

(Please forgive me, for I’m a little bitter today.  My partner pleasantly surprised me with a question yesterday.  “Do you want to go to El Paso this weekend?”  I didn’t skip a beat.  “Yes.”  Tomorrow is my 40th birthday, it was the grandest option for us given our budget, and I hadn’t taken a good … More Tickle-Me Idiots

If you’re gonna spam me on WordPress…

My fellow (real, human) WordPress blogger-lovelies will likely roll their eyes in empathetic understanding.  After all, spam isn’t just for email, any more than Trix are just for kids these days.  The internet has long attracted the locusts of the human race, who seem to put more time into generating junk websites, fake email addresses, … More If you’re gonna spam me on WordPress…

Here we go again…

We’ve lived at our current apartment complex for what will soon be 5 and a half years.  It’s a middle-of-the-road kind of place, the kind of place that older upper-middle-class people would choose to move to when they got tired of doing their own lawn work and other maintenance.  There are also a few graduate … More Here we go again…

Badvertising Part II

In this blog’s (much) younger days (as in, 7 years ago), I wrote about ridiculous advertising practices.  In that post, I mused about how ironic it was that I was writing a post slamming various advertising tactics when we had just gotten finished approving the final draft of our own very first advertising campaign. And … More Badvertising Part II

Patriot (head)games

Hi and welcome to the 2017 edition of the United States’ Independence Day! First, I must congratulate all of the awesome fellow bloggers who are using the correct term in their Independence Day-themed posts!  Independence Day in the US is not “the 4th of July” any more than Christmas Day is “the 25th of December” … More Patriot (head)games