Sunday, August 27, 2006

As Not Seen On TV

The casual web surfer might skim over this as an internet ad for one of those dietary supplement infomercials you see on TV:

"Before Valpronex, I was 75 pounds overweight, ate deep fried chocolate cakes for breakfast and led a deeply resentful, unfulfilled life. But now, thanks to the literally gut-wrenching cocktail of chemicals present in Valpronex, I am 75 pounds lighter, have washboard abs, and dreadlocks to boot! Watch me as I sway gently in the breeze, nodding my head to the strains of Bahamen."

The casual web surfer can be forgiven for this oversight. After all, an internet ad is only as intrusive as an infomercial; you can safely ignore the drone of the Valpronex woman and tune back in when 'E! True Hollywood Story' returns after those messages.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Headbutt Harmony

Domestic violence is no laughing matter. LMB performs a lot of voluntary activities, one of which is raising awareness of this heinous act. Sometimes, the violence is reversed, it is the female half of the relationship having a go at the male.

In this ad, a lady of indeterminate age headbutts her husband into submission. With a fierce grimace on her face, she breaks his nose with no mercy. The husband, stunned by the sudden application of 10 pounds of skull to his forehead, purses his lips and wonders if this is what 'giving good head' really meant.

Who knows the reason for the woman's violent outburst? The ad answers with a rhetorical question: 'Think you pay too much for your mortgage?' Hasn't this husband paid enough?