When I was a kid and Walter Cronkite delivered the news, the advertising was different. Madge declared that actually, soaking in that dish detergent was good for your hands. Tobacco companies told us Tareyton Smokers would rather fight than switch and you could collect a whole set of towels for free inside your laundry detergent boxes.
Tonight I flipped on the national news and began counting the ads for drugs that, while they might help with issues such as impotence, constipation and bladder control, the side-effects could be deadly. Am I the only one thinking relief in the form of dish soap sounds downright delectable?
I know I am part of an aging generation but what ever happened to being shocked when an ad featuring a lovely walk on the beach at sunset ended as a sanitary napkin or douche commercial? Does anyone even use those products today?
I know, I’m asking a lot of questions here but I am baffled at the shift from simple everyday products to chemical substances claiming relieve everyday problems I didn’t know existed. Not to mention I can’t just go buy these products, I am instructed to “Ask my doctor if adding XYZ to my regimen would be beneficial.” Wait a minute here, I don’t have a regimen!
Are we all just falling apart or has our collective consciousness become numb to all the good things we can do for ourselves and the planet? I would like to see ads for Yoga Studios not yoga leading to a quick pill which cautions about erections lasting four hours or more. I think two hours of an erection is a bit excessive if you didn’t take a pill.
I had to google why Bruce Jenner was being interviewed by the woman I considered the “Walter Cronkite” of TV news today. We have sunk so low the Kardashians get another day of glory and we all marvel and live through the gender change of a former Olympian. I am insulted by the gripping voice of the commentator who announces THE BRUCE JENNER INTERVIEW! THE BABY BORN WITHOUT A NOSE – TONIGHT ON INSIDE EDITION!! I don’t write social commentary or comment on the news in my posts. I had to change the rules tonight as I gazed out on my little world and sighed with relief. I am only allowing this craziness into my life on my terms.