Friday, November 13, 2009

Tactful Invitations

Gotta love these charity ball things.



15 comments:

webhill said...

BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!
For some reason the drug ad that's struck me as funny lately is the one for a drug marketed to dogs as Vetmedin (pimobendan is the name of it). The ad claims that they a "study of unprecedented magnitude reveals the secret of a longer life in dogs with congestive heart failure!" Okaaaaay. They want to sell the drug on the grounds that THEIR study is BIGGER THAN everyone else's study? Seriously? That's the best they could come up with??

ER's Mom said...

We had that exact same title for a charity ball for our local Alzheimer's group.

One hopes people recognize the disconnect.

Anonymous said...

Aricept handed out at the reception entrance.


webhill: studies are designed to be only as large as they need to be. Smaller effect sizes require larger studies. You can infer that if the study was large, the effect size they were looking for must have been small.

The Good Cook said...

Got'ta love those marketing people...

The Mother said...

Oh, that's got me chuckling.

What I really want to know--do you think they were actually going for the irony angle, or are they just clueless?

HeatherLynn said...

*shakes head*....a night to remember? wooooooooow. c'mon now!

~hl~
{www.hoscorners.blogspot.com}

ERP said...

I guess it is better than "Twist the night away! An evening for the ALS Foundation!"

minimedic said...

Introductions should be REALLY fun there..."Hi, I'm...uh...er....who am I again?"

Please tell us you submitted that to FailBlog..

modesty press said...

I once taught classes in a downtown office building next door to the county mental health clinic. As I looked out my classroom window I saw drug addicts, street people, suicidally depressed people, schizophrenic people, crazy criminals not pretending too hard to be crazy standing in line for their turn to get into the clinic. On the building wall for them to look at as they waited for their turn to get into the clinic, I saw a brightly colored poster with the headline: Celebrate Mental Health!

Once I saw a man running down the same street pursued by police officers, pulling off his clothes as he ran. As he ran by my window he escaped from his pants. Perhaps he was celebrating.

Frank, CPhT said...

An evening to remember: Now with extra Aricept and Namenda in the punch!

Classof65 said...

When Alzheimer's patients take a drug like Aricept, do the patients themselves notice a difference? Seriously...

Kim Kasch said...

;-) that is either hilarious or very cruel - but I can't remember. . .

Knucklehead said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! HILARIOUS!

I think.

BMG Mike said...

I used to worry about Alzheimer's, but I can't remember why.

Mike

Pink Lady said...

Have found your blog recently and love reading through your old posts.

My sister worked at a clothing store while in university. They were asked to participate at a fashion show where the proceeds went to an Alzheimer's group. My grandfather had Alzheimer's disease and my sister was eager to contribute her time and funds to this endeavour. However, she was very upset that they constantly played Barbra Streisand's rendition of "Memories" during the entire fashion show!!!

Needless to say, many family members of people with Alzheimer's were in attendance, and furious. Many left before the silent auction (which was the big money maker for the event).

 
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