Monday, October 4, 2010

Nice job, ad agency

While catching up on journals this weekend I found this ad, featuring a June Cleaver (ideal American mom, circa 1950's) knock-off. To me, it seems June is unlikely (not impossible, but unlikely) to be this guy's mother. But hey, that's just me.

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Julie said...

mmm - adoptive mother?

v.w. goontion - how the guy's acting?

The Mother said...

Yeah, there is virtually no way she's his mom. She's probably younger than he is. Step mom, maybe.

And what's wrong with plain old Advil? That's what this June Cleaver hands out like water. Or did. Now I just leave a huge bottle on the kitchen counter.

Anonymous said...

Hey with Zipsor we can get rid of Drs. Except we will probably need them to treat the side effects. Gotta love it--FDA is chasing Lance Armstrong for alleged perfomance enhancing substance use 10 years ago, but not saying a word about 12 consumer drug recalls this year..

Frantic Pharmacist said...

Zipsor? Well, I've learned a new product today, although I have visions of "product not covered" in my reject screen. On the bright side, I have a new Scrabble word!

Anonymous said...

President Obama's mother, maybe?

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Yeah, I thought of that, too.

That's why I said "not impossible, but unlikely".

Anonymous said...

I think that it couldn't be his mother is the point. Her handing him the Zipsor is the next best thing, after all.

Zipsor sounds like the analgesic of choice for those nasty, nasty zipper injuries. A situation where a man's mother might not be his first choice of treatment.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Anon- that's a good point, but I thought the COX-inhibitors were already that drug of choice?

Anonymous said...

Oh, if you don't give skin tone and hair more weight in your judgment of their resemblance than those features actually have when makin' babies, those two don't look any less family-resemblancy than other sets of people cast as family.

Those of us with multiracial families are sort of tired of people supposing that our relatives aren't our relatives because their skin tones don't match ours. It's not a bit unlikely.

The unlikely thing is that this guy would remember a mom (presumably she's a memory, which is why she is young, and in black and white) dressed in a style that predates his birth by twenty years or more.

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