Wednesday, June 20, 2012

WTF?

I've shown you guys some seriously strange drug company ads over the years.

After 15 years of reading journals I thought I'd seen every weird eye-catching trick an advertising agent can think up.

But, even I was taken aback by the sheer WTFness of a veterinary drug ad my esteemed colleague Webhill sent me yesterday:




 Thank you, Webhill!

32 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's the ugliest dog I've ever seen LOL

Moose said...

I'm pretty sure I used to work for that guy.

No, wait, sorry. I'm wrong. That picture looks far friendlier than the ex-stupidvisor.

aek said...

This drug is obviously going to be marketed off label for hirsutism, ED, metabolic syndrome, obesity and werewolf syndrome. It's a blockbuster, for sure!

~aek

Your Doctor's Wife said...

I think that's my old asshat colleague I used to work with.

CarrieP said...

Call me crazy, but I think it works.

Sure, the ad is ludicrious, but it's effective and gets the point across.

Officer Cynical said...

http://www.gonemovies.com/www/MyWebFilms/Drama/WizardLionClose.asp

Anonymous said...

activyl for when trans-species genetic mutation is a disruption to your busy lifestyle.

Talk to your doctor if activyl can heel what ails you- today!

bobbie said...

I've had patients that looked like that before!!

Mark p.s.2 said...

Gerhard Oechtering, a veterinary professor at Germany’s Leipzig University, called for pugs and bulldogs to be banned, saying it’s unethical to keep producing members of a breed that can’t breathe properly.

Dogs are inbred to get human like faces. There is a movie about it called “Pedigree Dogs Exposed”

23 Skidoo said...

Don't you know that fat, unshaven men usually own bulldogs? Same jowls too... They do say that people resemble their pets....


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a.generic doc said...

They say that dogs and their owners start to look alike after a while.

Mike said...

"Hey, honey, can we try it doggy-style tonight?"

Anonymous said...

i hate that pic!!!!!

Amy said...

I own a Basset Hound, and used to get irritated at the "dogs and owners look alike" thing until one day I was working and was hot. My hair has gotten so long that the only way to pull it up and keep it off my neck was to pull it up in Maryanne pigtails (Gilligan's Island, not little girl pigtails). I caught a glimpse of myself and realized that my hair up like that looked just like my dog's ears. Next dog will be a Papillion or Pomeranian.

Mari-Ann said...

I wish I was as beautiful as my collie! That picture really IS disturbing.

Anonymous said...

Was there animal, er I mean human, testing done? Oh wait, which market are we protecting? Wonder if "it" has opposable thumbs?

23 Skidoo said...

I hate the idea of breeding dogs with built in problems....miniaturizing everything...also, cutting off or making short legs like daschunds, bassetts, these dogs have bad back problems... brachicephalic crap like the pugs and pekinese who can't breethe (is that really a dog or just something to shove a handle in and make into a mop). Bulldogs can't even reproduce on their own their heads are so oversized...
They are making big saucer eyes, and basically breeding in the "cuteness" triggers that simulate human babies. That is what small dogs are to most folks... substitute babies for those women that need to be needed... I'll stop now...
I just wish they would quit breeding in deformities on purpose.




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Hildy said...

Sorry, Southgeek, but some of us have dogs because we like animals, not because they substitute for babies. I, personally, can't stand babies--or teens or adults for that matter.

Wendy said...

I think fleas are the least of the health issues the dog has. Always looks good to use a dog with an obvious eye (or other) problem.

23 Skidoo said...

Any breed with the word :Toy in it... Not a dog, stand in baby.

Anonymous said...

Finally, I can stop having to shave my pubic hair...

Steeny Lou said...

Eeew, I hate those pictures where they mix people with animals. Disturbing to see.

Anonymous said...

At last, flea control for Wilfred!

Anonymous said...

Meet Dr Jekyll...and Mr Hyde.

Anonymous said...

I can't stop looking, I can't stop looking...

pha said...

I am pretty sure thats one of my customers...

Lisa said...

Yeah, WTF. And damnit Moose, that spoon hanging from your nose freaks me out every time I see it.

Anonymous said...

Real men shave everyday and they don't sniff butt.

BeadHappy said...

I LOVE that one. :)

Anonymous said...

I don't think the ad works. I don't get it, and the vision is too ugly and disturbing for me to want to pursue the topic. What do flees and a particular breed of animal have anything to do with each other is beyond me. I think it must be trying to capture a cliche or a prejudice and I obviously do not associate fleas with anything other than unprotected animals.

Anonymous said...

it is summer.

that means mites, fleas, maggots, ticks, lice on lots of folks in the urgent care/walk in clinic - coming in to be seen on two legs ,or what is left of them.

de-licer spray stuff would be great some days.

Anonymous said...

People like Hildy are the reason I quit veterinary practice and retrained to be Anything But A Veterinarian. Misanthropes who keep animals because they can't get along with their own species - ugh!

 
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