Monday, September 6, 2021

Medical advertising

Saw this ad in a journal a while back.

It was, I believe, for a back pain treatment. Though I can also see it being used for a martial arts movie. It it were in black & white it could even be something by Robert Mapplethorpe.

But what I really love is the obligatory "Not an actual patient" disclaimer, as if it were common for patients with a metal clamp on their low back and jagged metal protruding from their skin to come in for an appointment (my colleagues in ER may feel differently).

If they did, I'd probably have to turn them away. I couldn't afford the upholstery damage.




15 comments:

The Immortal Jinotega said...

Because just getting a barbed wire tattoo on your arm is so '90s.

Anonymous said...

You laugh, but it's actually very convenient for carrying around your keys, your phone, and your sunglasses.

Anonymous said...

Miami Vise.

Anonymous said...

Heavy metal album covers are where models really earn their pay.

Anonymous said...

"I had to go through a lot to get it, but at last the Invisible Egg of Power is within my grasp!"

Anonymous said...

"Overall, I think I preferred the ice bucket challenge."

Anonymous said...

"I call it the Dude Corset."

Anonymous said...

"I used to laugh when people claimed that the Covid vaccine caused your body to become magnetic. I'm not laughing anymore."

gloriap said...

The arm thingy looks like he escaped from prison and got caught in the razor wire. I have no clue about the clamp. This is disturbing and hard to un-see.

BobF said...

And I was considering acupunture...

Anonymous said...

Slightly amused that the Google enabled advert on this Grumbyism is for private back surgery. Two thoughts, some algorithm obviously has no faith in the medical Rx of back pain and here in the UK forget about NHS elective surgery at the moment. The NHS is still swamped by Covid-19.

Ygolonac said...

Alert WHO and the CDC, '90s XXXXTREME! comic-book characters are infecting reality!

Be alert for the warning signs:

- sudden appearance and multiplication of belts and pouches, especially on biceps/thighs/lower legs

- disappearance or strange atrophy of the feet

- massive constriction of the waist, usually accompanied by corresponding swelling of the gluteal and pectoral areas (WARNING: spinal damage is common - immobilize and support immediately!)

- non-critical signs include bizarre hair appearance, and vocalizations that somehow gain physical form, commonly strange fonts, random BOLD or ITALIC effects, CAPITALIZATIONS for no APPARENT reason, and more. Glowing eyes, especially with surrounding tattoos or scars, are especially concerning.

- commonly-seen affectations such as skintight latex or leather clothing, spikes, chains and studs are a personal choice, brought on by changes to the cerebral cortex, but may simply be a side-effect of the common (and much less harmful) heavy metal memetic virus. Possession and use of massive weapons or overwhelmingly dangerous power (including plasma cannon, surface-to-orbit guided missiles, and thermonuclear/bioweapon hand grenades) are the confirming symptom. (WARNING: oversized weapons are an excaberating condition for the spinal damage noted above.)


(I'm currently doing a readthrough of the WildStorm comic back-catalog, and seeing that picture, the first thing I thought was "I didn't know Wild C.A.T.S. did photo covers." It was a dark and EXTREME!!! time...

LibraryGryffon said...

It would certainly help with social distancing. Just wave that right hand around you, and watch people hastily give you back your personal space!

I've noticed the people who get most upset about someone else not wearing a mask are the ones who get in your face about it. Seriously, no one wants random shrieking harpies that close to them even when there isn't any virus going around.

Anonymous said...

So what kind of journal was this in? Hopefully it wasn't in a medical journal - at least a reputable one.

Anonymous said...

The audition for the latest MCU movie was not as simple as expected.

 
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