theMT Excellence in Advertising

This morning I saw a very witty advertisement.  It involves a guy sitting at his breakfast table with Abe Lincoln and a beaver playing cards.  In the background is a random astronaut making breakfast or something...  Evidently this guy has insomnia and these are the absurd characters of his dreams who eventually tell him, "we miss you..."  In other words, you need to get back to you can get back to your dreams...and us.

For me...this commercial wins recognition from theMangoTimes...but not just for the surface humor.

You see it's promoting a sleep medication.  A drug which you take, so you can fall asleep.  Get it?  Are you sure?  I just want to make sure you understand that this commercial is advertising sleep medication.

Well, like every drug advertisement, if they tell you the benefits of the drug...they are required to tell you the negative side effects.  I was already grinning with the Lincoln, beaver, astronaut image, but I choked on my coffee when they started the fastreadingofthenegativesideeffects...which included the following: drowsiness and fatigue.

Not much comment to provide here...but I wonder if the braniacs at the drug company can explain how drowsiness and fatigue can be a negative side effect for a sleeeeeep medication?

Quietly making noise,

Andy Fletcher

Andy "Fletch" Fletcher has been married for the past 22 years. He and his wife Kendra are the proud parents of five sons and three daughters, all of whom keep them laughing and on their toes. During the day he can be found fixing people's teeth, but in his spare time you can find Fletch stretching out a pair of flip-flops, creating a new pizza recipe, playing the drums, or rescuing a piece of his tie-dye wardrobe from his wife's donation pile. You can find him online where he writes on his personal blog: theMangoTimes and cohosts with his wife on the podcast.