Stupid Radio Ads

Today, on the way home, I was listening to the radio, absentmindedly listening to the latest “Magic Pill” ad, when this snapped me out of my reverie:

“(Magic Pill) is not a medication, so be sure to consult your doctor before taking it”.

That’s got to be the dumbest thing I’ve heard all year, and I listened to some of the presidential primary debates. Really? It’s not a medicine, something a doctor should know about, it’s a non-medicine, so consult a physician (expert in medicine and medicines) before you take their idiotic magic pill.

Be sure and ask your doc about synthetic oils and pleated air filters while you’re at it.



  1. Heh. One of my favorite lines on a radio ad from years ago – for a similar product – was “It’s a scientifically proven medical fact!”

    The idiocy of that statement never fails to amaze me.

  2. Aww geez… I was going to ask my doctor about argyle socks and window blinds. I’m always so behind the DTC advertising times…

    SSG J

  3. Steve Lucas says:

    That is ok. Our local nonprofit hospital advertises the new lapband procedure. The punch line is financial planners are standing by to assist you.

    This is on top of ads telling, no demanding, that people go to the ER for all their bumps and scrapes. You can never be too sure, and hey, your insurance will cover it.

    Steve Lucas