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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:00 PM

have you noticed that people/families in commercials are usually extremely well off?..

been watching msnbc lately on the internet mirror site and noticing all these commercials are full of well dressed and healthy looking people who are all living in fabulous houses and places. Nobody living in a FEMA trailer, punky little tract home, or anything looking like the homes of people I actually know.

If I take their pills can I go to New Zealand or Paris (France) too? Or get a babe on my arm?

And in all the pill ads nobody actually looks like they are sick enough to need the pills.

depressing really lol

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Reply have you noticed that people/families in commercials are usually extremely well off?.. (Original post)
msongs Nov 2012 OP
zbdent Nov 2012 #1
antigone382 Nov 2012 #2
woo me with science Nov 2012 #3
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #7
grasswire Nov 2012 #15
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #16
woo me with science Nov 2012 #25
frostfern Nov 2012 #26
CTyankee Nov 2012 #4
jaysunb Nov 2012 #5
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #8
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #6
msongs Nov 2012 #9
Raine Nov 2012 #10
Shrike47 Nov 2012 #11
RKP5637 Nov 2012 #17
Cleita Nov 2012 #12
Whisp Nov 2012 #22
riverwalker Nov 2012 #13
bluedigger Nov 2012 #19
jberryhill Nov 2012 #14
brokechris Nov 2012 #18
brokechris Nov 2012 #21
ScreamingMeemie Nov 2012 #23
brokechris Nov 2012 #27
gkhouston Nov 2012 #24
brokechris Nov 2012 #28
HiPointDem Nov 2012 #20

Response to msongs (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:01 PM

1. Why don't I look that good and play that well when I drink beer?

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:02 PM

2. Because that is the impossible ideal to which we should all aspire.

The fact that it is financially, physically, even biologically impossible, is no damper on the fact that it is the IDEAL, and we can and must achieve it through shopping!

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:03 PM

3. Yep.

After I take their antidepressant, I feel good enough to get back to my private pottery studio on the lake!

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:12 PM

7. Nah, I get back on my 45' yacht and feel good alllll day! There's magic, I tell you,

in those little pills.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:13 PM

15. hey, I have two cast-iron bathtubs with a view of the sunset.

Doesn't everyone?

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Response to grasswire (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:55 PM

16. Yeah, just casually relaxing in the tub(s) with a stunning sunset. ... then I might drift into my

third living room and flick on the wall to wall TV for a spell! Yep, ain't life great - just try this product and it'll all be yours too ...

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:16 AM

25. Never mind that the psoriasis medication has

"increased risk of cancer" as a side effect.

I've got a helicopter pad for emergencies and a GOLD insurance policy.

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:24 AM

26. It is sickening...

To someone for which treatment for depression is a matter of survival in this world because without anything it kind of interferes with being able to hold down a job the healthcare industry doesn't seem to give a fuck. If you're able to make that kind of money you're probably not that depressed in the first place.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:07 PM

4. I think so many of these ads are targeted to the upper middle class who still have SOME

disposable income and want to be able to afford that next great vacation or car or house.

Hubby and I are cutting back and on a strict budget weekly. We've cut out lots of extraneous things and are watching every dollar and using supermarket coupons and specials. It's not so bad because things are OK so far but if the stringent budget has to get more stringent it might be a problem...

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:09 PM

5. Yeah..kinda like when I go to buy weed---

er.. I mean medical cannabis.( Arthritist and all, don't cha know.)

I'm always amazed at the number of 20 somethings I have to wait in line behind. And trust me, they look very healthy and happy. Come to think of it, I almost never see people my age (late 60's)

Same thing w/ those viagra commercials too. Why, when I was those guys age....

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Response to jaysunb (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:15 PM

8. I'd like to get in that weed line too. Here, they'd lock me up for life. ... but it's

perfectly fine for one to drink oneself to death, that, they have no problem with ...

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:10 PM

6. Yep, I notice that a lot ... most look like they have an extra $500k in their wallet. I NEVER see,

for the most part, on TV the people I run across when I drive cross-country, particularly off the Interstates. I find TV sooo lacking all the way around.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:19 PM

9. I guess if we want to upgrade our digs we can rent them out for commercials lol nt

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:22 PM

10. Unattractive down on their luck people probably won't entice anyone to want the product. nt

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:22 PM

11. People in commercials have way more fun than I do, too.

Better looks, better clothes, more money and lots of free time. Damn, I've failed.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:58 PM

17. Often I ask myself WTF did I do wrong, must've gotten in the wrong line. The wealth by

some seemingly exploded over the past few decades.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:23 PM

12. That's their target. They wouldn't be reaching out to people who

are too poor to buy their product.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:45 PM

22. I'm not sure that is their target

 

Their target is making most of us feel like loser schmucks if you don't have a mansion by the time you are 32.

I've noticed that about movies a lot - no one lives in a normal little middle class house/home/place unless you are a meth dealer or just out of prison or something seedy.

Remember Home Alone? Their house was Yikes Big!

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:31 PM

13. the guy with Atrial Fibrillation who goes to New Zealand

because he tried the new drug always cracks me up.

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Response to riverwalker (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:04 PM

19. When I was diagnosed with A-fib the doctor took one look at me and prescribed aspirin.

That was in 2003 when I last had health insurance. Haven't seen a doctor since, but I can usually afford the aspirin.

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:41 PM

14. Boy walks into a drugstore and asks for tampons

Guy at the counter says, "What are you planning to do with these?"

Boy lights up and says, "Everything! With these, I can ride horses, go swimming, bike riding, dancing, and have all kinds of fun!"

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:03 PM

18. speaking of well off

I am a newbie here--long time reader but I am not really into forum posting so I have never bothered to join until now.

But I have a few questions--and I am hoping some of the people here can help me out.

1) My student loans are currently in default (don't judge). I know that Obama proposed help for student loans--can someone point me to where I can find out about what he is going to do to help us.

2) I am long-time unemployed in Ca. but don't qualify for medicaid and can't afford private insurance. In a year, medicaid will have to help me--but I can't wait until then. I have a health problem that I need to get checked out (possibly a tumor). Does anyone know of a free clinic in Northern California where I may be able to be seen?

thanks to all you activists for fighting the good fight. I am not really an activist myself (don't generally talk and think about politics every day--but I do vote and appreciate all of you).

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Response to brokechris (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:38 PM

21. sorry

I know this isn't the right place--but I don't have enough posts to start a thread and I didn't want to waste time making garbage posts just so that I could have a thread.

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Response to brokechris (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:50 PM

23. Northern California is a big area but I know that the Haight Ashbury Free Clinics

provide free and reduced cost care. http://www.healthright360.org/

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Response to ScreamingMeemie (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:37 AM

27. clinic

thanks. I'm about 3 hours away--but may be able to do a bus or amtrek ride there.

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Response to brokechris (Reply #18)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:14 AM

24. There's one in Haight-Asbury. Not sure if that's doable for you or not.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haight_Ashbury_Free_Clinics

If not, I suggest you google the nearest large city and "free clinic". Welcome to DU, and I hope you find the help you need.

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Response to gkhouston (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 12:39 AM

28. thanks

excellent! I actually didn't know of anything--there is a local women's clinic (but I'm a man) and that was about all I was aware of. This gives me a place to start. I may also call the Haight and see if they know of one closer to me--sometimes people who do that sort of thing have connections/contacts.

I appreciate the advise

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Response to msongs (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:14 PM

20. same as tv in general. how about all those 20-somethings who live in spacious digs in some

 

major city, but never seem to have to work much?

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