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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:10 PM
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Well folks, I knew this was coming!
I watching West Wing on Bravo and I'm not paying attention to the commercials. Then, my daughter, who's playing on the floor, asks me THE question. "So what kind of medicine is Cialis anyway?"

FUCK!
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skygazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:11 PM
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1. "I don't know"
Either that or "ask your father" are good answers.
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:05 PM
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19. I am the father
And I never say I don't know. She's 10 so she's not completely oblivious, but I had to dance around it a bit.
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:12 PM
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2. Blame it on prescription drug ads on TV and make her a little activist!
I hate seeing Rx ads on tv, regardless of what they are for.
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GOPBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:16 PM
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12. I hear you there.
They spend something like 80% of their budget on friggin commercials; then, when Democrats want to enact price ceilings to control health care costs, they say, "but we need that money for research!" :grr:
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 08:56 PM
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17. And the research is BOGUS; they research how to make the little purple
pill a once a day pill in order to protect their patents. I remember when they researched treatments for cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

Who'd have thunk that cancer, diabetes, and heart disease would become orphan diseases?!

This is one of my pet issues, too, as I'm a longtime insulin dependent diabetic. It just frosts me so to find out that instead of researching treatment for AIDS and pushing loudly for opening stem-cell lines, they research how to make VIAGRA safer and thus moire marketable.

:mad: :mad: :mad:
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GOPBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 10:40 PM
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30. I'm sorry to hear that this affects you personally.
Though it doesn't affect me personally the way it does you, I get incredibly pissed off as well. They spend maybe 10% of their budget, at MOST, on research. All their fucking money goes into marketing shit, so people can diagnose themselves with impotence or depression and tell their doc's they need a prescription.

Oh, but let's not have any price ceilings to control the sky-rocketing health care costs, because we need money for research! What fucking bullshit. :grr:

I hope they do something right in the near future and help people like you.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:13 PM
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3. Exterminate your television set.
It's mind rot that only serves to make our corporate leaders richer at YOUR expense anyway.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:19 PM
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4. Heck, get the main phone number of the drug company
and have her call THEM. I'd be interested in hearing their response.

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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:06 PM
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20. That would be hilarious!
That's definitely one for speaker phone and a recording device.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:23 PM
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5. I feel the same way about the hype surrounding "The 40 year old Virgin"
Billboards, add copy,and so on. These things I find completely offensive, and unwelcome.
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:07 PM
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21. Nah, that one doesn't bother me
I don't really have a problem explaining the difference between someone who has sex and someone who doesn't, but explaining a 4 hour boner is another topic.
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ismnotwasm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:37 PM
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6. It's medicine only grownups can take, honey
I'm sure you'll be able to handle it from there :evilgrin:
Seriously though, at least those Enzyte commercials are so obscure I know adults who didn't get it. You're probably going to have to come up with an answer though, because those commercials seem to be on a LOT-- and I don't watch much TV.
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LisaM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:43 PM
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7. Here's a phone number!
Seriously, call them yourself and tell them your daughter saw their ad on a daytime TV show and has a question. Put them on the spot.

Contact the Lilly ICOS Answers Center at 1-877-CIALIS-1 (1-877-242-5471).



http://www.cialis.com/misc/tb03.jsp
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:44 PM
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8. Well, swetie...This is Bob
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:23 PM
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14. I HATE that asshole
He gets thrown socks every time I see him on TV. So FAKE.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:41 PM
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15. I think I might be extra glad that I don't watch TV
Who the hell is creepy Bob?
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:43 PM
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16. He sells boner medicine
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TOhioLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:51 PM
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26. And Bob has a 'little problem'
He has a d!ck the size of an amoeba... :rofl:

Crap...I hate those commercials.
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SlavesandBulldozers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:53 PM
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9. it's Janet Jackson's fault
Edited on Mon Aug-29-05 06:58 PM by SlavesandBulldozers
she showed her breast and corrupted our children, which paved the way for the homo-horde to rise and take Jesus out of the schools.

Seriously though, no more medicine ads - for so many reasons. No more. Please God. How long must your people wander in this wilderness of erections, depressions, and purple-pills? When Lord when?

And the Lord spoketh: "Smite thine T.V. my brethren."
And so they did.





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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 06:55 PM
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10. How difficult this is to answer depends if your daughter is 3 or 17
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:09 PM
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22. she's 10 - this is what I said
Do you want me to tell you the truth or lie to you?

Tell me the truth.

Ok, it's medicine to help old people have sex.

Aw, man, you should have lied to me.

Ok, I'll lie to you about the next thing.

Laughter...conversation done. :evilgrin:
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:17 PM
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23. Well good--simple, true answer. Except it's not always old people heh.
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:27 PM
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24. Think of it this way
Anyone who would be using it is old to her. ;)
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Dukkha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:06 PM
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11. one possible answer
it's a remedy for men who need Hummers but can't afford them.
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jandrok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 08:58 PM
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18. BUWAHAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!
:rofl:
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GOPBasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 07:17 PM
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13. D'oh! :-) n/t
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DawgHouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:27 PM
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25. When they ask the question
they have usually already figured it out either by themselves, or with the help of friends. I always found it better to just tell the truth and confirm what they already know.
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 09:52 PM
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27. You answered her question with that response.
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Catch22Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 10:08 PM
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29. You mean my response in #22?
Yeah, that's how I handled it. It was pretty funny.
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borlis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-29-05 10:05 PM
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28. I took my 12 year old son to a Chicago Bulls game last year
and there were people outside the United Center handing out Cialis towels to everyone who entered the building. I just told him it was some kind of medicine. :shrug:
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