Sunday, August 7, 2016
Advil Olympic Gymnastics Ad (Joke/Proposed)
We see an amazing floor exercise routine in Olympics coverage from an American woman, like Aly Raisman, Simone Biles, or Laurie Hernandez, and we cut to middle aged people watching it on TV in their living room, and the viewers reflexively hold their knees, ankles, hips, etc., in perceived pain, and the announcer says: “When it hurts too much to watch, take Advil.”
Okay, maybe the announcer shouldn’t say that. But it’s a good idea for an ad for an over-the-counter pain reliever, because everyone always reacts whenever they see painful stuff on TV or in movies. It’s just human nature. I especially squirm when I see damage done to fingernails in torture porn horror movies. (And I hate it. They think it’s a good thing that we squirm at that. Actually, I avoid movies that do such things. They might make money, but not mine, when they do that.) But now that I’m older, I squirm more at stuff that looks like it hurts joints, because lots of mine hurt now no matter what I do.
Posted by Greg Medernach at 9:20 PM