Frontier Former Editor

April 4, 2006

The decline and fall of consumerism . . . .

Filed under: Come again?, marketing, societal niceties — Frontier Former Editor @ 10:19 pm

When I was a wee one (or relatively wee), the most socially uncomfortable commercials I remembered were:

– bras/girdles
– very vague feminine hygiene products (except for that g**d****d Brenda Vaccaro ad)

Now, I’m certainly no prude but, in the space of a couple of days, I’ve been reminded of the supposed enlightenment and openess of our modern society by

– a tampon commercial where the user demonstrates her newfound freedom by stripping to her skivvies and diving off a fishing pier
– a hemmorhoid relief commercial featuring the larger size of its pre-treated wipes
– a KY Jelly commercial with a couple – the man’s eyes light up when the woman explains how KY can be used anywhere.

Kind of makes one miss liquor and cigarette commercials . . .

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