Monday, July 19, 2004

Madison Avenue Is Toying With Me

What the hell am I supposed to do now?
 
I just saw a commercial for this drug that's supposed to save my life, in which the cardiologist was the same guy who played the evil tobacco company executive in those Truth.org anti-smoking ads.
 
So how am I supposed to decide which advertising avatar to place my trust in? Huh? 
 
There has to be some sort of social compact that's applicable here.  I agree to naively swallow whatever shallow garbage is spewed from the glowing, one-eyed chumbucket, and purveyors of said garbage agree to maintain some modicum of consistency so my lowered IQ doesn't get confused. Is that too much to fucking ask?