Saturday, July 21, 2007

Multitasking for lazy people.

This pretty flag belongs to the folks of Macao.

This simple geometric design is from the United Arab Emirates, and of course both these flags are here because Lotsa 'Splainin' has had recent visitors from these exotic locales. Welcome!

On Keith Olbermann's show, there are ads for both Viagra and Cialis, or at least there were until last week. This week, the Viagra ads disappeared! It is my theory that they were pulled by Pfizer because they realized these ads did a better job of selling Cialis that they do for selling Viagra.

Let me 'splain.

The Viagra ad has a couple of attractive people of a certain age on a lazy summer afternoon. The wife is in the hammock. The husband is washing his mint condition old Corvette. A sprinkler is watering the lawn. The wife, flirtatious little minx that she is, runs her foot through the sprinkler, smiles at her husband in that let's go play some Barry White records kind of way and heads indoors. Poor vexed hubby! The wife has her motor running, but he hasn't rinsed his superfine 'Vette yet! What to do, what to do?

Clever fellow brings the sprinkler over and puts it on the passenger side to rinse off the car. Problem solved! Time for Viagra!

Except... problem not solved. Only half the car will be rinsed, and a superfine ride like this deserves to be dried by hand, else water spots will be visible.

To differentiate themselves from the competition, Cialis says their pill gives you a 36 hour window in which your willie will be in fine working order. Unless the wife only gets in the mood for two minutes out of every two weeks, the fellow should be able to wash, rinse and dry his chick magnet properly and then be able to do his husbandly duty to her satisfaction.

Or at least to his. The important stuff first.

And yeah, I have another essay up at The Smirking Chimp, this time about the economy.


FranIAm said...

You pose an interesting theory here... If the choice had to be made around our place, I'd pick Cialis!

BTW, lovely flag for Macao. I went there for a day in 1993. What an awfully big adventure I had. But that was then and this is way off topic!

FranIAm said...

Just read your Chimp column on the economy.

Have I told you lately that I love you?

Brilliant Matthew, brilliant.

Fair and balanced- nice nuance! And I love the end bit about class warfare.