Of all the ridiculous things…

I wasn’t going to post today, in fact I was looking forward to being silent. But I couldn’t. While
watching Grey’s Anatomy last night a commercial for Rice Crispies came on. Did you know that it now has antioxidants for your child?

Ummm, yeah please load up the food I give to my kids with stuff. I thought those kinds of things used to be up to me to make sure my kids ate right.

I don’t really understand why so many products these days have extra this and that. Like Fruit Loops selling the 3 grams of fiber angle!! Makes for healthier tummys so they can absorb nutrients.

Are these new things or were they always there? I think this healthy-organic-lets-add-crap-to-the-food is kind of getting out of control.

I’ve talked about the vibrating mascara wand before but now there’s something even better. You can put some liquid prescription on your eyelashes to make them grow. Seriously.

Really these are the things medicine is concentrating on instead of I don’t know, CURING CANCER? (By the way it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month so be sure to Be Aware and get checked)

I wish the food people would stop adding stuff to our food and the drug people would stop shoving “buy this pill!” down our throats. I miss simpler tv days where every other commercial wasn’t about drugs.

What ever happened to the simple days? What bugs you about tv commercials? What’s the most ridiculous product you can think of?

Have you heard the news? A new ezine is coming featuring Life In My Backyard a column by yours truly! It’s called The Motherhood Muse combining Motherhood and Nature. The first issue hits the internet January 2010 and The Mother Muse Blog launches October 5th. I hope to see you there!

16 thoughts on “Of all the ridiculous things…

  1. COMPLETELY unrelated, but…When they had the shot of the cut baby from the screwed up C-section? Uhm, we had just finished celebrating my son's first birthday WHO WAS BORN VIA C-SECTION.DID.NOT.WANT.

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  2. I have a feeling that a lot of those vitamins and fiber and stuff has always been in most foods, but they're just now using the “healthy” angle to lure people in. Sort of like a devious PR campaign, which annoys me more than if they decided to actually cook up a better recipe. At least there's some (small) good intention in that!

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  3. I think between the ad's on all of that “stuff” we don't really have any use for… Also beauty and products on beauty- how we can look better or how women are supposed to look. It hurts me to see my cousins shaving their arms because they don't believe they should have hair there or trying to lose weight at the ages of 8,9 and 10. What is the media doing to our culture?

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  4. The state of food marketed to kids is one of my pet peeves. Much of it is full of junk and because we're so obsessed with 'convenience' we don't often take the time to look at what is in the food we give to kids.

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  5. I haven't seen a tv commercial in a long time, and I think it's been over 10 years since I've seen an American one. But no, i don't think its new, the angle just keeps on changing. Alot of the time, I think these things already have things like “antioxidants” but its the latest buzz word out there, so the only thing that changes are the words on the ads. On the bigger picture, it's funny how ads change. In the 50s, food sold by what would make one feel glamourous. In the 60s, free. In the 70s, cocktail-party popular. In the 80s, skinny. In the 90s, heathy.That all said, I watch Grey's online and am happy it's getting back to “normal” – despite the unlikeliness of Izzie having the WORST kind of cancer, die and come back, and be conducting 5 hour brain surgeries less than 2 months later.

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  6. I haven't seen a tv commercial in a long time, and I think it's been over 10 years since I've seen an American one. But no, i don't think its new, the angle just keeps on changing. Alot of the time, I think these things already have things like “antioxidants” but its the latest buzz word out there, so the only thing that changes are the words on the ads. On the bigger picture, it's funny how ads change. In the 50s, food sold by what would make one feel glamourous. In the 60s, free. In the 70s, cocktail-party popular. In the 80s, skinny. In the 90s, heathy.That all said, I watch Grey's online and am happy it's getting back to “normal” – despite the unlikeliness of Izzie having the WORST kind of cancer, die and come back, and be conducting 5 hour brain surgeries less than 2 months later.

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