Monday, April 11, 2005

Burning (when you pee) questions

So, I was watching one of my favorite TV shows last night - the Valtrex commercial. You know the one: the Attractive Woman with genital herpes hikes, canoes, and playfully teases the Studly Man. She's not going to let an outbreak slow her down! But watching this story unfold, the nature of the couple's relationship isn't brought to light. Does Studly Man know that his current paramour is a slut? Or is he the skeezy guy that gave Attractive Woman genital herpes in the first place? If so, why did she stick with him? Is "tapping that ass" really worth the risk of an STD? Has he no standards? Is their union based on lies, deciet, and shame? Hopefully, these issues will be resolved sometime in the future because it really hampers my enjoyment.

12 comments:

SeniorGato said...

THATS EXACTLY WHAT I WAS SAYING! Man, I ranted and raved about that commercial and I still do!
"Don't let genital herpes slow you down"... What?! That's rediculous, stop whoring around!
I guess it's better for business though... The more that get it, the more you sell :/
I'm glad someone else saw it for what it was :-)

The Law Fairy said...

I miss the good old days, when Folgers commercials had entire mini-soap operas to entertain the country. Instead, we're left to speculate about the fate of poor herpes-laden attractive women (or deserving sluts, I suppose, depending on your point of view. Personally, I prefer to take their side since it makes me look more chaste by comparison). Thank you, Micah, for taking up the call and restoring the capacity of our commercials to teach us about life.

Micah said...

seniorgato - Thanks for dropping by!

law fairy - You know, I was just thinking about those Folgers commercials. I wonder how effective they were Hey, we both remember them. I don't drink that brand, though. Nowadays, you have to fill in the holes yourself, so to speak.

panthergirl said...

I'm glad you brought this up. Now here is what I think is so stupid about those ads:

The drug is supposed to suppress outbreaks, but then it says that you can transmit the disease even when you don't HAVE an outbreak, so what the fuck is the point? And how does that not "slow you down"?

A guy I know who has it claims that there are so many people with it now, it's fairly easy to get dates with other people who have, in his words, "nothing to lose". To his credit, he's really open about it with women he meets.

Oh, and I don't drink Folger's either. But the ads were fun.

Hasselback said...

You sir, have too much time on your hands.

I hope all is well, and I'm eagerly awaiting the 29th.

Drop by my blog to see some interesting news.

George.

Micah said...

panthergirl - I didn't think about that. Good point. A herpes dating scene - who woulda thunk it?

George!!! I thought you were MIA there. Good news about the new job, although I'm insanely jealous of the location (but I still have the mighty Olentangy). So, I checked out your new firm's site...uh, are you aware that ALL of the lawyers are honkys? And ALL of the support staff are not? I'm curious to see your country club. At least you're doing your part with the war bride.

Hasselback said...

No war bride. I found out that Japanese women drive me up the wall.

Anyway, no reason to hate. This island is desperate for lawyers, and they only have a 9% income tax rate. Get your ass on a plane and I'll find you a job.

George.

Micah said...

You get me a job and I'll move out there. I'm only half-joking.

Hasselback said...

Well brother, the PD's office is short two lawyers and the AG's office is short four...

That's not counting the private firms/lawyers...

Micah said...

Two questions:

1) Why the shortage?
2) Do you need to pass the bar?

Hasselback said...

Somewhat of an odd forum to discuss this, but what the hell...

As to your second question, yes. You do have to pass their bar, but if you pass another within three years (with a fairly average score on the MBE), all you have to tak is the essay part. This is what I'm doing this summer.

As to the first one, really there are four reasons...

1) They have no local law school.

2) Few people are aware that this place exists, or, if they do, that it's a US Commonwealth, or even then, that you can practice US law there.

3) Of those that know about this place, few are willing to pack up an move to a 15 mile long by 5 mile wide island in the middle of the Pacific.

And finally...

4) Many folks tire of paradise after a while and the turnover is pretty quick, typically.

There you go.

Micah said...

Interesting. Thanks for the info.

My sister, who was graced with my presence for a whole week earlier this month, has forbade me from taking a job where you are. Silly her thinks that my being in the South Pacific would yield less visits back to Richmond!