I am watching TV.
Another drug ad comes on.
It seems like more than half the ads on television are drug ads.
[Say aren’t we in the middle of a war on drugs?]
Most of the drug ads tell you there are a thousand ways they can kill you but do not worry about that they are nifty. Also mostly they tell you that they do not protect against anything you are actually getting the pills or injections to protect against but just in case give it a try and also say they have hella side effects like cramps, baldness, bruising, personality change, insanity, depression, suicidal thoughts, mad sex crazed urges, rage, hallucinations, gross physical abnormality, inexplicable and undiagnosable pain, unforseen hair growth in odd and mysterious places, unforseen hair loss in odd and mysterious places, seizures, dry mouth, bad breath, body odor, loss of erection, over erection, under eating, over eating, jaundice and, um, DEATH.
But hey give them a try.
[It is appalling to me I am so used to all this I can type that all out off the top of my head and not even blink when usually these kinds of reactions are attributed to victims of biological warfare. But. Anyway — ]
This ad —
This particular ad. It catches my attention more. It says you should not get the injection if you are allergic to one of the ingredients — petroleum.
Does anyone who is not a machine not have a problem with being injected with petroleum?
That is non-refined gasoline, right?