virus: From the Shadows (Advertizing)

Reed Konsler (
Tue, 18 Mar 1997 10:50:21 -0500 (EST)

A few weeks a go I was watching an "X-files" episode...the one with the
lapsed devil-worshiping PTA. Anyway, one of the climatic scenes involves
a biology teacher/devil using a sympathetic ritual to force this teeny-bopper
to slash her own wrist with a scalpel. Very graphic, very horrifying.

So the shot pans back to give you a good view of her bleeding corpse
(assuming you have the stomach to continue to watch) and then zing!

Cut to your standard aspirin commercial...and very pleasant man says
in a very soothing voice something like:

"I can't read all the fancy stuff on the label...all I know is, I take
it and my headache goes away..."

Ahh, you just have to LOVE the old good news/bad news ploy. I
could almost feel myself eating those aspirin.


Reed Konsler