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July 31, 2018

The Weather Channel and Pharmaceutical Commercials –Review

Weather Channel

Way back when the Weather Channel was first on cable it was 24/7 forecasting, but that has changed.  Just the other night the wind was blowing hard so we went to the Weather Channel to see what the heck was going on.  What we got was a show about how volcanoes were going end the world, followed by how the rising oceans were going to end the world, followed by how the wind was going to blow buildings over and cause massive damage.  Then after all the “end of the world” shows there were six “Highway through Hell” episodes.  So if we are ever in Canada and stuck in a snow-storm we know who to call.  It looks like from 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM there isn’t any weather forecasting, it’s just “Weather gone viral, Tornado Alley, Raging Nature,” and other various none forecasting shows.  At 2:00 AM it’s “AMHQ Early, AMHQ”.  At 6:00 AM it’s Weather Center Live, and at 2:00 PM it’s Weather Underground until 5:00 PM.  (This is today’s schedule).

The Weather Underground is not like the structured Weather Center Live, it’s more like a leisure variation with casually dressed group of meteorologists in a casual environment attempting to make weather entertaining.  The Weather Center is structured with guys in suits and ladies in dresses, some of which are a bit short and this must be an attempt to make weather more sexy and entertaining.  The only time it becomes full time weather forecasting is when a super hurricane is about to destroy Florida and the entire east coast of the US.  This is when they have people on site and reporting that the “storm surge” is what kills most people even though it’s not a great idea to be out and about in 175 MPH winds. (Basically stating the obvious for hours) When this happens if you live west of the east coast you will not see any forecasting until the super hurricane named “Bellatrix” has run its entire route up the east coast.  Even though they tell you not to go out into the storm they have people placed in “key” areas along the route, and sometime the “key” areas are a not so important.

We are guessing that all the phone “apps” for getting the weather have basically replaced the good ole weather channel reporting.  Every News channel has an app that includes weather and just about anything related to weather.  So maybe sometime in the future we will be seeing the folks on the weather channel doing a song and dance weather forecasting routine.  This would be great for the students that take meteorology for a major in college and a minor of theater arts. Just a few minutes ago we tuned in on The Weather Underground and they were playing a game to match weather subject to mainstream song titles. So as California burns down with raging forest fires along with several other states with the same issues, and massive evacuations are underway, the Underground Weather folks are playing games. (Bet if a hurricane popped up they would be hustling to report it) Maybe the loser gets sent to Antarctica for their next assignment?

Just like the saying goes “everything changes” and amazing it is with the weather people having the latest and greatest technical devices for forecasting they are being replaced by other forms of technical communication across the world.

Pharmaceutical Commercials

Have you ever though about how much cheaper our drug would be if these Pharmaceutical companies would halt the pill commercials?  They run these commercials giving a list of symptoms of what the particular pill is for and the list includes symptoms of about a thousand other illnesses.  That’s in the first 15 seconds and then the last 45 seconds is what the side effects could be and one we heard had a side effect of death!  Yes death!  Who the heck would risk death to cure athlete’s foot?  Then at the end of the commercial they say “Ask your doctor”.  There are some that say “Be sure to tell your doctor if you have had a liver transplant, heart transplant, your middle finger sewn back on, your right eye looks in the opposite direction of your left eye, you had a sex change, you broke your back and they fixed it by surgically implanting a Lego, your blood test comes back without a type, your antennae’s on your head were surgically removed, and your ears were sewn back on upside down.”  If your doctor doesn’t know your history then we don’t think you need to be acting like your know more than your doctor.  Here is a spoof of a commercial for Movantik <<<<<<CLICK HERE >>>>>>>

We saw a special once about these commercials and they included that once a pill sales start to diminish, they re-name the pill and give it new symptoms’ and start a new campaign.  Supposedly the government watches out for this.  We know that the medication we took to help us stop smoking was originally for heart attack patients with depression and then when they found it to help quit smoking the cost was quadruped and they started promoting it as a quit smoking medication.

Maybe when the entire country makes marijuana legal most illnesses will magically go away. It’s already been found to cure “trumpitis” and several other political ailments.

We want to thank everyone for their support and thank you for stopping by.  Many blessings too all of you and please stay safe and if your not “regular” then try some “Movantik” (See above).

We have nothing to add at this time but we found Olive Oil to be a cure all.

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