"Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by Dogma which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become."
- Steve Jobs

Friday, April 15, 2005

Blue blooded?

Sannie pad adverts piss me off. The latest one I saw last night involves a warning that if you have your period and you sit down for long time then suddenly stand up, "your pad could let you down" - ie a load of blood could run down your leg. This is illustrated by a pic of a sannie pad and yes there it is again - BLUE LIQUID being poured all over it to simulate the blood.

FFS we all KNOW you mean blood, why not just use red liquid?? Actually, liquid isn't accurate at all cos it's thinner than blood and will absorb differently - they should have a slightly squidgy thicker liquid, and RED NOT BLUE.

It's like that on the nappy adverts too - blue liquid instead of yellow pissy liquid. And not a trace of a thick brown poo-substitute, which is mainly what babies do in nappies - yet this is wholly missed out of the advert. So all their harping about absorbency is crap when you think of the fact that the, errr crap - isn't ABSORBED at all into the nappy????

It's amusing that we have gory battle scenes drowning in blood, full-frontals, tits and arses, and even full on shagging on our TV and cinema screens nowadays, yet we still refuse to put accurately coloured bodily fluids on nappy and Always Ultra adverts. If Mel Gibson beheaded someone in Braveheart and blue liquid spouted from his neck, would we be satisfied? No! So we should demand realistic bodily fluid in our adverts!

It seems that the word PERIOD is still taboo in this modern age, I remember when Monica referred to "her period" in 'Friends' and there was a big OOOOH cos she's said PERIOD. FFS is this the dark ages? Is this blue liquid some form of denial that PERIODS EXIST?

Do sex education videos substitue white sperm for a nice pretty purple liquid I wonder??

We all bleed, shit and piss and we all know what colour they are so why try to deny it!

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