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No Wonder The Guys On The ‘Nugenix’ TV Ad Have Problems With ‘Performance’ — They Are FAT.

by Anura Guruge

I CAN’T, alas, escape this stupid & INSULTING TV commercial because it appears on the ‘Willow TVcricket channel, ad nauseum, with ‘FF’-disabled.

It makes me LAUGH.

I am 67 & I do NOT have any low testosterone issues & SURE have no problem ‘raising the flag’. I have plenty of energy & I feel GREAT.

No wonder these clowns have issues. They each need to lose about 40 bloody pounds.

Have you noticed that most ‘middle aged’ & older men who play golf are FAT. Can’t be a coincidence. Cut the GOLF, some walk 8-miles (a day) with me. SMILE.

Yes, there was a Trulicity commercial too — and I objected.

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‘Jardiance’ TV Commercials For Type II Diabetes Featuring An OBESE Guy Is Criminal!

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Click image to access the TV commercial video.

Over the last few days I have not been able to avoid this Jardiance ad — and it INFURIATES I.


Isn’t it obvious?

This ad is bloody criminal.

This FAT guy, ‘Dimitri’, needs to LOSE weight — not take a drug.

Plain & simple as that.

If he lost 80 pounds he wouldn’t need Jardiance.

No mention at all that he needs to stop pigging out, exercise more & lose 80 pounds.

Annoys me intensely. It is criminal.

We should NOT be encouraging bad behavior & saying it is OK to be obese … we have a magic, EXPENSIVE pill for YOU.

Yes, there was a Trulicity commercial too — and I objected.

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Diabetes is something I live with every day. The reason I exercise and watch my diet (though not that successfully of late) is for my diabetes.

Then I see these bloody ads.

Every SINGLE man shown is very overweight if not obese. Of course they are going to be diabetic. Obeseness is a leading cause for diabetes.

Lose 80 pounds. It can be done.

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Why Do U.S. Drug Commercials Say Not To Take It If You Are Allergic To It — Are Americans That Stupid?

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read my annotations. Base ad. for Otezla.

It is MOST blatant in this annoying TV commercial for ‘Otezla’. It says it so loud and clear. If you are lucky enough never to have heard it, just check the above video — ONCE. You need to hear it — once.

So, are Americans that stupid?

Well, we could start with Donald Trump. Enough said?

Yes, yes, yes. I know it is to do with Tort Law and product liability, BUT that raises the question as to whether American judges are that stupid — and I won’t even bother mentioning lawyers! So, this is what they are worried about. An ‘injured’ patient telling a judge: ‘Yes, your honor. I still kept on taking Otezla even though I realized I was allergic to it. I didn’t bother to tell my doctor or pharmacist. I just kept on taking Otezla because a prior drug I took, which I was also allergic to, made me incredibly stupid.

I just finding it insultingly annoying.

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by Anura Guruge

The Lilly ‘Trulicity’ TV Commercials For Diabetes Are So Farcical That They Are Insulting.

by Anura Guruge

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I have seen a few of these Trulicity commercials on TV of late and they have made me see red.

Diabetes is something I live with every day. The reason I exercise and watch my diet (though not that successfully of late) is for my diabetes.

Then I see these bloody ads.

Every SINGLE man shown is very overweight if not obese. Of course they are going to be diabetic. Obeseness is a leading cause for diabetes.

Lose 40 pounds before you even think of Trulicity.

Lilly should be ashamed.

35-years ago Eli Lilly (in the UK) was one of my networking customers. They were a great company that I enjoyed dealing with. This is BELOW the Eli Lilly that I knew and respected.

Lose the weight.

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Sri Lankans Use Stock-Photo ‘White People’ In Their Ads — Very Incongruous, Strange & Sad.

by Anura Guruge

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This popped-up on my Facebook time and made me take notice.

I had seen similar before and had talked to a few Sri Lankans about it then.

This is disturbing!

The belief that using ‘white people’ makes the Ad. better. It is sad. It has been 70-years since Independence, but as one Sri Lankan told me today, colonial-mentality still persists.

There are good looking Sri Lankans as we saw just recently in this post

So, why they feel the need to use stock-photo, white people is laughable. The country is trying desperately to be an isolationist, Sinhala-Buddhist nation — BUT sees nothing strange about Ads. like this.

This is Sri Lanka; a contradiction wrapped up in an enigma.

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by Anura Guruge

How To Mute A Chrome Browser Tab Playing An Annoying Video Ad.

by Anura Guruge


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Yes, I must APOLOGIZE that this blog can be a culprit of this too, i.e., having annoying video commercials that automatically play. But, that is NOT my doing. I would never do that. Blame WordPress.

Anywho … I found out how you can easily DISABLE this.

No. No. Na. You don’t have to go into Chrome settings and turn off plug-ins etc.

Just RIGHT CLICK on the offending tab (which alas, as in the example, could be this blog, nhlifefree.com).

4th option down will be ‘MUTE tab’ (or if you have ALREADY muted it, ‘UNMUTE tab’). Just click on that option. Works like a treat.


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Are The “Bank Of America” ‘Says The Llama’ Cleverly Parodying The ‘Dalai Lama’?

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Click to ENLARGE. Search the Web for more or swing by a “Bank of America” branch.

The basis of these ads, for the “Bank of America” mobile APP, is the notion of a Llama as a sage provider of wisdom.

When I saw a 5.5′ stand-up display ad at a “BofA” branch yesterday, which ended with a ‘punchline’ along the lines of “Says the Llama”, I was immediately struck that you could easily take that to be ‘Says the (Dalai) Lama‘.

Clever and cute.

I have no problems with it. I do not consider the Dalai Lama has infallible or even the nominal head of all the Buddhists around the World. Of late he has been saying some very strange things.

Just wondered whether YOU saw the Llama/Lama connection?


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‘Safety’ Trucks With Huge TVs On The Back Will Be A Very Bad Idea In The U.S.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original.

Click here for the original article from ‘Gizmag’.

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As with so many of such things I learned about this from my daily, cover-to-cover reading of the ever trusty U.K. “Daily Mail“.

I think these trucks  will be a DREADFUL idea in the U.S.

Why? Well they are NOT going to be cheap to begin with. So if truckers were forced to have them they will incur some huge costs.

So, given the non-Bernie American way, how do YOU think they will get around that cost.

They will start running ADs on these TVs when it is NOT safe to pass. So if there is traffic coming the other way you will suddenly start seeing toilet roll commercials. That is scary.

So that is my concern. American enterprise (in every sense of that word) WILL find a way to run ads on these TV. That is the American way (that Bernie is trying to hijack from us). SMILE. 

by Anura Guruge

I Can’t Afford A New (Or Even Nearly New) Jaguar — So I Bought Shares In Tata Motors.

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by Anura Guruge

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Click to ENLARGE. The cars and trucks — not including the Jaguars and Land Rovers — made by Tata.


TTM page from ‘MarketWatch’. Click to ENLARGE and view here. Use this link to access MarketWatck: http://www.marketwatch.com

Indian Tata Motors have owned the Jaguar Land Rover brand since 2008.

So, given that I can’t afford a new Jaguar I decided that I would do the next best thing — buy a few shares in Tata Motors, the 17th largest ‘car’ company in the world with revenues of US $42 billion.

Having spent a lot of time in India I am no stranger to Tata. Plus the name, an offshoot from a former acronym, is one very familiar to Sinhalese, like I, from Sri Lanka. ‘Tata’, or ‘Tatta’, means father — not that dissimilar to the yiddish word.

So this is the same logic I used with Sony. I can’t afford the Sony A7 RII or the Sony RX10 II (which I really would like to own) — so I bought a few SNE shares, i.e., Sony stock in the U.S.

TTM is the U.S. ‘version’ (i.e., ADS — American Depository Stock) of the Tata shares. It, at around $30 – $32, is not that expensive — say to Apple, Amazon or NetFlix. It has taken a hit of late but that is true of most stock.

So, I now have some affinity with Jaguar — shareholder PLUS two old Jags.

That Jaguar brand is owned by an Indian company only bothers me some. India to me is still the British Raj. The largest country in our glorious British Commonwealth. So there is still British in it. It isn’t like if it was owned by a Chinese, Korean, Japanese or Kraut company. So I am OK with the Indian ownership SINCE the Jaguar Land Rover COMPANY is still in Britian. 

WordAds by WordPress.com Are Much More Effective Than Other Tired Alternatives.

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by Anura Guruge

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>> Accepted for WordAds.

>> 1/2 million.                >> 350,000 hits.
>> 250,000 hits.                 >> 200,000 hits.
>> 150,000 hits.                 >> 100,000 views.


wordadssideasdasI just saw the statement for my first week with WordPress.com’s new “WordAds” Ad sharing program. I was impressed and pleased.

From the get-go I could tell that the WordAds format, approach and style was going to be much more compelling and engaging than that of Google’s — and as such prove to be more effective and beneficial to bloggers. That at least based on my first statement would appear to be the case. To me the key word here is ‘engaging’ and that is what you want with a program like this. The Ads have to engage and entice the viewer — and the WordAds sure seem to do that.

Bravo, WordPress.com. You have done it again. You have pulled another winner out of the hat and done so against the might of Google.

I am no stranger to Google’s AdSense for well over a decade but have never done well with it. And before you start saying that it had all to do with my content, let me please remind you that the ‘Popes and Papacy’ blog that does sport AdSense has had over 600,000 views and many days of over 4,000 hits a day. But very few people, if any, were captivated by the Ads — and you can’t just dismiss that by saying that it has to be a reflection of the readership. If the Ads were engaging people will stop and engage.

Google AdSense has now got tired and lethargic. I think that it is so huge that Google just can’t deliver the necessary Ads in time or in a manner that makes sense.

That is where WordPress is excelling. WordAds are quick [i.e., they appear on the blog, ASAP] and ‘easy on the eye’.

I am delighted. I was honored that WordPress let me have WordAds and now I am grateful.

I am a veteran of TypePad, Google Blogger and WordPress FREE blogging (as well as hosted WordPress as in the ‘Popes and Papacy’ blog).

The superiority of WordPress.com over Google Blogger is like cheese and chalk. And here is a supreme irony that many would find hard to credit. Google INDEXES (i.e., recognizes) WordPress.com blog posts quicker than it does those on Blogger! This has been the case for years. Doesn’t make sense.

But, UNTIL the advent of WordAds there was ONE KEY distinction between WordPress.com blogs and Google Blogger blogs. You could have Ads with the later. That is, thankfully, no longer the case. WordAds hasn’t just leveled the ‘Free Blogging’ playing field, it has tipped it, inexorably, in WordPress’ favor.

Bravo. If you, like me, are a WordPress.com blogger – REJOICE. Say ‘Thanks’ to WordPress.com. They are THE Cat’s Meow.

Thank YOU, WordPress.com.

Thank YOU, WordAds.

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