Thursday, May 7, 2009

Is She Flipping Me Off?

Dear New York State Smokers Quitline
I know what you are trying to do. You want smokers to see this advertisement and quit the habit. It's a noble cause. 

Here's the problem. It doesn't work. I know plenty of people who smoke and have seen this ad multiple times, and none of them have decided to stop smoking. If I had a child, I would think it would do more harm than good for them to see it. 

Also, there are a lot of people who don't smoke and have no intention of smoking who are watching this broadcast as well. Allow me to speak for these people: We don't need to see grizzly amputee footage to prevent us from going out and buying a pack of cigarettes. This woman's condition is obviously pretty rare because between myself and everyone else I know who has seen (and been repulsed by) this commercial, we have never heard of this happening to anyone else. Did she smoke three packs a day? She probably should have quit when she started getting parts of her fingers amputated. 

It's disturbing, it's annoying and it's on every two fucking innings. Stop it. Put that picture on a pack of cigarettes or something. It's still not going to get anyone to quit, but at least there won't be the colateral damage of non-smokers being subjected to it. 

Thanks in advance. 

Fack Youk


  1. This post literally came up in my RSS reader when the commercial was on.

    Very well said. All of these disgusting smoking commercials have got to go.

  2. I am more freaked out by all those black bumps on her that razor burn?

  3. Watching the shitty Yankees MAIMS...It MAIMS, I'm MAIMED.

  4. Speaking of which, whats up with the Massachusetts commercials every inning on YES?

    Fenway plays a large role in the ad. Why would Yankees fans want to go there?

    Furthermore, do Massachusetts residents want "arrogant" New Yorkers invading their state?

    The commercial makes no sense on both Boston and New York fronts.

  5. I am repulsed by this Bronx hoodrat and I want to fight my television every f-in time this commercial comes on. Her next amputation should involve her vital organs.

    At least you could get a kick out of the dude they were showing last year, the one who had to use the voicebox to talk.