Originally Posted by tonton
Um... I don't get this rant.....
That's OK, I was trying to be subtle. Zen, satire, and sarcasim can create slippery humor.
"Obviously the ad is targeting the conscience of those who think they might be at risk but who for some reason are hesitant or too lazy to get tested. Are you saying those people don't exist?"
How could one not know that millions around the world have AIDS? And how many more have it and do not know?
"Are you also an advocate of "abstinence only" education who pretends teens won't have sex if we don't teach them how to do it safely?"
Comment need not be applied to above question.
"And if you're asking how people who aren't at risk should feel about this ad and what you're "encouraged" to do if you don't think you're at risk, then ask yourself how you feel about a tampon ad and what a tampon ad "encourages" you to do if you're a man."
Homer Simpson or Hank Hill can respond to this. I will not.
"Do NOT repeat Reagan's mistake about AIDS!"
Let's hope not.
"And it's AIDS. Not AID's. I'm absolutely positive the ad doesn't say "Get an AID's test"."
Kudos, you get an extra cup of saki before bed tonight.
I was just trying to say that if I had money to create an AIDS awareness PSA that was aimed directly at an American audience. I would be inclinded to include, not only GET AN AIDS TEST, but also something like BE SMART, AIDS CAN BE PREVENTED.
It was the monotonous, beating of the jungle drums, and the take-off of the "aroma therapy" headache remedy sold in the US that got me. Hence, midwinter's "Apply directly to the forhead!" reponse had a double-meaning. If you have not seen this ad, then the rant would not have been understood.