I’ve written a couple of times here about TV commercials that drive me crazy or just perplex me (that post on what the Cialis bathtubs are all about continues to get a couple of views a week even though it was over a year ago). In general, though, I don’t get too exercised about TV ads, maybe because we have a TiVo and don’t see as many per TV hour watched (usually late at night and old TV series like Have Gun Will Travel and Maverick, or the preposterous Bones or the amusing Monk). Mrs. R. is pretty laid back about them, too, but like me she has some that drive her round the bend. At the moment the one that seems to send her blood pressure through the roof is for a nasal spray Omnaris. Every time it comes on she starts yelling, “Nose rape!” I don’t know if it is a gender issue, an idiosyncrasy of hers or the proverbial “mind of the beholder,” but she sees this as an obvious image of sexual violation. Since this isn’t obvious to me. Although I can follow her narrative, I wouldn’t have interpreted it that way on my own. “Blog it,” she said. “You’ll see. It’s obvious.”
So that’s what I’m going to do and here it is:
Is this “nose rape”?