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Monday, October 09, 2006
Been a long time, been a long time
There are ads on the El that feature Abraham Lincoln and a beaver sitting in various places like doorways and see-saws, looking depressed. The URL is, and in the corner is the name of a drug. I tried my best to be scornful and blase' but eventually I just had to know - what is it?! Given Lincoln's well-known depression, I thought it might be an antidepressant (though I couldn't think of a good reason for a beaver to be depressed other than in a dirty joke). I finally went there today - turns out it's a sleep aid. Why Lincoln and a beaver are hawking sleep drugs is still beyond me - maybe I'm supposed to expect to see them in my drug-induced dreams?

One of the side effects of the drug, incidentally, is drowsiness.

In drug-free news, give eight cheers to lovely Zor, who had eight adorable puppies over the weekend. Zya, I'll send you a bottle of the above sleep aid - I bet you'll need it :)


Blogger Heather said...

I find it bizarre that a sleep aid would call drowsiness a "side effect." Isn't that the goal?

And Lincoln and the beaver are supposedly from your dreams that you aren't having since you can't sleep. That's the premise of the commercial.

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