Why are ads interesting?
This is because they try to impress us.
Why are American ads, hmm, interesting?
This is because 99% of them are made by really sad people who think they are funny.
Anyway, going back to the really sad ads in 2005, what is with the "Alka Seltzer Big Cold" medicine ad?
The "Then, you have a BIG cold" just wants to make you retch and/or weep. And then, punch lines are supposed to do something to you. This wants to seal the deal with the retching and weeping feeling. The pharmacist sees the woman outside his store the next day morning and inquires to her feelings, and the lady, a really bad actress says "Like myself". Like what?
Who designed this ad? Why is it on TV? Why do we have to watch this between every bad programme on television?
One day, I would like to meet a few of these people who design these sorry ass ads.