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A yogurt commercial.
That’s one plush digestive system.
And blowing bubbles from the gastroesophageal sphincter?
Or you could…you know? Have a small bowl of good plain whole-milk yoghurt (Brown Cow and Trader Joe’s European Village are my current favorites) with some diced fresh fruit.
And, that way, you can avoid the fuzzy digestive system doing somersaults and trying its damnedest to escape your insides….
My boss has just decided he has spastic bowel syndrome – a rather strange ‘illness’ & rather ill-defined. It has a lot of sugar in it. You haven’t bought shares have you?
Yakult has a lot of sugar I meant – but supposedly helps such things.
When it comes to your immune system, if you are normal, leaving good enough alone is probably the way to go.
@ ennui: Good article. And there’s also a recent Skeptoid episode on the whole “boost your immune system” thing that’s worth listening to:
I thought the old Prilosec “Heartburn Hotel” ads were much more disgusting.
P.S.: If you want to hear the world’s best cover of “Heartbreak Hotel”, it’s on the concert album “June 1st 1974” by John Cale, Kevin Ayers & Brian Eno.
The product is crap, but that is the most adorable thing ever.
They should drop the yoghurt and sell gastroentestinal tube dolls instead.
Srsly. What is it with this recent commercial obsession with people’s bowels? It’s disgusting. And it all started with Jamie Lee Curtis getting all happy over how ACME Yogurt kickstarts her backside every morning. Cripes. Stop it.
I actually thought that was kinda cute…
They sell Yakult in America? Did not know! I think the creators of that commercial must have been Japanese–I see commercials like that every day:)) The Japanese can be counted on to cutsie up anything. (that wasn’t actually the funny commercial I saw for Toto–the one that featured a Super Bidet shooting water at a giant Apricot in the sky…apricot of course looks like–right!)
“Pro-biotic” bacteria tend to get killed in the stomach are are to my knowlegde as useless to the digestive system as homeopathy… just a thought….
Hmm. This reminds me of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxkUE5TtOFQ&feature=related , which I suspect may not have aired in the US…