This isn’t really related to health, but this is so wierd and creepy I wanted to share. These commercials play all the damn time on the television stations here. I’m not sure if this guy is purposefully milking the “southern man controlling the economic situation of the black woman” imagery, or if the subliminal message is lost on him. There are several variations of this commercial, and another version of it has Tom’s voiceover talking about how this African-American woman scraped up jewelry from herself “and her kin” and sold it to him for (presumably) a cut of what it was really worth. My girlfriend and I have taken to saying to each other, “I want to give it to you…I want you sayin’ gooood ole Tom!” Blech.
And this one is just bizarre and creepily hilarious.