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NyQuil Online Ad Featuring Snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis Is Disturbing

Apologies for going off on a tangent here, but I was just reading an article on SI.com about Lindsey Vonn having the fastest training time today when I glanced over to the sidebar and saw the above advertisement.

I understand the premise of the ad as it is the same as the commercials frequently airing on television recently:  that if you take NyQuil at bedtime, it will help you fall into a deep, coma-like sleep, giving your body time to rest and rejuvenate itself for what lies ahead the next day. But why do they insist on having the person – U.S. snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis in this instance – have the appearance that they may have just overdosed on heroin? I have seen better looking corpses, for crying out loud (but that’s another story altogether).

Frankly, this ad makes me want to take NyQuil even less than I did beforehand. It is terribly off-putting, and in any event, a fifth of vodka and a couple of Tylenol PMs are just what the doctor ordered for tonight anyway.

No, I don’t have a cold, why do you ask?

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