Metamucil Keeps Old Faithful Regular

Here's another example of the idiotic reactions that come from harmless attempts at humor in advertising. Here we have a National Park Service ranger getting offended because of a Metamucil ad that claims to keep Old Faithful "regular". Her complaint? She is offended at the implication that Old Faithful needs "help" to keep going.

"To suggest that it's not natural, that it is enhanced by a product, is a little disconcerting," said Suzanne Lewis, superintendent of Yellowstone and chief steward of the park and its geysers.

The park actually received letters complaining about the depiction of Old Faithful as something needing "regulation".

Can people please GET A LIFE!!! I mean for God's sake, it's humor. Have you heard of it? It's supposed to make you laugh. Lighten up and enjoy life, will you?

NYT: Metamucil Ad Featuring Old Faithful Causes a Stir
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by Steve Hall    Jan-18-03   Click to Comment   
  

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