Monday, January 07, 2008

Viagra Side Effects

Something I found interesting.

Now I don't use Viagra, being a conservative/libertarian stallion and all, but I have noticed a side effect of Viagra anyway, even as one who doesn't use it.

Of note, Viagra can affect your vision, and can cause heart palpitations and shock, among other things. That being said, I've experienced some of these similar effects, without even taking the drug...

I get these symptoms when watching the commercials where they sing "Viva Viagra" to the tune "Viva Las Vegas". And no, I won't link to it.

First the heart condition stuff – when this commercial comes on, I get heart palpitations, shortness of breath and elevated stress levels brought on by the insipidness of the commercial.
I think my eyes bulge out a little, too.
These symptoms immediatly precipitate the feelings of serious mayhem and damage that I want to inflict on the guitar-playing tards in the commercial, as well as the intense pain and ultimately slow death that I want to inflict on the producers, writers and directors of the commercial.

As far as vision effects, I'm blinded by anger, annoyance and exasperation; I thought antidepressants made you go into a blind murderous rage, not E.D. commercials.
But there you have it.

And interestingly, even though I'm a gun-guy, I have no interest in shooting these folk. I just want to strangle those bastards, or beat them into oblivion with their instruments. "Banjo-of-Death" anyone?
It's probably the easy access to musical instruments that's to blame for this one.

Axes and knives come to mind, too. More personal.

Viagra works great for you? Swell (no pun intended).
But keep it to yourself. Have not these people heard of discretion?

By the way, if you want to have some fun with a company nurse having a hectic day, tell her you have priapism and watch her reaction, like my brother did at work. I think the nurse may have experienced some of the same feelings I had, after she stopped laughing.

Now, lets see a funny Bud Lite commercial or something.