This is what we do for the joy of the King,
For His peaceable Kingdom,
For a world in despair.
And this is why we bring any hope we can give,
Any bread from the table,
Any touch of His hand.
This is what we do.
This is where we go.
This is why we sing.
This is how we live.
This is who we are.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Am I Just Dense?

I watched this weird Blue Shield of California insurance commercial tonight.  (Watched it 3 times in a row trying to understand it.)  Has anyone else seen this and knows what I'm talking about?

Here's the "story line" of the commercial:  A  young college girl enters and takes a seat in an empty lecture hall--empty except for the sheet-covered CADAVER on a slab in the front of the room!! Then, at some point (curiosity gets the best of her??), she gets up from her desk, goes up to the cadaver--an old man, I think--and lifts up his arm to look at his hand or something. (The hand looks like it belongs on one of the Muppet characters.)  End of commercial.

It's absolutely the strangest commercial I've ever seen.  In listening to the voice-over, I think BSC is attempting to brag about the efforts it's going to to give students some incentive to go into nursing. They're certainly not talking about insurance. Maybe they should invest a few bucks into advertising that makes sense?


Billy said...

I haven't seen it, so I will look for it.

Becky said...

It isn't a cadaver, it is a very expensive "medical dummy." They are so sophisticated that they can bleed, speak, and die.

Don said...


Well, I guess I AM dense. haha

Apparently Blue Shield of California assumes we all know what "medical dummies" are. I still think the commercial is lame.

So was that dummy "dead" or just resting? :)

Don said...

And no wonder his hand looked like it belonged to one of the little old men in the Muppets' theatre balcony!