Wednesday, January 23, 2008

What's wrong with yogurt today?

Is anyone else disturbed at the number of yogurt brands being introduced today that are marketed toward your bowel movements? Dannon's Activia® brand goes so far as to create the trademarked term "BIFIDUS REGULARIS." Give me a break.

I'm just not sure how "regular" it is, however, to poop out your belly button as the Dannon image seems to suggest.

15 comments:

elephantschild said...

I thought the diagram meant I was supposed to consume the yogurt VIA my belly button...

Mr. E said...

If poop came out there, I would be very worried!

Hunny Bee May said...

totally agree. i purposely don't buy the stuff just cuz I find the commericials disturbing. I know women talk about a lot of personal stuff when they're alone, but I don't think I've ever randomly brought up 'irregularity' to a girlfriend like the ads suggest. weird. WEIRD!!!!! glad to know i'm not alone.

eally said...

You are SOOO funny! This post had me cracking up!! DH & I joke about some of these crazy-type commercials (feminine hygiene products, men's sexual enhancers, etc) all the time. They are so stupid! LOL

Uvulapie said...

I didn't know females talked about these things too! Oh, if I had a dime for every time el Shumbo and I sat around, drinking our International Coffees and talking about irregularities, spots of dishes, and embarrassing odors I'd have a meellion bucks.

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

I find all of this bowel talk uncomfortable. Seriously. Who discusses that stuff with random people? Well other than my MIL I mean.

Sniz said...

As long as they don't quit showing the IBS commercial with all the people lifting up their shirts to show their bellies. Because the kids love that one.

Kellan said...

This is the first time I've seen this - Ugh!! I love yogart - but I don't need to hear all the "crap" it's good for or does for ya!!! Just make it yummy and pink and throw in some granola if you want - I'll buy it.

Nice to see you today - hope to see you again soon. Kellan

Kathy said...

I thought that was just lint!

Me said...

I just heard--

Why does daddy have a friend named big doofus?

:0)

Big Doofus said...

Tell her the truth: Daddy doesn't have any friends. :)

Me said...

Neither do I except him.

JAM said...

When all of my grandparents got old, they invariably became concerned, greatly concerned with their bowel movements. To the point where it became a common topic of conversation, at least to their minds.

TMI, you know?

I guess the active cultures in yogurt and whatnot is just a marketing ploy, but it still makes me uncomfortable to see, just as I was as a teen when my grandparents would loudly proclaim their disappointing "BM" on any given day.

Sniz said...

For some reason, the phrase "disappointing BM" from your last comment gave me the giggles and I can hardly write this for shaking with mirth. Disappointing BMs!!!! Great stuff!

Leeann said...

LOL.

But the Yoplait version DOES taste good.