“Oh my darling….”

There’s a frankly ghastly anti-smoking ad that seems to be showing up on teevee a bit of late; I’ve seen it nearly every day during visits to my parents. I’m not embedding the damned thing here, but if you MUST watch it, here it is. The ad features a kid singing a broken, increasingly guilt-ridden version of “My Darling Clementine” as his mom gets sicker and sicker from smoking.

(No, I am not defending smoking, but this particular ad is some depressing shit.)

So, as a possible antidote, here’s Bobby Darin’s swinging (and oh, so very fatphobic) version.

 

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1 Response to “Oh my darling….”

  1. Roger says:

    I don’t mind ghastly, I suppose. Those commercials with the real people hooked up on machines, then the black screen saying. “Jane Doe dead at 57” really got to me.

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