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    Posted: 05 May 2011 at 4:37am
I feel like a bad person because these ads just do NOT move me at all!  There's something about them that drives me nuts.  The people feel like actors to me.  I probably SHOULD be crying at their stories, but oddly....I don't give a sh*t.  Mainly because they just seem like they are acting??  Sleepy
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But don't you find it just totally adorable how little Heather has trouble pronouncing the word "Presbyterian"??  You must hate little Heather!  Wink
 
 
 
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I felt a bit moved listening to Joe, but for some reason Heather just seemed like she was remembering lines (which was probably true). It just gives me an apathetic feeling. 
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

But don't you find it just totally adorable how little Heather has trouble pronouncing the word "Presbyterian"??  You must hate little Heather!  Wink
 
 
 
I  hate Little Heather The Actress.  Wink   If there were a REAL little Heather who actually had done to her what fake Little Heather had, then I might like her.  LOL  But in all seriousness...I really don't NEED to hear how all her Little Internal Organs were removed, and stuffed back in.  Dead

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In "Joe's" case, doesn't the ambulance drive you to the closest hospital after a heart attack? It's not like he was in any position to shop around.
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"They took all my organs out and put the ones I needed back in."
 
As opposed to the ones you didn't need? Confused
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I was more moved by Joe's story, but with Heather...I really couldn't have cared.  Like people have already said, it seemed like she was acting and TRYING to look like the cutest kid in the world.  Because obviously we were supposed to start crying because she was a child. 
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Originally posted by smittykins smittykins wrote:

"They took all my organs out and put the ones I needed back in."
 
As opposed to the ones you didn't need? Confused
 
ConfusedYup...she was simply too friiggin' small to stuff that Hammond Organ back in her, doncha know...
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Originally posted by smittykins smittykins wrote:

"They took all my organs out and put the ones I needed back in."
 
As opposed to the ones you didn't need? Confused
 
You'd be surprised at how many you don't need.  In fact, I'd bet that that hospital would be more than happy to remove the extra kidney that most people have and sell it to someone else.... LOL
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Originally posted by MrTim MrTim wrote:

 
You'd be surprised at how many you don't need.  In fact, I'd bet that that hospital would be more than happy to remove the extra kidney that most people have and sell it to someone else.... LOL
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I want to know what they did with Heather's Little Giblets when she was having her surgery?  Did they pile them all up in a bowl on a table, sort through them, eliminate her appendix etc.,  and then dump the bowl back into her body cavity and stitch her up?  Poor kid's gonna eat a Happy Meal,  fart,  and all hell's going to break loose!  Not to mention her gall bladder! 

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Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

In "Joe's" case, doesn't the ambulance drive you to the closest hospital after a heart attack? It's not like he was in any position to shop around.
 
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Originally posted by musicman musicman wrote:

Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

In "Joe's" case, doesn't the ambulance drive you to the closest hospital after a heart attack? It's not like he was in any position to shop around.
 
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Originally posted by Virginia Dare Virginia Dare wrote:

I want to know what they did with Heather's Little Giblets when she was having her surgery?  Did they pile them all up in a bowl on a table, sort through them, eliminate her appendix etc.,  and then dump the bowl back into her body cavity and stitch her up?  Poor kid's gonna eat a Happy Meal,  fart,  and all hell's going to break loose!  Not to mention her gall bladder! 
 
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Wow she has a thick Brooklyn accent for a kid her age.  The whole time all I could think was "she sounds like a guest star on Seinfeld."  Toward the beginning where she's saying something like "doctors in Pennsylvania wouldn't do it" (etc) I was half-expecting her to say "they were like...fuggedaboutit!"
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Originally posted by smittykins smittykins wrote:

"They took all my organs out and put the ones I needed back in."
 
As opposed to the ones you didn't need? Confused

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Originally posted by Virginia Dare Virginia Dare wrote:

I feel like a bad person because these ads just do NOT move me at all!  There's something about them that drives me nuts.  The people feel like actors to me.

They probably are.  I know if I had to have all my guts scooped out and thrown back in like a 1950's Chevy, I sure as hell would NOT feel like going on TV to talk about it.
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"Florida didn't want to touch me" is not something a 9 y/o says; that sounds more like an adult woman to me (it also sounds very NJ/NY/CT to me, too).  A 9 y/o would say something like "The hospital in Florida wouldn't operate on me".
 
 
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I'm chuckling because I get these ads EVERY DAY. The best "series"  was former New York Mayor, Ed Koch. "I'm taking all the nurses to Peter Luger's (legendary steak house in Brooklyn, NY) and NOBODY better order fish!"
 
I'm sure "Heather"  was prompted, but these are real folks telling their stories.
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Originally posted by Virginia Dare Virginia Dare wrote:

I want to know what they did with Heather's Little Giblets when she was having her surgery?  Did they pile them all up in a bowl on a table, sort through them, eliminate her appendix etc.,  and then dump the bowl back into her body cavity and stitch her up?  Poor kid's gonna eat a Happy Meal,  fart,  and all hell's going to break loose!  Not to mention her gall bladder! 
 
I looked it up.  She's not an actress (clearly) as she's not very good at it.  No, she the real thing.
Here's her story.
 
 
I can't say I blame the kid for the commercial being kind of awful.  That honor goes to the director.
 
 
 
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In Chicago, I get plenty of sob stories via Cancer Treatment Ads (starring Peggy Kessler)!
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^  Or Richard Stump complaining abiut the "big burly doctor and his arrogance."
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^  Or Richard Stump complaining abiut the "big burly doctor and his arrogance."
I just saw his most recent commercial...and they left out the "big burly doctor"  I have to admit, if I'm gonna see Richard Stump, I wanna hear about that doctor Tongue
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Fast forward 10 years.
"Yes Heather, we didn't tell you earlier as you didn't need it. But no, you can't get pregnant. So, how are those stitches healing?" 
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Truthfully, I was a bit annoyed by Heather's presentation in the commercial myself, until I found out that it wasn't just a story it was really her and it really happened. 
Having myself experienced a similar type of surgery, no where near as intense as hers.  Let me tell you it was no fun and extremely painful.  It's hard for people to grasp the intensity of what that child must have experienced.  On watching the commercial again after learning the truth, I found her to be reasonably upbeat considering what she had actually been through.
 
 
By the way, I'm not knocking the impression people have had of the commercial, because I felt the same too at first.
 
 
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