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Those of you who pay as much attention to print advertisements as we do may have noticed a curious inclusion in this month's Vogue - an ad for Alli, t
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Those of you who pay as much attention to print advertisements as we do may have noticed a curious inclusion in this month's Vogue - an ad for Alli, t
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Those of you who pay as much attention to print advertisements as we do may have noticed a curious inclusion in this month's Vogue - an ad for Alli, the newest over-the-counter diet pill. Nevermind that the idea of a diet pill is too disgusting (and cliché) to take seriously. People who've used the "capsules" (isn't that such a harmless sounding word?) have cited some pretty gross side-effects, mainly that users experience loss of their bowels (an "alli-oops," if you will,) after eating too much food. This kind of reminds us of senior year of high school - when, a few months before prom, everyone suddenly couldn't keep still, a side-effect of the once popular Stacker 2, a pill intended for Type Two Diabetes but reinterpreted by 17-year old girls as the only way to fit into a size 0 Jessica McClintock. And yet, this ad comes with a magazine intended for adult women, complete with a 2008 calendar, so you can think about your weight every day of the coming year. Also: does anyone else find it strange that some of the only curvy girls to appear in Vogue are posing for a diet pill?