Thursday, March 31, 2011

April Fool's-Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction

I've been waiting to share this on April Fool's Day. Only it's half an April Fool's. This is what every drug company should change their name to.



The commercial is incredibly funny. The best part about the commercial, though, is that Butt Drugs is a real store, located in Corydon, Indiana; the kind of old-fashioned, small-town drug store that can rarely be found anymore. The store was founded in 1952 by businessman William Butt. Butt Drugs the store is now owned and operated by William’s son and granddaughter. The store has a pharmacy, general merchandise, liquor, and an old-fashioned soda fountain. The stuffed fishing trophies of the original store owner and his son still hang on the walls. When the store was first founded, the town was tiny – and as of the 2000 census, Corydon, Indiana only had 2,715 people. Beyond Butt Drugs, the one claim to fame that Croydon can take is that it was the original state capital of Indiana – before that capital was moved to Indianapolis in 1825.


If you can’t make the trip all the way to Corydon, Indiana, you can still have some fun with the punny excitement of Butt Drugs. The web site, ButtDrugs.com, offers everything from T-shirts to bumper stickers.

Happy April Fools Day!

7 comments:

Natalie said...

This is just awesome...for so many reasons. Not the least of which are the history and the fact that they don't take themselves too seriously. :) (And indeed, if only the drug companies would bear meaningful names, we'd have a better idea what they're up to in the first place!)

bipolartude said...

Parking in the rear... Hilarious.

Red Pill Junkie said...

I'm sure a marketing consultant could help them change their name to something with more panache... like Derriere Pharmaceuticals :P

Chronic Impending Disaster said...

Oh my god, that is too damn funny! I subscribe to those guys' Youtube channel, but I haven't seen that one. Thanks for sharing!

susan said...

@Natalie, I wish the drug companies had meaningful names too, and you could spell the darn drugs! Especially generics!

@Bipolartude- yeah, that one actually made me blow coffee out of my nose!

@RPJ-hmmm. Derriere, Heiney, tuchas, bum..... anything works for me!

@CID-glad you liked it!

Ana said...

Hi Holly!
Saw your picture at Mark's and came to see you..
arf.. arf... Bark..bark...
Nell.
My mom loves your mom...

Jen Daisybee said...

That was hilarious, Susan! Thanks for posting that. :)

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