See the commercial here.
Synopsis: In a scene which could have been dreamed up only by someone who is biologically incapable of actually experiencing the mammalian wonder of uncontrolled post-ovulatory bleeding, a sassy, self-assured, and super-absorbent kayaker, “Lindsey,” comes upon her mortal enemy, Mother Nature, who is taking a break from killing half a million innocent Haitians to personally deliver her hilariously euphemistic “monthly gift” to carefree, on-the-go American women.
Springtime in Nashville
Mother Nature has a nice set of gams
“So you’re the one who causes the excess lining of my uterus to slough off!”
“Yes … but the horse face comes from your father.”
Message: With your active lifestyle and preference for expensive white undergarments, you can’t afford to get slowed down by the embarrassing inconvenience of your natural reproductive cycle.
“You don’t scare me – I’ve got a cotton-rayon wad stuffed in my birth canal!”
“Well, that should be a nice change of pace for you, Dear …”
Subliminal Message: For 3-5 days a month, being a woman is totally gross.
Blocking mucus-laden uterine discharge has never seemed so classy
Same technology is being used to stop Gulf Coast oil spill
You have to see the absorptive power of Tampax to believe it
Memorable Moment: Lindsey carries visible box of tampons on her back during whitewater kayaking trip.
WARNING: Tampax has not been certified as an emergency floatation device
“With Tampax and my vintage WWII helmet, there’s nothing I can’t do!”
Disturbing Aspect: Tampax imagines menstrual blood flow as a series of festively-wrapped presents tumbling down through your womanly chasm.
Fig. 1 – Messy threat to that big board meeting or triathlon emerges
Fig. 2 – Mother Nature’s gift keeps on giving; situation critical
Fig. 3 – Tampax user is safe; other brand user will have to buy new pantsuit
Burning Questions: Now that Tampax has solved the once-insurmountable leaking problem, can it do anything about the irrational bitchiness? Is Mother Nature sleeping with Al Gore? Will Lindsey encounter the Tooth Fairy around the next bend?
According to police, Mother Nature was last person to see Lindsey alive
All they found was a crushed kayak and three plastic applicators
Overall Loathsomeness: 8.8
Mitigating Factor: Flashing a box of tampons has been shown to dramatically reduce the number of unwanted sexual advances by lonely park rangers.