6/15/2006

Ben Franklin Wants You to Think of Him Before You Have Sex

Filed under: — Kate @ 3:36 am EST

I just saw the most ridiculous commercial—This drawing of Ben Franklin, animated only by a moving mouth (à la Monty Python), comes on and says something like “Hi, I’m Benjamin Franklin, inventor of many things including the lightening rod, bifocals, and the stove.”

Whatever, with all of the Benergy going around these days, I’ve begun ignoring things like this.

Except then he says, “But I’m not here to talk about myself, I’m here to talk about teenage pregnancy.”

What?!

He goes on with something like “Think it won’t happen to you?” and then gives some statistics.

I found the whole thing pretty amusing, if not a bit bizarre, but it was the last line of the commercial that had me laughing out loud: “So before you have sex, think of me, Benjamin Franklin.”

Dude, that was not cool!

And isn’t it kind of funny that they used Ben Franklin for this at all, given the rumors of his own sexual escapades?

Update: You can view the commerical here: A Message from Benjamin Franklin [teenpregnancy.org]

7 Responses to “Ben Franklin Wants You to Think of Him Before You Have Sex”

  1. daveT Says:

    is it worse to think of ole benny boy or margaret thatcher naked on a cold day?

  2. Ashley Says:

    Oooh, Ben was promiscuous?! Ha! I hadn’t heard that. Still, though, super funny. BF is anything but sexy…

  3. Heather Says:

    i think i need new panties..

  4. Holz Says:

    Little known fact: Ben Franklin invented the first hand-crank vibrator.

  5. Ashley Says:

    lmao. Nice one, Holz.

  6. Stan Says:

    I heard they called him Ben Scanklin in college.

  7. Philadelphia Will Do Says:

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