Giant Pills Exercising In Train Station

There’s some human-sized pills working out at Union Station in DC. It seems the mad scientists at Consumers Union have trapped them and forced them to undergo fiendish exercise experiments in front of commuters and passersby to see which drugs work best. Their findings are documented in the new publication “Best Drugs for Less” which is being handed out for free in front of these not jagged, not little, pills. Video here.

(Photo: nseaver)


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  1. DeeKey says:

    What the…..

  2. jklug80 says:

    I hope they can be taken orally, if not YOUCH!

  3. tgrwillki says:

    I picked the wrong day to stop sniffing glue.

  4. snazz says:

    yikes… good thing i lost my gag reflex

  5. Fresh-Fest-1986 says:

    I hope they are Valtrex so I can make out with their genitals and be cured!

  6. pecan 3.14159265 says:

    I feel like I need to leave my cubicle and go to union station right now. RIGHT NOW!

  7. krispykrink says:

    So, the Consumers Union is now a drug pusher.

  8. wildhare says:

    Just what the world needs, more drug advertising!

    Go to your doctor today and ask him about Nullox! Nullox provides a complex arrangement of chemicals to help you forget that you were ever really a human being at all! Try Nullox today!

  9. HRHKingFridayXX says:

    There were some sad looking faux doctors trying to hand out these magazines during rush hour this morning at McPherson square. I don’t take well to solicitations before 9am, befor coffee, and when I’m trying to get to the office.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I would prefer a little bit more self-disclosure in posts like these. Regular readers will know that this blog is owned by Consumers Union, which produced the publication which these giant pills are advertising, but new readers might not. In the interest of transparency, maybe add a line to the bottom of any Consumer Reports / Consumers Union related posts mentioning that you are owned by the same parent company?

  11. veverkap says:

    What’s great is that the Consumerist is shilling for their corporate masters, but none of us mind – we actually like their corporate masters. I continue to be happy about this pairing.

  12. theblackdog says:

    @pecan 3.14159265: I am with you, let’s go now!

    • oneandone says:

      @theblackdog: I wish I could go. I have a meeting :-(

      Will they be there later?

      Also, I though the ad for the magazine (on the back of the past few days’ Express) to be very compelling. I like the art. It’s rare to find a visually compelling & clear ad – plus it’s for a useful item!

  13. pecan 3.14159265 says:

    Their website says they’ll be at Union Station March 17 to 19 handing out free copies…so presumably the pills will be there too?

    I go for the pills.

    I wish I could go but alas…I need all the money I can get, and the pennies I make here need to go toward bills and making sure I don’t dip too much into savings before I find a new job.

  14. p322401 says:

    anyone else notice that the eye chart says “we hide from out selves”

  15. Eunie says:

    “…in front of these not jagged, not little, pills.”

    Does it still feel so good (swimming in your stomach)?

  16. ExtraCelestial says:

    @: @: Ha! I’m literally at my desk right now trying to pro/con the traffic issues.

  17. ExtraCelestial says:

    ^That was to pecan and theblackdog. My copy and paste job failed me.

  18. admiral_stabbin says:

    Are there any female giant pills? Them things are haaaaaawt.

  19. zimmi88 says:


    I think I might have nightmares tonight. Why, again, does C.U. need a huge display like this for their new publication?