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Like cures like

February 18, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

I keep seeing ads for Zicam on TV. Zicam is a homeopathic cold remedy that, unlike most homeopathic remedies, has progressed beyond anti-modern medicine hippiedom and found a marketing department. Homeopathy combines two stupid ideas: the claim that taking a substance that causes symptoms similar to an illness will cure that illness and that such a substance is most effective when diluted to the point where you’ve only ingested a couple of molecules of it.

I guess the moral of the story is that next time you get a headache, hit yourself in the head with a bat. A really tiny one.

Can you tell I’m bored tonight?

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  1. February 20, 2008 at 8:50 am | #1

    Are you ever awake at 3AM? Have you ever seen the ads for that product that enhances “that special part of the male anatomy?” It’s a pill you take to make your dick bigger. But never once do they use the word “penis”. I suspect if they used the word penis, they could be brought up for making blatantly false claims.

    It’s hilarious, but the best part is this – they supposedly interview men on the street, and each and every interview is with a guy with a fabulous babe on his arm dressed in evening attire.

    You’re not the only one who gets bored.

  2. February 20, 2008 at 9:04 pm | #2

    Do you have to be awake at 3 AM for those? Enzyte commercials are on during the day. They were, anyway; I believe they’re being sued now.

  1. February 22, 2008 at 8:33 am | #1

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