Marvel and NyQuil: Everything is Bad, Go to Sleep

picture-215In the wake of the Summer of Death and the colossally major news that Disney bought Marvel for $4 billion (a number that means “death” in Cantonese and is therefore avoided at all costs-not in enumerations of 4, obvs-in addresses, car license plates, cell phone numbers, etc., and, cue ominous, chongy music) and because Mr. Nasir “Nas” Jones says that sleep is the cousin of death, we must report the (in some circles, equally) important news that the soporific in Nyquil (doxylamine succinate) is found in much higher doses elsewhere. Namely Unisom (25 mg per pill vs. 6.25 mg in a 15 ml dose).

This may not be such the whoopin’ end of Nyquil-but it is when you consider it can be purchased generically for about 75 percent of the retail price and that Unisom is misleading because their Quick dissolve tablets and gelcaps DO NOT use the good stuff (seriously, check any drug store, the one that needs re-upping is the original tablet kind).

The wrong kind uses the same ingredient as Benadryl, which is a racket, ’cause any OTC pillhead knows you can’t sleep fitfully on the pinks. Also, vis-à-vis my dwindling attention span (side effect of what? Who can say!) we (me and Twitter) would like to now report that despite other reports of fanboys FUHREAKING out about the quality of the Marvel Universe maintaining its present state of awesome post Civil War radicalness that The Runaways (not the band) WOULD make a dynamite ABC Family TV show and we would watch the shit out of it and that, to those of us in the dork community, it kinda doesn’t matter who owns what rights to theme park rides, because The Dark Knight (which should be an epic testament to physics and turmoil) at New Jersey’s Great Adventure is utter garbage. Somewhere in the DC Universe someone is crying/NEEDS A NAP.