Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Protesters Plan Fake Overdose Of Fake Medicine

NOT MEDICINELove this: "In what is being billed as 'rationalism's Kool-Aid moment', a mass 'overdose' is being planned next week in protest at the marketing of homoeopathic medicines. More than 300 people who style themselves as 'homoeopathy sceptics' will each swallow an entire bottle of homoeopathic pills in protest at the continued marketing of homoeopathic medicines by Boots, the high street chemist chain."


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jolie (#16)

First they came for the arnica, and I did not speak out…

(Also: This is shaping up to be the weirdest day around here.)

kneetoe (#1,881)

Homeopathy did nothing for the light bulb stuck in my ass.

Flashman (#418)

It too shall pass.

NinetyNine (#98)

Call me when there's a similar protest over medical mary jane (how sad is it that I still don't know how to spell it?)

jolie (#16)

(Not sad, just a sign that you smoke enough of it to be bothered with pesky things like remembering how to spell it.)(M-A-R-I-J-U-A-N-A.)

NicFit (#616)

I know, I know, it's bullshit, but that Oscillococcinum stuff really prevents a cold.

NinetyNine (#98)

Um, yeah, because after you spend $37 on it, you're too broke to go to the doctor, so you just tough it out.

Maevemealone (#968)

I hope nobody tries to stop them.

Banjois (#2,646)
Flashman (#418)

Nice. I'd wanted to throw this one up yesterday under the German skull story:

HiredGoons (#603)

I doubt homeopathy can cure psychic ennui.

josh_speed (#97)

Preach. And what the eff good does that make it?

David (#192)

This is a "grass roots" effort that isn't sponsored, funded or encouraged by anyone or any firm that has anything to do with any pharmaceutical company– I am sure.

Sakurambobomb (#1,722)

I thought Nux Vomica was one of Nicole Richie's children's names.

bshep (#746)

I saw James Randi give a talk a few years ago on homeopathy, and he began by consuming a whole package of some homeopathic sleep aid, saying "I trust I'll still be awake by the end of this talk." He was.

HiredGoons (#603)


NicFit (#616)

In the homeo community's defense, they claim these things work by ingesting very small amounts.

HiredGoons (#603)

Fuckin' homeos.

riotnrrd (#840)

Also in the homeo community's defense, they are all dumber than a bag of hammers.

DigThatFunk (#2,457)

Hah! "I know that it didn't work on Mr. Randi, but, you see, it's because, umm, well… you see, he took TOO MUCH for it to work! And not only does taking too much NOT make you overdose, but it also cancels itself out, rendering it useless! Yeah, that's the ticket!" Crazy homeos.

City_Dater (#2,500)

The guy who chows down on the full bottle of alfalfa tablets will probably be leaving the "homeopathy skeptic" movement, but only for the three days he'll be on the loo.

OuackMallard (#774)

These people seem really homeophobic.

myfanwy (#1,124)

No homeo.

slinkimalinki (#182)

of course it's not going to work if you take lots. take one sixty-seventh of a pill and you'll see some fireworks!

DoctorDisaster (#1,970)

You couldn't pay me to take a bottle of that shit. Those guys have quality control worse than Chinese toy painters.

Tulletilsynet (#333)

You are obviously a paid agent of the medical establishment, Doctor. Probably even a licensed physician.

DigThatFunk (#2,457)

Or, just logical? It's fairly well known that homeopathic cures don't go through the quality control that REGULATED drugs do. I'm pretty sure that it's there in the definition of "regulated" vs "unregulated".

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