August 9, 2007

"We wouldn't have invented a disease unless we had something to take for it."

Frightening -- foreboding -- line from a 1960s ad:

9 comments:

Alex said...

Sounds like the voice of Gene Wilder (Doctor Frankensteen).

reader_iam said...

Touche!

reader_iam said...

And I supplied the *correct* woman-eating-steak link on the other thread.

Ann Althouse said...

Yeah, it is Gene Wilder.

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Was that Frau Bl├╝cher?
[horses whinny]

Pogo said...

I've always relied instead on Ennui-Seltzer for that malady.

It is a far superior product than its predecessor, Ennui-Samsa, which had the regrettable side effect of awakening to find oneself transformed overnight into a gigantic insect.

Though the wings were cool, at first.

Wurly said...

Virginia Postrel had a good post on this the other day:

"Why not treat a biological condition you just don't like? (I'm assuming that you are directly or indirectly paying for the treatment.) We don't have to call Restless Leg Syndrome a disease to acknowledge that it disturbs some people's sleep and that those people would like relief. Contrary to what you may have heard, the only sort of character suffering builds is the ability to suffer--a useful ability in a world where suffering is the routine nature of life but not a virtue that makes the world a better place."

Roger Sweeny said...

Pogo, very funny.

I kept thinking of the "Who does depression hurt?" commercials.

From Inwood said...

TNR:

We wouldn't have invented a disaster unless we had something to alleviate it. We do.

“George Bush, leave this world alone." "George Bush, find yourself another home."