September 3, 2013

"It's more of a placebo, I think... There was not like, 'Oh my God; I'm a rocket right now!'"

Said a purchaser of an over-the-counter "male enhancement" drug.
Bodega clerks said their sky-high sales suggest otherwise.

"People come in and buy them all the time," said a lower East Side bodega worker, who refused to give his name. "I think they work because people keep coming in for them."
That deserves my tag "charming bad logic."

The bodega clerk's logic is fine, but the Daily News reporter and editor — whoever wrote "suggest otherwise" — are missing an element: Placebos work.


Henry said...

Placebos work.

I don't think they work that well.

Vanity works better.

~ Steven said...

As they used to teach in med school, the placebo effect IS an effect.

Carol said...

well why shouldn't guys be able to buy ED stuff over the counter anyway? all the restrictions are ridiculous...oh I know, lawsuits.

bpm4532 said...

just don't elect a placebo as president.

Sam L. said...

It's all in the head. Which head, you ask?

clint said...

I'd have said placebos work *especially* well at boosting confidence.

Wasn't that the whole point of Dumbo's magic feather?