The Argyle Sweater by Scott Hilburn for September 10, 2020


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    marilynnbyerly  3 months ago

    At least he leaves no side effects.

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    SHIVA  3 months ago

    I think I’ve been taking a placebo all these years!!! But I love the crunchy center!!

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    PICTO  3 months ago

    Placebos are like voodoo… they only work if you believe they will work.

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    nosirrom  3 months ago

    Her pet name for him is Sugar

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    danketaz Premium Member 3 months ago

    He does have that effect on people.

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    Zykoic  3 months ago

    The litany of side effects began to take over my life.

    Finally I stopped placebos.

    Thanks Hazelden Betty Ford!

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    gopher gofer  3 months ago

    i’ll speculate that he probably has more fun than sedatives…

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    Walrus Gumbo Premium Member 3 months ago

    Placebo, the Mike Pence of meds.

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    Kind&Kinder  3 months ago

    I guess they interiorize the wine by sopping it up? Getting dunked?

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    Vilyehm  3 months ago

    Stupid pill.

    Correct response:

    Babe, I’m a placebo. I’ll do whatever you want me to do.

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    Flynn White Premium Member 3 months ago

    Nicknames for each other: Trick or Treatment

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    jel354  3 months ago

    Is the placebo sweet (sugar pill)?

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    iggyman  3 months ago

    The one on the left leaves a bitter taste in the mouth!

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    Darryl Heine  3 months ago

    Where do you get the PLACEBOS?

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    BearsDown Premium Member 3 months ago

    Placebo Domingo.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member 3 months ago

    Bulbous bouffant macadamia placEbo! ;-)

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    Zebrastripes  3 months ago

    Should I call you SUGAR, pill?

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    [Traveler]  3 months ago

    “I’ve been taking this new drug and I’m high as a kite. It’s called placebo!”

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    Owhatadoc Premium Member 3 months ago

    My physician friend told me that when he served in the navy they would sometimes prescribe “obecalp” to sailors that were acting ill in order to get out of some nasty duty. Obecalp = “placebo” backwards.

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    bobpeters61  3 months ago

    He could claim to relieve the suffering from hypochondria.

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    Michael G.  3 months ago

    Placebos help sort out the ineffectual. I would that we had these in the halls of government.

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    #Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    And the pills that mother gives you don’t do anything at all, ask Alice.

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    bobbyferrel  3 months ago

    You have to be careful. I got addicted to placebos.

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    uniquename  3 months ago

    But he’s such a sweet pill!

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    jr1234  3 months ago

    People that are told they are being given a placebo sometimes say the reaction is the same as if they were given the real medicine.

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    redback  3 months ago

    he helps to establish de efficacy of other drugs by setting a comparison group, plus they don’t do just nothing

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    Zen-of-Zinfandel  3 months ago

    Yep, don’t vin your hopes on a placebo.

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    PO' DAWG Premium Member 3 months ago

    The Covid19 vaccine?

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    amaneaux  3 months ago

    Contrary to popular belief, placebos don’t actually provide medical improvement. That idea comes from patients who perceive their own symptoms as improved, simply because they expect improvement. But when symptoms are actually measured, there is no change.

    (For example, an insomniac who takes a placebo instead of a sleep drug may say that they fell asleep faster and stayed asleep longer. But when measured, they’re taking just as long to fall asleep, and waking up just as often during the night. Always be wary of self-reported effects.)

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    Digital Frog  3 months ago

    Maybe she’s looking for a sugar daddy.

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    Charlie Tuba  3 months ago

    I thought you shouldn’t mix alcohol with meds.

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    Bozo T  3 months ago

    “They also serve who only stand and wait.” —John Milton

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    Lablubber   3 months ago

    Still better than taking Clorox.

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    zeexenon  3 months ago

    Well, you take enough of them and you may get Type-2 diabetes.

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    RabbitDad  3 months ago

    I take offense. I have severe hypochondria, and I have to take a placebo every day for the REST OF MY LIFE.

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    mistercatworks  3 months ago

    The Russians are racing to develop a harmless placebo vaccine, so they can “win” the vaccine race and convince their people to go back to work until the “real” vaccine arrives. We have something similar going on.

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    Andrew Sleeth Premium Member 3 months ago

    Au contraire, my medicinal pal! The placebo effect is demonstrable and significant.

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    Daeder  3 months ago

    But at least placebos are sweet.

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