*calms down*

Okay, back story: I dont watch ‘True Blood‘ until Monday nights. My weekends are super busy, so I just crash Sunday nights, and since there is nothing good on Monday nights until new ‘Big Bang Theory’ in a few weeks, I catch up on ‘True Blood’.

Last night…

Last night, you guys…

They used colloidal silver as vampire mace. To quote Pam:

Colloidal silver. In-stock and overpriced at your neighborhood health food store.

ALL THESE YEARS Ive been making fun of Lenny Horowitz and jerks like him, selling that crap as ‘cure alls’ to Average Joes and Janes…

But now it all makes sense. You dont advertise to the incoming vampire army ‘HAI GUYZ! WE HAZ VAMPIRE MAZE! LOL!’, you disguise your anti-vampire activities as ‘HAI GUYZ! COLLOIDAL SILVERS CURE FLOO AND AIDS! YAY!… OH WATS DAT? U WANT TO ATTACK MEH? RLY? HOWSABOUT MACE FACE LOL U FAIL!’

Dentist Horowizt isnt a screwball. Hes a military GENIUS.



  1. #1 biopunk
    August 30, 2010

    LOL. I love you abbie!

  2. #2 xander
    August 30, 2010

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but according to the advertisements that I have seen recently, Big Bang Theory will be shown on Thursday night once the new season starts.

  3. #3 Buffy
    August 30, 2010

    We were watching that last night and my wife asked, “Colloidal silver….isn’t that the stuff that turns you blue?”. I said it was and mentioned it could be found at health food stores. She was aghast that they sell that crap to the general public.

  4. #4 Noadi
    August 30, 2010

    True Blood wasn’t the first to use the idea. The Blade movies did too and I’m sure others have.

  5. #5 abb3w
    August 30, 2010

    It actually would make for an interesting speculative paper: in a world with rampant lycanthropy and vampirism, does argyria become an acceptable side-effect in exchange for more effective protection against the underlying infectious agencies?

    Of course, it would make more sense to ask in the Anita Blake universe, where preternatural biology is still (mostly) biology; at least in the Sukie Stackhouse books, it’s made explicit fairly early on that the “virus” is just a cover story.

    Probably not something for the average joe, but possibly something one of the hard-core bounty hunter types might try.

  6. #6 spencer
    August 30, 2010

    Pam’s use of colloidal silver against Bill was brilliant. You can learn more about colloidal silver at http://www.TheSilverEdge.com

  7. #7 Russell
    August 30, 2010

    A wood stake pounded through the heart has seemed to stop cold every vampire I’ve encountered.

    Well…. I think they were vampires. 😉

  8. #8 fnxtr
    August 31, 2010

    “Underworld” used silver nitrate bullets. They looked like the mercury ampoule in your thermostat.

  9. #9 Jen
    August 31, 2010

    I loved that part, but reading this cracked me up even more. I love applying science geekery to True Blood. My friend and I had a big discussion on Sookie “not having a blood type.” She has to have one! Just a rare undiscovered once that rejects other types, which isn’t that hard to imagine. But then we started talking about inheritance patterns, and nothing made sense anymore.

    …Yay geneticists talking about magic!

  10. #10 Birger Johansson
    August 31, 2010

    abb3w @ 5: “Of course, it would make more sense to ask in the Anita Blake universe, where preternatural biology is still (mostly) biology”

    Since the supernatural creatures in that narrative universe are hyper-sexed, it would make sense to reverse-engineer their blood chemistry to get the successor to Viagra 🙂

  11. #11 Charl
    August 31, 2010

    On the topic of things that come back from the dead… looks like smallpox vaccine is also good for protecting against monkeypox. Wonder if they’ll have to start producing the vaccine again for travellers (unless the WHO will pay for global vaccinations in the DRoC)? http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/08/24/1005769107.full.pdf

  12. #12 John C. Welch
    August 31, 2010

    I think they used it in Blade 3 as well.

  13. #13 stogoe
    August 31, 2010

    I am only (willingly) acquainted with Anita Blake via the hilarious Annotated Anita Blake series.

  14. #14 Prometheus
    August 31, 2010


    “….in a world with rampant lycanthropy and vampirism, does argyria become an acceptable side-effect….”

    I am now looking forward to an episode where Russell Edgington battles federally created Smurfs.

    Do you think vampires have nightmares about Stan Jones?

  15. #15 spencerjonesy
    September 1, 2010

    Actually, there’s an interesting article on vampires and colloidal silver here:


  16. #16 Captain Skellett
    September 4, 2010

    lol, hilarious!

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