New Homeopathic Substance

This remedy makes you silly and giggly. It makes you get “high” and you tell silly stories. It also makes you really thirsty and causes some food yearnings. It also causes erotic talk and behavior.

Here’s how you make it:

1) Get a really really strong telescope.

2) Point the telescope at Saturn, the planet.

3) Aim the rays coming from Saturn at some powdered milk.

4) Scrape the milk powder on the person you wish to treat.

More info here.

Hat Tip: Claudia Sawyer.


  1. #1 Jadehawk
    October 23, 2009

    for a second there, I thought you were talking about either a new species of flora, or alternatively a manufacturing plant for Saturns (do such things even exist anymore?)

  2. #2 Greg Laden
    October 23, 2009

    The planet, the planet. Not the plant. Hey, it’s hard to blog right after coming back from the gym. My muscles are all jittery.

  3. #3 Abstruse
    October 23, 2009

    Are you sure we aren’t talking about Pot?

  4. #4 Kitty'sBitch
    October 23, 2009

    I can’t tell you how much I love that link.
    It could be because I’m a little drunk and found out that an otherwise reasonable friend may have used some homeopathic remedies.
    Oh, the torture that I will inflict on him.
    I wonder if Patricia Maher is related to Bill? Could explain some of his woo leanings.

  5. #5 Badger3k
    October 23, 2009

    Aargh! I went to the site! The Stupid! It Burns!!!!111!!!

    Thanks – now I got woo in the brain, and have to read some solid science, maybe Phil Plait, to make up for that. “Planetary light” – seriously? Reflected light off a planet picks up…what, exactly?

    Rowlf – sorry, I couldn’t keep it down. I’ve got woo on the carpet.

  6. #6 EMJ
    October 23, 2009

    I’ll wait for the update where it’s discovered that Patricia Maher’s boyfriend accidentally took a baggy of powdered milk to the rave.

  7. #7 Uncle Glenny
    October 23, 2009

    I couldn’t read the site, the burning was too great.

    I would think, however, that diarrhea would be one possible outcome for the lactose intolerant. “Wow, man, really spacy -” SPLAT

  8. #8 Glendon Mellow
    October 23, 2009

    That is the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen in a long long time.

    What kind of other pseudo-scientific & magic mash-ups can we expect next?

    Faith healing chiropractioners?
    Acupuncture while rune reading?
    Tarot and tiger penis remedies?

  9. #9 Greg Laden
    October 23, 2009

    Nah… those things are inconceivable!

  10. #10 Roadtripper
    October 24, 2009


    I could actually feel pieces of my (admittedly fragile) sanity breaking off as I read that.



  11. #11 davem
    October 24, 2009

    So, let me get this straight; they took powdered milk, ground it up (had to look up trituration for that), and afterwards they felt itchy?

    Who would’ve guessed?

  12. #12 Greg Laden
    October 24, 2009

    davem: Get serious! They also giggled uncontrollably!

  13. #13 Jared
    October 24, 2009

    I would hope no person honestly believes this crap, but, at the same time, I would expect no less from the credulous, gullible, and uneducated.

  14. #14 doug l
    October 24, 2009

    I’m imagining what it would be like if they ticturated some CO2…probably have a bummer and total their karma in the process.
    I’ll stick with the old standbyes; nitrous and shrooms.

  15. #15 Nathan Myers
    October 27, 2009

    I giggled just reading about it. By homeopathic principles, that counts, right?