Respectful Insolence

Archives for June 10, 2007

There’s not much to add to this other than…ouch! 1949 was not a good year for the treatment of prostatitis, was it? Hat tip to Modern Mechanix.

Betty Boop: Homeopath

While reading through a mailing list I belong to, I came across a link that demonstrates that alternative medicine has been ingrained in popular culture since at least the 1920′s and 1930′s. Indeed, I never realized that that icon of flappers, Betty Boop, practiced homeopathy. Don’t believe me? Well, here’s incontrovertible evidence in the form…

Paris, please go away

This article in Salon.com sums up my feelings about the whole Paris Hilton fiasco almost perfectly: Even after years of watching Hilton direct the media like her own obedient little phalanx of winged monkeys, it would take a coldhearted cynic to doubt that Hilton was experiencing real pain and anguish upon returning to prison. At…