Respectful Insolence

The Homeopathic A & E

I love Mitchell and Webb, and this is just one reason why. They totally get homeopathy, as this video e-mailed to me by a reader demonstrates:

Pay close attention to the signs in the A & E. Too bad this is too late for Homeopathy Awareness Week.

And they’re funny, to boot. While I’m on the subject of homeopathy, I know I’ve posted it before, but it’s never wrong to repost an oldie but goody, the classic Homeopathic E.R.:

Here in the States, it’s one of those rare long holiday weekends spanning Friday through Sunday instead of the usual Saturday through Monday. Because I’m working on a couple of papers and a grant, as well as polishing up a talk I have to give next week, posting will probably be light. I will, however, have to find time to torture one of the quack cancer cure websites that have been popping up in ScienceBlogs’ ads. In fact, I think I’ll just keep doing that until the ads are gone.

Comments

  1. #1 Truckle
    July 3, 2009

    I saw this and thought “Orac would like this” as i was watching it last night laughing my arse off… I see someone beat me to it sending you a link to it.

    In the same episode there was a genius sketch about paredolia when an atheist finds “there is not god” written in seeds inside a watermelon… (I thought more of PZ for that one tho)

  2. #2 Zeno
    July 3, 2009

    Mitchell and Webb on chiropractors: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frenyYk3jIA

    Enjoy!

  3. #3 anthro
    July 3, 2009

    Just after reading some very flimsy article in the NY Times about “natural” treatments for menopause featuring a host of woo with absolutely no medical rebuttal, followed by a ton of comments best described as ignorant, I found these videos saved my rapidly ebbing sanity. Thanks!

  4. #4 Rogue Medic
    July 3, 2009

    The most effective way to combat the ridiculous does appear to be ridicule. Excellent stuff.

  5. #5 D. C. Sessions
    July 3, 2009

    I will, however, have to find time to torture one of the quack cancer cure websites that have been popping up in ScienceBlogs’ ads. In fact, I think I’ll just keep doing that until the ads are gone.

    I fear that this is a case of “there is no such thing as bad publicity” in the “”I don’t care what you write about me as long as you spell my name right” sense.

  6. #6 D. C. Sessions
    July 3, 2009

    The most effective way to combat the ridiculous does appear to be ridicule. Excellent stuff.

    “Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions. Ideas must be distinct before reason can act on them” — Thomas Jefferson

  7. #7 Dacks
    July 3, 2009

    Slightly off-topic: “Urban Legends ER” is also very funny.
    http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1797753

  8. #8 Donna B.
    July 3, 2009

    I got a warning that your site linked to a site that contained malware, but I was too stupid to get a screen shot and since I clicked to visit here anyway, I’m not getting the warning again. “cdn” was somewhere in the URL that is unhealthy.

    Let me know if I can be of less help sometime.

  9. #9 IBY
    July 4, 2009

    My favorite part was about the homeopathic drink: “Strong Stuff!” ^_^

  10. #10 SurgRN
    July 5, 2009

    Love the spinach green IV in the er sketch.

  11. #11 Mojo
    July 5, 2009

    Acupuncture sketch from Chris Morris’s Jam:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV2inLzeoy8

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