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Placebo Placebos

To wean people off them
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I've noticed that a number of HBers are starting to abuse placebos. In order to help reduce this impending crisis I have produced fake placebos to be taken in their stead. A 2 week course of reducing doses should solve most users' dependency.
oneoffdave, Feb 14 2003

(?) Fisherman's Friend http://www.fisherma...nd.com/products.htm
Fleetwood's finest product [oneoffdave, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 05 2004]

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       Maybe we need a 12-step placebo abuse program. For this to work, though, I'm afraid we'll have to charge an up front fee of $1200 per participant.
beauxeault, Feb 14 2003
  

       <having joined without paying, Pluterday stands and recites Step 1>   

       I admit I’m powerless over my dual illness of placebo dependency and placebo-placebo dependency – and that I’ve made blissmiss miserable as a result.
pluterday, Feb 14 2003
  

       I don't have a problem, and I'm definitely not in denial. And I'm not paranoid. It's you lot that keep picking on me.
8th of 7, Feb 14 2003
  

       I tried these things; they don't work.
angel, Feb 14 2003
  

       Isn't he one of the Three Tenors?
waugsqueke, Feb 14 2003
  

       // they don't work //   

       Maybe you need a higher dosage ?
8th of 7, Feb 14 2003
  

       So you're telling me these aren't the real deal???
futurebird, Feb 14 2003
  

       There is going to have to be a law passed to ban these things – The Placebo and placebo analogue act.
pluterday, Feb 14 2003
  

       If placebos are made out of sugar what are these made out of? Equal?
xnihilo, Feb 14 2003
  

       Fisherman's Friends dyed blue
oneoffdave, Feb 14 2003
  

       Medication.
PeterSilly, Feb 14 2003
  

       Yes, that's why they're not true placebos. Also the licorice powder in them will prevent poeple overdosing.
oneoffdave, Feb 14 2003
  

       They're only saccharin, which is good because I needed so much insulin to balance my sugar pills.
FarmerJohn, Feb 14 2003
  

       without that awful non-mediciny aftertaste
thumbwax, Feb 14 2003
  

       you people scare me.
sambwiches, Feb 15 2003
  

       died blue? Hmmm.... viagra placebo?
RayfordSteele, Feb 18 2003
  

       // died blue? //   

       Hypothermia, most likely.
waugsqueke, Feb 18 2003
  

       Placebo- Placebo-Placebo- Placebo-Placebo.....   

       !
cpf, Jul 03 2007
  

       Placebo Domingo - the world's greatest operatic mime artist.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 03 2007
  

       My doctor said take a placebo - placebo every 2 hours after feeling no pain, you see I just had sugery on my brain. I had brain sugery on my brain. Surgery.
evilpenguin, Jul 04 2007
  

       I'm waiting for the patented [zen_tom] roll-outable response in which, "you get something that's addictive, try to control the use of it, and end up with ludicrous back-street scenarios."   

       Still waiting...
theleopard, Jul 04 2007
  

       Theres a guy selling something similar at work, called Altoids.....didnt work though - Im now taking Tic - Tacs and Altoids. However he reckons that the M&M's will ease me off them............
S-note, Jul 04 2007
  
      
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