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The Ancient Art of Japanese Eyeball Poking
Posted: 02 January 2011 01:18 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Japanese Eyeball Poking Therapy

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Posted: 02 January 2011 01:36 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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mckenzievmd - 02 January 2011 01:18 PM

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Japanese Eyeball Poking Therapy

“This medical miracle has never before been known to the West until now…”

Guess they never watched The Three Stooges.
Echos of Jonathan Swift….

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Posted: 02 January 2011 03:40 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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citizenschallenge.pm - 02 January 2011 01:36 PM
mckenzievmd - 02 January 2011 01:18 PM

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Japanese Eyeball Poking Therapy

“This medical miracle has never before been known to the West until now…”

Guess they never watched The Three Stooges.
Echos of Jonathan Swift….

Of course they have heard of the 3 Stooges.  They even reference them in the (clearly comedic) piece when they mention “Japanese doctor and poet Lari-Mo Kurli.” 

My only fear in these types of satires is that they could spawn real “therapies” by people who take them seriously.

[ Edited: 02 January 2011 03:50 PM by Rocinante ]
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Posted: 02 January 2011 04:39 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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This is scary because people do believe in it and act on it:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8646236.stm

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Posted: 02 January 2011 04:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Rocinante - 02 January 2011 03:40 PM

Of course they have heard of the 3 Stooges.  They even reference them in the (clearly comedic) piece when they mention “Japanese doctor and poet Lari-Mo Kurli.” 

oops, sorry, i didn’t see the video.
i just read the article Mc shared, the whole thing sounded like a joke to me.

if it’s for real, I’ll pass   wink

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Posted: 02 January 2011 06:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I posted a comment. I wonder how long it will take them to delete my very opinionated message? sick I can’t believe people would risk their eyesight with something that stupid!!

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Posted: 02 January 2011 06:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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pelagic - 02 January 2011 04:39 PM

This is scary because people do believe in it and act on it:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8646236.stm

now I’m getting confused.
I thought we were talking about eye poking,
now we’re into “Dating by blood type in Japan”
Makes as much as sense as astrology dating.

Decisive and confident - that is people with type O.

hmmm, what’s that say for O negative?

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Posted: 03 January 2011 02:24 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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citizenschallenge.pm - 02 January 2011 06:57 PM
pelagic - 02 January 2011 04:39 PM

This is scary because people do believe in it and act on it:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/8646236.stm

now I’m getting confused.
I thought we were talking about eye poking,
now we’re into “Dating by blood type in Japan”
Makes as much as sense as astrology dating.

Decisive and confident - that is people with type O.

hmmm, what’s that say for O negative?

I was trying to point out for every foolish ( or even parody!) ‘medical’ belief, there are one’s equally absurd that people take very seriously. Go figure. Mind yer eyes and try not to bleed on someone who’s so not your type cheese

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Posted: 03 January 2011 03:54 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Japan is not terribly religious, but as a whole, the country is very superstitious, and vulnerable to woo.

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Posted: 03 January 2011 06:38 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Rocinante - 02 January 2011 03:40 PM

Of course they have heard of the 3 Stooges.  They even reference them in the (clearly comedic) piece when they mention “Japanese doctor and poet Lari-Mo Kurli.” 

oops, sorry, i didn’t see the video.
i just read the article Mc shared, the whole thing sounded like a joke to me.

if it’s for real, I’ll pass   wink

You were right first time, it is a joke.

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Posted: 03 January 2011 12:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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StephenLawrence - 03 January 2011 06:38 AM

“Japanese doctor and poet Lari-Mo Kurli.”

Oh sh/# I deserve an eye poke for missing that one, I have this awful habit of skipping past foreign… unpronounceable names.

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citizenschallenge.pm - 03 January 2011 12:56 PM
StephenLawrence - 03 January 2011 06:38 AM

“Japanese doctor and poet Lari-Mo Kurli.”

Oh sh/# I deserve an eye poke for missing that one, I have this awful habit of skipping past foreign… unpronounceable names.

sick

Hahahaha, I missed that one too!!

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asanta - 03 January 2011 04:09 PM
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StephenLawrence - 03 January 2011 06:38 AM

“Japanese doctor and poet Lari-Mo Kurli.”

Oh sh/# I deserve an eye poke for missing that one, I have this awful habit of skipping past foreign… unpronounceable names.
sick

Hahahaha, I missed that one too!!

Don’t remind me, I’ve been thinking I need to come with a handful of new Alternative Medicine posts, just to get this embarrassing thing buried.
Anything fun and freaky happening in the Bay Area worth a fresh thread? 


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Posted: 03 January 2011 07:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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I congratulated the author of the original article on a parody in the noble tradition of Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal. The fact that people sometimes miss that it’s a parody is a testament both to how well-written it is and to how ridiculous so much “real” woo is!

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Posted: 03 January 2011 10:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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mckenzievmd - 03 January 2011 07:43 PM

I congratulated the author of the original article on a parody in the noble tradition of Jonathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal. The fact that people sometimes miss that it’s a parody is a testament both to how well-written it is and to how ridiculous so much “real” woo is!

I am familiar with both Johnathan Swift’s A Modest Proposal and Mark Twain’s The War Prayer, but missed the Poe here!! red face

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Posted: 03 January 2011 11:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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When I had a irregular heart condition which occasionally sent me in a state of panic, my doctor (american) recommended that pressing my eyeballs might offer relief. He did not explain how it worked.
I did this for some time, with mixed results (of course), until I had an heart ablation which fixed the problem. However I now have a eye condition which was caused by leaking eyefluid. This condition has stabilized (perhaps from not pressing on the eyes anymore).
Anyway, I believe now that the practise of “pressing or poking eye balls” is not a prudent thing to do under any circumstance.

[ Edited: 03 January 2011 11:54 PM by Write4U ]
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