So, are you tired of misspelt spam promising you a bigger schlong and all the girls fighting each other just to shag you? Does the garish amateurism of sites punting herbal remedies for brewer’s droop turn you off? Does the thought of consulting an acupuncturist for a boost in the meat-and-two-veg department make you cringe in advance? Does the wife object to your getting reiki for your creative chakra in spite of your being privately convinced that the soothing touch of the cool hand of the Temple Maiden would do it a power of good?
A brief foray into the world of psychic healing today. I came across this rich vein of WTFuckery while doing my usual trawl for whacksoterical pronouncements out in Deep Internet. This one is definitely a jewel in anyone’s collection: Gazing with Braco.
Yes, Gazing with Braco (pronounced “Bratso”, it’s Croatian). Braco has a Great Gift. He gazes. For money.
Just got the email below. I can’t quite recall how I found this product on sale in Amazon’s Associates store, but that Amazon should be condoning the sale of dangerous quackery in the interests of making a quick buck is outrageous. It’s not the first time they’ve done it, of course. They’ve been caught out many times profiting from the sale of ethically dubious products. This time, it’s illegal hormones. There were quite a few similar adverts in the “herbals” section, but when i saw the words RAW UTERUS PILLS I saw red. Fuck knows what they’re made from in reality, but they’re being sold as over-the-counter hormones.
In the whackosphere, nobody can hear you scream “Jesus P. Skateboarding Christ, what is it with these idiots?” Enter the latest in sheer fuckwittery: the K-E diet. Developed, invented, punted – whatever – by a Canadian anaesthetist/internist currently infesting the State of Florida: Oliver di Pietro.
Now the official website has no mention of the “diet”. However, it wasn’t hard to find what looks like the official brochure by searching the Internet: The K-E Diet (PDF file). Don’t bother looking up the website in there: it doesn’t seem to exist at the moment.
Because to be honest: I have. After all, everyone knows about the mythical meridians, but is that all this particular brand of exotic woo has to offer? Cackling gleefully, we prise open the lid.
High blood pressure affects half of people with diabetes in the UK, can acupuncture help? says the headline. Now, you and I know that the answer is “no”, but the woomeisters will conclude the opposite. The paper in question is here and immediately raised the following question in my untutored mind: where’s the fucking control group?