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earthshoes



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Your very interesting life  Reply with quote  

Your inbox sounds boring. Want me to forward you some of the illict
spam I keep gettin from some German girls named Helga and Nathalia?

No?


mary
who thinks getting up in the morning
and drinking coffee while making clicky noises on the keyboard
sounds like a pretty interesting day
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Unc



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Re: Your very interesting life  Reply with quote  

You could turn such missives into inspiration, as my brother did upon receipt of a spammessage similar to one of yours. He decided to turn his reaction into a haiku:

Oh no
Yet another spam
about penis length
I mean
how do they know?


Laughing

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chris
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Re: Your very interesting life  Reply with quote  

Unc wrote:
You could turn such missives into inspiration, as my brother did upon receipt of a spammessage similar to one of yours. He decided to turn his reaction into a haiku:

Oh no
Yet another spam
about penis length
I mean
how do they know?


Laughing


Some time ago I posted a letter to a scientific journal addressing the "value" of spam. I couldn't find the original, but the jist of it was:

"I don't know what you guys are talking about these messages being useless. I have responded to every message I recieved over the last six months and I'm proud to say that my penis is now 144 meters long. "

Cracked me up.

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Lib



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I'm missing something....  Reply with quote  

I get spam about penis size.... Rolling Eyes I just don't see what's in it for me.
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LIMP EVIDENCE  Reply with quote  

Sex enhancement pills fall short
Wed 22 September, 2004 22:27

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pro-Erex. Big Daddy. Suregasm. There is little doubt what these supplements are promising, but the evidence that they actually can enlarge a man's penis or enhance sexual performance falls short, consumer advocates say.

The Centre for Science in the Public Interest, best known for taking the fun out of Chinese take-out and ice cream by revealing how unhealthy such treats are, is now taking on the nonprescription sex supplement industry.

The CSPI filed a complaint on Wednesday with the Federal Trade Commission saying one company, Cincinnati-based Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals, had crossed the line in television ads touting its supplement Enzyte.

"We urge the Federal Trade Commission to immediately enjoin the national television advertisements of Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals, for the herbal supplement Enzyte," the complaint, faxed to the FTC, reads.

"The FTC requires that advertising claims for dietary supplements, including those based on testimonials of users, 'be backed by sound, scientific evidence.' Berkeley, however, has conceded that it has no scientific studies of Enzyte substantiating any of Berkeley's claims."

A spokesman for Berkeley Premium Nutraceuticals was not immediately available.

Under U.S. law, supplements are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration in the way prescription drugs are, and makers have much leeway in designing products and in writing vaguely worded claims about what they do.

They may not, however, lie outright, without risking FTC action, although in reality the agency cannot check on every product.

LIMP EVIDENCE

The CSPI says Enzyte, while unusual in its relatively innocuous choice of name, is a fairly typical example of sexual enhancement supplements.

"It contains tiny amounts of 16 ingredients including familiar herbs like ginkgo and ginseng, the minerals copper and zinc, ... a vitamin (niacin), and an amino acid (arginine)," the CSPI said.

According to the company's Web site, it also contains horny goat weed extract and saw palmetto, the latter usually sold as a prostate supplement.

The CSPI says tests show that some of the ingredients may or may not work to enhance sexual performance.

"One study suggests that 5,000 mg daily of arginine may lead to a subjective improvement in sexual function," it said.

"However, as Enzyte's label says each tablet contains 1,494 mg of its proprietary blend (all ingredients other than niacin, zinc, and copper), it is not possible that Enzyte contains the amounts of those ingredients that may be necessary to increase libido or sexual performance, if, indeed, those ingredients provide a benefit at any dose," the complaint adds.

"The Food and Drug Administration and the FTC have been lax when it comes to policing these so-called sex supplements," said David Schardt, senior nutritionist at the nonprofit CSPI.

"Until they act, consumers are best advised to drag any unsolicited e-mails from 'Mr. Gigantic' or 'Mr. Thick' from the inbox to the trash."

CSPI spokesman Jeff Cronin said despite the limp evidence that such supplements work, people apparently are buying them.

"There's a lot of advertising out there. Advertising is expensive so they must be selling enough to make the ads profitable," he said.

Many of the ads appear on late-night talk shows that command premium rates.

"Enzyte is more successful subtracting from the male wallet than it is adding to the male organ," Schardt said
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Post Wed Sep 22, 2004 4:55 pm   View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
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It was Enzyte itself that should have clued you in. In the original commercial "Bob's" trunks are floating in the pool as he climbs out with the stupid grin and a big wave ...now, if he was on the Enzyte at the time, don't you think his "stalk," in it's enhanced form, should have kept his suit at full mast?

I think they dropped the pool scene, so to speak, from the DirecTV commercial-over package, but the "dead" trunks still run in local market
commercials.

The OPUS strip from this past Sunday (9/19) showed the "benefits" of availing oneself of these ads. "Ya order any other goodies from spam?"
I'll let Opus give you the answer.

Post Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:48 pm   
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Re: Your very interesting life  Reply with quote  

chris wrote:

Some time ago I posted a letter to a scientific journal addressing the "value" of spam. I couldn't find the original, but the jist of it was:

"I don't know what you guys are talking about these messages being useless. I have responded to every message I recieved over the last six months and I'm proud to say that my penis is now 144 meters long. "

Cracked me up.


You too? I thought I was the only one.
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