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    Keith July 19, 2014 at 11:52 pm #

    Well this code I hab ids drifen me mad. I need sumthin.

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    alg July 20, 2014 at 10:07 am #

    ahem….cough, cough…ahem…

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    Matt July 20, 2014 at 5:30 pm #

    Mario O-poi-zo, Esq.?

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    Thomas Brown July 21, 2014 at 10:19 am #

    Does it contain Snake Oil?

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    red-diaper baby 1942 July 21, 2014 at 10:44 am #

    I’m sorry, Doc and friends: why is this interesting? Judging from the font and general appearance, and partly the content, this dates back to the fifties or sixties. It seems like quite an ordinary ad for its time and place. Is there a joke somewhere? What am I missing?

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    CarlOrcas July 21, 2014 at 11:12 am #

    red-diaper baby 1942:
    I’m sorry, Doc and friends: why is this interesting? Judging from the font and general appearance, and partly the content, this dates back to the fifties or sixties. It seems like quite an ordinary ad for its time and place. Is there a joke somewhere? What am I missing?

    The time period is more likely the 20’s and 30’s. The comment about radio stations means it wasn’t before then.

    But the point is that these concoctions depended on alcohol….lots of it….to produce their guaranteed “quick relief”.

    They sold well during prohibition and not so well after it was repealed.

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    Daniel July 21, 2014 at 11:13 am #

    red-diaper baby 1942: Is there a joke somewhere? What am I missing?

    If you look closely, each bottle has a small sticker that says “Inspected by Mario”

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    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater July 21, 2014 at 11:17 am #

    red-diaper baby 1942:
    I’m sorry, Doc and friends: why is this interesting? Judging from the font and general appearance, and partly the content, this dates back to the fifties or sixties. It seems like quite an ordinary ad for its time and place. Is there a joke somewhere? What am I missing?

    It’s a play on Apuzzo as in Mario Apuzzo. Mario had to start somewhere get the kids liquored up on cough syrup now and someday they will get DUIs.

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    red-diaper baby 1942 July 21, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    okay, I get it. I guess it needed more lateral thinking than I’m up to. By the way, Daniel, what bottles? I don’t see any, and I’ve got quite a large-screen laptop with good resolution. On the other hand, at 72 my eyes aren’t all that good any more …

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    CarlOrcas July 21, 2014 at 11:40 am #

    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: It’s a play on Apuzzo as in Mario Apuzzo.Mario had to start somewhere get the kids liquored up on cough syrup now and someday they will get DUIs.

    With a litle imagination it could also be a play on Arpaio.

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    red-diaper baby 1942 July 21, 2014 at 11:47 am #

    In any case, while I generally find these (and other) conspiracy theories entertaining, right now I’m more concerned about the terrible things that are happening in East Ukraine. Living in Finland as I do, anything that affects Russia’s relations with the West has potential repercussions for us here next door.
    By the way, speaking of conspiracy theories: I believe the crash has already been labeled a “false flag” operation, to distract from what’s happening on the southern border. (Not “Benghazi” this time!)

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    Arthur July 21, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

    red-diaper baby 1942: By the way, speaking of conspiracy theories: I believe the crash has already been labeled a “false flag” operation, to distract from what’s happening on the southern border. (Not “Benghazi” this time!)

    It’s amazing how many of these so-called false flag operations have occurred since Obama became president. Likewise, the number of supposed assassinations. I guess it’s the right wing’s tendency towards extreme religious beliefs that encourages them to see dark meanings behind ordinary events.

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    CarlOrcas July 21, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    Arthur: It’s amazing how many of these so-called false flag operations have occurred since Obama became president. Likewise, the number of supposed assassinations. I guess it’s the right wing’s tendency towards extreme religious beliefs that encourages them to see dark meanings behind ordinary events.

    Or maybe they’re just plain bat crap crazy.

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    James M July 21, 2014 at 3:09 pm #

    Where is everyone getting these false flags? Are they sold in flag stores or do you have to go wherever they sell marching frogs?

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    James M July 21, 2014 at 8:37 pm #

    I voted “No” to the first question. President Obama is a citizen of the United States of America. This is not the same thing as “an American Citizen”. A citizen of Brazil or Venezuela can be described as “American.”

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    Thomas Brown July 21, 2014 at 10:48 pm #

    Dr. Kenneth Noisewater: It’s a play on Apuzzo as in Mario Apuzzo.Mario had to start somewhere get the kids liquored up on cough syrup now and someday they will get DUIs.

    Hence my query about snake oil.

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    JPotter July 22, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    James M: Where is everyone getting these false flags?

    Your flag decal wont get you into heaven anymore.

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    Keith July 22, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

    James M:
    I voted “No” to the first question.President Obama is a citizen of the United States of America.This is not the same thing as “an American Citizen”. A citizen of Brazil or Venezuela can be described as “American.”

    In fact, I believe that citizens of most Latin American countries actually do self-identify as “Americans”. They call U.S. Citizens “Notre Americanos”. Certainly when I was in school, this was true for Mexico. They thought it was silly for the USA to ‘monopolize’ the name American. Of course when I pointed out that Mexico was in North America and so they should be “Notre Americanos” too, they said yeah, so everyone is American, but NotreAmericano means USA.

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    bgansel9 July 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm #

    I’ve never found cherry flavored cough syrup to be pleasant tasting and adding a bit of hooch isn’t going to change that opinion. This advertisement is a lie.

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    Keith July 22, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

    FYI – that poster is all over the internet. eBay has ’em for 49.95 and Amazon for 79.95.

    I think I’ll order a half a dozen from Amazon (the quality has to be much better than the eBay ones – 30.00 must buy something). They have to be rare original collectors items, no? I’ll make a fortune on the auction circuit.