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December 23, 2007

Head On

Filed under: Bill Bickel, CIDU, comic strips, comics, Doonesbury, humor, placebo — Cidu Bill @ 12:01 am

I’m sure this is very obvious to everybody but me…



  1. He’s trying the Head On advertising tactic to try to get his kid to do homework. Simple as that.

    Comment by Dave Van Domelen — December 23, 2007 @ 1:12 am

  2. Have you seen the commercial the comic is referencing? Obligatory YouTube link. They’re obnoxious but strangely hypnotic. It’s supposed to be for headaches, but I’m somewhat skeptical of how well it works for some reason.

    Comment by Count Shrimpula — December 23, 2007 @ 5:45 am

  3. I had no idea what it was — even after seeing the YouTube link (though I now get the repetition reference in Doonesbury) — so here’s the Obligatory Wikipedia link.

    Comment by Pinny — December 23, 2007 @ 10:38 am

  4. On another note, Sam’s looking a lot older than the last time I saw her.

    Comment by Powers — December 23, 2007 @ 11:04 am

  5. Double-aught buckshot. Apply directly to forehead.

    Comment by John DiFool — December 23, 2007 @ 11:08 am

  6. By the way, the bearded guy is right. (Sorry, I haven’t been following Doonesbury and have forgotten who’s who.) The HeadOn ads don’t quite say what the product actually does because, well, it doesn’t do anything. Just like how that pill for “natural male enhancement” never mentions what exactly gets enhanced or in what way.

    I suppose the same principle works in reverse, too: Garry Trudeau can’t get sued for libel by implying that they’re a fraud because they never claimed that their product *wasn’t* a placebo.

    – Kef

    Comment by furrykef — December 23, 2007 @ 12:18 pm

  7. The bearded guy is the Rev. Scot Sloan, the chaplain of Walden College.

    Comment by Joshua — December 23, 2007 @ 7:50 pm

  8. And the funny bit is Rev. Scott is also describing how religion works 😮

    Comment by Kit — December 23, 2007 @ 8:28 pm

  9. I admire Kit’s point.

    Comment by DonBoy — December 26, 2007 @ 10:19 am

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