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Marketing craze
« on: April 14, 2018, 07:15:35 PM »

I have come across this great piece of news this morning:

https://www.anandtech.com/show/12641/corsair-unveils-pearlescent-white-dominator-platinum-special-edition-contrast-dimms

Am I the only one to think that these product names are not overboard enough?

Cheers,
Bernard

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« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2018, 09:45:50 PM »

I keep hoping to see some new medication named "Snake Oil". Could be a great TV ad campaign.
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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2018, 10:49:47 PM »

Almost as bad as buying an older camera from another manufacturer, slapping a wooden grip on it, and market it under some heavenly name. Yeah, let's call it Lunar or Stellar.

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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2018, 11:49:17 PM »

I used to go to a barber shop called "The Rusty Razor."  I had my tetanus shot updated.   Once upon a time in Wichita, KS there was a chiropractor named "Dr. BoneBrake." :o



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Re: Marketing craze
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 04:56:52 AM »

I keep hoping to see some new medication named "Snake Oil". Could be a great TV ad campaign.

Robert, it's not unavailable; it's what you cook snakes in. Ask any eel.

I used to wonder what happened to all the discarded oil from car sumps and boats. I don't wonder about it anymore.

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« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2018, 06:17:51 AM »

I used to go to a barber shop called "The Rusty Razor."  I had my tetanus shot updated.   Once upon a time in Wichita, KS there was a chiropractor named "Dr. BoneBrake." :o

I had a ganglion removed from my wrist by a Dr Hand.  No joke.
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Re: Marketing craze
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2018, 06:56:14 AM »

I had a ganglion removed from my wrist by a Dr Hand.  No joke.


Huh, modern medicine!

Older docs used to hit 'em with a book instead. Much cheaper method.

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« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2018, 07:06:58 AM »


Huh, modern medicine!

Older docs used to hit 'em with a book instead. Much cheaper method.

:-)

I was offered 4 options:

1. Do nothing.  Not viable, it was so large it basically immobilised my wrist.
2. Thump it.  Given the size of it, no guarantee it would sort it and it would hurt a lot but the doc said it was still a real option.
3. Cortisone injection.  99% chance of success - pretty good option.
4. Excision.  100% change of success (although associated risks with going under a general).

Given how much hell it had given me for many months, I decided to have it removed.  Besides, how could I not trust Dr Hand?
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Re: Marketing craze
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2018, 01:24:49 PM »


Huh, modern medicine!

Older docs used to hit 'em with a book instead. Much cheaper method.

Traditionally, the book was a family bible, but you don't see many of them around these days. As a method of dealing with a ganglion, it was said to give less chance of recurrence (due to local scarring) than a surgical excision.

Back to the theme, when I was a student I met a chap who turned up every few months to have his recurrent urethral stricture dilated. His name was Badcock.

Jeremy
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Re: Marketing craze
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2018, 04:07:00 PM »

I have come across this great piece of news this morning:

https://www.anandtech.com/show/12641/corsair-unveils-pearlescent-white-dominator-platinum-special-edition-contrast-dimms

Am I the only one to think that these product names are not overboard enough?

Cheers,
Bernard
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Re: Marketing craze
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2018, 04:08:56 PM »


Back to the theme, when I was a student I met a chap who turned up every few months to have his recurrent urethral stricture dilated. His name was Badcock.

Jeremy

We can only assume that his medical condition was a genetic disease, and that's how his grandfather got that name.

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« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2018, 04:30:19 PM »

It's wonderful to see LuLa folks' sense of humor blossom. Especially in the Coffee Corner. I think you have to have a good one in order to do good photography. Otherwise you'd probably be on suicide watch.

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Re: Marketing craze
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2018, 05:00:27 PM »

Traditionally, the book was a family bible, but you don't see many of them around these days. As a method of dealing with a ganglion, it was said to give less chance of recurrence (due to local scarring) than a surgical excision.

Back to the theme, when I was a student I met a chap who turned up every few months to have his recurrent urethral stricture dilated. His name was Badcock.

Jeremy


Couldn't they just fit a stent? A big one would add some extra something else to his plunger... or was the "problem" in a deeper location?

I have just finished reading This is going to hurt by Adam Kay; I think I understand why some folks have to throw in the medical towel and get a different job.

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Re: Marketing craze
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2018, 06:08:28 PM »

Couldn't they just fit a stent? A big one would add some extra something else to his plunger... or was the "problem" in a deeper location?

This was in the early '80s, Rob, before stents were commonly used. Angioplasty didn't become widespread until the late '80s / early '90s, and stents took a while to develop after that. I'm not sure that they're used in that particular site even now.

I have just finished reading This is going to hurt by Adam Kay; I think I understand why some folks have to throw in the medical towel and get a different job.

He doesn't tell the half of it.

Jeremy
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Re: Marketing craze
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2018, 08:14:16 PM »


Huh, modern medicine!

Older docs used to hit 'em with a book instead. Much cheaper method.

:-)

I once had a "ganglion" on my little finger. The doc I went to said there were two methods to remove it, the Biblical and the surgical, etc. -- the old doctor joke. I didn't like the idea of hitting it with a Bible, because I thought, What if it didn't break -- would it break the rather small bone beneath it? So, I went to a plastic surgeon. Turned  out not to be a ganglion, but a vascular tumor, technically a form of cancer. It wouldn't have broken -- and would perhaps have broken my finger bone if I'd hit it with something, and if it had broken, I might have had tiny bits of a tumor floating around in my system. I don't know if that would have been dangerous (maybe not) but it doesn't sound ideal, either..
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Re: Marketing craze
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« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2018, 11:28:09 PM »

Dr Dick Chopp, urologist.

What do I win?

On that subject, Dr. Rod (Kunynetz) from Barrie, Ontario recently lost his licence to practice because of sexual misconduct with his patients.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/03/21/doctor-accused-of-rubbing-genitals-on-patients-guilty-despite-size-of-his-belly.html

 

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Re: Marketing craze
« Reply #17 on: April 16, 2018, 08:10:10 AM »

There is a doctor in my town, Seymour Wiener. Obstetrics & Gynecology...Absolute truth.

Peter

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« Reply #18 on: April 16, 2018, 08:37:52 AM »

In Ontario, we have several doctors named Dick, but what would be of more interest to some Lula readers is Dr. Nikon, a geriatrician with practice in Newmarket.

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« Reply #19 on: April 16, 2018, 02:22:07 PM »

There is a doctor in my town, Seymour Wiener. Obstetrics & Gynecology...Absolute truth.

Peter

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