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May 09

Freaky Trigger and the Lollards of Pop – Series 3, Week 12

Lollards Podcast4 comments • 255 views

Lollards Of POX more like! Pete Baran, Rob Brennan, William Swygart and Bec Toennessen – licensed to ill. Featuring Cherry Melody’s “Chickenpox”, Booker T and the MGs “Chickenpox”, White Stripes “Girl, You Have No Faith in Medicine”, Beastie Boys “Time to Get Ill”, the Quincy theme, and Siobhán Donaghy “Medevac”. Feverish about the fanciful, fanciful about the feverish – dropping medicine so you can pick it up. Feel free to tell us that we shouldn’t be so mean about homoeopathy.

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    Pete Baran on 1 Jun 2009 #

    Hopefully someone can enlighten us if we got the difference between homeopathy and naturopathy wrong. IT calls odd to call drinking 7-up naturopathy!

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    a tanned rested and unlogged lørd sükråt wötsît on 1 Jun 2009 #

    surely there is such a thing as a postulant

    (this ep brought to the world by BIG PHARMA: blimey)

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    Pete on 1 Jun 2009 #

    A postulant is a candidate for a monastery, but admittedly it doesn’t really fit in these terms. Just goes to show why alliteration (on teh fly) is SO dangerous.

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    c on 1 Jun 2009 #

    i think you got the homeo-/naturo- distinction semi-right?

    naturopathy: using willow bark rather than proper aspirin to cure a headache. or other more ~holistic practices~ or idk colour therapy or something.
    homeopathy: using a grillion-times-diluted extract of something that causes a headache which has been banged three times against a leather-backed chair by an initiate, often then reconstituted in sugar-based pill form, to cure a headache.
    “allopathy”: using aspirin to cure a headache LIKE A SANE PERSON (or something else if you’re allergic to aspirin or it don’t work for you).

    basically my feeling is that, out of sheer KNOW YOUR ENEMY practicality, you shouldn’t use the the term “homeopathy” to describe anything that isn’t that particular blend of sympathetic magic, hidden ritual, and “memory of water” gubbins.

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