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Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Ahab, Aug 16, 2011.

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  1. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    OK! We have posts about eye, heart, intestine, and all sorts of problems!

    What about those of us cursed with Oldphartitis?

    Is there any hope?
     
  2. sterlingworth

    sterlingworth Active Member

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    nope,just got'ta live with it. The alternative,well lets not go there!
     
  3. WS-1

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    Fiber! It's ALL about the fiber.
     
  4. rpeerless

    rpeerless Well-Known Member

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    What ever happened to Geritol? I can remember making fun of the commercials...:)
     
  5. Barrelbulge(Fl)

    Barrelbulge(Fl) Banned User Banned TS Supporters

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    There is an alternative it is called coffinitis and that leads to graveitis. I prefer oldphartitis. Bulge.
     
  6. 635 G

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    At least you won't have to call up your eye doctor and ask--what lenses will I need to see the roots of the grass clearly?

    Phil Berkowitz
     
  7. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Good point Phil and you'll save a couple hundred since you wouldn't need glasses. Bulge.
     
  8. Ljutic111

    Ljutic111 TS Member

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    Even the grand children are against me . They say we should have a tape recorder to record what I said or didn`t say or what they said that I didn`t hear ??? Damn young ones !!!!
     
  9. School Teacher

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    Geritol - Article from the Wikipedia.


    History


    Geritol was introduced as an alcohol-based, iron and B vitamin tonic by Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in August 1950 and primarily marketed as such into the 1970s. Geritol was folded into Pharmaceuticals' 1957 acquisition of J. B. Williams Co., founded in 1885. J. B. Williams Co. was later bought out by Nabisco in 1971. Since 1982, the Geritol product name has been owned by the multinational pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline.


    The earlier Geritol liquid formulation was advertised as "twice the iron in a pound of calf's liver," and daily doses contained ca 50–100 mg of iron as ferric ammonium citrate. The Geritol tonic also contained 12% alcohol and some B vitamins.


    Federal Trade Commission investigation


    Geritol was the subject of years of investigation starting in 1959 by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In 1965, the FTC ordered the makers of Geritol to disclose that Geritol would relieve symptoms of tiredness only in persons who suffer from iron deficiency anemia, and that the vast majority of people who experience such symptoms do not have such a deficiency. Geritol's claims were discredited in court findings as "conduct amounted to gross negligence and bordered on recklessness," ruled as a false and misleading claim, and heavily penalized with fines totaling $812,000, the largest FTC fine up to that date (1973). Although subsequent trials and appeals from 1965 to 1973 concluded some of the FTC demands exceeded its authority, Geritol was already well known and continued to be the largest American selling iron and B vitamin supplement through 1979.


    Since then, supplemental iron products, including Geritol, have been contraindicated because of concerns over hemochromatosis, and serious questions raised in studies for men, postmenopausal women, and nonanemic patients with liver disease, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, or cancer. Further, the US Recommended Dietary Allowance for iron is well above the intake calculation for even the population average of menstruating women, in US society where the daily heme iron intake (e.g. red meat) often grossly exceeds the individual iron requirement.


    Media sponsorship


    In the early days of television the marketing of Geritol was involved in the quiz show scandal, as the sponsor of Twenty-One. After that, for many years Geritol was largely marketed on television programs that appealed primarily to older viewers, such as The Lawrence Welk Show, What's My Line?, Hee Haw, and Ted Mack's Original Amateur Hour. Geritol is famous for a 1973 television commercial tag line, "My wife, I think I'll keep her." This line, brought out during the height of the Women's Liberation Movement, was not appreciated by liberated women and was lambasted by the media and comedy shows alike.


    To my knowledge, the only known cure for oldphartitis is reincarnation.


    Ed Ward
     
  10. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

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    Its a little known fact that Juan Ponce de Leon did find the fountain of youth in 1513 but still to this day refuses to share the location to anyone else.

    Other than reincarnation this would be the only other alternative to oldphartitis.
     
  11. sliverbulletexpress

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    I disagree, oldphartitis if not cured at least can be relieved by a regimen of largebreastedyounghotgirlfriend+Viagra treatment. Side affects, may cause shortness of breath, silliness, and shortened life span.
     
  12. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    SBE, especially if the symptoms last more than 4 hours. Bulge.
     
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