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"I am going to SoHo. My doshas are all out of balance. Well, my kapha is hunky-dory but my pitta and vata are out of whack. Today the practitioner is going to get rid of all the stress with geranium, ylang-ylang, bergamot, and patchouli, and, of course, a little time in the steam tent."
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"The base is lava, from a volcano."
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'One of the great things about homeopathy is that because the remedies don't actually do anything there's no need to worry about nasty side effects.'
Need a vitaminlike pill, but don't want to risk the side effects? Then try the world's first multivitamin placebo! They don't do any good, but they don't do any harm either.
Alternative medicine - some of its remedies are possibly nothing more than snake oil
Ted Cruz as a snake oil salesman
It's A Breeze
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'It's good quality oil I tell you! Why doesn't anybody believe me?'
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"He's good, I'll say that. How on earth are we supposed to rub this stuff on?"
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"I said it would grow hair on a billiard ball -- Not on your head."
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"Political advisor seemed to be the obvious avenue for my skills: I used to sell snake oils..."
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"My experience in sales? Well, I've spent the past five years successfully selling snake oil..."
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Tony's Miracle New Labour
Because you purchased Pepa's Tooti-Frooti Herbal Paste to treat a serious life-threatening medical condition, we are now recommending...a $100 voucher for Freddy's Funeral Parlor.
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The world's first marketing genius.
Snake chases 'snakeoil' salesman.
"I bought these revolutionary new weight-loss pills...you take one a day - to the gym!"
'These smart pills are overpriced!"
"Please! I'm a marketing executive for a petrochemical company who happens to be a snake, NOT a snake oil salesman. BIG difference!"
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"I'm prescribing an alternative therapy and laughing up my sleeve as I do so."
"Let's see what your chart says. The patient needs...chamomile tea...a delivery from Concha's Herbal Shop...and 10 gallons of holy water?"