Assorted links

by on July 31, 2011 at 6:28 pm in Uncategorized | Permalink

1. Does oxytocin have a dark side?

2. Jokes about perfect complements.

3. Japanese food markets in everything.

4. You hardly know yourself.

Orange14 July 31, 2011 at 7:53 pm

#1 is really hilarious since oxytocin is a peptide drug and must be given by infusion or injection (the human use is for labor induction where it is infused; there are veterinary applications where it can be injected IM or subcu). So the conjecture of the salesman getting oxytocin spray over the Internet is totally bogus. I also think that the other stuff written about here is equal sketchy since who is going to want to play a game of chance either on a oxytocin drip or having an IM injection prior to this. Using this to treat psychiatric patients is equally flawed since the half life of the drug is way too short to accomplish anything and they would have to either take regular injections or be fitted with a perfusion pump similar to those used to treat diabetics. Good luck to all this!!!!

Rahul August 1, 2011 at 7:29 am

Novartis used to make an Oxytocin nasal spray (Synocontin; it was withdrawn in 1995; not sure why) Wonder how they managed that? So nasal oxy may not be impossible after all?

It does have a short half life; but 20 minutes might be enough for a good salesman!

Rahul August 1, 2011 at 7:37 am


Tricky names!

Anon July 31, 2011 at 8:15 pm

#4: You hardly know how to write.

Bill July 31, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Imagine what would have happened had Rush Limbaugh’s runner or doctor mistakenly given him oxytocin (the cuddle drug) rather than oxycontin.

Ted July 31, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Actually, #2 is great if you get to pick the second shoe. I have a friend with different sized feet, and he’d love the ability to buy one size 9 and one size 10.

Justin Bassett August 1, 2011 at 8:15 am

There are websites that specialize in exactly that. is one, and I know there are a few others. YMMV, etc

Russell Nelson August 1, 2011 at 12:58 am

#1: any painkiller has a dark side because it takes your mind off the pain. There’s a reason why something hurts: to keep your conscious brain thinking about it. Healing occurs faster if you keep thinking about healing. At least, that’s my theory. I may be completely full of shit.

#2 everyone has different-sized feet.

Rahul August 1, 2011 at 1:29 am

…..may you be confusing oxytocin with oxycontin?

Rahul August 1, 2011 at 1:10 am

Healing occurs faster if you keep thinking about healing. At least, that’s my theory. I may be completely full of shit.

Probably right about the shit. Can’t see how wound healing could be voluntary to any extent.

J Thomas August 1, 2011 at 5:12 am

Human attention can affect blood flow. It isn’t impossible that what you think about could have an effect on wound healing. I doubt it would be easy to prove, though, particularly to skeptics.

Anon August 1, 2011 at 6:14 am

If you bump into something because you are running around like all is well…

Ray August 1, 2011 at 1:41 am

4 for 4 on the click throughs here, but that squid link made me more uncomfortable than anything you’ve ever linked to. They’ve lobotamized the squid and are then pouring salt on it. Super sad.

Rahul August 1, 2011 at 7:15 am

Technically a decapitation. Lobotomy’s a wee bit more subtle.

The General August 1, 2011 at 9:36 am

#2. Blocked at work : (

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