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Mystery of the day: The Pill-Seekers

Having finally figured out how to use the "referrer tracker" in my server's blog-hosting toolkit, I am baffled to observe numerous hits straight from various megasites peddling Internet drugs--the kind where "one of our physicians" is happy to dispense that inconvenient formality, an actual prescription,  after you fill out a brief questionnaire (usually, it seems, about your urgent need for such potentially mortifying pharmaceutical purchases as Viagra). Trying to channel the mind-numbing literalness of a search engine, I have combed these sites for clues as to why an online meds-seeker would click through to here...the ramblings of a manic-depressive renovator in Brooklyn...and I'm stumped.  Perhaps it is some cosmic joke perpetrated by the pharmaceutical industry that indirectly pays so many of our bills through my medical writing. Perhaps "Flatbush" is street slang for "Xenical." unstablemable.jpgIf you have cybertrotted over here right after trolling for drugs (FDA-approved ones, of course), would you be kind enough to enlighten me as to why and how you got here? I promise not to tell your date about the Acyclovir purchase, and I hope you have enjoyed your momentary look around this unlikely destination.

(Hey, wait a sec'! Did you catch the words "manic-depressive" up there? Did Googlebot? Are people flogging their search engines 'cause they're "crazy," and want to get "stable"? Mabel, is that you??? )

Image, above, from this priceless collection of vintage pharmaceutical ads

Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 01:37PM by Registered CommenterBrenda from Brooklyn | Comments1 Comment

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Your Thanksgiving post of last year mentions your mother's pills for the pain of her ill-healed wrist.

Hence, the referrals.

Am going through your posts and enjoying them. Came over after doing the same at the Devil Queen. There. That'll get you some strange referrals, too. Wide world we live in!
November 3, 2006 at 07:58PM | Unregistered CommenterJenn

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