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(The New Yorker)   Dr. Oz might be a "quack". First clue: he's on television   ( newyorker.com) divider line
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2013-02-06 10:38:52 AM  
6 votes:
I take my TV doctor advice from Dr. Johnny Fever.

2013-02-06 11:39:41 AM  
5 votes:
Damn, Subby. Really? Next, you'll be telling me that Captain Kangaroo was neither a Captain, or a Kangaroo.
2013-02-06 01:14:02 PM  
4 votes:
He says that having 200 or more orgasms per year will extend your life.

I think I might be immortal.
2013-02-06 11:28:48 AM  
3 votes:
Of course he's a fake:

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2013-02-06 04:30:07 PM  
2 votes:
That guys a nut!

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2013-02-06 12:35:38 PM  
2 votes:
But he wears scrubs!  That's how you know he's a doctor.
2013-02-06 11:51:21 AM  
2 votes:

Timmy the Tumor: ignatius_crumbcake: tenpoundsofcheese: Subby, Oz is a highly accomplished doctor.  Can't believe you would call him a quack.


Oz graduated from Harvard University in 1982. Four years later, he received joint medical and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. He then moved to Columbia and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where, as a surgeon specializing in heart transplants, he has served as vice-chairman and professor in the department of surgery for more than twenty years. (He still performs operations there each Thursday.) Oz also directs Columbia's Cardiovascular Institute and Integrative Medicine Program, which he established in 1994, and has published scores of articles on technical issues, such as how to preserve muscle tissue during mitral-valve replacements. He holds a patent on a solution that can preserve organs and one on an aortic valve that can be implanted without highly invasive open-heart surgery

Yes, but when he hawks shiat like this:


He is no more than a snake oil salesman out to bamboozle a gullible public.

it's not just that...

this week it's "white bean extract is the miracle weight loss product"  the week before it was "Raspberry ketones are the miracle weight loss product" the week before it was "Green Coffee Extract is the miracle weight loss product" and so on.  If you ate the recommended daily dose of all the sh*t he says are miracle cures, it would cost you $3,000 a day and you'd be swallowing capsules from dawn to dusk.

Stupid Dr. Oz... Everyone knows that masturbating 37.5 times a day is the REAL miracle weight loss cure.
2013-02-06 11:45:46 AM  
2 votes:

FirstNationalBastard: Captain Kangaroo was neither a Captain, or a Kangaroo.

He was a Marine Core Seal who fought the Germans at Iwo Jima.  I saw it on the internet.
2013-02-06 09:44:15 AM  
2 votes:
Who knew housewives with very little education would fall victim to bad health advice because it's on the TV?
2013-02-06 08:05:22 AM  
2 votes:
Yeah, but he's like porn for hypochondriacs.
2013-02-06 04:03:11 PM  
1 vote:

A Terrible Human: You never trust anything that's hawked during daytime tv. It's like all the shiat Oprah suggests or like when Dr.Phil pretends he's a doctor. This guy might actually be a surgeon but it doesn't mean any of the crap he says on tv is good.

I'm pretty convinced at this point that anybody who watches daytime network TV on a regular basis is somebody I don't want to know.

The crap that plays between about 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM is usually some of the most inane, mindless, chicken-brained chatter that can be put in front of a camera and I cannot imagine how it would be possible to actually listen to it for any period of time without going insane if you had even a mildly operative brain in your head.

What I'm getting at here is that people who watch daytime TV must be complete and absolute morons and that's probably why they have the time in the middle of a workday to be watching it.
/ thank god for Netflix on sick days....
2013-02-06 03:47:37 PM  
1 vote:

chase_neal: And don't get me started on "Judge" Judy.

But what do you think about Judge Reinhold?
2013-02-06 02:20:26 PM  
1 vote:

Gosling: Robert1966: Here's how dickheads like Dr. Oz sleep at night: they make sure to use hedge words like "may" or "can." "Dung beetle balls may help fight cholesterol" only means that dung beetle balls are not proven not to help fight cholesterol (and "help" is another hedge).

Oh, yeah. Marketing major means those words are flashing red warning lights in my head. You can say damn near anything after 'help'. A car may help get you to the sun. Sure, if you undergo all the training to be an astronaut first, there's a space shuttle program and you're selected to go, a car a can help get you there... by transporting you from the hotel to the launch site so you can board the shuttle. And also there's no guarantee that you'll get BACK from the sun, but that part wasn't promised.

It's safer if you go at night.
2013-02-06 02:09:52 PM  
1 vote:
But I can still rely on Dr. Phil for all my psychiatric needs, yes?
2013-02-06 01:44:41 PM  
1 vote:
"I'm a doctor, but I play a quack on TV."
2013-02-06 01:37:52 PM  
1 vote:
Mehmet Oz says that he yearns for the days "when our ancestors lived in small villages and there was always a healer in that village."

Oh, you mean the days when drinking mercury and bloodletting were considered valid treatments?
2013-02-06 01:09:42 PM  
1 vote:
I like to make my wife spaz by using air quotes around Doctor whenever we talk about Oz, Phil and Gupta.

And don't get me started on "Judge" Judy.
2013-02-06 12:49:14 PM  
1 vote:
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You see? It's ok, he saw it on the television.
2013-02-06 12:40:39 PM  
1 vote:
2013-02-06 12:35:47 PM  
1 vote:
Senor Chang from Community is also a real doctor from Tulane, but instead of practicing he choses to shoe his tiny penis in the hang over movies.
2013-02-06 12:22:55 PM  
1 vote:
He's the Michio Kaku of medicine; obviously intelligent, good in his field, but whores himself out to any camera filming for his field of expertise, and even outside of it.  I'm not discounting that Kaku may be a good physicist, but he just shows up on anything, from real science shows to "Prophets of Science Fiction," and while he's obviously excited about science, he just doesn't have the panache of a Sagan or deGrasse Tyson.
2013-02-06 12:05:19 PM  
1 vote:

FirstNationalBastard: Stupid Dr. Oz... Everyone knows that masturbating 37.5 times a day is the REAL miracle weight loss cure.

No wonder Jenny Craig always looks so happy.
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