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Friday, January 09, 2009

AGH! The torture of simple piles! From 1942 we dig up this little gem. Before we talked about everything in it's simple clinical form, we had great little euphemisms. For those unaware, "piles" are hemorrhoids. For those brave enough to read the text of the ad, let me give you a glimpse of how awful those things can be. According to the ad, Pazo "lubricates hardened, dry parts."
And the best part of all? If you don't want to use suppositories, simply use their "pile pipe" to put the Pazo where it needs to go! Now that we don't use the term piles, what would you call the applicator? The hemorrhoid heaver? The butt .. er... yeah...
For what it's worth, if I had those things, I'd probably look as bad as that woman does at the top. I, too, would be thankful for relief from pain!
A quick google leads me to believe the ointment is now available by prescription only. Must be good stuff!

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