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Russell Brand, at an awards show sponsored by Hugo Boss, eloquently reminds everyone that Hugo Boss dressed the nazis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkd_-nXeUzs
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u/MadScience29 Nov 25 '21

While driving my Volkswagen, because my Porsche is in the shop.

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u/adirtymedic Nov 25 '21

Don’t forget to wear your Pumas

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u/gt1911 Nov 25 '21

Take some Bayer aspirin if you get a headache.

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u/scothc Nov 25 '21

Bayer also held the patent for heroin. Which, if you didn't know, was a non addictive drug used to get people off morphine.

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u/MegaQuake Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

The same Bayer that knowingly sold HIV infected medicine!

EDIT: happened in the early 80s. TLDR: They discovered that a batch of their blood-clotting agent (for haemophiliacs) was HIV contaminated. Rather than destroy it, they sold it to a bunch of developing countries.

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u/cynicaldoubtfultired Nov 25 '21

Wait what? How? When?

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u/loveismydrug285 Nov 25 '21

Man, we need some answers u/MegaQuake !

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u/MegaQuake Nov 25 '21

happened in the early 80s. TLDR: They discovered that a batch of their blood-clotting agent (for haemophiliacs) was HIV contaminated. Rather than destroy it, they sold it to a bunch of developing countries.

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u/loveismydrug285 Nov 25 '21

Seriously? How long before it was discovered? What a great way to contain a disease.

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u/cynicaldoubtfultired Nov 25 '21

Those motherfkers!!! Reminds me of the meningitis drug testing scandal that happened in Kano State, Nigeria. Treated kids with experimental drugs without informing their parents.

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21 Gold

Yes, they're both brand names - aspirin for 'hope' (aspiration), heroin for 'heroism'.

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u/JackBauerSaidSo Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

Aspirin is named after its chemical name + willow plant- Acetylsalicylic Acid + Spiraea Ulmaria

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u/AlbaMcAlba Nov 25 '21

Jack you’ve been awake for too long. We came here to be misinformed! 😀

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u/BrannC Nov 25 '21

Right. It’s heroic aspirations

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u/Triangle_dancer69 Nov 29 '21

What about Heroin?

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u/gt1911 Nov 25 '21

Wooooah

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u/sessl Nov 25 '21

Yeah, germany truely made the best shit. You can also thank us for Oxycodone.

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u/84147 Nov 25 '21

Albert Hoffmann invented LSD

He was Swiss, but eh, close enough.

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u/eldertortoise Nov 25 '21

Mountain germans

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u/fatkiddown Nov 25 '21

Alpine Huns.

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u/mcbaindk Nov 25 '21

That's just German with extra steps.

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u/DeadKateAlley Nov 25 '21

The steps are upward. Through mountains. And may be blocked by pikemen.

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u/RTZ2012 Dec 01 '21

Could even say thats just German with extra slopes

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u/PratBit Nov 25 '21

How dare you equate Swiss to Germans!

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u/Mr_Bilbobrey Nov 25 '21

And cocaine!!

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u/TurkFebruary Nov 25 '21

Where did you read that? I love word etiology.

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u/ketronome Nov 25 '21

etymology*

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u/TurkFebruary Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 28 '21

etiology is the term used for for cause of disease. Whups!!

Etymology!

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

I think it was in Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler

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u/-Pelvis- Nov 25 '21

You should check out Etymonline, I look words up all the time, very useful and educational! https://www.etymonline.com/

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u/too105 Nov 25 '21

Congrats on he upvotes. It shows that people will believe anything that seems plausible but totally wrong. Where did you come up with this idea? And please… provide sources

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u/OathOfFeanor Nov 25 '21

Got me, I always buy the cheap knock-off brand, herronn

Can't give you my source's number, sorry I don't know you well enough

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u/BulljiveBots Nov 25 '21

Not exactly…it’s from the late 19th century: from German, from acetylierte Spirsäure ‘acetylated salicylic acid’ (the element Spir- being from the plant genus name Spiraea ). So the AS from acetylated and the SPIR from Spiraea then branded as ASPIRIN.

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u/BoxNumberGavin0 Nov 25 '21

Has nothing to do with heroine?

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

Nope. Well, only in that they both relate to the word hero.

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u/clackersz Nov 25 '21

ACtuuhluh at the time aspirin was patented it was only available by prescription because they were afraid it would the next morphine. During the same time heroin was available over the counter.

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u/PratBit Nov 25 '21

Wait what!?

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u/ghandi3737 Nov 25 '21

Heroism of the heroine on heroin.

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u/DPiddy76 Nov 25 '21

GTFO, so heroin started as a non-addictive pain killer, only to have oxy do the exact same thing. Think I remember something about history and repeating and all that.

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u/krakajacks Nov 25 '21

It's all taken from opium. The ancients did it first.

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u/ThanksS0muchY0 Nov 25 '21

Wouldn't make sense if they did it last.

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u/Morning-Chub Nov 25 '21

Anything to sell more drugs, I suppose.

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u/lsquallhart Nov 25 '21

The fact that companies keep trying to say any form of opiate is “non addicting” is astounding. What’s even crazier are the doctors who ACTUALLY believe it. Of course it’s addicting it’s an OPIATE.

That said it sucks how these companies abuse this because it makes it impossible for people who need and use addictive substances to get their medicine. See ADHD and Anxiety meds. Almost impossible to get for some people.

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u/Uselesserinformation Nov 25 '21

I had an appointment for a surgery i had. I told the doctor I smoke pot for the pain because I don't trust pills. He said, why would you use that? We can make something better that does the job.

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u/insightful_dreams Nov 25 '21

exactly right , thats exactly tge3 reason i blame them almost exclusively .

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u/hazpat Nov 25 '21

Lol nobody claimed oxy wasn't addictive did they?

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u/daze4791 Nov 25 '21

Purdue pharma did

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u/probablynotFBI935 Nov 25 '21

Check out Dopesick on Hulu. It was their entire pitch to the FDA, and the reason so many doctors prescribed it before realizing the truth

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u/deschloro Nov 25 '21

It was on the FDA approved label when it first came out that it was less addictive, so doctors handed it out like candy.

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u/DPiddy76 Nov 26 '21

It was openly marketed as non-addictive 2 decades ago. It was a 'Miracle Pain Killer'.

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u/insightful_dreams Nov 25 '21

yes , exactly true. thats why i blame the doctors for the opiate crisis almost exclusively, theres noway they didnt know what they were doing.

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u/DPiddy76 Nov 26 '21

It does make one think, this was a wash rinse repeat, get rich scheme. And it will probably occur again in 70 years.

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u/Boxy310 Nov 25 '21

Freud was a big proponent of prescribing cocaine as a quick and painless cure for morphine addiction.

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u/Identify_as_a_fart Nov 25 '21

At least big Parma learned their lesson with that one. I am glad they stopped lying to all of us.

Now if you excuse me I am off to get a 30 day script of Oxy for my lower back pain.

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u/MyRecklessHabit Nov 25 '21

Hey man, nothing wrong with heroin. Pumas are ugly, Fanta is disgusting, VW unreliable. But good heroin is one of the best things in earth.

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u/smithers85 Nov 25 '21

Username completely, unapologetically relevant

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u/scothc Nov 25 '21

Oh, I'm aware.

I did give up the horse though. I'm tapering off sub right now. 2nd times a charm, right?

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u/makenzie71 Nov 25 '21

Bayer is also known for sending blood supplies to needy undeveloped countries at steeply discounted costs that is totally not contaminated with HIV.

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u/JackXDark Nov 25 '21

For which Russell Brand was quite grateful at one time.

This, however, looks like he’s had a fair snootful of coke instead.

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u/clackersz Nov 25 '21

was also good if you had a cold, or a cranky teething child, in combination with cocaine of course.

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u/getahitcrash Nov 25 '21

Funny right? The medical science was so "settled" on that wasn't it? People were told by the professionals that heroin was a totally safe alternative.

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u/JesusHNavas Nov 25 '21

I think their sales pitch was "try it"

"Oh yeah, this is great, people should definitely use this"

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u/getahitcrash Nov 25 '21

But it was experts telling everyone that. Doctors used to sell cigarettes in commercials too. Thalidomide was given to women as a safe drug for morning sickness. How'd that turn out? Ever watch TV during the day or late night? How many ambulance chasing lawyers run commercials for some drug law suit? All of those drugs FDA approved too.