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WTH? Sex in a Can

chaddict Jun 16, 2007 05:02 PM

Over on SFGate.com's "Day in Pictures" they have a photo of cans labeled "Viagra Oysters" and "Sex in a Can." Caption reads "In Australia, entrepreneurs and shellfish farmers are infusing tanks of oysters with a mixture of crushed Viagra and calcium, and marketing it in Asia."

I'd post the pice but I don't know what Reuters' rules are for reposting pics...

I can't believe this is serious!

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    lisa13 RE: chaddict Jun 16, 2007 06:40 PM

    great post. I can't stop laughing! I hope its a ruse

    1. optimal forager RE: chaddict Jun 16, 2007 07:01 PM

      I heard about this on NPR's "Wait, wait, don't tell me!" Apparently, it's for real. I think, though, they said something about it increasing the growth of the oysters, as opposed to affecting the eater directly.

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      1. re: optimal forager
        chaddict RE: optimal forager Jun 16, 2007 07:58 PM

        Nah, he literally has a can labeled "Sex in a Can" with the idea that it will increase your sexual appetite...And he's using the tag line, ahem, "rock hard oysters."

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        mojoeater RE: chaddict Jun 16, 2007 07:03 PM

        Gives a whole new credence to oysters as an aphrodesiac...

        1. Veggo RE: chaddict Jun 16, 2007 07:04 PM

          Any sort of voodoo or chemistry that might replace sharkfin soup or pulverized black rhino tusk as a remedy for a limp libido would be a good thing.

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            chaddict RE: Veggo Jun 16, 2007 07:56 PM

            I emailed this to a friend in China asking if he had seen this; he hadn't. But his sentiments were akin to yours. "But if this can save one tiger from being killed for his penis then it’s a good thing."

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              bulavinaka RE: chaddict Jun 17, 2007 06:11 PM

              You'd figure that over the thousands of years that the Chinese have been working out life, they would have finally figured out that the easiest way to put the zing back in their ding is to quit stressing out over superstitions and take a day off from work once in a while...

          2. Gio RE: chaddict Jun 16, 2007 07:31 PM

            The man's name is George May. Apparently he has patented the idea of feeding the oysters Viagra, magnesium, zinc and sea grass among other things after the shellfish have gone through the normal purification process. He insists the 10 million oysters he has in cultivation are being very well cared for and he eats one to two dozen daily without any ill effects.

            Pfizer is miffed and has issued a Cease and Desist order calling the use of the famous name a "trademark issue." Also, Mr. May cannot sell the oysters in Australia because they violate regulations and the New South Wales seafood program.

            Here's a link with photo:

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              Veggo RE: Gio Jun 16, 2007 07:44 PM

              Prescription oysters? This could slow things down at the drive-up window at Walgreens...

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                Gio RE: Veggo Jun 16, 2007 07:52 PM

                Exactly, plus adding to the admissions at the Betty Ford... a la Oxycodone.
                Lends new meaning to the term Assisted Living..

            2. KaimukiMan RE: chaddict Jun 16, 2007 08:11 PM

              Humm... can't wait for McDonalds to find a way to use it.
              The McRigid sandwich?

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                chaddict RE: KaimukiMan Jun 16, 2007 09:09 PM

                You just made me snort! Alright, off to dinner... Thanks for the laugh!

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                  bulavinaka RE: KaimukiMan Jun 17, 2007 06:08 PM

                  And I'd like that with a side of McWoodie fries please...

                  And Burger King could flout the tagline, "Now that's a Whopper!"

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