Dr. Oz Shouldn’t Use Twitter

In the wake of being firmly put in his place by Sen. Claire McCaskill during a Senate hearing, Dr. Oz apparently decided to ingratiate himself with his fans by asking what they were were eating that would be #OzApproved. It didn’t go well for him.

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  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    What part of the snake does “snake oil” come from anyway?

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    I was going to say “stupid people shouldn’t use twitter” except that’d wipe out 99% of their user-base.

  • Doug Little

    What part of the snake does “snake oil” come from anyway?

    The gullibility gland?

  • thebookofdave

    Obviously the limbs, @Raging Bee #1. And from the looks of it, snake oil poachers have nearly wiped out existing stocks.

  • Doug Little

    So many good tweets there.

    Quack-promoted exotic foods glazed with unicorn sparkles and pseudoscience RT: @DrOz What are you eating that is #OzApproved?

    Mmmmmm unicorn sparkles.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    Dr. Oz Shouldn’t Use Twitter

    Him, Dawkins and so very many others.

    Thing I wonder is why anybody does use it. Not a fan and baffled by why its such the rage these days.

  • http://www.ranum.com Marcus Ranum

    baffled by why its such the rage these days

    Self-importance.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    I, too, wonder why the kids these days are on the AOL, Myspacing their Twitters. Back in my day we mailed punchcards to each other, dagnabit, and we were happy!

  • lldayo

    I agree with you StevoR. I’ve been using the internet since 9th grade (1993) and have used many different mediums including chats and forums. Twitter just makes absolutely no sense to me appeal-wise. It just seems to be an easy way to make oneself look like an idiot, instantly, to numerous people at once.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    lldayo “I agree with you StevoR. I’ve been using the internet since 9th grade (1993) and have used many different mediums including chats and forums. Twitter just makes absolutely no sense to me appeal-wise. It just seems to be an easy way to make oneself look like an idiot, instantly, to numerous people at once.”

    So it’s like a chatroom or forum?

  • http://florilegia.wordpress.com Ibis3, Let’s burn some bridges

    Twitter is just a means for non-users to puff themselves up and insult those who do like to use it.

  • http://polrant@blogspot.com democommie

    Well, they say that you are what you eat. I’m guessin’ that Doc Oz has been eatin’ a lot of shit.

    “Twitter just makes absolutely no sense to me appeal-wise. It just seems to be an easy way to make oneself look like an idiot, instantly, to numerous people at once.”

    Yeah, I don’t need no steenkeen twitter to look like an idiot.

  • Donnie

    @lldayo #9

    “I agree with you StevoR. I’ve been using the internet since 9th grade (1993) and have used many different mediums including chats and forums….”

    Well, I have been on this here Internet thingy since 1988, in college, when we did not have that Mosaic wussy tool to browse. We had to know the address in order to play MUD games. Next, you are going to complain about having to use 300 Baud dial up, spoiled kid.

    Now, GET OFF MY INTERNET!!!! You young web-surfer!!!!

    Twitter is useful to keep in touch with people that you know, or never know. I use it to share ideas, keep informed of current issues (via links in Twitter). With that said that it can be useful, I would never want to use it if I was a ‘person of prominence’. Of course, that is why the BlockBot was created – keeping the shit out of your Twitter feed.

  • comfychair

    Twitter is a super-convenient way to keep in touch and find out more about interesting subjects, just like Youtube comments.

  • Artor

    Snake oil is made in the same way, and with the same parts, that baby oil is made. Man, the noises around the auger & press are revolting! At least the snakes don’t squeal when you tamp them in with a stick.


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