The Unrepentant Individual

...just hanging around until Dec 21, 2012

March 24, 2007


An interesting piece of satire by the Scott Stein, about the pill that makes you taller. Well, not really, the pill that makes you THINK you’re taller.

The pill didn’t take immediate effect. For about 10 minutes you felt nothing. Then you were taller. That is, you believed you were. The drug convinced its user, whatever his height, that he was three inches taller. It was a new technology, and its power was limited, if perfect in its simplicity and specificity. Three inches was all it added. Gargantuanx could not alter the physical world–boxes of pasta on supermarket shelves which were out of reach before taking the pill did not get any closer after a dose. But under its influence, one was certain that the shelf of pasta was three inches higher than it had been, so the illusion that one was three inches taller was intact.

Heading down the proverbial rabbit hole [which seems an apt analogy when "one pill makes you larger"], the questions comes up: should Gargantuanx be prohibited? Thus, the name of the piece, Garghibition.

Check it out. If you have the same sort of bizarre sense of humor as I do– and you probably wouldn’t be here if you didn’t– you’ll like it.

Posted By: Brad Warbiany @ 7:04 pm || Permalink || Comments (2) || Trackback URL || Categories: Around The 'Sphere, Humor


  1. Brad,
    Know your brother and through a friend, stumbled on your blog and really enjoy it. I love this article. Of course, it leads to countless jokes, but the obvious one is…..7 inches is so different between a man and woman. Hm……

    Comment by Jayne — March 24, 2007 @ 10:23 pm
  2. Jayne,

    Glad to have you here. If you share the political opinions of my brother and I, check out the group blog I contribute to, The Liberty Papers. That’s where I’ve been doing most of my serious writing lately.

    Comment by Brad Warbiany — March 24, 2007 @ 10:46 pm

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