Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Goodbye Glossophobia - an April Fool’s Day satire

Yesterday evening on the Huff Post Comedy Blog John Malik posted an April Fool’s Day article titled Goodbye Glossophobia. He described a fanciful new anxiolytic drug called Extrovertialis that briefly could make a speaker as confident as the legendary Theodore Roosevelt.

I’ve shown above how a marketing campaign would arrange some of those lurid purple pills in a letter formation. John cautioned that possible side effects for Extrovertialis include:

"...impressions of arrogance, conjunctionitis, mild incontinence, temporary blindness, potentially fatal levels of conceit and an occasional night sweat.”

Bully! The 1907 stereograph image of Teddy speaking came from the Library of Congress.

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