Life as an Extreme Sport

semiotic snake oil with derailing mambaglins

So, this artwork illustrating the idea of snake oil treatment via an IV would have been excellent if I hadn’t been reading about mambaglins today. But now, with that context, I immediately see pain therapy treatment rather than snake oil.

There’s probably an interesting semiotic lesson in there somewhere. (I am way too lungs-trying-to-kill-me, post-debate foggy to even attempt it, though.)