Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Off-label, Indeed

I've never been much a club-going, bar-hopping hipster. A friend of mine drug me to a bar with a DJ not too long ago and it didn't do too much for me. It really doesn't surprise me, then, that I missed this silly little trend:
New York bouncer, blogger and author Rob Fitzgerald has noticed a trend among many of the macho young men waiting outside his clubs. He says the guys are slathering up their torsos with the hemorrhoid cream Preparation H to make themselves look "ripped" for the ladies.
I can't decide if this is one of those things that's too silly to be made up, or too silly to be true. Either way . . . yikes.

My favorite comment I've heard on this, so far, is that this isn't really off-label use. Afterall, isn't Preparation H meant to be rubbed on irritating . . . well, you know. Really, though, the best part is the picture they included with the story:


Jen said...

It's a well-known beauty pageant trick to put Preparation H on the bags under one's eyes.

Anonymous said...

Actually, that doesn't work anymore. The ingredient biodyne which used to do that was taken out.


Melissa said...

You could put it on your scalp to accent the ripples of your brain cells. Sexxxxxyyyyyyyyyy.