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Pssst…it’s Bilbo here. D’you wanna buy some Viagra?

August 3, 2006 at 7:56 pm by xoanon  - 

Why is your inbox full of offers for pills? Our correspondent finds the answer in The Hobbit. Bilbo Baggins tried to sell me some Viagra last week. It was a surprise: J. R. R.Tolkien never recorded hobbits’ pharmaceutical pleasures as extending any further than a pouch of tobacco, but there he was in my e-mail inbox alongside an offer for “CIjALIS, AMBjIEN, VALjIUM, VjIAGRA”. “When they had dried in the sun, which was now strong and warm, they were refreshed, if still sore and a little hungry,” one Mokosh Bauder wrote to inform me. “Soon they crossed the ford (carrying the hobbit), and then began to march through.” [More]

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