March 27, 1998

On This Date in! in 1998 – the FDA approved the prescription drug Viagra. It was the first pill for male impotence that was government approved and that actually worked because of scientific research and medicine. Several businesses that ran ads on the back pages of comic books and nudie magazines became very fearful that their mail order industry for horny goat weed, dried and ground-up baby crocodile hearts, Spanish fly, dehydrated animal testicles, and self-hypnotism would go the way of flag semaphore. Little did they know that all they had to do was repackage their merchandise and sell it as weight loss aids in the back of women’s magazines at ten times the price and their profits would shoot through the roof.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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