The Nose: Previewing Super Bowl Ads; Facebooking At Work

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I have come to believe that of all things bright and beautiful on God's green earth, there aren't very many that can't be ground up and mixed with something else and used as either an aphrodisiac or a performance enhancing sports supplement. Or both.  

From intestinal whale secretions to blister beetles to monkey glands to rhino horns, everything seems to have a use. 
 
And the latest is deer antler velvet, a nasal spray made by some distillation of male deer antlers when they are covered with fuzz. Athletes believe it can promote healing of cartilage and boost strength.  In fact, the more I read about it, the less worried I became that Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens had used it and the more eager I became to get some myself.
 
My knees don't feel so great. If I could get a little bounce in them by spraying aerosolized deer antlers up my nose, I'd do it. Apparently, the stuff is flying off the shelves right now, so I'm not alone. 
 
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