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Pills Designed for Modern Ills

May 04, 1999

Question from April 27:

Innovative Concepts produces a variety of candy placebos to cure personal problems, including Bad Hair Day Pills. What other fake medicines do you suggest it produce?

Road Rage Control Pills. Take two before a commute, turn on the radio and let every driver on the freeway cut in front of you--cheerfully!

--SHARON KARP, Los Angeles

Gettitol Tablets for folks who want more health, wealth and hair.

--LILLIAN KOSLOVER

Redondo Beach

I would like to see Dennis Rodman take some "get a clue" pill. Also, Pauly Shore should try that.

--LESLIE DOGOLDOGOL

Chino Hills

Innovative Concepts should make little pink candies shaped like brains so teachers can give them to students who are using their brains . . . or give to students who need to have a brain!

--JOANN ADAMS, San Pedro

There should be a pill simply called Placebo. It's a cure-all, of course!

--JOSEPH D'AMORE, Hollywood

Question for May 4:

The Los Angeles Fire Department recently equipped some of its trucks with a firefighting compound that is also found in disposable diapers (see story, this page). Aside from clothing baby bottoms, what uses do you suggest for disposable diapers?

Send replies of 25 words or fewer to Smart Aleck, SoCal Living, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, CA 90053, or e-mail socalliving@latimes.com. Include your name and hometown.

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