The Strange World of Infomercials

I’d never seen a Infomercial until I was in New York about 10 years ago. There’s something strangely hypnotic about them.

Everything about them should make you look away in revulsion. But it’s like rubber-necking at the scene of a car crash.

I decided to share a couple of straight-talking-fact-laden beauties.

Loud ‘n’ Clear

Ideal for Over-protective Parents, Hunters, Old People and Stalkers

ShamWow

Rated #1 Infomercial Of All Time by CNBC. Yes that’s right. They vote on them.

After the success of the ShamWow infomercial, smooth talking ‘host’ Vince Shlomi celebrated his new found superstardom by getting arrested after having a punch-up with a prostitute.

European teleshopping experiences have always let me down. I’m sticking with my 2 minute American infomercials.

As Dragnet used to say.. “I Just Want Facts Mam, Just the Facts”

Author: kinsella

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