I’ve had a bit of insomnia lately. Therefore, I’ve seen way too many late-night infomercials. A few of my favorites:
As someone with notoriously bad hair, I’m always looking for something to help me add volume and body. Hell, I even asked for (and received) the Revo Styler for Christmas one year.
But the InStyler is even better: It curls! It straightens! It does crazy flippy things! It’s a good thing I don’t typically bring my credit card to bed with me or else I probably would’ve bought this during my late night/early morning channel surfing marathons.
I thought I was de-sensitized by seeing all the Viagra, Cialis, and “Natural Male Enhancement” ads on TV (the football through the tire swing– real subtle, guys!) But I literally could not believe what I was watching when I saw an infomercial for Extenze:
Seriously? A “sex talk show” where they interview guys (and their ladies) about “size issues?” Gag, gag, gag. At first, I honestly thought it was a spoof. No such luck! I probably watched a little longer than I’d like to admit, though. My favorite was the ponytail/Fabio guy (I don’t think he’s in the clip above).
And in the “that’s unfortunate” category . . .
There’s a specialty lingerie store here in town. No, not *that* kind of specialty store. They cater to women who need especially large bras, post-mastectomy, that kind of thing. In one of their current commercials, they say something like [I’m not going to get this 100% correct] “Specializing in the perfect fit for sizes double A-F, nursing bras, and post-surgery garments. Feel utterly fantastic.”
Utterly? Really? You’re going to use the word utterly right after talking about a nursing bra?