As Seen on TV

I’ve had a bit of insomnia lately. Therefore, I’ve seen way too many late-night infomercials.   A few of my favorites:

The InStyler

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?  

That’s unfortunate!


3 responses to “As Seen on TV

  1. i know we don’t each other, but i’m a friend of illini_girl’s and click over here occasionally!

    had to comment on the instyler…it’s also at the mall closest to me! i’m so intrigued by it i nearly sat down in one of their chairs and had them try it out on me.

  2. when my straightner dies, i’m going to have to try the instyler. i wish my hair would decide to be either straight or curly – this wavy stuff has been the bane of my existance.

  3. I want the InStyler so bad!

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