Monday, June 08, 2009

Ad It Up

Yes. "Ad."

I woke up early this morning and being reluctant to get out of my nice warm bed, I turned on the tv. At 6am there isn't much on to watch except infomercials. Let me tell you.. there are some weird products on those shows.

Yet when watching infomercials I seem to find myself wanting those weird products even if they are four easy payments of $29.99. And if you order NOW you'll get TWO. I don't understand why you need two of something like a hair styler. Is it in case the first one breaks? And what about that bonus item you're always offered. One is a thing that holds tomatoes (or eggs) for even slices. Woohoo! I need me one of those! *cough*

One infomercial I watched this morning was for a rechargeable vacuum/sweeper. This thing can VACUUM carpets and floors. Imagine that. It also has a shaft (ooo.. shaft) that bends in the middle (ouch) for going down (snicker) and under furniture. Hmm. I think I see a marketing ploy here.

Isn't innuendo fun?

Of course there are more serious things on tv in regular commercials like the ads for Mesothelioma cancer. I can't help but think of the John Grisham book "Tort" when I see them. And that's all I'm going to say about that.

2 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

You've missed your calling - you and Lucy should become a team and write infomercials ;-)

Carolina said...

I love watching infomercials. As long as I can bear watching them. Which isn't very long usually. It's just amaaaaazing ;-)