I think I’ve been blogging long enough that it’s time I start letting you in on some of the little things that keep my mind occupied. One of my very special secrets is that I have an abnormal love for infomercials.
It’s hard for me to pinpoint the reason for my obsession with these 20 minute masterpieces, but my best guess is that it’s due to a man named, Don Lapre. He was one of the first infomercial pitch men that really hooked me in. In fact, he was also my first experience in actually buying into an MLM scheme and also my first experience in being ripped off.
Here’s the video that hooked me for the very first time. As you can see, he is very persuasive!
Awesome, right?! Yeah, so that guy killed himself while he was in the middle of a giant federal court case against him for fraudulent activity… Glad I didn’t pursue that dream.
Anyway, my crazy obsession with infomercials took on a whole new life a few years after that initial video. It got to a point where I would stay up very late at night and literally watch hours of infomercials, with absolutely no intention of ever purchasing anything again.
From Magic Bullet’s and P90X to Flavor Wave and Get Rich Quick Schemes, I love them all. I especially love when the drug company warnings take up 80% of the actual ad. I can’t explain it, I’m not ashamed of it and I am certainly not about to stop loving these marketing miracles!
For this post, I want to leave you with one of my new favourite infomercials, for a product called the Schticky. You may think it’s because it stars that wacky ShamWoW guy, Vince Offer, but the real reason is for the insane sexual innuendo they somehow managed to slip in to the middle of it. Don’t worry, you’ll know it when you see it!
Now that I’ve opened Pandora’s box, you’ll be seeing a lot more of my favourite informercials on here. Then again, that could be a whole new blog site in itself….