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Would you buy this?

April 17, 2011 |  6:00 am

 

I am obsessed with infomercials. I have a DVR, and I speed through all commercials -- but I stop for infomercials. (Drives my husband crazy. He kindly indulges me, and knows to slow down for any infomercials. And if Vince from ShamWow is on, my husband will put it all on hold and call me in from the other room. But I digress.)

The infomercials all follow a very particular format and story struture. And my favorite part, of course, is the set up where they show the overly exaggerated trials and tribulations of how horrible life is without [insert the name of the gadget they are selling here]. This one does not disappoint.

So would you buy this? Do you share my infomercial fascination? What's the best/worst infomercial you know of?

-- Rene Lynch
Twitter / renelynch

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