This is what spending a high school year in the US can do to you: you develop a strange fascination with late-night infomercials for practically anything from how to improve your memory to how to get an edge in life, from electric rotisseries to how to strike it rich in the real estate market with zero down payment, from understanding the bible to, well, really understanding the bible.
Tonight, I came across yet another goodie of infomercialism. Attention, kids: these guys are really, um, messed up. Don’t buy into it!
But wait, there’s more:
- Anthony Robbins (official website)
- Wikipedia: Tony Robbins
- Wikipedia: Lakewood Church
- Ron Popeil’s Showtime Rotisserie
- Chef Tony’s Miracle Blade
- Carleton Sheets No Down Payment System
- The Cash Flow Generator
- The 700 Club
- International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
- Washington Post, September 8, 2004: FTC Pulls Plug on Infomercial Giant
- Washington Post, October 23, 2005: Wait, There’s More
- Analysis of Kevin Trudeau’s “Natural Cures” Infomercial (2004) on Informercialwatch.org
Please note that the above list is just a random sample. I don’t endorse any of the products mentioned (though I have endured the informercials more or less extensively over the past years).