Tired of staring at the same old blog entries?

Brief observation: maybe it has something to do with my passion for infomercials, but I find that I am completely drawn in by advertisements that ask me rhetorical questions.
Confused by the new tax regulations?
Ever wish you had a flatter stomach?
Had enough of the same boring dinners?

Whenever I see ads like this on TV or hear them on the radio, I find myself subconsciously nodding along or responding aloud.
You can say that again!
Who doesn’t?
You’re preaching to the choir, my friend.

The thing is, I never actually buy these products, but it’s just nice to feel like someone gets you, even if it is Ron Popeil.

11 Responses to “Tired of staring at the same old blog entries?”

  1. shari Says:

    If I act now, do I get the special one-time low price?

  2. Dave2 Says:

    I often find myself talking back to the television… but there are times that my friends would rather I shut up. Like when the television asks “Do you ever have those times where you aren’t feeling fresh?”

  3. mainja Says:

    i’m glad to know that i’m not the only one that interacts with media that can’t tell i’m interacting with it.

  4. jenny Says:

    shari: YES! if you comment within the next two minutes, you’ll receive not one, not two, but THREE ever-sharp paring knives!
    dave2: it’s okay, dave. we all have those days. ;)
    mainja: wait – you mean ron can’t really hear me?

  5. sizzle Says:

    i hate the ones that say- are you overweight, tired, and you can’t find a cute outfit to save your life? because i was doing FINE until they reminded me.

  6. sandra Says:

    I often answer the questions. Is that weird?

  7. teahouseblossom Says:

    I always thought that would be the perfect way to become a millionaire..start hawking stuff on infomercials. It seems to have helped Dionne Warwick’s bottom line.

  8. Roy Says:

    I like Billy Mays on the Oxy clean commercials. I’d buy anything from him. Except he never talks regular. He always yells.

  9. egan Says:

    You’ve been reading my blog again haven’t you? Shame on you. I just mentioned how I was captivated by his late night informercials during college. He was my hero. If he could convince Joe Blow to buy a food dehydrator AND get three friends to do the same… he’s got to be special. “If you tell three friend” I think he created pyramid schemes.

  10. Pants Says:

    I have a soft spot for all things Ron Popeil.

  11. Arwen Says:

    I am literally three weeks behind on blogs right now so I am only reading this now. I have only bought one thing because of a late night encounter with an informercial (I am an insomniac) and it was make up. That damn bare minerals informercial. Usually I just talk back at them too but a moment of weakness overtook me.