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Do Something Inconvenient

If you’ve ever been the victim of an infomercial, you know that seemingly too-good-to-be-true items are marketed toward consumers, all for the sake of convenience. Does that heavy-duty blender you already own walk the dog? 882 more words

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Infomercials On Demand

One final musing on NZ TV, if you’ll permit me, and that is the extensive presence of the infomercial.

A lack of big business advertising clearly leaves a space for someone to want to try to flog what often appear to be naff products that you really don’t need. 211 more words

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My Shift in Writing and How I Learned to Stop Watching Late-night Infomercials

When I was about ten years old, I always thought of myself as wanting to be an actor, TV host, or entertainer of some sort.  I even thought about being an archaeologist or a scientist at one point.   805 more words


Set It and Forget It

I used to watch infomercials all the time. They were the best. A half hour devoted to try and get people to buy their product “In three easy payments“. 261 more words


The Life Or Death Happy Happy Flim Flam Sales Man

My muse was at it again.  I was standing in the shower, trying to remember what was still clean that I could wear to work, mentally making a grocery list, and trying to remember to bring a pair of scissors to cut flowers by the roadside, when my spicy Irish muse jumped into my head with a great idea for a short story.  593 more words

But Wait! There's More! Sermon on John 21: 1-14

*From Wednesday April 19th, 2017. I’m catching up on posting sermons! you can watch on http://www.bethany-live.org

Anyone watch the late night infomercials for knives or hoses, or protein shakes or whatever? 1,141 more words