Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Weekly Homework Assignment

It's time again for Mama Kat's weekly homework assignment! I had a tough time picking a topic this week, as most had to do with experiences with babies (not a father ... yet).

Anyway, I chose the following: Hi, my name is ______ and I am a _______.

Hi, My name is Los, and I am an infomercial-aholic. When an infomercial is on tv, I'm glued to the set. I watch intently, and convince myself that I need what that amazing salesperson is selling. Billy Mays (when he was still living) could've probably sold me a turd. I guess, even though he's dead, he'd probably still be able to sell me on something.

I'm wondering who's going to replace Billy. This is a turbulent time in the infomercial industry ... a time for someone else to possibly step up. I certainly am not a fan of the older lady who sells those cooking devices ... and the guy who pushes the Sham-Wow is kind of appealing, I guess ... but there's something I don't trust about him. Maybe it's the headset he constantly wears, or maybe it's because he doesn't have a beard. Possibly, it's because he continually reminds me that, "Look, I can't make this offer all day." That hearkens too much to a used-car salesman.

Maybe Ron Popeil will climb back to the top of infomercial-land ... although, he's getting up in age, and I end up looking more intently at his wrinkles than I do at what he's selling. Perhaps, he should peddle some sort of skin cream ... just a thought.

Anyway, these are uncertain times for infomercial lovers like me ... who will be the next to step into the spotlight?


Superstar said...

People and students are alwasys asking me about "have you seen this commercial or that one"...*giggles*

I just say, no...tell me about it. Seriously, I don't have the heart to say, "I fast FWD them from the TIVO"..

Life with Kaishon said...

You are always so funny Los! Have you ever bought something from those informercials? Kaishon could stare at an infomercial for 2 hours. He watches them like he does a good movie. Intensely! : )

Mama Kat said...

I love infomercials too. I love that the hosts always wear nice Christmas sweaters and how they talk excitedly about the items. When I was growing up we used to do our own infomoercials all the time. The super slicer was a fan favorite.

CGW said...

Oh too funny! I love infomercials too! When I was a kid, we didn't have cable so every Saturday afternoon we would watch hours of infomercials and beg my mom to buy all of the wonderful items!

Jody said...

I am so like you in the infomercial world. All it takes is about 2 or 3 minutes and I am sitting there with my mouth open and my eyes glazed thinking
I can't stand the lady or the Shamwow guy by the way. It is time for new blood.

Jeanette said...

What is the deal with that headset? Great post.

Raine said...

I dont know who did it, but my bro and I used to stay up late to watch the beenie babies infomercials - they were great! I never saw a group of people get so excited over bean bags!

El Padrino said...

shamwow guy