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Pah-lease tell me this is a joke.....

(I figured I lighten the mood now that I am done with my pity party , thanks for all your kind words & prayers)

.....so as I am lying in bed last night......Josh is watching The Green Channel/Planet Green where he has delusions of grandeur to turn our home into a wind propelled, rain bucket collecting, solar energy selling back to the electric company habitat. It's all good.....he could be fascinated with those fishing/hunting shows where it's a painful hour of a man, with branches sticking out of his hat, hiding in some brush making ridiculous bird calls. Or he could be addicted to watching guys on way too many steroids in spandex rolling on a wrestling mat.

......no offense to WWF fans or bird-calling hunters. Just not my "thang". For the record, I wore my share of spandex in the 80s......and I am sure I look ridiculous making clucking sounds as I am chasing my chickens to round them up at night.

OK, now that I am not offending anyone......what actually offended *me* was watching this commercial that came on last night.

Paul Younane Neckline Slimmer from As Seen on TV Video

(click link)

"With Paul Younane’s Neckline Slimmer, you can reverse the effects of aging without surgery. Firm, lift and smooth your neckline in just two minutes a day. Developed by world-renowned physiotherapist Paul Younane, the Neckline Slimmer system tightens the muscles that keep your face and neck looking young and beautiful. Forget cosmetic surgery. Get age defying results with the world’s first resistance toning system for the neck, chin and face. The Neckline Slimmer does for your neckline what exercise does for your body, making you look and feel younger"

Are you kidding me?!?!?

OK, I can deal with the Topsy Turvy to help me grow better tomatoes....I will admit that I even considered the Touch and Brush that N insists we need. But for the love of all that is good....... please tell me that the general population is smarter than what these quacks are trying to convince us to buy.

Not sure what blows my mind more.....

  • The fact that all the "after" photo shows is the person stretching their neck/chin out.
  • That two minutes of "resistance" exercise will reverse the signs of aging.....get out!
  • There actually are people out there that are thinking....."why yes, I want to get rid of my facial sagging and redefine my profile....there is nothing more attractive than a firm chin.....and only two minutes a day? I'll take TWO!"
  • The woman who they show using this hideous gadget is like 21 years old.
  • how they recreate that doctor's office to support the medical/professional vibe.
  • and lastly.....going out on a limb, but that Vicky, Wendy and Julie are their real names.

I had to rewind (gotta love the DVR) because I was in shock. They even offer three levels of resistant springs......almost like a Shred workout for your neck!

Now that really caught my attention.

But I think it was the fact that world renowned (has anyone even heard of him?) Paul Younane personally guarantees it that I will see results AND he is offering his bonus luxury carry case, DVD and his European Accelerating Firming Cream (a $40 value) for only $19.99

......well that does it for me.....I'm sold!


I think I'll stick to taking some good vitamins, exercising, using a decent moisturizer and eating right for now.

.....with the slightly sagging neckline.

PS. I will also note that I breathed a sigh of relief when N, who as I have mentioned is our infomercial addict, did not suggest that we needed to get that.


*wipes brow*


Kellie said...

Oh wow, 30 Day Shred for our neck - hysterical!! It looks like some kind of torture device!

I haven't seen an infomercial in ages but the Mall of America has an "As Seen on TV" store. All of the stuff looks like complete junk in person! Scary.

Daughter of the King said...

LOL! Yeah, some of this stuff is absolutely unbelievable!!! Makes a girl feel sorry for the people out there who are desperate enough to try it.

Have BEAUTIFUL Tuesday!!

Dana :)

amanda said...


i love infomercials. not to buy the stuff just because they make me giggle. although i will admit i have always wanted a food saver...

Mich said...

You made me laugh out loud.

I rememeber being young and dumb once, thinking all that stuff just might work...but quickly learned my lesson and realized there is "fine print" to anything guarenteed!

Don't worry, I'll be sagging with you...

Have a great day!

Mich said...

I really should proof read before I hit publish, huh? "remember"

soory about that!

Mary said...

Wow, that luxury carrying case sure is niiiiice. I think I'd buy the stuff just for that lovely carrying case.

Joye @ The Joyeful Journey said...

Oh no, that is just too funny! And the springs!! Oh, just imagine what you would look like with that thing on! lol!

Nice to meet you, Michelle!

Billy Coffey said...

I'm so glad infomercials came along. I had no idea how much stuff I needed to guarantee health and happiness. Bless them. Bless them all.

Martha said...

I'm a victim of the UFC.. okay okay, I actually kinda like it but don't tell anyone!! shhh....

I could use that neck thingymajig, it gets rid of triple chins right? :o)

Have you noticed the people on proactiv commercials wear makeups in their 'after' pictures? Oh oh, get this. People are always frowning in "before" weight loss pictures :P I know they feel poopy but why exaggerate it ;) I wanna see some fat people happily munching on greasy fried chicken!! Lets be original here peeps!

Anonymous said...

Hi,I'm one of the before and afters on the Neckline Slimmer infomercial and I live in England.It worked for me so don't criticise the product until you've tried it. It's simple, you exercise the rest of your body so why not your neck and and chin...what's the fuss?

~*Michelle*~ said...

@ Anonymous

Please accept my apologies if I hurt you in any way.....this was all done in a pokin-fun light hearted way. Not sure if it is like this in England, but in the US, we are bombarded with tons of "too good to be true" infomercials.

I even noted at the beginning of my post that I needed to lighten up my mood a bit. If you "knew" me, you'd know that I would never intend on hurting anyone feelings. I have a quirky sense of humor and I try to treasure the gift of laughter as much as possible. I laugh most at myself. Life is too short.

It was by all means, not intended to be taken personally, although I can understand, how it would be if you were one of the models.

All I can do is apologize....

Kim said...

I have been blogging about my wrinkles at 32.

I am really upset by your post.

I mean, I HAVE excercised for like, FIVE days...AND I do use OLAY regenerist, but the whole part about eating right? I will be honest. You lost me.

A person can only be expected to do so much. I mean, honestly.

My husband will be stuck with the wrinkles.

christy rose said...

It is amazing to me that you can find all of those things from infomercials at Walgreens. As seen on TV, It is all so silly i think. HAHA
Laughed at you though today. You make me smile, many times usually.
Glad I come here to visit,

Anonymous said...

I was laughing pretty hard myself when I saw this commercial for the first time. There is a web-site that is actually set up so people can compare their results www.necklineslimmerreview.com

You should read some of the comments on there......too funny!

John said...


I don't think the link showed up in my previous post.....

This is too funny not to check out!


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