.....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
"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.