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I Have Watched Through An Entire Infomercial

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    I Actually Recorded It.....

    You know the infomercial about the Magic Bullet? Well for some odd reason I enjoyed it, so much to the fact that I recorded it on my VCR. (I never had a DVR) I never liked an infomercial as much as I liked that one but after seeing it over and over i began to skip to another...
    KiyarameruGeisha KiyarameruGeisha 18-21, F Dec 31, 2009

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    It's Always When Your Sick.

    So your sick one day staying home from school/work, and you feel like ****. Your laying on the couch with your tissues and chicken noodle soup by your side and you think, "I know, i'll turn on the tv, it'll distract me." Flipping through the channels you'll find some mediocre...
    Mindy723 Mindy723 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2010

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    Infomercial Hypnotism

    Worse yet, i have watched it so long, that it started over again. Blah. we only have basic cable so after 12am all it is is infomercials. I like the food ones lol. like the ones for the bags that take all the air out to keep food fresh. and the cleaner ones. i like it when...
    asdfok asdfok 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2008

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    In My Own Defense

    My sleep cycle was screwed, and I found myself wide awake at *mumble* o'clock in the morning.  It was for what amounted to a revolving caddy to store plastic storage stuff on.I stared, mesmerized.  The colors, the shapes, the spinning...My whole life could be fixed if I just...
    Plaid Plaid 31-35, F Nov 17, 2011

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    O Gosh...

    I watch the Shopping Channel!! Just for noise in the background if there is something cool featuring. My husband sees some strange product and he says "Did you see that on tv" ahah... We have Sham-wows which are awesome, Magic Water Bulb things for plants that I killed; I...
    RyliesMom RyliesMom 18-21, F Jan 15, 2011

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    Hypnotizing

    I can't help it.  These infomercials just suck me in and kidnap my brain and I'm done for hours.  It hasn't happened in awhile, but I remember one day years ago, I must have watched an informercial about knives all afternoon.  My best friend was with me. ...
    CuriosityKitten CuriosityKitten 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2008

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    Poetry In Motion.

    Let's face it, these things are so well-crafted to SELL SELL SELL! There's the guy interviewing the "inventor." This guy acts SO surprised at everything the inventor says: "You mean it will get out ketchup stains???? AND it will get out grass stains...
    paulinlv paulinlv 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 12, 2009

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    The Food Saver II

    Oh man, the things you watch when you're doped up on flu meds. It was some kind of vacuum sealer thing. All I remember is that they used it to seal up a wedding dress in a plastic bag. Oh, and that it was much better to make your own TV dinners and seal them for later, because...
    spektor spektor 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 12, 2009

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    Not Just Watched...

    When I was younger I would be up late watching those things. When you're tired, that crap starts looking pretty cool. So the next day I would try to convince my parents they should get those things. I ended up watching some of them so much that I could recite a good chunk of them...
    Durious Durious 26-30, M Sep 24, 2008

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    Magic Bullet..

    Prob watched that damn thing multiple times. THAT THING CAN DO EVERYTHING!! ....just never bought one :P
    Astory4supper Astory4supper 22-25, F Aug 16, 2010

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    I Did, No Choice

    when i used to smoke weed i used to see watching these informations on loop for hours and hours on end. I watched infomercials about Hair sculpting devices, Shiatsu Massagers, No-Effort Gym Equipment, even mail order brides...
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M Sep 29, 2008

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    Oh Yes.

    Let's see.. proactive, bareminerals, handy switch (<<I have), swivel sweeper, gt express 101 ( <<< totally want!), the ultimate chopper ( think that's what its called, ( << love the acting family), and some knife one. HaHa. I'm such...
    Ynahteb Ynahteb 18-21, F Oct 5, 2008

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    MANY Times Lol

    Windsor Pilates, Proactive, Time Life Country AND Soft Rock collections, Sheer Cover, BioMagnetic.... you name it lol. Sad to say, but the Sheer Cover one worked on me, and now I have some!!! It's not as great as they said (well, duh lol), but its actually pretty dang good!
    sugarburn sugarburn 22-25, F 10 Responses Sep 24, 2008

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    Hypnotic, I Swear

    I've spent hours upon hours in my life watching infomercials. I know they're all scams but there's something about them, something that's almost hypnotic... I really wish sometimes that it wasn't all scams, because some of them are actually really good ideas.
    deletedd deletedd 16-17, F Jan 8, 2009

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    It Was Boring

    When I get up early, like at 4 or 5 in the morning, there's nothing else to do while you are half sleeping. I only do it when I am half conscious, they give me a headache otherwise.  I don't usually remember what they are about.  It's usually about appliances...
    BBUDS BBUDS 18-21, F Dec 31, 2009

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    Many Of Them

    Back when I was a younger child, I would pull all-nighters watching infomercials. I totally loved the Magic Bullet, Food Saver, that Ronco rotisserie thing (though that show got repetitive), the one for Slick 50 engine additive (lol, I remember it touting the money saved on gas...
    solowing solowing 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 30, 2011

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    Many Times

    I often stay up quite late, and we don't have foxtel or any cable here. So at 1-2-3-4 in the morning, there really is nothing on other than that christian tv show, or infomercials for pro-active, principles secret, hair care products, cleaning equiptment, ...
    jasminjane jasminjane 18-21, F Jan 12, 2009

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    Something About S'mores

    I had to stay at my grandparents house a couple years ago. I could'nt sleep, so I turned on the television. Nothing good was on, so I had to watch an infomercial. This lady had some device you could put s'mores on. You push down on the top to smush it together and then put it in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 31, 2011

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    Well, that's not entirely true. I have few friends but they live on the other side of the country and I see them maybe once a year. We do text every now and then, once in few weeks...
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