Capital strikes again and again…

This is completely off the wall (street) but I had to laugh at it anyway.
There’s one of those K-Tel type commercials, if you don’t remember K-Tel then go ask your mommy, kiddo.
Now it’s “As Seen On TV” or, as I like to call it, a warehouse in New Jersey where they keep the money they freeze on your debit card, something like a hundred dollars if you order twenty dollars worth of crap (plus shipping+handling but that’s another story) and collect interest on your money for a month until they decide to finally process your order and take the hold off your account. All very legal and ethical if you have the morals of George Bush on crack.
This newest product is something called Slim Away Belt or something really lame like that.
It’s… a corset. An invention that was first marketed during the Dark Ages when torture was considered fun of some kind. So they take a thousand year old device to keep women from enjoying life, changed the laces out for zippers et voila ici, it’s still a corset. It would come in handy as a back brace in case you ever do real work. But when they talk about getting in shape without any effort you realize… never mind.
It does show a guy using it during exercise in order to sweat off water weight which somehow gives him sculpted muscles. Sorry, it just brings out my Inner Snotnose when I see what looks like an elaborate joke but costs money if you actually buy into it.
Aside from the moral tie in to the rest of Capital, which is an equal scam mechanism, like auctions which cost money even if you don’t buy anything

Brother Jonah

About Brother Jonah

Recovering Texan. Christian while and at the same time Anarchist. (like Tolstoy only without the beard, for now) Constantly on the lookout for things which have relevance to things I already know. Autistic. Proud to be Ex- air force. Out of the killing machine for 27 years 4 months and 5 days woohoo!
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