Archive | March 14, 2011

Insomnia and the Late Night Infomercial Addiction

My mother, my sister and I have an addiction.  We are all addicted to infomercials.  I believe that my mother’s addiction, and mine, is due to insomnia.  We have always had trouble either getting to sleep or staying asleep.  To pass the time during those wee hours of the night/morning we watch television, cook or clean.  As we all know the only thing on TV at 3:00 am are infomercials about useless products at inflated prices.  These are the same items that you find in stores weeks later with the little “As Seen On TV” sticker on them for half the price, but still not worth even that much.

These items are usually pitched by professional pitchmen such as the late great Billy Mays (pictured below) or his rival Continue reading