Do you ever see those infomercials that highlight herbal remedies that no one knows about but "totally work"? There’s always the same Letterman-style set-up with a fake night-time city in the background, and some person no one’s ever heard of being interviewed by someone else no one's never heard of. The whole thing = cheesiness (especially when it's on during the day).
Here are some of the more ridiculous quotes from an infomercial for Veggie Cal D. From what I could gather, it’s some sort of combination of seaweed, calcium, and vitamin D.
- “is a natural medical insurance”
- “is a super-supplement”
- “is an insurance policy to better health”
- “can reduce risk of cancer by up to 50%”
- "is made from God-given nutrients”
From the interview:
- “They (pharmaceutical companies) don’t want you to know about it.”
- “I’m just reporting on what the scientific community is reporting on.”
In small print:
- “Results not typical”
- “Not tested by the Food and Drug Administration”
- “Not intended to prevent diagnose, treat, or cure any disease”
Or, maybe I could just drink some milk, eat some cereal (with more milk), and chill out in the sun instead of inside with these ridonculous twisting-of-the-truth-o-mercials.