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01-02-2017, 12:31 PM
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Never bought anything from TV.

However, watching people trying to build muscle mass by pumping them full of electricity is fun to watch.

Don't let those gnomes and their illusions get you down. They're just gnomes and illusions.

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01-02-2017, 12:56 PM
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I've read that a lot of those products you see infomercials on where they have videos of some guy unable to hold his bowl of chips while he's eating them, or open a bag or a can or something where someone struggles to do a very simple task- are actually aimed more toward the less able people of the world. For example, someone who only has one arm will have trouble holding an I-pad while trying to use it, etc. Stuff like that. But they don't just show the disabled using it because they need to reach a wider market in order to justify the expense of making and marketing it.

Don't know how true it is, but some of those products start to make a little more sense when viewed in that light.
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01-02-2017, 01:02 PM
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(01-02-2017 12:31 PM)Old Man Marsh Wrote:  Never bought anything from TV.

However, watching people trying to build muscle mass by pumping them full of electricity is fun to watch.

There's actually something to that - Neuromuscular electrical stimulation for muscle weakness in adults with advanced disease.

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01-02-2017, 01:19 PM
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(01-02-2017 12:56 PM)kineo Wrote:  I've read that a lot of those products you see infomercials on where they have videos of some guy unable to hold his bowl of chips while he's eating them, or open a bag or a can or something where someone struggles to do a very simple task- are actually aimed more toward the less able people of the world. For example, someone who only has one arm will have trouble holding an I-pad while trying to use it, etc. Stuff like that. But they don't just show the disabled using it because they need to reach a wider market in order to justify the expense of making and marketing it.

Don't know how true it is, but some of those products start to make a little more sense when viewed in that light.

That is the base of it. A product for disabled people like the Snuggie (ever try getting a robe on a wheelchair bound person it is not easy) has to be marketed to a wider audience to make money. But no one wants to see a guy with 1 arm or someone in a wheelchair in a commercial selling them something so we get an actor pretending he doesn't know how gravity or hands work.

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