Thursday, December 01, 2005

But wait! There's more!

Act now and you will receive one free year of
unexploded ordnance removal and,
as a special gift, a matching set of steak knives!

The Armed Forces are mostly inertial
When it comes to their acts, controversial;
So their planting of news
Will not end 'til they use
Ron Popeil in the paid infomercial.

Ronco's New Iraq-O-Matic
--The "V" is for Victory!--

U.S. Military Covertly Pays to Run Stories in Iraqi Press
By Mark Mazzetti and Borzou Daragahi,
Los Angeles Times, 10/30/05


Ken Duncan said...

You should patent this product before Ron puts it on the market.

Cowtown Pattie said...

Or hire Gallagher to market it along with his Sledge-O-Matic!

The Limerick Savant said...

Or persuade Gallagher to use his Sledge-O-Matic on the unexploded ordnance and kill two birds with one stoned?

The Limerick Savant said...

BTW, the "infomercial" link is to "The Enduring Power of Informericials," a very entertaining segment on NPR's "Weekend Edition" from a little over a year ago. Well worth a listen if you're a closet Ron Popeil fan like me.

Cowtown Pattie said...

Will take a listen, I love NPR.

I laughed when I clicked back to this post, because last Saturday, Kman and I were estate sale browsing and I bought a 1968 veg-o-matic for $3 bucks. Went home and sliced an onion - cooool!