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Talk:Pseudoscience in advertising

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It's kind of an ad hominem, but could we make a comment about the fact that Extenze used Ron Fuckin' Jeremy as their spokesman in the infomercial? I remember flipping through the channels and seeing his ugly mug gesturing toward the camera saying "It's real results from real science" and the first thought to go through my mind was "Come on, guy... You insert your penis into things for a living. How can I take any mention of science from you as serious?" The Foxhole Atheist (talk) 00:21, 21 July 2009 (UTC)

I dunno, should we also mention the geeky guy spokesperson and the well-endowed blonde spokesperson? It's all just marketing on that level, like the couples they "interview" on the street, who are of course all using it already and very happy with it. To me, the woo is in calling it "real science", and the dumbass "doctor" and his clinic and the video of very scientific pills rolling through a very scientific production line. ħumanUser talk:Human 02:51, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
You're right, Huw. It's all very scientific <snigger></facepalm>. The Foxhole Atheist (talk) 03:58, 21 July 2009 (UTC)
Anyway, since we all "know" Mr. Jeremy was blessed by nature, of course he's a perfect spokesperson for a product intended to milk those who are afraid they weren't. Just like the Clairol Girl - a woman whose hair is fucking perfect no matter what, even if she rubs gravel in it, sells a product to make "your" greasy, limp, flyaway, split-ended (though Split Enz were awesome) hair as perfect as hers. Ditto the makeup babes, etc. ħumanUser talk:Human 04:11, 21 July 2009 (UTC)