13 of the best infomercial products

What are you going to learn from this post? That at 3 a.m., people will buy just about anything.

At first, you think: “How ridiculous! who would ever buy something like that?”

But a couple of minutes pass and, slowly, something happens.

Maybe it’s exhaustion—maybe you’re delusional—but before you know it you’re dialing the number, credit card in hand, and you’re out four easy payments of $29.95 (plus shipping and handling, of course).

I’m proud to say I’ve only bought one of the following. How about you?

1. Magic Bullet. If Mick and Mimi are throwing a fiesta, you had better believe we’re going to be there—along with homemade guacamole, salsa, chicken quesadillas, tuna salad, fruit smoothies, and anything else you might dream of. How, you ask? Magic—it’s in the name.

2. Shake Weight. Everyone knows why it’s funny—dynamic inertia. Why, what were you thinking?

3. Snuggie. Many a bar-crawls owe a great deal to this—dare we say—revolutionary product that’s otherwise known as a backward robe.

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