October 4, 2001

The Daze Rant

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It’s amazing what you can sell on television.

Of course, I’ve known that from the day I purchased my first titanium cheese dispenser. Television is certainly our most powerful medium, but I was reminded yesterday just how powerful. Imagine my surprise when I turned on the boob tube to find the USA network selling one of those “As seen on TV” CDs, this one for Enigma’s greatest hits.

Enigma’s greatest hits? Are you shitting me? They were actually charging $19.98 for this thing, which is supposedly enough to feed a small African child for nearly 20 days. And guess what bonus you received if you ordered