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    Thighmasters , shake weights
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    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    Many things sold on QVC, HSN and associated tv channels.
    Surely someone must have the infamous ELP appearance from '96.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    Do you remember K-Tel (might be a Canadian thing) products in the 70s!
    "Hey, man, is that Freedom Rock?" Remember that goofy commercial for a collection of 60s hits?
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    over-priced burnt coffee.
    "A conspiracy of silence speaks louder than words."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    "Hey, man, is that Freedom Rock?" Remember that goofy commercial for a collection of 60s hits?
    For the low low price of $1.99! lol
    What can this strange device be? When I touch it, it brings forth a sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronmac View Post
    I'll add scrapple to that list.
    Scrapple is typically made of hog offal, such as the head, heart, liver, and other trimmings, which are boiled with any bones attached (often the entire head), to make a broth.

    Yuch!!!!

    However, I will see your scrapple and raise you a mountain oyster delicacy:

    Rocky Mountain oysters, or mountain oysters, or meat balls, also known as prairie oysters in Canada (French: animelles), is a dish made of bull testicles. The organs are often deep-fried after being skinned, coated in flour, pepper and salt, and sometimes pounded flat. This delicacy is most often served as an appetizer.

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    Piffle. Scrapple is, yes, made from parts of the pig you don't want to think about - just like any pork sausage. It is also the most delicious food to come out of the Pennsylvania Dutch country (and, yes, that includes sticky-buns and shoo-fly pie).
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    How did anybody ever make this stuff to start with? Who sat around and thought, "I wonder what bull gnads taste like?"
    He did not know that the sword he'd hold, would turn his priceless empire into fool's gold...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    How did anybody ever make this stuff to start with? Who sat around and thought, "I wonder what bull gnads taste like?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sturgeon's Lawyer View Post
    Piffle. Scrapple is, yes, made from parts of the pig you don't want to think about - just like any pork sausage. It is also the most delicious food to come out of the Pennsylvania Dutch country (and, yes, that includes sticky-buns and shoo-fly pie).
    Now, you've got me on the run. I'm afraid to look up "shoo-fly pie!

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    The most stupid Thing I ever saw sold anywhere



    Hmmm.. that ain't a tray! This is the "Hildegard Orgonakkumulator"! It will set you back by 1,500,- EUR (a steal)

    On Amazon this caused a user Reviews shitstorm. Those comments where incredible funny, sadly it is no longer on Amazon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markwoll View Post
    Thighmasters , shake weights
    Suzanne Summer has yet to live down the Thighmaster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    The most stupid Thing I ever saw sold anywhere



    Hmmm.. that ain't a tray! This is the "Hildegard Orgonakkumulator"! It will set you back by 1,500,- EUR (a steal)

    On Amazon this caused a user Reviews shitstorm. Those comments where incredible funny, sadly it is no longer on Amazon.
    Now, we know the origins of that great Hawkwind song:

    I've got an orgone accumulator
    It makes me feel greater
    I'll see you sometime later
    When I'm through with my accumulator
    It's no social integrator
    It's a one man isolator
    It's a back brain stimulator
    It's a cerebral vibrator
    Those energy stimulators

    Just turn your eyeballs into craters

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    ^^

    Of course all of this is based on Wilhelm Reich one of the most controversial figures in time. To throw him in the same box as
    Hildegard von Bingen is really a very strange Thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    ^^

    Of course all of this is based on Wilhelm Reich one of the most controversial figures in time. To throw him in the same box as
    Hildegard von Bingen is really a very strange Thing.
    At least Hildegard von Bingen was a gifted composer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    How did anybody ever make this stuff to start with? Who sat around and thought, "I wonder what bull gnads taste like?"
    I suppose it is more like, "Nothing is left to waste."

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunRunner2 View Post
    Now, you've got me on the run. I'm afraid to look up "shoo-fly pie!
    I went to college in Pennsylvania and got try various local (Amish, German) food items. I like most of them. Shoo-fly pie, except for the crust, is almost solid brown sugar. When I drive through PA on my way down to ProgDay, I stop in a local market that sells all sorts of Amish foods. You can buy a solid 5-pound brick of frozen scrapple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheH View Post
    The most stupid Thing I ever saw sold anywhere



    Hmmm.. that ain't a tray! This is the "Hildegard Orgonakkumulator"!
    What the hecks is it? I looked it up and the only site in English on the first page of results had this to say: "Charge you with powerful bioenergy makes it rains fit. the mind and Promotes concentration." Huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    What the hecks is it? I looked it up and the only site in English on the first page of results had this to say: "Charge you with powerful bioenergy makes it rains fit. the mind and Promotes concentration." Huh?
    I guess that when you have "excess Orgone energy" you can contemplate the Escher designs and transfer it to the tile for use on Date night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    What the hecks is it? I looked it up and the only site in English on the first page of results had this to say: "Charge you with powerful bioenergy makes it rains fit. the mind and Promotes concentration." Huh?
    A device to collect the bioenergy "Orgone" discovered by a strange guy called Wilhelm Reich (who has a very interesting Vita).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Reich

    Orgone is supposed to have positive effects on bio objects (Food, People etc.), which is most likely bullshit.

    The Thing I posted is just some Wood, glass and metal foil with strange symbols to fool idiots believing in esoteric stuff.

    Kate Bush's Cloudbusting is based on Reich by the way.

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    The thing about Reich is, his ideas were never actually given any scientific study. THey were just declared "beyond the pale" by the respectable Scientifice Establsihment, and therefore needed no testing; they were de facto false.

    Rather like the scientific establishment of the 1700s that declared meteorites nonexistent. "There are no rocks in the sky, therefore rocks can't fall from the sky."
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    Almost as stupid as cigarettes, is that people buy Reiki sessions.
    He did not know that the sword he'd hold, would turn his priceless empire into fool's gold...

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    Almost as stupid as cigarettes, is that people buy Reiki sessions.
    Even more stupid. At least cigarettes can be enjoyed, though they are bad for your health.

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