Where Are All The Australian Bad Things?

Even I was not prepared for what is coming up in this post, and I write it! Let me explain.

I sat down to write today’s post and unusually, I didn’t have a clue what I was going to write about. Then I thought to myself “I haven’t added any Australian bad things lately, perhaps it’s time I did.” The trouble is I haven’t come across any bad things since I was bitten by a Redback spider over two months ago.

But then I remembered an Australian bad thing doesn’t have to be a creature. I did a post about the Australian ocean’s biggest killer, and that wasn’t a creature.

Then I also remembered that last night, when I had stayed up late as usual, I did a little channel hopping on the TV. I was scraping the barrel a bit to find something mind numbingly boring to watch that might help me slip of into a deep slumber.

I ended up watching the “Tour de France” which certainly suited my purpose, but as I was flicking through the listings I was reminded of Danoz Direct.

Danoz Direct is a company that delivers infomercials late at night here in Australia. They have some amazing products and they tell you all about them in very long adverts. Adverts explaining how you can:

  • Clean floors fast with H20 Mop Ultra
  • Look slimmer with Slim n Lift Jeans
  • End back pain with Back 2 Life
  • Iron clothes while they hang in the wardrobe with the Tobi Steamer
  • Pick up dirt like no other with the Swivel Sweeper G2

I am only scratching the surface here, but I think you’re getting the idea. These adverts seem to last for ever and they all seem to end with an unbeatable special offer providing you order now! So hurry, hurry, hurry!

But they do have one other thing in common; almost everybody who takes part in these in info-fests are beautiful people. And as many of the products sold here are fitness machines, beauty products, weight loss exercises and the like, these ads can also include much gyrating.

Actually, these people gyrate when they do the hoovering.

Now the bit even I wasn’t prepared for. I often like to end the week with a YouTube video and so I popped over to their website and punched in Danoz.

I hadn’t seen this one before, but it turns out to be one of their most viewed adverts. Can’t think why…………

Hmmmm! These people know how to sell, don’t they?

So Danoz ads are an Australian bad thing. Well, if not bad, then perhaps just slightly naughty. BUT………

….. not as bad as those awful phone in game shows that seemed to have taken over late-night TV back in England, in fact in all of Europe, when I was last there nearly 3 years ago. You know the ones; I think in the UK it was called The Mint.

Well, we used to have The Mint here…….

But thankfully, I think all of those shows have now been banned. Looking back at that game show, maybe Danoz isn’t so bad.

Do you have a “Danoz” equivalent in your country?

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  • Dillon January 28, 2013, 8:23 am | Link

    god that lady in red scares me…….:(

  • BobinOz September 4, 2010, 10:01 pm | Link

    Hey Paolo

    Lucky you, lucky Italy! Did you order? DTT will conquer the world!

  • Paolo September 3, 2010, 9:58 pm | Link

    Hi, Bob
    in Italy is started the DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TV ( DTT ) age.
    From the old 50 to the actual 410 noisy-squared-shuttered-whistling tv channels in my area..
    But 90% want only to sell you something 24/24 h 365/365 days …..
    AND I SAW THE TREE MINUTE LEGS LAST WEEK !!!!

    Personally i hope in a giant solar storm……

  • BobinOz July 26, 2010, 8:59 pm | Link

    Thanks for that Charles, I think you’re right. No matter where you go, you just can’t get away from it. Cheers!

  • Charles July 23, 2010, 10:17 pm | Link

    Hey Bob, great post! I think all around the world there is crap like this tv shows, in Brazil we have polishop, same thing!

    http://www.polishop.com.br

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