Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Infomercials in Lebanon

Infomercials in Lebanon are huge now. They are everywhere. One of them is by this alleged crook called Zayn Al-Athat. He promotes various "health" products. He sells a cream that you can use on your head to grow hair, or in...not your head for hemorrhoids. Kid you NOT. Today, he was selling a shampoo; it comes in two flavors. One will put you to sleep--yes, the damn shampoo--and the other will wake you up and give you energy. I was told that the Amal Minister of Health, Muhammad Khalifah (a competent physician) wanted to ban this guy and restrict his activities but that Nabih Birri reigned him in because Randa Birri is allegedly a partner with Atat.