My What A Catchy Name, Dipwads!

OK, so I know my 13-year-old is intelligent enough to see past the marketing and to know better than to buy into something that’s this horrendously bad for you. But given the fragile egos of youth (and not-so youth), how do I guarantee that one day in a rejected state of mind she won’t think, “Damn, the media keeps telling me I’m supposed to look a certain way. What do I do?”

And, lo and behold, some frickin’ moron at Klein-Becker will come up with a diet pill and call it ANOREX! As Sarah says, “Oh, goody, we’re promoting eating disorders now, are we?”

She’s done all the leg work and has the proper addresses to whom you should write and express your disgust.

Freedom of speech.
They’re free to call it Anorex.
We’re free to call them assholes.*
I love this country.

[ via Gnome-Girl, who tells you to go forth and rantify! ]

*Please, don’t go too far overboard, people.

Update: I received a lovely note from the Klein-Becker PR department informing me that “Anorex” and “Anorexia” actually come from the same word root, so “anorex” isn’t really short for “anorexia” after all, but thanks!

Well, I feel much better now, don’t you?

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10 Responses to My What A Catchy Name, Dipwads!

  1. gnome-girl says:

    Yes go forth and rant or feel my wrath 😉

  2. Sekimori says:

    I’m not discounting your daughter’s investigatory skills (or Gnome-girl’s for that matter), but this has to be a joke. Snopes-ed it yet?

  3. I dunno, it sure looks like an authentic website. But lots of people apparently have the extra dough to spend on domain names, so…

  4. Solonor says:

    Tsk. Tsk. You doubt my suspicious nature? Snopes is the first place I checked. Nobody could be this dumb or cruel, I thought. Sorry, but I got blinded by the love fest. Dumb and cruel they are indeed.

    It’s a real company that sells supplements through different outlets, like Suncoast Supplements. Their other ones have names like Dermalin Epidril Gel (a thigh shrinking compound), PediaLean (a diet supplement to “save” your overweight kids), Mamralin (a breast cream, so your boobs don’t shrink when you diet), and TestroGel (a cream that somehow boosts your testosterone levels, but they don’t tell you exactly where you apply it).

  5. kat says:

    just stopping by to give you a hug and a *smooch*

  6. Promoting Anorexia

    This is unbelievable. Klein-Becker, a dietary company, has named a product Anorex. Who the hell comes up with this shit?

  7. Domino says:

    Wow Solonor, thanks for turning me onto this companies’ great products. I already ordered a $153.00 bottle of Anorex and a sample of Luprinol to help with those nasty fatty deposits causing my embarrassing pear shaped condition. I just have to remember to take them AFETR I throw up my breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Oh, and for the record, this is how you use TestroGel:

    “The next time you and your partner are together (when no one else is around, of course) just rub a little bit of TestroGel™ on the inside of her forearm… and don’t forget a little for yourself as well. In as little as 45 minutes, both of you will feel the results… and that’s guaranteed! TestroGel™ not only gives you the ability to perform like the “sex god” you’ve always thought you were (or wanted to be, anyway), but it will keep her coming back for more.”

    Look out, soon I will be a skinny, non pear shaped sex-god!

  8. Solonor says:

    Like you’re not already…

  9. Domino says:

    Well, everything but the skiny part.

  10. Ric The Schmuck says:

    Have you researched “Longitutde”? I mean, why should I doubt it, after all, they advertise on The Howard Stern Show on E! every night! What more proof do I need? Maybe I could ask Mistress Cloe, or John Edwards about this…

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