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The Other Con

|kän| |kɑn| |kɒn|
1 : persuade (someone) to do or believe something, typically by use of a deception; swindle
2 : a disadvantage
3 : a convict

I am currently working on another blog bearing much higher priority and interest, but I insist on informing my readers (I have readers, right?) of a well-known product consumer scam known as Proactiv. It would be a waste of fury for me to tell you not to bother purchasing this product because it doesn't work. That would be a subjective statement that I care not to impose the responsibility. What I want to rant about is that those two innocent and intellectual-looking, hot doctors are only in it for the money, and I guess we could have figured as much. So with one curious purchase of Proactiv, you are placed on a renewal list that automatically charges your credit card each month and sends you a brand new order quicker than that adolescent teenager can squeeze that monster pimple all over the bathroom mirror. Sorry for the graphic analogy, …


Dear Nike,

Why must I constantly be disappointed in you? You are the world's leading provider in athletic shoes and apparel, and your marketing strategies and sponsorships are both inspiring and impressive. It's your quality I am frustrated with, Nike. Your products are captivatingly sexy and sleek, but I have yet to find a product that I can love longer than 6 months at a time. I say six months because this is the amount of time it takes for your materials to tear, rip, leak, and/or electronically cease to function. In the past year I have gone through one Nike Imara Strive Women's Running Watch, one faulty Nike+ Sensor, and one pair of Nike Zoom Victory Trainers in under their respective 6 month intervals. Maybe I used these products in a manner that achieved their fullest potential relative to my extensive and/or intensive usage. Maybe I did use and abuse them, and in this regard, "get my money's worth" in this abbreviated period of time. But shoul…