That outrageously clever chap Simon Perry has created a tool that removes all the hassle of submitting complaints to the Advertising Standards Authority and to the Trading Standards complaints system Consumer Direct about the claims made by quacks on their websites.
The tool is a plugin for the Google Chrome web browser. If you don’t [...]
OK, OK, apologies for the title. But you didn’t seriously expect me to use the utterly patronising and ridiculous actual title of the product did you ? It’s actually called the LadyCare Menopause. Now I reckon there should be a noun after that which would give the game away but who am I to [...]
Did you know that the Soil Association promotes homeopathy for the treatment of organically farmed livestock? [...]
UPDATE: Jan 2011 Original post here
Following my recent complaint about PowerBalance bracelets, I received the following email back from the Advertising Standards Authority:
“As you know, we’ve been looking into your complaint against Power Balance.
After looking into this matter further it appears that we recently investigated another ad from this company and received [...]
Wilds Sports, my favourite sports shop in Winchester, have a display of Power Balance bracelets by the till. These are slim plastic bracelets, like a wrist band but with a jazzy looking hologram-type image on them and they’re priced at £29.99. The advertising leaflet on the display proudly claims “Power Balance holograms are embedded with [...]
Thanks to all for coming to last night’s SitP where Andy Lewis gave a fantastic talk and also had a go at electrocuting some of our members ! And I even have pictures of the crime fun err, incident.
We also saw the ultimate in woo machines with a fascinating battery powered pocket device that [...]
Hi there, thought it was about time I contributed something, and I just had to write about this brilliant blog post (brought to my attention by @JackofKent and @Blue_Wode, claiming that events like court proceedings can be influenced by sending Reiki energy “to the situation”, to obtain the “highest and best” outcome.
Putting aside the [...]
Well here’s another installment of our regular weekly feature : Woo of the Week !
Okay, okay, most of that was a lie. This is the first one. But this should be fun so I reckon I’ll make it a regular feature. And the acronym is almost W.o.W. Or at least it will be when [...]
I almost can’t believe this :
“The Oprah Winfrey Show is to close in 2011 after more than two decades on air…”
In between the words ‘decades’ and ‘on’ they forgot to add the sentence “of peddling the most outrageous, dangerous, stupid and costly woo-woo”. Must have been a copy&paste error.