Product demos you’d be fine not watching

Recently, for reasons best left unexplained, we’ve been made aware of something called the Neti Pot, which is a “nasal cleaning system” from a New Age-y organization called the Himalayan Institute. Copy on the Web site explains the benefits of nasal cleansing: “The nasal passages are lined with a thin layer of mucus that is one of our bodys first lines of defense against disease. A nasal wash keeps this layer of mucus moist, clean and healthy.” But you don’t quite get the full effect until you watch the product-demonstration video. The stone-faced actress may never have had a worse job than this, but at least she has learned a new party trick.

—Posted by Tim Nudd