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The spectre of pyramid schemes and the ‘multi-level marketing’ faith-based circus as concocted by P.T.Barnum and his contemporary salemen of  opium-based remedies has spent two days in Antigua.

Lose Weight Now...gimme your wallet

Lose Weight Now...gimme your wallet

 Saturday, the prominantly parked shrink-wrapped car with the logo, then the ‘teams’ of leaders in logo jackets herding the ‘member’s, all wearing their laminated ID’s with the lanyard around their  necks…that shoulda been a clue: if it looks like a leash and feels like a leash, then you know….it might just be one. These folks should have turned up the “Brightness” knob on their televisions. Today, they’ve taken over the auditorium at Santo Domingo, promoting the latest ‘anti-oxidant.'( I recommend Brasso)

 

As with a few other Amway-style shell games, these originated in the state whose symbol is a bee hive and their slogan is ‘Industry’…those of you strung out on the latest Acai Wonder Berry trip might want to read the small print.  So…Herbalife, started in 1980 and the subject of numerous fines and complaints almost immediately, rears its ugly head in Gautemala. Mark, the founder, died of a drug overdose in ’84…get out at the top, they say.

Change of Pace: Chocolate

Chocol’arte,on  upper 5ta, is the outlet for the secret recipes from the demised Chocotenango(now Delicioso…’never had a chocolate covered mint leaf before today…hmm, wasn’t bad….there was an aftertaste of mint, a crunchiness of leaf and a small voice saying ‘you’re eating a fucking leaf.’

The Case of Delights

The Case of Delights

A minor confession: having always been a chocolate fanatic for as long as I can recall, it has been a constant battle against the devil in the dark brown wrapper, especially here in Chocolate Land. I’ll cop to an occasional relapse when faced with one of Hector’s chocolate fondants(and I hate myself in the morning)….oh, hell, lets talk about something else.

Tastes good with Herbalife

Tastes good with Herbalife

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