R.I.P. Ron Popeil, father to Veg-o-matic and Mr. Microphone

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I loved the world of Ron Popeil and K-Tel! His products, and especially their brilliant, pioneering commercials, were a giant part of the backdrop to my childhood, adolescence and adulthood. I still can recite the entire voiceovers to the original Veg-o-matic and Mr. Microphone commercials. My obsession with infomercials goes directly back to Popeil. In my opinion, he was a genius. RIP, Ron.