It seems like I’ve written in the past about those come-ons you see online that say something about, “Discover the shocking secret of youth” or something, with a picture of a very attractive young woman dressed to show off her most dramatic assets.
Some of them are there to promote treatments for low testosterone, which makes me wonder, If it’s that low, why would this grab your attention?
Others, strangely, allege to be enticing you to learn a foreign language — which seems an odd juxtaposition.
But few are odder than this one I saw today at Slate:
The picture is SO tiny that you almost don’t know what you’re looking at. But it does pull the eye. Curious, I clicked.
Here are the five books. If any of them has anything to do with a woman flashing thigh while getting out of a car (I think), I can’t tell.
Oh, and by the way, the headline on the teaser was misleading, too. It was “5 Books to Read in Your 30s,” not “before you die.” Although, I suppose, one hopes that that would be before you die…