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On his Sunday show, HBO's news commentator John Oliver came down on local news organizations, including Austin's KVUE, for trading credible advertising for a pretty penny.

In a setup to show how easy it is to get what he called "ridiculous products" with "outlandish claims" on TV, Oliver creates a phony product called The Venus Veil, "a sexual wellness blanket." He hires an actress to promote it on three TV stations, including KVUE.

The product, which is in reality a normal blanket, makes various claims about the use of nonexistent "magnetogenetics" technology. The script states the technology was pioneered in Germany 80 years ago and gets the blood flowing, fixing erectile issues and improving vaginal lubrication.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz. Tito's Handmade Vodka
  • 1/2 oz. orange liqueur
  • 1 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz. simple syrup

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