A new challenger appears

Rob at Boing Boing Gadgets has been favoured with correspondence from an enthusiastic proponent of Fuel Freedom International's "MPG-Caps". They're yet another magic pill for your fuel that'll give you more power and better mileage and whiter teeth and so on.

I think it is safe to say that Rob was not 100% sold on the idea.

The MPG-Caps also have their very own page on fuelsaving.info. Apparently they've been on sale for an awfully long time, under one name or another - but what do you know, even after decades there hasn't been one proper independent test that proves their claims.

So away we go again. A fool and his money are welcome here.

The whole Firepower episode, like numerous other collapsing scams that I didn't personally have anything to do with, reminds me of the bit in the last episode of Band of Brothers where Webster abuses the endless line of German captives marching past him under guard: "What were you thinking? Dragging our asses half way around the world, interrupting our lives... For what, you ignorant, servile scum?! What the fuck are we doing here?"

Over and over, these God-damned scam artists take for suckers people who didn't pay enough attention in science class, and raise the blood pressure of people like my blog hosts with substanceless legal threats... and for what? Couldn't all this effort, all this ingenuity, be used in the service of something real?

Oh, I'm sorry - that'd mean you'd actually have to earn your million-dollar cars, wouldn't it?

Well, carry on then, I suppose.

2 Responses to “A new challenger appears”

  1. Rick Says:

    After watching 4 Corners last night and expecting you to be interviewed on the show ("Firepower" scam episode). I was left wondering is the world really full of so many "Idiots". Conclusion. Yes

  2. Coderer Says:

    Dan, you make a good point -- not sure if there's any way to get A&E over there Down Under, but if so, I suggest you watch (just) a couple episodes of King of Cars. It's concrete illustration that slime will turn to money if you just work on it. I'm pretty sure that this guy could have made a legitimate six-figures with his sales/BS skills, without risking prison time.

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