Snuggies, The Clapper, and that ShamWow plonker.
January 8, 2009
Im sure by now, you have all seen this ridiculous piece of garbage that they sell on tv, the snuggie.
And as you all know, this 20 dollar item, (Im sure its closer to 30 shipped), is made of luxurious fleece, and is essentially a blanket with sleeves. I believe that this product falls into the ‘fucking with old people’ category. Im not sure if Im just noticing more of these items recently, or if they are actually marketing more of them, but there are a lot of them out there. (The mysteriously realistic wii controller full of gum comes to mind.)
The Clapper AND the Chia pet have both come back into existence as well, and are being marketed fiercely during prime time television. What? Who is buying this shit? As much as seeing a clapper commercial, (btw, did they use the same fucking one from 1988?), brings back fond childhood memories of eating fishsticks at my grandmoms house and watching ducktales and whatnot… seriously, what the fuck….How did this happen? Did they just have a warehouse full of chia pets and fucking clappers that they stumbled across one day? Is there just some asshole in Iowa like, “oh shit, better sell these fuckers while theyre stil hot..”
The odd thing about these infomercials popping back up is that they are hitting in prime time, and I dont even remember them being on at night when I was a kid. And thats when chia pets were the fucking hotness.
Maybe America just needs a dose of late 80s nostalgia?
In reality, of course, its a result of the fucked up economy driving down advertising prices and everything, enabling these dickbags to peddle their useless shit directly into your living room.
In other shit-that-pisses-me-off news, this fuck:
Does hiring an annoying, over-excited, N’SYNC-headset-wearing, faux-hawk sporting, spray tanned, fake accent having, assfuck make you sell more rags on your infomercial? This guy and the oxy-clean guy that screams all of his sentences need to have their larynxes removed. I am going to start making empty threats to stop watching TV if I see this tool one more time. And I mean that.
Love it or hate it though, headset wearing dickholes selling magic towels on tv is pure Americana.