Monday, January 19, 2009

TV Infomercials

I have something to say about TV infomercials, AKA the "As Seen on TV" products. Seriously, they make some of the simplest activities look like over-complicated work. Take the Pasta Pro. They say it's the "spill-proof" way to make pasta. Really? I mean, seriously? The "complicated" way to do it is by pouring a pot of water and pasta into another bowl with a bunch of holes in it, AKA a colander? That's COMPLICATED? It's PASTA, people, not rocket science.

Now the new product is the Snuggie. (Sorry, Sandy). What kind of moron do you have to be to struggle with using a blanket? Seriously, you can't read a book and cover up with a blanket at the same time? I do it all the time. How dumb do you have to be to need a blanket with sleeves? Ever hear of a sweatshirt? Seriously, if you want a cheap Snuggie, get a bathrobe and wear it backward. Who thought this was marketing genius?

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