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Monday, February 05, 2007

Signs of the last days

If anyone at anytime is going to annihilate us for hubris and decadence, it will surely come close on the heels of the two CONSECUTIVE ads I heard on the radio today:

One for frozen, ready-made peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches (it is now too much work to put peanut butter and jelly on bread), and

One for the 5-bladed safety razor, which, as if that wasn't enough, comes with an optional battery, even though it's not an electic razor. You can spend a long time at the website without figuring out what the battery's actually for. And, as everyone has pointed out long ago, 5 blades was so stupid that it was a gag in The Onion in 2004.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Mimi said...

You have not been giving your fans much lately!

February's Consumer Reports this month reported on an $80 device that stored dry cereal and dispensed exaclty one small serving. Their comment suggested pouring from the box into a small bowl.

4:43 PM  
Anonymous radix said...

Since when has dropped calls become a good thing for a phone company re: the cingular ad campaign of "The fewest dropped calls of any network"!

Good to have you back!

8:56 AM  
Anonymous Mimi said...

Years ago, I was given a banana slicer. It was a flat, yellow banana-shaped plastic frame, with wires, like a mandoline. The idea was that one pressed it down on a peeled banana and got straight, uniform slices.

It had the Chiquita Banana logo on the edge. I should have kept it, since my cousin says we are related to Chiquita Banana.

7:50 PM  

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