Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Do advertisers think we are all idiots? Rant warning.




You know those commercials of which I am speaking. The ones where they show seemingly incompetent people trying to do simple tasks.
Some of the movements of these actors are so exaggerated, its comical.
One commercial that comes to mind is the one for the lids that fit anything using suction. It shows one woman trying to put a 12 inch lid on a 6 inch dish. The dish slips of the counter and breaks on the floor. Good going asswipe! If you had OUR lids, this wouldn't have happened.

Another depicts someone trying to use a hammer and nail to put something up on a tile wall, thus cracking the tile. Still another, makes the task of watering plans so extremely difficult, it is a wonder that we are even able to take care of ourselves much less a damn houseplant.



Do the advertisers REALLY think that we are all incapable of making logical, reasonable choices. Do they all think that we are so incompetent that we can't possibly get through life without their products to make us feel capable?

Although, it looks like fun to star in one of those commercials, you can make an ass out of yourself, break shit and STILL get paid. Damn I do that all of the time, I am in the wrong line of work. To think I could be getting paid to be myself. Oh well.....




Now if you will excuse me, I must go.. I see Mighty Putty is offering a free set of Shamwows if you order within the next 60 seconds.

21 comments:

Beth said...

Granted, I am hearing impaired, but do they all HAVE to scream? The more they scream, the less I want to buy.

dizzblnd said...

What? Kidding.. Billy Mays drive me freakin NUTS!

Under the Influence said...

Yes, apparently they think we are all deaf and incompetent.

Quirkyloon said...

I think Billy Mays is hawt!

(evil grin)

Shawn said...

I've never bought anything off TV, but I seem to want almost everything. Hercules Hooks, ShamWow, Snuggies, every single Ron Popeil device ever made. They made it all look so damn necessary!

SkylersDad said...

Remember the Vegamatic? I bought one for mom for her birthday when I was a little kid. She even smiled and said it was great, what a mom!

Me-Me King said...

What concerns me are the warehouses of these items that didn't sell the first go around...I'm sure Billy May's will resurrect them in all his glory.

Scandalous Housewife said...

I love those kind of commercials, and the cheesy ass worse actors ever. I wonder if they're related to whoever made up the product.

Bee said...

I agree! The snuggie one drives me insane! I mean, how hard is to keep a blanket on your body? If it's not big enough, go buy a car tarp!

dizzblnd said...

JO: They must think we are too stupid to know we are being insulted


QL.. Really? I just find him extremely annoying

Shawn.. OK OK I admit I am a sucker too.. I can't wait to find them in Target

Chris.. I DO remember that! Did she actually use it or did it get stored for that "special occasion"

Me-Me.. This must be what they throw in at the last minute "but wait there's more"

Scandy: They'd almost HAVE to be related.. not sure if anyone would do that without being paid LOTS of money

Bee LMAO@ car tarp Bee.. have you seen the WTF blanket parody on youtube? If not.. watch it.. it's hilarious!

Slyde said...

the short answer is "yes", they DO think we are idiots...

unfortunately they are mostly right....people tend to aquire the flock mentality and just follow the herd...

Mike said...

Dood.

Most people now a days are idiots.

dur!

Da Old Man said...

The one that cracks me up is the kid who is so disgusted with his PopTart.
Toaster Strudel is the one kids want to eat. How did kids who live on chicken nuggets and fries develop such a discriminating taste?

HumorSmith said...

Yes advertisers think we are idiots. This idea began when the first idiot who saw a Ronco product decided he had to have one, ordered the item and there ya go...profit for the company and a spritz in the kisser for the public.

AD said...

Don't worry, when I get into the advertising business in a couple years, I'll punch all those people in the face for you.
:)

. . . Or maybe I'll just realize consumers really can be idiots.
:D

dizzblnd said...

Slyde: Thanks for keeping it simple in terms my blond head inderstand


Mike: Yeah well.. they don't have to call us I mean them out do they? lol


Joe: That one kills me too. Just the other day, I saw Ice cream fall off of a 9 year old boys cone onto the pavement, he picked it up stuck it back on his cone and continued to eat... blech!

Kelly: I have to admit.. I had to have one.. in fact I am on my 3rd! So I'm a sucker!

AD Thank you! I knew I could count on you


oh then you deflate me


You give me diabetes

dana said...

The person who invented the Snuggle is now a millionaire thanks to the idiots who thought "WOW! Why didn't I think of that!"

Move forward, it falls forward, then your back is freezing. Hey! Just turn your robe BACKWARDS! Now why didn't I think of that?

The commercials that piss me off are the ones of the 20 year old women showing ME how THEY fight their wrinkles with this AMAZING wrinkle fighter cream!!! I'll take 3 bottles please.

Lana said...

I am so with you on this one. It drives me nuts. I wonder how many people it takes to write these commercials, or do they just hire some random person off the street and tell them to "have at 'er"

AD said...

Hospital?

Stickman said...

The funniest infomercial out there is the one the ShamWow guy does for the Slap Chop thing. This is a direct quote from the commercial - "You're going to love my nuts!" Oh my, did I laugh the first time I heard that.

bernthis said...

as a commercial actress, I will tell you that none of those people are in my union (SAG) they literally cannot act, you are right

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