Sunday, April 22, 2018
Hilarious As Seen on TV Arctic Air Commercial
Oh my god these ads are sooooo very cheesy, I have to believe that the same company makes every late night commercial out there. It just doesn't matter if they are for Eagle Eyes Sunglasses, Magic Tomato or Upside Down Banana trees or plastic moving parrots complete with cage for some reason- it's got to be the same company with a trademark on this level of in-your-face oversell.
This one is for something called the "Arctic Air Conditioner," which claims to both cool and "purify" the air which is suffocating the people populating the advertisement. Look, you could turn on the AC but that will put you in the poorhouse. You could turn on that massive fan but that's just going to blow hot air at you, don't do that. You could just lie around the house with a wet towel on your head. Or maybe you could stop dressing like it's fifty degrees in your home, that's not suggested but the thought did pop into my brain while watching this.
Or, you could buy a "portable" (capable of being unplugged and moved into another room means "portable" for the purposes of this advertisement) air conditioner which is basically just a fan in a box which blows the air through the water you fill it with. Oh wait that's not quite true, it's also a nightlight with five "mood color lights" which I have to admit is kind of cool, but still doesn't justify the $40 price tag, and I don't care if I CAN get another one Just Pay Extra. It's a fan in a box and that's all it is. $10 tops at the Dollar Store. $40? Sorry, no- and still no even when you try to con me into thinking it's cheaper by cutting the cost into "two easy payments" and giving me another one for a "little extra."
And what's with the special effects that make it look like the fan in a box is "radiating" temperature-reducing cooling rays? They look exactly like the effects used to demonstrate the efficiency of Magic Ears hearing aids and plug-in vermin repellents. It's a FREAKING FAN in a FREAKING BOX which blows the air through water. Why do they make it look like it's sending a distress call to Aquaman?
I do love these ads, though. Whichever company is making them- please, keep it up. I can't get enough of these Frustrated By Life's Little Annoyances people and their delight at the relief they get from your weird junk. They sure make maintaining this blog easier.