What I love about all Not Available in Stores products - and they do all have this in common- is that they are all sold with the exact same pitch: "Here's a
minor inconvenience enormous hassle you never knew you had have always suffered with that we have a stupid gimmick miracle cure for!"
In this case, the "incredible breakthrough technology" is a built-in vacuum cleaner for an electric razor. Because we've all received tongue-lashings from our Significant Others who insist on standing next to us as we shave, just waiting to jump down our throats as soon as they realize that we aren't catching our facial hair as it falls off our faces (I understand this is the third-leading cause of divorce in the United States, after drug abuse and financial stress.) And it's always such a hassle to get that hair out of the sink, if only there was a simple way to transport water to such places, I bet that would do the trick (and I'm totally flummoxed by the demonstration of the power of the vacuum razor thing here- why is there hair in the sink to pick up with the vacuum razor? Either it didn't work properly, or this guy used a REGULAR electric razor to shave, made a mess in the sink, and then just used the vacuum razor device to clean up the hair....a level of Stupid which I believe in the fourth-leading cause of divorce in the United States....I might be wrong about that....)
This is why SNL had Sam Waterson do a fake ad for insurance against robot attack: people will actually buy something to solve a problem that must be one because it's on TV.ReplyDelete