Friday, December 28, 2007

That's Incredible!

I, like 99% of the public that has TiVo, do not like to watch commercials. There is a certain type that I will stop and watch however, the "Amazing Product That You Must Own Or You Will Regret It The Rest Of Your Life" commercial. I saw one today for Mighty Putty. It has the guy that likes to talk really loudly to get your attention, you know the guy. Based on the commercial, you can throw out all your tools and your jars full of screws, nuts and bolts, buy some vials of the Mighty Putty and fix your whole house. Have a chair that the leg broke off, Mighty Putty! Hole in the drywall, Mighty Putty! Leak in the roof, Mighty Putty! Power line down in the back yard, Mighty Putty! I just watched the video again. Why did they fix the hammer with Mighty Putty to nail the two pieces of wood together? Shouldn't they just Mighty Putty (yes, I used it as a verb) the two pieces of wood together. One less step...

I hope the people at NASA have seen the commercial. Imagine how much easier it would be to use Mighty Putty to repair broken heat tiles on the space shuttle! Heck, if they just used it in the first place they would never fall off.

The best part of these kind of commercials is how they make everyone look like complete losers who can't do simple tasks with out hurting their back, or bringing the whole house down around them. Have you seen the one for the "Best TV Tray Ever" where the old lady practically has a stroke while moving the "old fashioned" TV tray in front of her? The old style didn't have awesome sliding legs. I'm surprised more deaths weren't related to those old, bulky trays. I think we need Quincy to look into some old death records -- just to be sure.

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