Sometimes you just stumble across a link and just have to sit back and say "Oh my" and nothing else. I think this link is one of those...
I was in the grocery store yesterday and they had a display of banana slicers for sale in the produce department next to the bananas. That would be just about the stupidest kitchen tool I've ever seen. Is it really that difficult to slice a banana? What's amazing to me is that someone actually invented this thing and was able to find a manufacturer and distributor and buyer for the product.
My personal favorite is the Pet Flowbee. This is in part because it had one of the best infomercials ever. Or so it seemed, one night in the KA section, around 2AM.
But who was thinking, ya know what dogs love more than being groomed? Vacuums!!! Let's put them together for a big winner!
Seriously? I think a cat getting vacuumed would lead to much more hilarity.
Okay, so let's throw out the fact that any product that makes money cannot be considered stupid. Making money on the stupidity of others makes the world go 'round. That said, I lost my last grain of hope for humanity when the pet rock made it big. If only Billy Mays was there to pitch them!
Ron Popeil was a genius of sorts, and certainly a pioneer, but this product which was basically spray-painting bald spots was totally ridiculous.
Ron Popeil was an amazing pitchman from the not too recent past. He was also an entrepreneur -- all of the Ronco products were part of his empire. In 1996 he wroe a book called Salesman of the Century which I once listened to on an audio tape while driving cross country. It was hilarious and kept me awake during a long western trip. Billy Mays and Tony Sullivan probably learned at his lap.
I'd have to say Vista was up there.....
Nothing. Nothing. Nothing will ever top the stupidity displayed by Coca-Cola and their expense and efforts to deploy "New Coke".
What's your favorite beer? "The fifth one, I think. That's the one that makes me handsome and fearless."
"These were the Dark Ages. Ages darker the anyone had ever expected."
Wasn't new Coke a result of an expiring patent?
Apologies if I am remembering this wrong.
"Every day, I wake up and tell myself 'I'm a basketball player.' But that's not who I really am. I'm just a fun-loving kid who just happens to play basketball." -Nolan Smith