History Main / TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket

18th Feb '17 11:05:52 PM rodneyAnonymous
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* ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' gives you [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/34460/saturday-night-live-jar-glove#s-p10-sr-i3 the Jar Glove.]]
16th Feb '17 8:53:08 AM n3tizen
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Let's face it, this could be TruthInTelevision for some products and indeed, some users. In fact, many of these products were invented specifically for the elderly and physically disabled, people who legitimately ''could'' have problems with some of these tasks. The Snuggie, for instance, was originally meant for wheelchair users who often have problems regulating their body temperature - the design allows for the upper body and legs to both be fully covered without a corner getting caught in a wheel and without fabric bunching up in the back, which can cause bedsores. The "being too incompetent to use it" factor usually arises when the item is marketed to a general audience and it becomes necessary to convince able-bodied people that ''they'' can't live without these products. Thus the actors playing the part of the incompetent are smiling young people who clearly have no physical or mental disorders whatsoever.

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Let's face it, this could be TruthInTelevision for some products and indeed, some users. In fact, many of these products were invented specifically for the elderly and physically disabled, people who legitimately ''could'' have problems with some of these tasks. The Snuggie, for instance, was originally meant for wheelchair users who often have problems regulating their body temperature - the design allows for the upper body and legs to both be fully covered without a corner getting caught in a wheel and without fabric bunching up in the back, which can cause bedsores. The "being too incompetent to use it" factor usually arises when the item is marketed to a general audience and it becomes necessary to convince able-bodied people that ''they'' can't live without these products. Thus the actors playing the part of the incompetent are smiling young people who clearly have no physical or mental disorders whatsoever.
1st Feb '17 8:13:16 AM valozzy
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Gaze upon [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08xQLGWTSag this video]] for a minute and a half of this sort of failure cut back-to-back. Sometimes goes hand-in-hand with ThePowerOfCheese, which is people acting incredibly stupid due to desire for the product being advertised instead of as a "demonstration" of a competitor. Related to BrandX, CableSatelliteMudslinging, and SideBySideDemonstration. May be used to cover up a NeverNeedsSharpening flaw. Basically DisastrousDemonstration invoked for marketing purposes. Compare DeceptivelySimpleDemonstration, where the product is being used in a way that looks harder than it really is. It doesn't help that with few exceptions imfomercial products are low-quality exmples of their product type being pushed at a markup.

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Gaze upon [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08xQLGWTSag this video]] for a minute and a half of this sort of failure cut back-to-back. Sometimes goes hand-in-hand with ThePowerOfCheese, which is people acting incredibly stupid due to desire for the product being advertised instead of as a "demonstration" of a competitor. Related to BrandX, CableSatelliteMudslinging, and SideBySideDemonstration. May be used to cover up a NeverNeedsSharpening flaw. Basically DisastrousDemonstration invoked for marketing purposes. Compare DeceptivelySimpleDemonstration, where the product is being used in a way that looks harder than it really is. It doesn't help that with few exceptions imfomercial products are low-quality exmples of their product type being pushed at a markup.
12th Jan '17 6:07:06 PM FloydPinkerton
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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': "Hey, you! Sick of constantly dropping your baby?"
10th Jan '17 6:53:14 PM nombretomado
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* ''LoadingReadyRun'' did a sketch about [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/433/Has-This-Ever-Happened-To-You this,]] with a man who actually lives in an informercial.

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* ''LoadingReadyRun'' ''WebVideo/LoadingReadyRun'' did a sketch about [[http://loadingreadyrun.com/videos/view/433/Has-This-Ever-Happened-To-You this,]] with a man who actually lives in an informercial.
21st Dec '16 2:32:26 AM AgentTasmania
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Gaze upon [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08xQLGWTSag this video]] for a minute and a half of this sort of failure cut back-to-back. Sometimes goes hand-in-hand with ThePowerOfCheese, which is people acting incredibly stupid due to desire for the product being advertised instead of as a "demonstration" of a competitor. Related to BrandX, CableSatelliteMudslinging, and SideBySideDemonstration. May be used to cover up a NeverNeedsSharpening flaw. Basically DisastrousDemonstration invoked for marketing purposes. Compare DeceptivelySimpleDemonstration, where the product is being used in a way that looks harder than it really is.

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Gaze upon [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08xQLGWTSag this video]] for a minute and a half of this sort of failure cut back-to-back. Sometimes goes hand-in-hand with ThePowerOfCheese, which is people acting incredibly stupid due to desire for the product being advertised instead of as a "demonstration" of a competitor. Related to BrandX, CableSatelliteMudslinging, and SideBySideDemonstration. May be used to cover up a NeverNeedsSharpening flaw. Basically DisastrousDemonstration invoked for marketing purposes. Compare DeceptivelySimpleDemonstration, where the product is being used in a way that looks harder than it really is.
is. It doesn't help that with few exceptions imfomercial products are low-quality exmples of their product type being pushed at a markup.
3rd Dec '16 9:36:40 AM Tightwire
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Or at least, you wouldn't ''think'' they had until you saw this advert...
3rd Dec '16 9:34:41 AM Tightwire
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Let's face it, this could be TruthInTelevision for some products and some users. In fact, many of these products were invented specifically for the elderly and physically disabled, people who legitimately ''could'' have problems with some of these tasks. The Snuggie, for instance, was originally meant for wheelchair users who often have problems regulating their body temperature - the design allows for the upper body and legs to both be fully covered without a corner getting caught in a wheel and without fabric bunching up in the back, which can cause bedsores. The "being too incompetent to use it" factor usually arises when the item is marketed to a general audience and it becomes necessary to convince able-bodied people that ''they'' can't live without these products. Thus the actors playing the part of the incompetent are smiling young people who clearly have no physical or mental disorders whatsoever.

to:

Let's face it, this could be TruthInTelevision for some products and indeed, some users. In fact, many of these products were invented specifically for the elderly and physically disabled, people who legitimately ''could'' have problems with some of these tasks. The Snuggie, for instance, was originally meant for wheelchair users who often have problems regulating their body temperature - the design allows for the upper body and legs to both be fully covered without a corner getting caught in a wheel and without fabric bunching up in the back, which can cause bedsores. The "being too incompetent to use it" factor usually arises when the item is marketed to a general audience and it becomes necessary to convince able-bodied people that ''they'' can't live without these products. Thus the actors playing the part of the incompetent are smiling young people who clearly have no physical or mental disorders whatsoever.
2nd Nov '16 12:51:06 PM Sharlee
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Gaze upon [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08xQLGWTSag this video]] for a minute and a half of this sort of failure cut back-to-back. Sometimes goes hand-in-hand with ThePowerOfCheese, which is people acting incredibly stupid due to desire for the product being advertised instead of as a "demonstration" of a competitor. Related to BrandX, CableSatelliteMudslinging, and SideBySideDemonstration. May be used to cover up a NeverNeedsSharpening flaw. Compare DeceptivelySimpleDemonstration, where the product is being used in a way that looks harder than it really is.

to:

Gaze upon [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08xQLGWTSag this video]] for a minute and a half of this sort of failure cut back-to-back. Sometimes goes hand-in-hand with ThePowerOfCheese, which is people acting incredibly stupid due to desire for the product being advertised instead of as a "demonstration" of a competitor. Related to BrandX, CableSatelliteMudslinging, and SideBySideDemonstration. May be used to cover up a NeverNeedsSharpening flaw. Basically DisastrousDemonstration invoked for marketing purposes. Compare DeceptivelySimpleDemonstration, where the product is being used in a way that looks harder than it really is.
25th Aug '16 11:59:06 PM surgoshan
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-->'''Joey:''' See, I'm an ''actor'', I can actually open milk cartons just fine.\\
'''Actress:''' And then you choked on that cookie!\\
'''Joey:''' Yeah, that was real.
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