History TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket / Advertising

22nd Apr '16 4:45:27 PM LordOfTheSword
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** And in the [=MagneScribe=] commercial, the lady writes down an order for her first [=MagneScribe=] pen with... [[MindScrew a Magne]] [[TheyJustDidntCare Scribe pen.]]

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** And in the [=MagneScribe=] commercial, the lady writes down an order for her first [=MagneScribe=] pen with... [[MindScrew a Magne]] [[TheyJustDidntCare Magne]][[TheyJustDidntCare Scribe pen.]]
22nd Apr '16 4:45:10 PM LordOfTheSword
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** And in the [=MagneScribe=] commercial, the lady writes down an order for her first [=MagneScribe=] pen with... [[MindScrew a MagneScribe pen.]]

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** And in the [=MagneScribe=] commercial, the lady writes down an order for her first [=MagneScribe=] pen with... [[MindScrew a MagneScribe Magne]] [[TheyJustDidntCare Scribe pen.]]
18th Feb '16 8:28:53 PM GrammarNavi
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** [[http://www.gamesradar.com/ps3/playstation-3/news/best-buy-defends-charging-30-for-ps3-firmware-updates/a-2010100716412499069/g-20060314115917309058 It won't stop.]] Now they're charging $30 for PS3 firmware updates. For readers who don't own a PS3, the update process is as follows: push left on the controller a few times until you get to the options menu. Select firmware update. Agree to terms and conditions. Wait a few minutes as PS3 automatically updates itself. Apparently this is esoteric enough to be worth $30 if you can do it.[[note]]It's even easier than that - the PS3 will generally immediately notify you when there's a firmware update, and if you're a member of [=PlayStation=] Plus you have the option for your PS3 to download them on its own as well.[[/note]] Admittedly, there are users either without access to high-speed, unlimited Internet, or really as dumb as this trope suggests.

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** [[http://www.gamesradar.com/ps3/playstation-3/news/best-buy-defends-charging-30-for-ps3-firmware-updates/a-2010100716412499069/g-20060314115917309058 It won't stop.]] Now they're charging $30 for PS3 [[UsefulNotes/PlayStation3 PS3]] firmware updates. For readers who don't own a PS3, [=PS3=], the update process is as follows: push left on the controller a few times until you get to the options menu. Select firmware update. Agree to terms and conditions. Wait a few minutes as PS3 [=PS3=] automatically updates itself. Apparently this is esoteric enough to be worth $30 if you can do it.[[note]]It's even easier than that - the PS3 [=PS3=] will generally immediately notify you when there's a firmware update, and if you're a member of [=PlayStation=] Plus you have the option for your PS3 [=PS3=] to download them on its own as well.[[/note]] Admittedly, there are users either without access to high-speed, unlimited Internet, or really as dumb as this trope suggests.
6th Feb '16 4:04:42 PM nombretomado
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** [[http://www.gamesradar.com/ps3/playstation-3/news/best-buy-defends-charging-30-for-ps3-firmware-updates/a-2010100716412499069/g-20060314115917309058 It won't stop.]] Now they're charging $30 for PS3 firmware updates. For readers who don't own a PS3, the update process is as follows: push left on the controller a few times until you get to the options menu. Select firmware update. Agree to terms and conditions. Wait a few minutes as PS3 automatically updates itself. Apparently this is esoteric enough to be worth $30 if you can do it.[[note]]It's even easier than that - the PS3 will generally immediately notify you when there's a firmware update, and if you're a member of PlayStation Plus you have the option for your PS3 to download them on its own as well.[[/note]] Admittedly, there are users either without access to high-speed, unlimited Internet, or really as dumb as this trope suggests.

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** [[http://www.gamesradar.com/ps3/playstation-3/news/best-buy-defends-charging-30-for-ps3-firmware-updates/a-2010100716412499069/g-20060314115917309058 It won't stop.]] Now they're charging $30 for PS3 firmware updates. For readers who don't own a PS3, the update process is as follows: push left on the controller a few times until you get to the options menu. Select firmware update. Agree to terms and conditions. Wait a few minutes as PS3 automatically updates itself. Apparently this is esoteric enough to be worth $30 if you can do it.[[note]]It's even easier than that - the PS3 will generally immediately notify you when there's a firmware update, and if you're a member of PlayStation [=PlayStation=] Plus you have the option for your PS3 to download them on its own as well.[[/note]] Admittedly, there are users either without access to high-speed, unlimited Internet, or really as dumb as this trope suggests.
22nd Jan '16 7:27:03 PM StarTropes
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** ''Series/WorldsDumbest'' showcases ''another'' driving bib called the '''Drib''', in which the guy is simply too incompetent to eat, period: first, without the Drib, he tries to jam the hot dog into his mouth and fails, pretty much looking like an idiot. With the Drib, he's even worse, flipping it vertical and hitting his Drib-covered chest with the hotdog. Being TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket is one thing; lacking the basic hand-eye coordination of a newborn child is another.

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** ''Series/WorldsDumbest'' showcases ''another'' driving bib called the '''Drib''', in which the guy is simply too incompetent to eat, period: first, without the Drib, he tries to jam the hot dog into his mouth and fails, pretty much looking like an idiot. With the Drib, he's even worse, flipping it vertical and hitting his Drib-covered chest with the hotdog. Being TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket is one thing; lacking the basic hand-eye coordination of a newborn child is another. (And just like with the slop stopper, the guy who's incapable of feeding himself is driving. [[OhCrap Uh-oh.]])



** And, of course, they had to give it a name guaranteed to [[HehHehYouSaidX make people giggle]].



* Little Caesar's pizza has several commercials advertising their Hot N Ready pizzas as "an alternative to the frustration of ordering online," which include such things as a guy who punched through the screens of two laptops (one for each hand) and still has them on his wrists and a committee who can't figure out how to navigate a pizza restaurant's website. One family even went "off the grid" because of the hassle of ordering pizza online.

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* Little Caesar's pizza has several commercials advertising their Hot N Ready pizzas as "an alternative to the frustration of ordering online," which include such things as a guy who punched through the screens of two laptops (one for each hand) and still has them on his wrists and a committee who can't figure out how to navigate a pizza restaurant's website. One family even went "off the grid" because of the hassle of ordering pizza online.online (with the father making the announcement in the most obnoxious voice possible).
17th Jan '16 1:25:33 PM Kadorhal
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* This showed up in an old ad for ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDpJa6bEfWw Ring Pops]]'', of all things. The commercial shows three kids sitting in a movie theater with a bag of Skittles-like candy, a lollipop, and a Ring Pop respectively, and a guy tries to squeeze past him. As the guy squeezes past the first two kids, they freak out and their candy goes flying. The third kid likewise flails about, but keeps his Ring Pop thanks to wearing it on his hand. Problem? The guy barely bumps the boy with the Skittles {{Expy}}, and doesn't even appear to bump the girl with the lolly, and yet they lose their candy like someone greased their hands. These kids simply didn't need to have gotten Ring Pops instead, they just needed to keep their cool as another human being passed nearby.

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* This showed up in an old ad for ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDpJa6bEfWw Ring Pops]]'', of all things. The commercial shows three kids sitting in a movie theater with a bag of Skittles-like candy, a lollipop, and a Ring Pop respectively, and a guy tries to squeeze past him. As the guy squeezes past the first two kids, they freak out and their candy goes flying. The third kid likewise flails about, but keeps his Ring Pop thanks to wearing it on his hand. Problem? The guy barely bumps the boy with the Skittles {{Expy}}, and doesn't even appear to bump the girl with the lolly, and yet they lose their candy like someone greased their hands. These kids simply didn't need to have gotten Ring Pops instead, they just simply needed to keep not completely lose their cool as shit when another human being passed nearby.blocked their view of the movie.



* The commercial for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LbG7On2HzA ''Big Top Cup Cakes'']] shows two kids looking very bored over regular sized cupcakes, only to look ready to dig in as soon as Mom presents a Big Top cupcake. Also the ad also shows how easy it is to make Big Top Cup Cakes. Just mix the ingredients, pour, bake, and decorate. Y'know, kind of like regular sized cupcakes?

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* The commercial for [[https://www.''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LbG7On2HzA ''Big Big Top Cup Cakes'']] Cakes]]'' shows two kids looking very bored over regular sized cupcakes, only to look ready to dig in as soon as Mom presents a Big Top cupcake. Also the ad also shows how easy it is to make Big Top Cup Cakes. Just mix the ingredients, pour, bake, and decorate. Y'know, kind of like regular sized cupcakes?
14th Jan '16 10:22:17 PM DesertDragon
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* The spaghetti strainer thing that makes pouring hot water out of a deep pot look like brain surgery. Most spaghetti-cooker ads do this. It's especially ridiculous when they are clearly and deliberately pouring outside the reach of the colander. Sometimes, the sink inexplicably ends up full of dirty pots and pans when doing things the old way. The best example would be the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbA9KAc5gZs Pasta Pro]]. The sad thing is that the Pasta Pro actually seems like a clever idea (one less thing in the kitchen to clean), but the execution fails spectacularly (it fits gas AND electric stoves? Amazing!). Plus, according to customer reviews, there are numerous design flaws with it: The locking mechanism sometimes fails, steam can cause the lid to expand and become permanently stuck to the pot, and the red paint can flake off and ''contaminate the food.''

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* The spaghetti strainer thing that makes pouring hot water out of a deep pot look like brain surgery. Most spaghetti-cooker ads do this. It's especially ridiculous when they are clearly and deliberately pouring outside the reach of the colander. Sometimes, the sink inexplicably ends up full of dirty pots and pans when doing things the old way. The best example would be the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbA9KAc5gZs Pasta Pro]]. The sad thing is that the Pasta Pro actually seems like a clever idea (one less thing in the kitchen dish to clean), wash), but the execution fails spectacularly (it fits gas AND electric stoves? Amazing!). Plus, according to customer reviews, there are numerous design flaws with it: The locking mechanism sometimes fails, steam can cause the lid to expand and become permanently stuck to the pot, and the red paint can flake off and ''contaminate the food.''
13th Jan '16 12:12:41 AM FordPrefect
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* The commercial for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LbG7On2HzA ''Big Top Cup Cakes'']] shows two kids looking very bored over regular sized cupcakes only to look ready to dig in as soon as Mom presents a Big Top cupcake. Also the ad also shows how easy it is to make Big Top Cup Cakes. Just mix the ingredients, pour, bake, and decorate. Y'know kind of like regular sized cupcakes?

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* The commercial for [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LbG7On2HzA ''Big Top Cup Cakes'']] shows two kids looking very bored over regular sized cupcakes cupcakes, only to look ready to dig in as soon as Mom presents a Big Top cupcake. Also the ad also shows how easy it is to make Big Top Cup Cakes. Just mix the ingredients, pour, bake, and decorate. Y'know Y'know, kind of like regular sized cupcakes?
12th Jan '16 11:59:21 PM FordPrefect
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* The Creator/BillyMays ad for the Jupiter Jack shows a lady struggling to talk on the phone while driving. She struggles to hold it up to her ear with the shoulder, and drops it so hard that slides all the way across the car.

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* The Creator/BillyMays ad for the Jupiter Jack shows a lady struggling to talk on the phone while driving. She struggles to hold it up to her ear with the shoulder, and drops it so hard that it slides all the way across the car.
12th Jan '16 11:58:01 PM FordPrefect
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* Ever see a commercial for the automatic can openers? They do bring up the rather appropriate and apt example of an elderly woman with arthritis who'd have difficulty with a manual can opener, but then goes to show a woman in her late twenties, with no indication whatsoever of any joint problems gasping in absolute agony while using a manual. While there are a lot of reasons you might want to have a motorized can opener with a magnetic lid catcher, at times it gets ridiculous.

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* Ever see a commercial for the automatic can openers? They do bring up the rather appropriate and apt example of an elderly woman with arthritis who'd have difficulty with a manual can opener, but then goes to show a woman in her late twenties, with no indication whatsoever of any joint problems problems, gasping in absolute agony while using a manual. While there are a lot of reasons you might want to have a motorized can opener with a magnetic lid catcher, at times it gets ridiculous.
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