History TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket / Advertising

20th Sep '17 4:51:35 PM Tightwire
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** Coordination is ''part of the challenge'' of jumping rope. Not to mention, [[YouFailLogicForever can't you jump in place while flapping your arms for free?]]
*** You can, but you wouldn't get the ''jump counter'' or ''calorie tracker'' or ''personal trainer'' or ''the adjustable weight''.
** Jumping up and down while moving your arms is ''already'' an exercise called ''jumping jacks''.
*** And if ''jumping jacks'' are too complex for you, you can remove the jump part and just bend your knees up and down in a squatting fashion. This revolutionary technique is known by fitness experts as ''"squats".'' [[TooDumbToLive And if that's still too hard for you...]] well, we probably can't help you any more.
** The ad even tells you at one point that jumping burns calories and it tells you different ways to jump. Why not just do that ''without'' the rope?

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** Coordination Improving your coordination is ''part of the challenge'' point'' of jumping rope. Not to mention, [[YouFailLogicForever can't you jump in place while flapping your arms for free?]]
*** You can, but you wouldn't get the ''jump counter'' or ''calorie tracker'' or ''personal trainer'' or ''the adjustable weight''.
** Jumping up and down while moving your arms is ''already'' an exercise called ''jumping jacks''.
rope.
*** Not to mention, [[YouFailLogicForever you can jump in place while flapping your arms for free.]] It's called 'Jumping Jacks'.
*** And if ''jumping jacks'' are too complex for you, you can remove the jump part and just bend your knees up and down in a squatting fashion. This revolutionary technique is known by fitness experts as ''"squats".'' while doing 'Squats'. [[TooDumbToLive And if that's still too hard for you...]] well, we probably can't help you any more.
** The ad even tells you at one point that jumping burns calories and it tells you different ways to jump. Why not just do that ''without'' the rope?
more.
20th Sep '17 4:41:15 PM Tightwire
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* Practically every food processor TV spot begins by showing us someone who should not be allowed near a knife under any circumstances trying to use one.

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* Practically every food processor TV spot begins by showing us someone who should not be allowed near a knife under any circumstances trying to use one. [[FridgeBrilliance Presumably that's why they needed a special kind of food processor]]... although they probably still lack the brain power to use it.
5th Sep '17 4:46:51 AM MathsAngelicVersion
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* Ads for the Atomic Lantern , a heavily-built lantern that is very resistant to the elements, feature a man trying to eat his dinner during a power outage while holding a flashlight underneath his chin, with it inevitably falling onto his food beneath him. Apparently , no one thinks to simply put their flashlight/lantern in the middle of the table to eat during a power outage.

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* Ads for the Atomic Lantern , a heavily-built lantern that is very resistant to the elements, feature a man trying to eat his dinner during a power outage while holding a flashlight underneath his chin, with it inevitably falling onto his food beneath him. Apparently , no one thinks to simply put their flashlight/lantern in the middle of the table to eat during a power outage.outage.
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1oHp-VvhDE Juicero: Making Juice is Easy]]" tries to convince you that the old way of juicing at home is hopelessly difficult. Our protagonists start off spending ''$50'' on vegetables and carrying it in their hands because they forgot their tote bags and couldn't find any to buy. Then the guy tries in vain to peel a carrot with a broken peeler. Then he digs up his juicer from the forgotten depths of his cupboard, which is followed by a search through the entire kitchen for the missing part - and when he does find it, he lifts it up in celebration and has something fall out of it. He's barely able to assemble the machine and keep it from falling apart for long enough to make a glass of juice for both of them - and somehow it ends up tasting horrible even though they used high-quality ingredients and were able to create the blend they wanted. In the end, it's revealed that the whole ordeal of washing the veggies and cutting them up somehow made a huge mess in the kitchen, and the ad concludes that making juice is actually "a huge pain" as the guy accidentally cuts himself while doing the dishes. These people ''may'' have made one prior attempt with their old juicer before shoving it into the cupboard and forgetting about it. Juicero still expects them to be so passionate about fine juice that they willingly drop $400 on a juicer and $5 to $7 ''per juice packet'' - aka glass of juice - on top of that.
11th Jul '17 10:15:00 PM BehaviourAye
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* There's something out there called the Uro Club. It's basically a golf club with a built in storage tank for you to urinate into if you are the kind of person who is unable to hold your bladder in until the 18th hole (or until one of the bathrooms/porta-potties that are usual on golf courses, or just find a goddamn bush). Though it has a towel as well to be discretionary, it doesn't look at all that discreet.

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* There's something out there called the Uro Club. It's basically a golf club with a built in storage tank for you to urinate into if you are the kind of person who is unable to hold your bladder in until the 18th hole (or until one of the bathrooms/porta-potties that are usual on golf courses, or just find a goddamn bush). Though it has a towel as well to be discretionary, it doesn't look at all that discreet.
7th Jul '17 6:53:19 AM Tightwire
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--> '''Commenter:''' This advert is actually genius, because I swear I'm thinking about getting a Handjob just to find out if the people who make it actually exist.
30th Jun '17 12:18:41 PM desslok
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** Having Gilbert Godfried doing the voice over is not helping matters, either.
25th Jun '17 6:46:20 PM kablammin45
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* Ads for Dyson vacuum cleaners generally avert this, by having the user of the regular vacuum cleaner actually use it correctly (although the people using the Dyson do a lot of turning to try and hide that Dysons don't work as well in straight lines), but they do like to advertise how easy it is to put away their product as it lacks a cord, by showing a woman pulling a vacuum cleaner's long cord towards her like she's trying to pull a tree stump behind her... completely ignoring the fact that most vacuum cleaners with cords have a convenient big button on them that automatically pulls the cord back in within seconds.

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* Ads for Dyson vacuum cleaners generally avert this, by having the user of the regular vacuum cleaner actually use it correctly (although the people using the Dyson do a lot of turning to try and hide that Dysons don't work as well in straight lines), but they do like to advertise how easy it is to put away their product as it lacks a cord, by showing a woman pulling a vacuum cleaner's long cord towards her like she's trying to pull a tree stump behind her... completely ignoring the fact that most vacuum cleaners with cords have a convenient big button on them that automatically pulls the cord back in within seconds.seconds.
* Ads for the Atomic Lantern , a heavily-built lantern that is very resistant to the elements, feature a man trying to eat his dinner during a power outage while holding a flashlight underneath his chin, with it inevitably falling onto his food beneath him. Apparently , no one thinks to simply put their flashlight/lantern in the middle of the table to eat during a power outage.
22nd May '17 4:32:41 AM Kadorhal
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* If you can't get a grip on your pickle jar, open a bottle of champagne, or pull a weedwhacker cord, you need a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd1hqcbEuMM Handjob]]. And apart from the fact that it shows grown men being incapable of removing the radiator cap from their car, IT'S REAL IT'S AN ACTUAL REAL COMMERCIAL FOR A REAL THING.

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* If you can't get a grip on your pickle jar, open a bottle of champagne, or pull a weedwhacker cord, you need a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fd1hqcbEuMM Handjob]]. And apart from the fact that it shows grown men being incapable of removing the radiator cap from their car, IT'S REAL IT'S AN ACTUAL REAL COMMERCIAL FOR A REAL THING.car... it's real. It's an ''actual commercial for a real thing''.
22nd May '17 2:22:45 AM Kadorhal
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* The My Li'l Reminder features an establishing clip of someone's senile grandma lost in a parking lot, trying to find her car. Not only does she seem to lack the memory, but also basic problem-solving skills to figure out where her car might be. But have no fear, thanks to this wonder-product, this little old lady too senile to have the faintest idea where she is or what she's doing is now free to drive a... OhCrap.

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* The My Li'l Reminder features an establishing clip of someone's senile grandma lost in a parking lot, trying to find her car. Not only does she seem to lack the memory, but also basic problem-solving skills to figure out where her car might be. But have no fear, thanks to this wonder-product, this little old lady too senile to have the faintest idea where she is or what she's doing is now free to drive a... OhCrap.OhCrap



** ''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.]])
* 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. Apart from looking like an idiot, making phone calls while driving (or doing anything other thing driving while driving) is heavily frowned upon and even illegal in some countries.

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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 And just like with the slop stopper, the guy who's incapable of feeding himself is driving. [[OhCrap Uh-oh.]])
is driving a car.]]
* 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. Apart from looking like an idiot, making phone calls while driving (or doing anything ''anything'' other thing driving while driving) is heavily frowned upon and even illegal in some countries.countries - granted, this is exactly what the Jupiter Jack is supposed to help with, being a hands-free device to talk to people over the phone without ever having to take your eyes off the road.



* A particularly egregious example is the Kickstarter video for the "Air Selfie," a camera drone that allows users to take pictures of themselves at any distance they want. At one point a man trying to take a picture of himself and his large group of friends at a party is having trouble using a selfie stick (a stick with a button on it), but he's somehow able to control the "Air Selfie" without any problems.

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* A particularly egregious example is the Kickstarter video for the "Air Selfie," a camera drone that allows users to take pictures of themselves at any distance they want. At one point a man trying to take a picture of himself and his large group of friends at a party is having trouble using a selfie stick (a stick with a button on it), but he's somehow able to control the "Air Selfie" a tiny quadrotor drone without any problems.



* An ad for shelves shows a woman trying to grab a jar of peanut butter out of her cupboard, only to flail around like a wacky wavy inflatable tube man as it falls to the floor before giving the camera a "what the hell" look like the viewer made her drop it.

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* An ad for shelves shows a woman trying to grab a jar of peanut butter out of her cupboard, only to flail around like a wacky wavy waving inflatable arm-flailing tube man as it falls to the floor before giving the camera a "what the hell" look like the viewer made her drop it.it.
* Ads for Dyson vacuum cleaners generally avert this, by having the user of the regular vacuum cleaner actually use it correctly (although the people using the Dyson do a lot of turning to try and hide that Dysons don't work as well in straight lines), but they do like to advertise how easy it is to put away their product as it lacks a cord, by showing a woman pulling a vacuum cleaner's long cord towards her like she's trying to pull a tree stump behind her... completely ignoring the fact that most vacuum cleaners with cords have a convenient big button on them that automatically pulls the cord back in within seconds.
16th May '17 9:21:25 PM TheSinful
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* In an inversion of DatingServiceDisaster, online dating services like [=eHarmony=] and Match.com portray people who don't use the advertised service as Too Incompetent to Find Love on Their Own and show them dating one loser after another.

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* In an inversion of DatingServiceDisaster, online dating services like [=eHarmony=] and Match.com portray people who don't use the advertised service as Too Incompetent to Find Love on Their Own and show them dating one loser after another.another.
* An ad for shelves shows a woman trying to grab a jar of peanut butter out of her cupboard, only to flail around like a wacky wavy inflatable tube man as it falls to the floor before giving the camera a "what the hell" look like the viewer made her drop it.
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