This is a segment I like to call “Why Is That a Thing?” First, here is a product I noticed over Christmas.
This is a camouflage Snuggie. OK, you say-- what's so wrong with that? Snuggies can be awesome. When you think about it, though, why is that guy sitting on the couch in it? Wouldn’t a true camouflage Snuggie need to be, like, the exact color of your couch (maybe with some Cheeto dust on it for good measure), so when you sat on it no one could see you? I’m just saying…..is this for hunters? If so, wouldn’t the blanket-y nature of the Snuggie impede your hunting ability? This Snuggie defies the very logic of camouflage, and therefore it must be pointed out. For the record, I have no problem with other Snuggies, like the blue one or the one with peace signs on it. I don't personally own one, but if you do, I'm not mad at you.
Next up-- WaxVac for ears. Please watch this whole commercial. It is super funny. This one was sent to me by my friend Julie (thanks Julie!). I love that when people see absurd products, they think of me. Let’s think a little about this one, shall we? First, didn’t your mother always tell you never to stick anything in your ear (with the possible exception of a Q-Tip, and even then, don’t stick that thing too far in there!)? How is it a good idea to give people a vacuum mechanism to stick in their ear? Moreover, if ear wax is that much of a problem, you probably need to see a doctor more than you need a vacuum for your ears. Also, I am a little concerned about the little animation on their website. That is NOT what happens when you clean your ears with a Q-Tip, ok? Also, if that IS what happens, I feel like since you don’t know how to properly use a Q-Tip, you should definitely not be allowed to stick something mechanical into your ear. Am I wrong about this?
Stephan adds: "That guy poking himself in the ear stressed me out. If that's the way you're using a Q-tip, you are too stupid to live, or to breed. No WaxVac for you!"
Frozen Delights magazine. This is going to make me sound old, but when I was a kid, there were like, two different kinds of popsicle (one made out of Kool-Aid), and a Fudgsicle. Has the frozen dessert industry really expanded enough to support an entire publication? How many smoothie recipes does it take to make a whole magazine? That must be the most stressed-out editorial staff in the world. “JOHNSON! I TOLD YOU! FIND ME A NEW ANGLE ON THE POPSICLE, OR YOU’RE FIRED!”
I’m just kidding—it could be a really good magazine. I just think it’s hilariously niche-specific, and that made me laugh.
As always, if you see products that make you laugh, please take a picture and send it to me. I am that person who will laugh with you.