Friday, February 01, 2008

Way to Hit Your Target Audience.

This guy's hawking Bowflex weight machines.

I hate him.

And that means I sure as hell don't want to buy a Bowflex because of him.

What's the worst part of him? Check him out at 1:44.

"I gave all my fat clothes to my fat friends."

Okay, you know what? It's great you lost that weight. But you're an asshole. If losing weight means you get an automatic entitlement to look down on your friends who aren't so hot and thin, then I don't want to be hot-like-you. Fuck you.

And then there's that other commercial (which I can't find on youtube) where the guy thinks he's hot shit because he's an older guy and he's finally in a rock band. No, really, that's his big thing. I just have to say, when you're 40 and your life's ambition is still to have girls throwing their panties at you because you're in a rock band and you have a rock band body, then you've got issues that giving yourself rock hard abs won't cure.

All I'm saying is, the spokespeople these guys pick really don't make me want to buy the product. At all.


Rich said...

I watched it. Yeah, you're right, but here's something: I used one of the first versions of the Bowflex over a high school summer (one of many unfounded purchases by my father, who never touched it). It isn't a very good system. All those ripped guys who appear on the ads probably never touched the thing. said...

I always laugh at the rock band guy; what a douche. This guy just seems like an asshole too; who says that? Fat friends? Fuck you buddy.

I don't think that a bowflex really can do what it claims to do in just 20 minutes a day, 3 times a week. I just don't believe it at all.

PokerFace said...

This is football. All people care about are touchdowns and injuries. They don't give a damn about that grape shit.

Pokerface ;)

Dennis! said...

Rich: Not that I would have bought one anyway, but I'm glad to know that I'm also not buying a crappy product.

Duane: Those spokespersons are assholes, aren't they?

Pokerface: Is that grape, or aubergine?