Friday, November 17, 2006

Will it Blend? A Pop Cultural Phenomenon!

When I was a kid, I remember the good old days of Ronco, and the heyday of the Ginsu knife, and that sense of pageantry and spectacle had been sorely lacking in my modern day product demonstrations...

...until I visited Will it Blend? Now that is some good shillery on the part of Blendtec. I mean, that is some extreme blending. If I didn't see it, I would have never believed a blender could turn 50 marbles into dust. It is indeed a superior sales pitch.

Now if only they would release that video that they hint at in the opening reels of some of the demonstrations where there is the contents of a large box of matches in the Blendtec... because that looks like some good footage, but I have a feeling that as it got going, it got a little more dangerous and as such, they did not blend. It sort of makes the McDonald's value meal blend look really crappy by comparison.

I think the next battle should be the Blendtec blender vs. the Ginsu knife... and my money is on the blender.

Of course, I am also waiting for the parody videos to surface where other strange things get gooified, and those... those will be glorious.

4 comments:

Mayren said...

Fantabulous! I'd lay odds on the blender too. Ginsu's goin down

MC said...

I just don't want to have to drink the cochicken if I am wrong...

Mr. Fabulous said...

I stumbled on one of those blender videos a couple of weeks ago and I was inexplicably mesmerized. I had to watch every one I could find...

MC said...

When I went looking for the videos, I read some stories about the commercial one... like a tale about two gentlemen who drank a Grand Slam Breakfast smoothie at a Denny's to get free meals, or how at a Starbucks a morning server accidentally served a couple of iced coffee drinks that had something a little bit extra... two shot glasses ground up fine as ice.

Now that is some power.