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Worth a Thousand Lulz

Post by Ellie » 02 Apr 2013, 09:49

A thread for funny photos.

To kick this off, a collection: "Infomercial GIfs, because real life is hard."
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Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Post by nicole » 02 Apr 2013, 10:35

I love it! We're always wondering why infomercial peeps seem so wildly unable to perform normal life tasks.
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Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Post by Ellie » 02 Apr 2013, 10:36

Apparently there's a whole subreddit collecting them! http://www.reddit.com/r/wheredidthesoda ... =top&t=all
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Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Post by Warren » 02 Apr 2013, 10:42

Ellie wrote:A thread for funny photos.

To kick this off, a collection: "Infomercial GIfs, because real life is hard."
3:40 in
http://www.cracked.com/video_18304_4-tv ... erses.html
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Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Post by JasonL » 02 Apr 2013, 11:06

Ellie wrote:A thread for funny photos.

To kick this off, a collection: "Infomercial GIfs, because real life is hard."
This is one of my favoritest things ever in the history of the internets. I love these things so much. The spaghetti strainer pot was so awesome. It actually made me afraid of my colander for a while.

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Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Post by Ellie » 02 Apr 2013, 11:37

David and I quote this post of yours CONSTANTLY even to this day:
On Drupal Grylliade, JasonL wrote:You know what I love? I mean REALLY love? Those infomercials that make everyday life seem like an impossible task. My fav recently is that combo pan / strainer that shows a guy ineffectually trying to drain pasta in an 'old fashioned' collander. He throws macaroni everywhere, burns himself, and falls.

"Does THIS ever happen to you?"

Uh, no. No it doesn't.
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Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Post by Ayn_Randian » 02 Apr 2013, 11:54

So I send this to my wife and I get:
Closing the [overstuffed] Tupperware lid reminds me of you.
I also, FYI, really sympathize with the guy struggling to clean the inside of windshield. That shit is hard.
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Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Post by JasonL » 02 Apr 2013, 11:59

Ellie wrote:David and I quote this post of yours CONSTANTLY even to this day:
On Drupal Grylliade, JasonL wrote:You know what I love? I mean REALLY love? Those infomercials that make everyday life seem like an impossible task. My fav recently is that combo pan / strainer that shows a guy ineffectually trying to drain pasta in an 'old fashioned' collander. He throws macaroni everywhere, burns himself, and falls.

"Does THIS ever happen to you?"

Uh, no. No it doesn't.
Ha! I didn't remember that ...

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Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Post by Jennifer » 02 Apr 2013, 12:02

The greatest actors I've ever seen are the ones from the original Snuggie commercials. It takes great talent to convey the concept "I am so clueless, I literally do not know how to operate a blanket."
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Post by tr0g » 02 Apr 2013, 13:07

I'm going to have to check this out at home with the in-house counsel. We have frequently commented that if people were as dumb as commercials imply, the human race would have died out years ago.
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Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Post by Painboy » 02 Apr 2013, 13:57

My favorite had to do with some new piece of exercise equipment. I think it was an elliptical runner or something. But it was hosted by that guy with the horrible sweaters who seemed to be in every one of these things for awhile.

So they get to the part where they want to show how easy the new machine is. Of course they drag out all the other competing exercise equipment first to show you hard they are. The first one is an old Nordic track, which probably does take at least some coordination to work. But the sweater guy quickly makes it look like only Olympic athletes should try this at home.

Then they bring out a treadmill. Not one with a slope or anything fancy. Just a basic treadmill. When it starts up sweater guy some how makes walking in a straight line so laborious and spastic you would have thought he had been instantly struct with rickets and a severe inner ear infection.

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Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Post by Warren » 02 Apr 2013, 14:48

Painboy wrote:My favorite had to do with some new piece of exercise equipment. I think it was an elliptical runner or something. But it was hosted by that guy with the horrible sweaters who seemed to be in every one of these things for awhile.

So they get to the part where they want to show how easy the new machine is. Of course they drag out all the other competing exercise equipment first to show you hard they are. The first one is an old Nordic track, which probably does take at least some coordination to work. But the sweater guy quickly makes it look like only Olympic athletes should try this at home.

Then they bring out a treadmill. Not one with a slope or anything fancy. Just a basic treadmill. When it starts up sweater guy some how makes walking in a straight line so laborious and spastic you would have thought he had been instantly struct with rickets and a severe inner ear infection.
Maybe he was just drunk
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Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Post by lunchstealer » 04 Apr 2013, 00:10

Ayn_Randian wrote:So I send this to my wife and I get:
Closing the [overstuffed] Tupperware lid reminds me of you.
I also, FYI, really sympathize with the guy struggling to clean the inside of windshield. That shit is hard.
Yeah, that was the only "Does this happen to you" moment that happens to everyone (well, except people who don't bother to clean the inside of their car). Finding that to be a horrific experience just means you're paying attention.
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Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Post by Timothy » 04 Apr 2013, 01:02

Not as great as the gifs, but this old chemistry safety video is pretty classic:



That video is of the most hilarious/creepy part of the thing below is a compilation of the other great moments:
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Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Post by Ellie » 04 Apr 2013, 10:35

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Post by Eric the .5b » 04 Apr 2013, 18:03

Ellie wrote:Image
Lovely. :)
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Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Post by Pham Nuwen » 04 Apr 2013, 20:58

Terry Crews Old Spice Commercials!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Post by Ellie » 10 Apr 2013, 21:11

So annoyed I can't find who the artist is AND that this isn't a t-shirt.

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Post by Ayn_Randian » 10 Apr 2013, 22:19

It has the effect of making me want desperately to do the opposite of what Green Day is suggesting I should want to do. Billy Joe Whassname may have created a generation of war mongers. - Jason L

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Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Post by Ellie » 10 Apr 2013, 22:24

AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH THANK YOU *tacklehugs AR*
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Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 11 Apr 2013, 00:33

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Re: Worth a Thousand Lulz

Post by Hugh Akston » 11 Apr 2013, 01:23

That one is pretty lulzy FFF.
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Post by Fin Fang Foom » 11 Apr 2013, 01:29

Hugh Akston wrote:That one is pretty lulzy FFF.
I've been trying to think up a "All drinking men are . . . something or other" to replace the text.
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Post by Ayn_Randian » 11 Apr 2013, 09:02

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Post by Ayn_Randian » 11 Apr 2013, 16:38

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