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May 5th, 2008

Talk to Me

The other night, on The Television, I saw an ad for a product so lame and so pathetic, I had to mention it here:

The Talk To Me Pin (warning: dentist’s office music ahead)

Described most simply: it’s a pin that tells people they can talk to you.

And, really, that’s it.

But to hear the dummies behind this goofball product tell it, it’s a way to bypass those silly dating sites, speed dating, and bars. Now, they say, if you see someone with a Talk to Me pin, you can be assured that you can say hi and strike up a conversation with ease!


And as if it couldn’t any stupider, it’s apparently been described as this generation’s “Hula Hoop®” for eligibles. I guess that’s correct, though… because you’ll have about as much success getting a date because of your pin as you would wearing a hula hoop.

Sure, there’s some sort of lame mini-social network behind this whole thing (and something to do with a 90-day free trial to “VBIZ”), but let’s be honest folks: this pin screams “I’m desperate!” more than “I’m available!”

Posted in Consumer Commentary, Just Plain Odd

Paul May 5, 2008, 3:25 pm

People will buy anything.

Cat May 5, 2008, 6:48 pm

How long until a DTTM pin is available? Cuz I want one of those.

Steve A May 5, 2008, 11:38 pm

Maybe the same people who bring you the Talk to Me Pin can make one called Shut the F**k Up. Now I’D buy THAT BABY!!


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