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November 6th, 2008

The Big City Slider Station

I’d like to give a shoutout to Billy Mays, perhaps the yelling-est salesman around.

I’ve enjoyed his pitches since his OxiClean days and by “enjoyed” I mean “instinctively reached for the mute button on my remote.” But his latest is perhaps the most fantastic: the Big City Slider Station (warning: YELLING!) Why? Well, it’s sweeping the nation of course! I know Ryan has seven of these things and has used them for pancakes, and I have 24 of them. I have the special “Limited Edition” red one… it’s a keeper, let me tell you.

I also find the measuring spoon handy. Or, in Mays-speak, HANDY!

More impressive is that there are people who buy this stuff. Often. This is the stuff that people may use once or twice and then sell at a garage sale… too bad. If only each one came with an iPod shuffle loaded with Billy Mays’s sales pitch….

Posted in Consumer Commentary, Food and Beverage

Dave Walls November 7, 2008, 6:44 am

The sad thing is that I’ve given in to a couple of “made for TV” items in the past few months (Damn Bath and Body Works!). That said, I’ve actually had good success with both the Vidalia Chop Wizard and Widalia Slice Wizard. They both work exactly as YELLED TO ME, and I am glad I’ve gotten them.

That said, I don’t think I have an urge for sliders any time soon. Seriously, that is the saddest excuse for a hamburger I’ve ever seen sitting on that bun on their website.

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