Friday, December 10, 2010

Don't Be a Dual Bag

20 comments:

czar said...

Great ad. Who's running a 2.5-minute ad for JCPenney jewelry?

moi said...

Czar: No idea, because I don't watch commercials. A friend sent it to me.

Boxer said...

this was out last year and I thought it was FUNNY!. Still do. Pretty clever and nice to see over the usual krap.

Big Shamu said...

Thank you, you don't know how much I needed that. I plan to start calling all the men at my office Dual Bag and telling them I'm happy because I'm not married to them.

Should be a fun Friday afternoon.

Milk River Madman said...

That was as funny a clip as I've seen in a log time. Gotta link it to my FB through your blog. Get you some exposure in the 41st state.

Roses said...

That's a fantastic ad.

I love the punishment dinner: quiche and chai lattes.

When I get a new bloke, I'll remember that.

moi said...

Boxer: I thought it was clever without necessarily casting men in a bad light. Just a funny one. Truth be told, I'd actually welcome a dual bag super sucker vacuum for my anniversary. We live in the desert with two dogs, so I'm all about the clean.

Big Shamu: That's because I know you are secretly waiting for S.B. to dump my happy ass :o)

MRM: I've been plenty exposed in the 41st state, but I thank you anyway.

Roses: Right. No vacuums until he's been dating you at least three years.

Big Shamu said...

Well you do have a kitchen full of sweet appliances and two great dogs...

Pam said...

I saw this one a couple of weeks ago. Is that not funny? I guess it is an internet commercial/viral video kind of thing???

Buzz Kill said...

I bought the Mrs one of those Roomba robot vacuums for her birthday (with some other stuff too). She liked it. It's not a dual bag though.

Kymical Reactions said...

I know a guy who actually gave his wife a Dyson ball vacuum for their anniversary. Last year, he was going to give his wife her Christmas gifts in the bags from the stores where they were purchased. I told him that was unacceptable, and made him bring them to the office and I wrapped them. I have a feeling I'll be doing the same this year.

x.

moi said...

Shamu: No way you're getting Ivan. Or the Mini.

Pam: There's quite a few of them apparently. The sequel, courtesy Czar: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6D6eP6EMj4

Buzz: Oooooo, a Roomba. I guess the lesson is: know your mate. And, also: when all else fails, you can't go wrong with bling.

Kym: And then there are men who are just 'tarded :o)

Aunty Belle said...

This wuz jes' the roar I needed today--thanky!!

Who was the adman behind this one?

Great post.

moi said...

Aunty: Saatchi & Saatchi New York is behind the campaign. Part of JCPenney's image revamp over the past couple years. I was in one a couple months ago for the first time in a gazillion years and saw that they've also partnered with Sephora.

Heff said...

I don't see what the big deal is. Jewelry can't clean the house.

Just sayin'.

K9 said...

okay. i can speak to this because it has actually happened to me. and if I could have sent V to this underground folding hell, i would have. I have received an iron for christmas. I am not kidding. yes i like pressed clothing but

listen up men


things like irons should just appear in the home for no special reason other than it is needed. it should now occur anytime near a a holiday.

but as vocal as i was about it, i did not make much of an impression because just a few weeks ago i received a crock pot for my birthday. a crock pot!

yes the one at chickory broke. and i did mean to get another one. but not as a birthday gift. i thanked him quietly and scorched his soul with my dagger eyes.

in his defense, he did arrange for my beloved automobile to be tuned up and it is very peppy and fast and purrs like a kitten. I got in it and drove away -with the crock pot.


point:

USEFUL HOUSEHOLD ITEMS ARE GIVEN ON AN ORDINARY DAY. ON HOLIDAYS - A GIFT SHOULD BE SPECIAL AND SOMEHOW INDICATE THAT THE GIFTEE IS SPECIAL TOO. DOESNT HAVE TO BE JEWELRY. JUST NOT UTILITARIAN.

great ad moi. i loved it.

czar said...

Heff: You have provided one of the greatest straight lines ever, and if were weren't in mixed company, half of whom appear at any time to armed and looking for an excuse to kill something, I'd have a great response.

moi said...

Heff: See my response to Czar, below.

K9: You are exactly, 100 percent, unequivocally, right. One of my early Christmases with S.B.? He got me an insulated Carhart onesie, like the ones mechanics in Alaska wear. Because we were having a bitch of a winter and it would "come in handy when you're plowing snow." He's lucky it was early in the relationship and my brain was still soaked in the chemical stew of attraction. Yes, the onesie came in handy. Many, many times. But, no, it was not gift material. Thankfully, he's redeemed himself since.

Czar: Click, click. Boom.

fishy said...

Brilliant!

Who but Buzz would admit he bought his wife a vacuum after watching this? I guess you get a pass on the doghouse if you cook, shovel, and write clever haikus like our beloved Buzz does.

On the other hand, watch out V as he seems to be on 2 and counting. No wonder she thew away his favorite toaster after the break in.

LaDivaCucina said...

haha! I saw this and it was hilarious! Good one (JCPenney? Who knew they'd have such a sense of humour?!)