Ever since I've been going to the gym-- I go for the infomercials and CNN-- I swear, I have begun noticing how more and more ridiculous the product and advertising market has become.
The latest product to baffle me is this:
For $24, A Touch of Gray boasts that it "lets you keep some gray," because I'm sure that that's exactly what you want... a little bit of gray hair. That way, when you meet a woman at your urologist's office, she'll think you're 42.5, not, 43. This is retarded.
Two things come to mind.
1. If you're already graying, then you probably don't need to buy a product that makes you gray. Isn't it a bit redundant?
2. Why would you want to share with the world that you're graying? Be a woman and dye that sh*t back to it's normal color, and say you're ten years younger. Who cares? This is LA. My mother is younger than me.
Both the website and the commercial remind me of those advertisements, where scantily clad models flock to unattractive men with beer guts and an ice old brewski in hand. These commercials were so tantalizing and misleading that it led to one of the stupidest lawsuits ever, where:
"In 1991, Richard Overton sued Anheuser-Busch for false and misleading advertising under Michigan State law. The complaint specifically referenced ads involving, among other things, fantasies of beautiful women in tropical settings that came to life for two men driving a Bud Light truck. In addition to two claims of false advertising, Mr. Overton included a third claim in his complaint in which he claimed to have suffered emotional distress, mental injury, and financial loss in excess of $10,0000 due to the misleading Bud Light ads. "
You'll also notice that some young blond chick who's probably more likely to be the dude's daughter is seductively eyeing the "Touch of Gray" hero. I like to get me a gray haired man at least 3x a week. Why go for Zac Efron, when I can lust after his grandpa?
It's also gray-t that you can choose between so many shades of gray or "old" as I like to call it!
Ethnic gray, salt and pepper gray, more than 'a touch of gray' gray, cement gray, and gay gray. Can you match up the names?
Men, save your $ on something worthwhile that will incite actual change in the world-- like presents... for me.