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    Fresh Ground Foot

    By Sparky | August 17, 2008

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    You know how when you’re watching some reruns at 2 am and you’re completely glazed over about to pass out in a puddle of your own drool and then something interesting actually pops up on the tube and brings you back to consciousness? I had this experience a few weeks ago when one of those incredibly long “as seen on tv” ads came on for the Pedegg. For those of you who don’t know, this is a device that some genius came up with probably while he was browsing the bargain bin at Bed Bath and Beyond. The device is essentially a small hand held cheese grater with a little compartment for holding the shavings. However, you don’t use this thing for sprinkling a little Parmesan on your ravioli. Nope, this thing is for using on your foot to scrape off all the bunions, calluses, doggy accidents, and whatever else happens to be stuck to your foot.

    Would you like some freshly ground foot on your linguini?
    First off, this thing is disgusting. I know people have issues with stuff being stuck to their feet, especially if they like to walk barefoot at dog parks for instance, but was this cheese grater really the solution? How about buying some shoes or some lotion? And was it really worth it to make a two minute long commercial for an item that costs ten bucks? This thing isn’t exactly a Foreman Grill. How many people passed out in their own Michelob Light Vomit are really going to perk up at 2 am and say “Holy crap, I have GOT to get me one of them!!”? I think the grossest part of the whole thing is about halfway through the commercial, and, in typical as-seen-on-tv fashion, repeated at least 5 other times, is a segment that shows that you can empty out the foot “filings”. They show a woman dumping literally a quarter cup of white crud into a wastebasket. Either this chick had some serious barnacles stuck to her heel or she accidentally shaved off all her toes. Even worse, the crap she dumps out could possibly pass for fresh ground parmesan. Might give new possibilities to all those disgruntled waiters who aren’t creative enough to come up with something better than spit-food.

    I hear that the chick from the commercial is suing because Pedegg didn’t tell her that she was going to be on this disgusting commercial. She was told it was to be an internet-only ad. As if all the bored morons wouldn’t have discovered it hiding in the interweb tubes somewhere. Apparently they had a horror-movie makeup artist on hand to apply the before and after makeup to make her foot look like she stepped in some oatmeal. They also have a shot of a bunch of women using the pedegg together as though women really sit in circles knitting sweaters and scraping crap off their feet. Here it is, embedded for your viewing pleasure. Keep a bucket nearby for the possible Michelob Light incident that may occur.

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    Topics: Rants, Sparky | 1 Comment »

    One Response to “Fresh Ground Foot”

    1. Flu-Bird Says:
      November 16th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

      Can anyone ever remember those VEGEMATICS? handy dandy little things make a mountian of fries and all that