A random observation while watching vacuum cleaner commercials…

Have you ever noticed how the homes of people in commercial-land that own vacuums with transparent collection bins seem to be permeated with glitter? There’s no dust bunnies or dirt in that vacuum, just lots of pretty swirling glitter making a cool tornado effect.

You almost wonder why they have to vacuum at all.

24 thoughts on “A random observation while watching vacuum cleaner commercials…

  1. I like the vacuum commercial with the little as black vacuum with the long skinny gray pole.  This little thing is supposed to clean. 

    Yea right!!!  All it does is pick up big ass pieces of shit on the floor.  Which anyone can easily do by getting of their fat ass and bending down to pick it up.

    The best vacuum by far from what I have read and seen is the Dyson.  In vacuum forums across the net, it appears to be the winner over any other.

  2. There is also a forum for people who like washing machines.

    The people in the commercials must have little girls that like to play with glitter.

  3. Sad Git Line- First time we used our Dyson we were astounded at the extra dirt it picked up (and no loss of suction)

    Anyway…

    What about car ads- why is there never a traffic jam, just perfect driving conditions?

    Why do people who advertise food bars take an enourmous bite with their jaw action and only get the tiniest corner? (yes I know why…)

    Who actually sits in a restaurent discussing bowel disorders/thrush/something embarrassing.

    Why are really beautifull mothers married to geeky skinny blokes in glasses.

    What in a film is ‘mild peril’ and why do I need to be told? ‘Frightening’ I can understand- “not suitable for children” fine. But ‘Mild Peril’ wtf- is that like in ‘Hitchikers’ where we are told that someone will sustain a minor bruise?

    And in the immortal words of punk band “Half Man Half Biscuit”, If eight out of ten cats all prefer whiskas, do the other two prefer Lesley Judd? (You really have to be a Brit to get this lyric)

  4. There is also a forum for people who like washing machines.

    To quote a song lyric:

    Too much time on my hands

  5. Man there is a forum for everything.  And the funny thing is, the vacuum forum I found still had trolls, regulars, and people like LJ that just make us all laugh.

    I didn’t hang around it much, I just wanted to see what people thought of Dysons.

  6. LH: What about car ads- why is there never a traffic jam, just perfect driving conditions?

    Actually look at the sheilas wheels advert and at one point you see the car going backwards, or some inconsistency like that

    Some adverts about serious things like insurance or loans seem trivialised to look atractive for people who will take a financial option on the basis of a stupid advert with a monkey scratching his head (I can’t remember which company that was, but it was for loans) or that annoying talking blue telephone, Lombard vampire

    Who actually sits in a restaurent discussing bowel disorders/thrush/something embarrassing.

    LOL

    itdontmatter: There is also a forum for people who like washing machines.

    A friend once told me that when he was a child his dad was doing soe DIY and asked him to get a washer

    but I can’t pick it up, it’s too heavy

  7. People actually watch television?  Weird.
    We have a Dyson, and although we don’t vacuum up much glitter, it’s still fun to watch.  Maybe that’s why we don’t need to watch television…

  8. What about car ads- why is there never a traffic jam, just perfect driving conditions?

    At least in the US, the ads have the micro blurb about “Professional driver on closed course”.
    Translation:  Your experience will be far less than advertised.

    Then there’s the one with the car (BMW?) carrying 4 people that pass up a motorcycle and get out smmiling at the finish line with the bike nowhere in sight.  Couldn’t help thinking that was b/c the bike had lapped them so many times that he was out of gas and coasting when they passed him. wink

    As far as vacs go, I like my Eureka SmartVac.  Been a Consumer Reports top choice for years.

  9. We have a Dyson, and although we don’t vacuum up much glitter, it’s still fun to watch.  Maybe that’s why we don’t need to watch television…

    Do you find the internet over-stimulates you, Zilch? “There’s like these pictures man, and they move, like awesome.

    the vacuum forum I found still had trolls

    Can you imagine Moloch talking about household appliances…

  10. Can you imagine Moloch talking about household appliances…

    [Speaking as Moloch]: it’s those damn liberal hippie Hoover’s that are ruining the vacuum market!!!

  11. Moving comments is just freaky- all of a sudden nothing makes… sorry even less makes sense.  There is a cross posting thread on The Minatures Page, which means posts from one board occasionally appear on another- it throws you until you realise (or the author goes- ‘Opps I’ve been bugged’)- Chats about Tiger Tanks could have a Dr Who Comment in the middle!

  12. Do you find the internet over-stimulates you, Zilch?

    No, I find the internet stimulates me just right, Hussar.  Don’t you?

    “There’s like these pictures man, and they move, like awesome.

    I just finished reading Darwin and the Barnacle by Rebecca Stott.  She recounts how the Darwin family went to the Crystal Palace in London in 1854, and while there saw a diorama of a voyage to India, in which paintings on a long canvas were slowly pulled across the stage while the story was being narrated.  It’s hard nowadays to imagine the impact of such a performance, with moving pictures everywhere.

  13. TV built into a vacuum cleaner’s handle

    trash TV

    Did you mean this pun LOL  LOL  LOL

    I hear Greenpeace attacked the Hoover Factory- well you know how Nature abhors a vacuum.

    It’s hard nowadays to imagine the impact of such a performance, with moving pictures everywhere.

    And people running out of the first moving picture show, thinking that the train was going to come out of the screen and hit them.

  14. Is this some obscure sexual practice? A shortened version of buggering cats perhaps. Something learnt from those TV programmes you don’t watch Hmm.

    Actually, I’ll stop now, as the little read back voice in my head is Stewie Griffin.

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