Ridiculous products

njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,935
Every now and then there are products advertised that seem ridiculous to me. It varies for everyone, but I'm sure there are products that everyone has looked at and just shook their head.

The bottle opener that is a needle so that you don't uncork the bottle and it can last 'for years'. Can you imagine going to someone's home and watching wine pour through a needle hole? How cheap can a person be?  Does the person really wait for the wine to dribble through the needle hole thing and then does the cork actually reseal and they put it away for months? It seems like a ridiculous idea. 

Anyone else?
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 10,437
    njnancy said:
    Every now and then there are products advertised that seem ridiculous to me. It varies for everyone, but I'm sure there are products that everyone has looked at and just shook their head.

    The bottle opener that is a needle so that you don't uncork the bottle and it can last 'for years'. Can you imagine going to someone's home and watching wine pour through a needle hole? How cheap can a person be?  Does the person really wait for the wine to dribble through the needle hole thing and then does the cork actually reseal and they put it away for months? It seems like a ridiculous idea. 

    Anyone else?
    Actually, it isn’t ridiculous if you have the right sort of wine for it (assuming we’re talking about the same thing, the Coravin). Its purpose is to allow you to try expensive bottles of wine over time as they age. The “needle” extracts wine, not in a dribble, and puts down a layer of inert, heavier than air gas to prevent oxidation. It’s kind of cool, actually. Only worth it if you’re the type to collect bottles that cellar for years to decades. 
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 18,137
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  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,935
    njnancy said:
    Every now and then there are products advertised that seem ridiculous to me. It varies for everyone, but I'm sure there are products that everyone has looked at and just shook their head.

    The bottle opener that is a needle so that you don't uncork the bottle and it can last 'for years'. Can you imagine going to someone's home and watching wine pour through a needle hole? How cheap can a person be?  Does the person really wait for the wine to dribble through the needle hole thing and then does the cork actually reseal and they put it away for months? It seems like a ridiculous idea. 

    Anyone else?
    Actually, it isn’t ridiculous if you have the right sort of wine for it (assuming we’re talking about the same thing, the Coravin). Its purpose is to allow you to try expensive bottles of wine over time as they age. The “needle” extracts wine, not in a dribble, and puts down a layer of inert, heavier than air gas to prevent oxidation. It’s kind of cool, actually. Only worth it if you’re the type to collect bottles that cellar for years to decades. 
    Yes the Coravin. AHHHH!!!   The TV channels I watch seem to be targeting the same people because I see it more often than I'd like. Your explanation sounds more high end and perhaps if it were portrayed differently. But it just makes me nuts. 

    Thanks for the explanation - at least it doesn't sound so creepy. But the woman they have advertising it just...ACK!!!
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,935
    Jason P said:
    * Selfie Sticks
    * $500 toaster ovens
    * Cat walking leash
    * Standup desks
    * Smart watches that require a giant smart phone in your pocket to work
    * $500 coolers



    Do any companies actually have these and require people to stand at their desk all day long?
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 10,437
    njnancy said:
    njnancy said:
    Every now and then there are products advertised that seem ridiculous to me. It varies for everyone, but I'm sure there are products that everyone has looked at and just shook their head.

    The bottle opener that is a needle so that you don't uncork the bottle and it can last 'for years'. Can you imagine going to someone's home and watching wine pour through a needle hole? How cheap can a person be?  Does the person really wait for the wine to dribble through the needle hole thing and then does the cork actually reseal and they put it away for months? It seems like a ridiculous idea. 

    Anyone else?
    Actually, it isn’t ridiculous if you have the right sort of wine for it (assuming we’re talking about the same thing, the Coravin). Its purpose is to allow you to try expensive bottles of wine over time as they age. The “needle” extracts wine, not in a dribble, and puts down a layer of inert, heavier than air gas to prevent oxidation. It’s kind of cool, actually. Only worth it if you’re the type to collect bottles that cellar for years to decades. 
    Yes the Coravin. AHHHH!!!   The TV channels I watch seem to be targeting the same people because I see it more often than I'd like. Your explanation sounds more high end and perhaps if it were portrayed differently. But it just makes me nuts. 

    Thanks for the explanation - at least it doesn't sound so creepy. But the woman they have advertising it just...ACK!!!
    I’ve never seen a commercial so I have no idea what they look like. The idea is solid, though.  
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 10,437
    njnancy said:
    Jason P said:
    * Selfie Sticks
    * $500 toaster ovens
    * Cat walking leash
    * Standup desks
    * Smart watches that require a giant smart phone in your pocket to work
    * $500 coolers



    Do any companies actually have these and require people to stand at their desk all day long?
    I don’t know anyone who is required to use one. I know plenty of people who asked for them, and who like them.  

    They are adjustable, though; you can raise or lower them. 
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  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,935
    njnancy said:
    Jason P said:
    * Selfie Sticks
    * $500 toaster ovens
    * Cat walking leash
    * Standup desks
    * Smart watches that require a giant smart phone in your pocket to work
    * $500 coolers



    Do any companies actually have these and require people to stand at their desk all day long?
    I don’t know anyone who is required to use one. I know plenty of people who asked for them, and who like them.  

    They are adjustable, though; you can raise or lower them. 
    So people actually have them installed in offices? Interesting. I haven't worked in an office in awhile so I'm a bit behind on stuff. 

    I remember when they had (maybe still do) the leash for your kid. I know that there were times that it would have come in handy with my hyperactive son but I couldn't imagine putting him on a leash like a pet. 

    I have never seen someone walking a cat - that would be a hoot. I have seen leashes on rabbits, which is absurd. 

    I also do not think that dogs should wear clothing, except for Halloween.
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,935
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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 18,137
    High heals for women.  Insane product.  Seems like something a medieval king would sentence you to wear for stealing his pudding. 
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,935
    Jason P said:
    High heals for women.  Insane product.  Seems like something a medieval king would sentence you to wear for stealing his pudding. 
    They actually cause damage to women's feet. TY. 
  • Jason PJason P Posts: 18,137
    njnancy said:
    Jason P said:
    High heals for women.  Insane product.  Seems like something a medieval king would sentence you to wear for stealing his pudding. 
    They actually cause damage to women's feet. TY. 
    Of course they do.  If I was designing a comfortable shoe, they would be the exact opposite of my final goal.  They look uncomfortable even if you remove the stilt from the back.  If I was a feminist, I would make it a priority to round up the troops and go after getting rid of these.  It's low hanging fruit. 
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,935
    Jason P said:
    njnancy said:
    Jason P said:
    High heals for women.  Insane product.  Seems like something a medieval king would sentence you to wear for stealing his pudding. 
    They actually cause damage to women's feet. TY. 
    Of course they do.  If I was designing a comfortable shoe, they would be the exact opposite of my final goal.  They look uncomfortable even if you remove the stilt from the back.  If I was a feminist, I would make it a priority to round up the troops and go after getting rid of these.  It's low hanging fruit. 
    I have never mastered the ability to walk in heels. They say that if you have really expensive ones they are easy to walk in, but why do you see so many women walking to work in their sneakers then?

    Now wedges are not bad, you get the 'fancy' look and a nice look to your legs without the pain. Platform shoes, they are a different story and should remain in the wayback machine. 
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 6,036
    njnancy said:
    Jason P said:
    * Selfie Sticks
    * $500 toaster ovens
    * Cat walking leash
    * Standup desks
    * Smart watches that require a giant smart phone in your pocket to work
    * $500 coolers



    Do any companies actually have these and require people to stand at their desk all day long?
    I don’t know anyone who is required to use one. I know plenty of people who asked for them, and who like them.  

    They are adjustable, though; you can raise or lower them. 
    In the last few years we've probably added around 100 sit/stand desks for ergonomics and people love them. They've actually gotten to be pretty reasonably priced too. The health benefits of it are great so staff aren't compressing their spine sitting for hours. We have a mix of the full desk that raises with a switch and the manual ones you lift up that sit on top of your desk with your computer on it.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,935
    tbergs said:
    njnancy said:
    Jason P said:
    * Selfie Sticks
    * $500 toaster ovens
    * Cat walking leash
    * Standup desks
    * Smart watches that require a giant smart phone in your pocket to work
    * $500 coolers



    Do any companies actually have these and require people to stand at their desk all day long?
    I don’t know anyone who is required to use one. I know plenty of people who asked for them, and who like them.  

    They are adjustable, though; you can raise or lower them. 
    In the last few years we've probably added around 100 sit/stand desks for ergonomics and people love them. They've actually gotten to be pretty reasonably priced too. The health benefits of it are great so staff aren't compressing their spine sitting for hours. We have a mix of the full desk that raises with a switch and the manual ones you lift up that sit on top of your desk with your computer on it.
    Interesting. Do people raise them and lower them multiple times throughout the day or do they basically stand most of the time. (I feel ancient having been out of NYC office work for so long).
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,935
    njnancy said:
    njnancy said:
    Every now and then there are products advertised that seem ridiculous to me. It varies for everyone, but I'm sure there are products that everyone has looked at and just shook their head.

    The bottle opener that is a needle so that you don't uncork the bottle and it can last 'for years'. Can you imagine going to someone's home and watching wine pour through a needle hole? How cheap can a person be?  Does the person really wait for the wine to dribble through the needle hole thing and then does the cork actually reseal and they put it away for months? It seems like a ridiculous idea. 

    Anyone else?
    Actually, it isn’t ridiculous if you have the right sort of wine for it (assuming we’re talking about the same thing, the Coravin). Its purpose is to allow you to try expensive bottles of wine over time as they age. The “needle” extracts wine, not in a dribble, and puts down a layer of inert, heavier than air gas to prevent oxidation. It’s kind of cool, actually. Only worth it if you’re the type to collect bottles that cellar for years to decades. 
    Yes the Coravin. AHHHH!!!   The TV channels I watch seem to be targeting the same people because I see it more often than I'd like. Your explanation sounds more high end and perhaps if it were portrayed differently. But it just makes me nuts. 

    Thanks for the explanation - at least it doesn't sound so creepy. But the woman they have advertising it just...ACK!!!
    I’ve never seen a commercial so I have no idea what they look like. The idea is solid, though.  
    I'll see if I can find something for you to see.
  • njnancynjnancy Northern New JerseyPosts: 4,935
    ScottEVests - the idea sounds really good, but can you seriously pull off a shirt with that much stuff inside of it without looking like you have bulges all over you? Maybe with an actual vest, but they show a shirt which appears to be flawless.
  • Thoughts_ArriveThoughts_Arrive Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 13,924
    njnancy said:
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    Please tell me more. :how_interesting:
    It's stupid. Why not just pick up your phone or other device to check the weather or news or whatever you want to know.
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  • Jason P said:
    * Selfie Sticks
    * $500 toaster ovens
    * Cat walking leash
    * Standup desks
    * Smart watches that require a giant smart phone in your pocket to work
    * $500 coolers



    Yes and add the stupid doggie  pushchair things like a trailer for a dog
     For goodness sake they have 4 legs....4
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  • Jason P said:
    * Selfie Sticks
    * $500 toaster ovens
    * Cat walking leash
    * Standup desks
    * Smart watches that require a giant smart phone in your pocket to work
    * $500 coolers



    I am guilty of all 3 and I will tell you they all make an absolute difference.
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  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 28,534
    Circular robotic vacuum cleaners.
    We visited friend today who have one of these.  They said it is constantly getting hung up on something and then starts beeping.  Annoying and ultimately a sign of laziness. 

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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 18,137
    brianlux said:
    Circular robotic vacuum cleaners.
    We visited friend today who have one of these.  They said it is constantly getting hung up on something and then starts beeping.  Annoying and ultimately a sign of laziness. 


  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 12,230
    njnancy said:
    Jason P said:
    njnancy said:
    Jason P said:
    High heals for women.  Insane product.  Seems like something a medieval king would sentence you to wear for stealing his pudding. 
    They actually cause damage to women's feet. TY. 
    Of course they do.  If I was designing a comfortable shoe, they would be the exact opposite of my final goal.  They look uncomfortable even if you remove the stilt from the back.  If I was a feminist, I would make it a priority to round up the troops and go after getting rid of these.  It's low hanging fruit. 
    I have never mastered the ability to walk in heels. They say that if you have really expensive ones they are easy to walk in, but why do you see so many women walking to work in their sneakers then?

    Now wedges are not bad, you get the 'fancy' look and a nice look to your legs without the pain. Platform shoes, they are a different story and should remain in the wayback machine. 
    I went to a fancy charity event this weekend and I could not believe how many wealthy-ish women were crammed into dresses that were trying way too hard and toddling around like a drunk giraffe in their hooker heels.
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 12,230
    Bagged lettuce and bagged shredded cheese.
    Take 5 fucking minutes for greens that won't give you good poisoning and cheese that is worth eating.
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 17,211
    "Adult Male Onesies"

    Really? 


    Smart phones
    We are all dumber for them being here...and look at what it is doing to many who know no different world.
    (I am as guilty as most for looking at Sports news 100 times a day, for checking the 10c forum 100 times a day, and for texting vs. calling my friends.  We cannot unwind technology but the negatives far outweigh the positives at this point, imo, and as such I find them to be ridiculous.)

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  • rgambs said:
    Bagged lettuce and bagged shredded cheese.
    Take 5 fucking minutes for greens that won't give you good poisoning and cheese that is worth eating.
    Shredded cheese rules so hush.
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 17,211
    You can get great cheese, shredded.  (Cabot / Seriously Sharp!)  
    Does it cost extra for something that would only take a minute and typically produce a better result?  Yes.  Yes, it does.

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  • rgambs said:
    Bagged lettuce and bagged shredded cheese.
    Take 5 fucking minutes for greens that won't give you good poisoning and cheese that is worth eating.
    What about sliced cheese?

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  • Jason P said:
    * Standup desks
    What's the problem?
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