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Shake Weight

  1. Nov 11, 2009 #1
    From the stupidity that brought us the cordless jump rope, we have the shake weights. I'm sure you've seen/heard the jokes being made about the suggestive motion you make while using these. You might as well pickup a brick and shake it.

    https://www.shakeweight.com/ver5/index.asp [Broken]
     
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  3. Nov 11, 2009 #2

    Pengwuino

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    :biggrin:
     
  4. Nov 11, 2009 #3

    lisab

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    One of my coworkers showed me a very funny spoof of this product. Wow, how could the original marketers not know that it would go in that direction?

    But maybe they *did* know, and it's genius marketing.
     
  5. Nov 12, 2009 #4
    oh i'm quite sure they did! how pathetic that it works and people buy this garbage
     
  6. Nov 12, 2009 #5

    DaveC426913

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    Oh my god.

    This product doesn't need to be spoofed.

    It is its own spoof.
     
  7. Nov 12, 2009 #6

    Moonbear

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    :rofl: Now I understand why it's mostly women who get those flabby arms. Clearly, men have no need for the shake weight. :rofl:

    Why do I have the feeling most of the sales of this item are being made to people in need of gag gifts at sororities and fraternities or for bachelorette parties?
     
  8. Nov 12, 2009 #7

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    Will all the women who want a Shake-Weight please contact me via PM? I can hook you up with a workout partner, and save you money. If you are enthusiastic about your workouts, I can possibly get your monetary out-lay reduced to almost nothing.
     
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  9. Nov 12, 2009 #8
    :rofl:

    It gets better.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7xrr8XQ_-Y
     
  10. Nov 12, 2009 #9

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    :rofl:

    And, it seems the men can only last 30 seconds before getting worn out. :rofl:

    There's no end to the jokes there!

    Turbo, have you checked with your wife before seeking workout partners? :biggrin:
     
  11. Nov 12, 2009 #10

    turbo

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    At 30 seconds per, it seems a bit silly to recruit workout workout partners. I'm pretty sure that I could troll the local local VFW and Elks halls and get enough 70-80 year old customers to keep the "shake weight" ladies busy for a long, long time.
     
  12. Nov 13, 2009 #11

    Ivan Seeking

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    Yeah, well, look how young they are!

    I sent a link for this to the women in the family, and suggested that the respective men in the family would like them to get this for Christmas.
     
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  13. Nov 13, 2009 #12
    Please report back and let us know how that goes for you, Ivan.
     
  14. Nov 13, 2009 #13

    Ivan Seeking

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    My cousin loved it! Haven't heard from the rest yet, but I have no doubt that my one sister will laugh herself to tears.
     
  15. Nov 14, 2009 #14
    But it has a TRIPLE money-back guarantee. LOL, what the heck does that mean?
     
  16. Nov 14, 2009 #15

    DaveC426913

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    I did exactly the same thing - except in my blog!
     
  17. Nov 15, 2009 #16

    Ivan Seeking

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    See, I knew I liked the way you think. :biggrin:
     
  18. Nov 15, 2009 #17
    I have tried to come up with a response after viewing this thread several times...I still can't.
     
  19. Nov 15, 2009 #18

    Ivan Seeking

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    You mean nothing that would be PG13? :rofl:

    I really do wonder about the discussions had in the marketing department before the commercial was released. The product itself is all but a dirty joke, so what does an advertising agency do with that? Run with it I guess.
     
  20. Nov 15, 2009 #19

    Integral

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    Thought about this thread earlier when I was walking Riki. It was dark, he did his thing, I got out the poop bag and my shake up flash light. It takes about 50 shakes to get it bright enough to find a dog pile. So this thread came to mind.

    It occurs to me that they missed the boat, they should have built in a battery charger so you could charge you Ipod while you workout!
     
  21. Nov 15, 2009 #20

    turbo

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    You missed the boat! There is a new prototype Shake Weight in testing that will charge a proprietary industrial-duty vibrator.
     
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