The Shakeweight is an “As Seen On TV!” product. It looks like a typical dumbbell, but all one has to do is grab the middle, and shake the ends up and down, thereby providing a workout.
At the same time, it looks like the user is…well, let’s say squeezing the burrito.
Naturally, those involved with the promotion of the item decided to start with the market that it could engage the most: women. Of course, this spawned many parodies and generalizations on the usefulness of the female gender and so forth.
It doesn’t help that the actors involved in the commercials look so darn jolly when they’re using the Shakeweight, either. Yes, the first thing I want to do when I’m done with my exercise is to get a big dopey grin on my face, and with sweat running through my eyes moan, “Ah, that was good.”
Signals like these make even the burliest bodybuilders look like well-intentioned yet fundamentally filthy actors. Oh, and speaking of burly, guess what demographic was recently appealed to by the Shakeweight marketing team?
That’s right, guys: Men. My complaints about the commercial are generally the same, but even still it seems to reach a whole new level of disgusting. In fact, see for yourself. Those of you whose minds are in this proverbial gutter will understand what I’m talking about. Considering how questionable this device is, was it really the smartest idea to keep saying “butt”?
Let Being Involved With The Shakeweight In Any Way Whatsoever Die
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