I think I’ve seen it all.
I just witnessed a commercial for “The Clapper.” The Clapper is that attachment to TV’s and lights that will turn them on or off when you clap your hands. What with verbal commands, and wireless remote controls I am surprised that this gimmick still sells. Hell, people can turn off their lights with their cell phone from a thousand miles away.
The star of this commercial is the World Record Holder for times hand clapped in a minute.
They claim he can clap his hands 765 times a minute. He doesn’t really clap his hands; he kind of slaps them with a funky slip slidey kinda of motion. Slap, clap, what is the difference? What I can’t believe is:
1. There is a world record for claps in one minute.
2. That anyone would aspire to hold that record.
3. Anyone would actually attempt to count and validate his clap number.
4. Anyone would know about this guy.
5. This clown could actually turn this “talent?” into an opportunity to make money.
I have never had an urge to buy “The Clapper.” It is a stupid product. It is one of those things that only sells at 11:00 pm on December 24th at a CVS drug store and is sure to make someone’s grandparent very happy.
“Hmmm, what would grandpa most want this Christmas, 'The Clapper,' or a ‘Chia Pet?’ I guess you can only have so many Chia Pets so I’ll get him ‘The Clapper’ besides it is endorsed by the world’s fastest clapper so…”
If my children or grandchildren are reading this, please don’t get me ‘The Clapper’ no matter who endorses it. There must be something better you could buy me.
I think there is a "Duck Dynasty Uncle Si Chia Pet" this year.