But that’s not all! It came with a set of rubber ninja throwing stars!
But hey, you can use it to catcall all the ladies from your car so everyone around knows how much of a d-bag you are!
Little known fact, he was catcalling a dude. Still doesn’t make it right.
"Yes. Ron Popiel has passed away… but that’s not all!" (I’ll be very angry if no one includes that in their eulogy.)
When I was a kid the family had a cottage on the lake, it’s been my full time home for 30 years now. Last fall I cleaned out the rafters in the garage, I found my dad’s Pocket Fisherman, it still worked.
I couldn’t bring myself to throw it out because my dad recently passed away. It’s hanging on a hook in the garage. I’ll let my daughter toss it when I bite the big one.
“If you pass away before midnight tonight, we’ll throw in a second tombstone free! That’s right, just pay $99.99 additional shipping and handling, and your second tombstone is free!”
When USPS prices were more reasonable, I’d mail stuff like that to some unsuspecting old friend, and then wait for the WTF call…
Clearly you have never been to a karaoke bar…
It has to work at least as well as the fishing gear in those Altoid-sized “survival kits”.
How can this be the first time I’ve noticed that this is a B-52s parody?
I remember the Mr Microphone ad .
God that was bad.
I do not recall any one in the family ever buying any of the junk
“Hey, good lookin’! We’ll be back to pick you up later!”
Took me a long time too. Its one of his style parodies* vs a direct one. If you aren’t familiar enough with the group it can just come across as a silly song Al does not realizing the bulk of his work is still parody.
*i find his style parodies to be superior works. Its simple to write new lyrics to a song. But to create a new song that sounds like the original group did it? Genius. Al and his long time band are deeply talented. Legend has it that mark mothersbaugh has a long standing beef that Al was able to out shine Devo at their own game.
Over “Dare to be Stupid.” That’s actually in reference to what he said on a VH1 Behind the Music special. “I was in shock. It was the most beautiful thing I had ever heard. He sort of re-sculpted that song into something else and… I hate him for it, basically.” I doubt there is actually any real beef there.
This was not about Ron Popeil, but about his father Samuel.
Ron’s sister Lisa sang background on this track.
If you are that hard up for a portable rig, try hand fishing rigs.
Is that fishing rod thingy what Marty uses in Sneakers to lower the ultrasound detector into Cosmo’s office from the ceiling?
“To prove our coffins can handle the heaviest loads, we murdered this 300 lb. man…”