Monday, January 3, 2011

Maybe it's just me, but...

Do you notice anything really stupid about this picture (the main one on the right)?

I got a Williams-Sonoma catalog in the mail the other day, and set it aside for later. This morning when I picked it up to scan through it, that picture was on the second page in, and my very first thought when I saw it was not, 'Wow, a Vitamix, sure wish I had one of those!' (That was probably my second thought), but 'You gotta be f'ing kidding me.'
I get that it's an advertisement for their blender and all, and you kinda gotta show the front of the blender to people, but still, do you have to get a chef (or anyone) to pose behind the thing, looking like he's actually using it like that? Because I'm pretty sure noone who uses a $600 blender would stand behind it and give it the ol' reach-around treatment. I could be wrong about that, but I'm pretty sure that's the case. Who knows, though? Maybe I'm just jealous because I can't afford a $600 blender. Maybe if I had one I'd be posing shirtless with it, wrapping my arms lovingly around it from behind and looking into the camera like I'm doing a scene for some tawdry culinary soap opera? But unless Williams-Sonoma or Vitamix would like to sponsor that little piece of heaven by, I don't know, sending me a free Vitamix Pro or something, I guess we'll never know for sure. So I'm sticking with my original (and totally not bitter or resentful or anything) judgment that it's a stupid photo.


Rechelle said...

Ha ha! You know that guy totally jogs around to the front of that blender every time he turns the dial! Now my mind is filled with all the shameless things one could do with a Vitamix blender in order to try and get a free Vitamix blender.

How's it Taste? said...

I'm sure I'd probably do something a little shameless in order to get myself a $600 blender, but I'd be even more likely to do something shameless to get some free booze around here! See, awhile back I had this idea that I wanted to start doing an occasional alcoholic beverage review here on the blog- mostly beer, but some wine and even a little of the heavy stuff too. But since I don't really speak like the critics ('Roasty malt character intermingled with deep vanilla tones, all dancing in an oak bath, yet no hint of tree bark.') and didn't want to just write, 'Well, it's good,' or 'Tastes like porcupine piss, best avoid this one!' I came up with what I thought was a brilliant idea- buy some booze that I wanted to review, and then write the review while under the influence of said booze! I thought it would at least make things a little more interesting. But I soon found out that there's a pretty fine line between being drunk enough to write a review, and being too drunk to write the review. Which wouldn't really be a problem, except that right now I really can't afford to keep trying to walk that line. So unless some alcohol sales rep just happens to be reading this and wants to send me some free beer or something, that whole idea is going to be on the back burner for awhile. I'm not giving up on it! ...But it's probably not going to happen for awhile.