Monday, May 11, 2009

Ban Deodorant People Need To Fire Marketing A-hole. Limited Edition Collectible.



I've never called for anyone to be fired but after reaching for deodorant this morning that's all changed.

I was out of my own deodorant so I was fishing around in the closet and found Ban Vanilla Scented Deodorant. I guess it'll be fine to wear for a day. I don't really smell so I only wear deodorant because I'm a very compassionate person and I don't want stinky people to feel different.

Well guess what's on the label of this vanilla scented Ban bottle? I'm not lying here. It says, "limited edition packaging"!!

How in the hell is this a selling benefit? How many levels of the marketing department saw this and thought it was a good idea to make it "limited edition"? I could see if it were in a train shaped glass bottle like those crappy Avon colognes but it's in the regular shaped plastic bottle.

Or maybe I'm missing something. Maybe I should hoard as many as I can and in fifty years I can bring a case of them on Antiques Roadshow.

"What you have here Dr Zibbs is a perfect vanilla scented Ban bottle. Notice how it's light green instead of dark green. I've seen pomegranate scented bottles go for $5000 at auction but I don't recall ever seeing vanilla. Congratulations."

"Wow. I could sell it but I guess the wise thing to do will be to keep it in the family as it's such a part of our family history."

17 comments:

Eric said...

I'll go for the easy one... What the hell is Santa doing hawking his wares at Antique Roadshow?

B.E. Earl said...

Ban was that one with the roller ball, right?

Me no likey.

Dominica said...

It's not Santa that's asking for advice - it's the man in the suit ! Santa's has a daytime job looking critical at 'antiques and kitsch' from March till November ....

Jeannie said...

yup

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Looks like the dude at the road show could use some deodorant???


Happy Monday!

- Jennifer

mo.stoneskin said...

Finally you've actually posted a photo of yourself. I like your cap.

Cameron said...

At least it didn't say, "New, improved flavor".

By the way, yes we did talk about you all night the other day, and, if you lived around here, you coulda had rough sex with my wife. Hmmm...

John Young said...

Reminds me of the Transsexual Shaving Cream:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/telstar/29012853/

Slyde said...

holy shit, you have the limited edition one?

i'll give you $10,000 for it right now!

Sornie said...

I'm going to start hanging on to everything that proclaims "limited edition", "special edition" or "collectible". My house will look like a landfill but eventually it will pay off.

Greta said...

Mmmm. I love vanilla. I want to smell your limited-edition arm pits.

words...words...words... said...

How ironic. A deodorant that stinks.

SkylersDad said...

I look forward to seeing you years from now on that show.

mike said...

yeah ban has that roll on nonsense... ph balanced for a man though I guess... In related news I have a vanilla air freshener in my car that smells good.

sista #2 said...

The Roadshow is great. I love watching the expressions on the poor saps who find out their prized possession is a POS.

Im gonna call you nilla pits from now on.

peaace
#2

Dr Zibbs said...

Greta - Dots a good von!

Dr Zibbs said...

And Skylers Dad - mark your calendar for 50 years from now. I'll try to get on a May episode but can't promise.