Shaken Not Stirred

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Foot Shavings

I think I just saw the grossest commercial I've ever seen.

A company was advertising some sort of "invention" to smoothen rough feet. This little round contraption claims to shave the toughened skin from your foot pads and soles, shave down calluses and make your feet feel smooth again.

Fine, yeah, playing footsie with your loved one, you don't want to turn her legs into sprinkle parmesan. But in the "perks" explanation of this gadget, it showed that the foot shavings are stored in a trap side of the contraption. Not only did they show how it opens up, but they emptied about a handful of shavings into a trashcan.

Ewww! I know that you probably wouldn't want to spread this powder onto your surroundings while shaving your toes, but come on, showing the audience member a handful of this stuff? And who would let it collect to that point? Just plain ewww!

17 Comments:

  • You know....I know people who would really love that part of the contraption (the same people who seem to be drawn to pus and whatnot), but I'm still shocked the advertisement glorified it.

    By Blogger Ally, at 4:19 PM  

  • Ohhh, the possibilities. I can think of 1001 gross things to do with the shavings.

    By Blogger :P fuzzbox, at 4:24 PM  

  • All you need is front porch, a good pocket knife, and a windy day.

    Problem solved without any fancy gadgets.

    By Blogger Travis Erwin, at 4:59 PM  

  • Gross. Well someone's making bucks with this invention. I read a Vanity Fair article about gadgets for lazy people. The craziest is one called a spagetti twirling fork. Why waste so much time huh??! I actually like twirling my own spagetti. Maybe we should come up with a crazy invention?! Let's brainstorm...

    By Blogger The Egg, at 5:20 PM  

  • Maybe I'm just a practical joker, but I can think of some uses for the foot shavings.

    By Anonymous whatigotsofar, at 9:21 AM  

  • I don't understand how people's feet get calloused to the point that you need to literally shave it off. Of course, I have been accused of having pedicures before because my feet look so good, and that's without any caretaking whatsoever... ;)

    This seems to be a real issue for a lot of women though. I blame it on those horrible shoes they feel compelled to wear for the sake of fashion. Seriously, a lot of women's shoes look like torture devices or something. Put on some flip flops and call it a day ladies.

    By Blogger The Duck, at 10:53 AM  

  • I hate feet! Always have always will

    By Blogger Phats, at 8:33 PM  

  • I'm so good at giving myself pedicures that I don't get calloused. But I agree with Travis, but minus the knife, you don't need any fancy gadgets.

    By Anonymous nutz, at 8:46 AM  

  • I'd rather stay a tarheel, thx.

    By Blogger AaroN, at 9:30 AM  

  • I used to use somethig like that for my callouses and it worked - I know it's gross to empty but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do...

    By Blogger Princess Extraordinaire, at 2:29 PM  

  • Oh, I am with you...that sounds NASTY!

    By Blogger Lee Ann, at 8:41 PM  

  • I once saved my toe clippings for 6 months.

    By Blogger Big Ben, at 8:53 PM  

  • i'm totally sending you my foot sluff....

    By Blogger cher, at 10:51 PM  

  • If you ever see one of thsi at a shaved ice or sno-cone stand ... RUN!

    By Blogger Travis Erwin, at 4:48 PM  

  • Doesn't the foot create those for a reason?

    By Blogger Rocketstar, at 2:16 PM  

  • Sure hope the person doesn't get this gadget confused with their cheese grater.

    By Blogger Mr. Shife, at 10:12 PM  

  • OMG! I saw that same commercial and completely shuttered when then did that. Ugh!

    By Blogger Etchen, at 11:08 AM  

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