Tuesday, August 09, 2005

How funny is this

This has to be a joke! But wait, there is some math there and all. And best of all, the ingredients don't lie "Contains 99% water, 1% secret ingredient."

Good for a laugh anyway.  Saw it on gizmodo (neat blog for up and coming “stuff”)



Blogger Jeff Hunter said....

I like the formula under "Still Not Convinced?"...

Tue Aug 09, 10:59:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

I also like the customers who love it... Ted, Todd, Tina, Toraidio, Theresa, Tim - SMITH! Hee Hee.

Tue Aug 09, 11:00:00 AM EDT  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

"Still Not Convinced?"

It reminded me of a page I read once that threw in some (wrong) calculus looking stuff to make it look fancy and pseudo scientific.

It was a deja-vu experience in a way :)

Tue Aug 09, 11:16:00 AM EDT  

Blogger R Menon said....

This can happen only at ebay.
The formula at the end is really

Tue Aug 09, 11:35:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous Pratap said....

..calculus looking stuff..
And it was interesting to read how Jonathan Lewis tore apart the theory to pieces. Even interesting to know that article is still there on the web ;-)

Tue Aug 09, 01:02:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous John Spencer said....

Larry should consider buying the company. Maybe they could come up with something to make the bits slip off the disk faster.

Thanks for the laugh.

Tue Aug 09, 01:08:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Gabe said....

I liked this part from the disclaimer … Batteries not included, (none required) ... obviously they wouldn't want to sell something that is really not needed ;)

But then again, one has to be called Smith and have a first name starting with T, in order to truly appreciate the product and the math behind it.

Tue Aug 09, 02:39:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Alberto Dell'Era said....

Anyone noticed the minuscule-font disclaimer "Actual results may vary" below the animated gifs ?

Tue Aug 09, 03:07:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Robert Vollman said....

"Esto es muy malo. No trabaja. Me engañan!" -Toraidio Smith, Tijuana


Tue Aug 09, 07:11:00 PM EDT  

Blogger Talya said....

jajajajaja too funny...

does anyone has actually bought it???

Tue Aug 09, 11:37:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

What are you all talking about -- sounds great, but I cannot read it :-(
eBay is blocked from where I work (with good reason, if you ask me) :-(
Has anybody seen a mirror of this thing, or at least a description?

Wed Aug 10, 03:57:00 AM EDT  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

It is an ebay page advertising:

Want Faster Data Transfer?
WiFi Speed Spray™ to the rescue!

It goes one to pump this product, has images showing the WiFi signal before and after spraying, and a "but wait, if you need the science" followed by some complex looking formula, customer testimonials (all by T. Smiths). Very funny.

This revolutionary product enhances the transfer of computer data through the air. You'll be amazed!

Do you live in a polluted environment such as Los Angeles? If so, you've probably experienced the heartbreak of data transfer slow-down.
WiFi Speed Spray™ can overcome the effects of pollution, increase fidelity, and provide you with the fastest wireless data transfer possible.
Compatible with ALL 802.XXx standards!

It's a scientific fact. Radio waves become sluggish under a variety of common environmental conditions. Besides air pollution, radio waves slow down in noisy environments, at night, and in "high emission" areas such as computer rooms, offices that use fluorescent lighting, and even in the kitchen (those pesky microwave ovens are to blame!).

WiFi Speed Spray™ is designed to eliminate these harsh conditions selectively. Only the radio wave path is affected. It's 100% SAFE to use, natural, no harmful toxic substances, and no side-effects. It's so safe, you can even BREATHE it in.

Wed Aug 10, 07:55:00 AM EDT  

Blogger Javier Morales said....

For those who don't speak spanish, "Esto es muy malo. No trabaja. Me engañan!" -Toraidio Smith, Tijuana means "This is really bad. Doesn't work. They lied me!".

Wow... numbers don't lie! :P

Wed Aug 10, 11:59:00 AM EDT  

Blogger Thomas Kyte said....

"This is really bad. Doesn't work. They lied me!"

that just made it 5% more funny, at least.

Thanks for pointing that out :)

Wed Aug 10, 12:12:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Anonymous said....

:) In case you are wondering where the formulas came from!



Wed Aug 10, 12:28:00 PM EDT  

Anonymous Jeni Russell said....

I particularly liked the caveat: "do not use near electrical appliances"... a few lines below the instructions to just spray around your computer ;)

Thu Aug 11, 01:13:00 AM EDT  

Anonymous lambu999 said....

Woooow, VERY FUNNY. I had a good laugh.

This is still better than a chewing gum chewed by some singer for sale on ebay. (For real, I saw it on Jay Leno show)

Thu Aug 11, 03:29:00 AM EDT  

Blogger Robert Vollman said....

It's more like "they cheated me" than "they lied to me", no?

It's funny because they put in an endorsement they obviously didn't understand. :)

Thu Aug 11, 12:25:00 PM EDT  


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