Monday, January 19, 2009

So I’m in the 7-Eleven...

... buying a big ol’ Snapple peach iced tea, because that stuff is tasty. And I see by the checkout counter a display for “Commemorative Obama Water.”

That’s 16-ounce bottles of water with pictures of Barack Obama and his family on it. Price: $1.59.

The whole concept just froze me where I stood. Commemorative Obama Water. What the hell is commemorative water? I mean, two hours after you drink it, you take your Commemorative Obama Piss, and that’s it. Commemoration over.

Maybe you’re supposed to save the plastic bottle and pass it down to your grandkids.

I’m not the only blogger who noticed this in a 7-Eleven today. Here’s another.

There’s something sad about a lousy merchandising idea. Someone in an office somewhere probably got this brainstorm while standing at the water cooler. He looked at the paper cup in his hand, filled with water, and he thought, “Oh hell yeah!”

Then he ran to his boss. “You are gonna be real glad you hired me,” he probably said. “Sit down, boss. I don’t want your knees to buckle when you hear this. ...”

12 comments:

dickster1961 said...

but Dave, the bottles have different pictures. collect the set. you aren't actually supposed to drink the stuff.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Not supposed to drink it? Then why is it water?

Seriously, I am not getting my mind around this.

Kellybelle said...

You don't drink it; you throw it on Ann Coulter and watch her melt.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Zing!

Invisible Woman said...

haha kellybelle!

bklyn6 said...

What the hell is commemorative water?

It's the water he walks on, silly. :p

The Mets minor league team the Brooklyn Cyclones will become the Baracklyn Cyclones for a day. On 6/23 the first 2500 will get an Obama Bobblehead.

"Bi-Partisan Consolation Prize: anyone named McCain or Palin will get a free Bleacher Seat"

Baracklyn6

Anonymous said...

i live one block of u street in dc. the siege began yesterday. from blankets, to buttons, to hand warmers, to t-shirts, to beads...products "made in china" abound! my favorite fishmonger call "hey, i have ones with when he [obama] had a fro!!"

my question re: the 7-eleven water is the quality. will sea monkeys appear one day?

S.O.L. said...

I'm in DC for the big event. Even got VIP seats. Wanna t-shirt?

Undercover Black Man said...

^ I'm not the T-shirt type, but cheers to you for getting hooked up!

I do hope you'll blog about the experience, S.O.L.

Geneva Girl said...

Kellybelle - That was FUNNY!!!

Bklyn6 - You crack me up!

Everybody is in a good mood today!

I miss living in America! I would have been on the floor laughing had I seen some commemorative water! I wish I were in the thick of it!

S.O.L. said...

I was making a joke about the t-shirt. They're selling so much Obama shit here, some of us think the people selling stuff on the mall will get the highest security clearance. Yes, I'm blogging - and taking photos - but it's damned cold 'round here. Brrrrrrrr. Hope they're selling Obama hot chocolate. Mmmm, I just realized there's all sorts of double meanings in that. I'll just take handwarmers. :-)

Undercover Black Man said...

They're selling so much Obama shit here...

Hey, Koreans gotta eat too.