Posted by Miserable Retail Slave on August 22, 2010 at 11:31 AM
One Word: Cuponk
I was watching cartoons with my 4-year old this morning and, of course, it was chock full of BS commercials attempting to market toys that are overpriced and ridiculous. While annoyed with most of them, I wasn't really disturbed until the commercial for “Cuponk” came on.
What is “Cuponk” you ask?
It is a game manufactured by Hasbro, which comes with drinking sized cup and a ping-pong ball. When you throw the ball in the cup- the base lights up. The commercial even has videos of kids making ridiculous shots. Sounds like it should be innocent, right?
Well, anybody who has been to Beerwad's recent birthday extravaganza's or a college party in the past 5-7 years knows that if you add a bit of Busch Light to the equation and you have the #1 binge drinking game played by co-eds around the country- Beer Pong. It is just sick, wrong and plastered all over “Nickelodeon”.
And, to make matters worse- the “Cuponk” commercials were directed by Bam Margera. For those of you that are not familiar with Bam, he became famous with the “Jack Ass” Crew for doing things like drinking horse semen or getting shot with a tazer. He then moved on to his own show “Viva La Bam” which was solely based on the humiliation of his parents and his mentally-challenged Uncle Vito. I can safely say that, while funny, Bam Margera is the perfect example of what you do not want your child to turn into.
I do have to say that the shots made by some of the kids in the commercial are pretty impressive. But, every kid in the commercial looks like they are going to be a fraternity douche-bags in about 2-3 years, so maybe Hasbro is just preparing them for the inevitable.