Why Won't Anyone Talk To Me?

When I first saw ads for the Talk to Me pin, I thought they were some sort of joke, or perhaps a marketing ploy for that movie in which Don Cheadle and Adam Sandler play post-9/11 shock jock buddies who stop the genocide in Rwanda?

But no! The pins are real, apparently. Instead of Internet dating, or being set up by your idiot friends, or getting so drunk in a bar that you'll pretty much go home with whoever can't outrun you -- making a great story for the grandkids! -- now you can just put on the 14-kt gold Talk to Me pin, walk around your given city or town, and then leer at the other creepy weirdos who are wearing Talk to Me pins.

If you haven't seen the brilliant Talk to Me pin commercials, you should really check them out. Videogum has a nice collection of the short bits, which include a fake newscaster reporting on the dating phenomenon, and and a foreign lady who does her best Yakov Smirnoff impression: "In Soviet Russia, pin talks to you!" (okay, she doesn't actually say that, but it's only a matter of time before Yakov Smirnoff is an official Talk to Me pin endorser, or possibly just wearer).

1 comment:

JP said...

How long before the money-mongers (read: we) start making "DON'T FUCKING TALK TO ME" pins?

I'm thinking, umm, right now.