From the sublime, to the ridiculous to the absurd. The selfie stick has officially morphed into the Selfie Spoon courtesy of the pranksters at Cinnamon Toast Crunch. We took a look at the Youtube advert that delicately portrays their new invention, and in the fashion it deserves picked out numerous factual inaccuracies.
Statement: “Everyone loves a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch.”
This is wholly incorrect. I have never tried the sugary Shreddies style cereal and doubt that ‘everyone’ has, thus cannot determine whether or not I ‘love a bowl.’ It is far more likely a scenario that I may mildly enjoy the sweet taste with a follow up of self-loathing and guilt from eating the sugar-laden processed junk.
Statement: “If you don’t post it on social media, did it really happen?”
Yes, it did. Proof pics are important when it comes to monumental events, not breakfast.
Statement: “Gone are the days of eating a delicious breakfast and all your friends not knowing about it”
With humility we admit that this is most likely a fact.
Statement: “So why choose between eating or posting? With the selfie spoon you can do both…”
One arm uses the spoon, the other arm holds the camera outstretched and takes the photo. This invention, which we expect drained some considerable man hours is completely redundant. The model in the advert doesn’t even manage to make it look easy to use.
Statement: “…in a flash”
The advert suggests a flash is being used. No flash is being used. Lies, all lies.
Statement: “Order now and get it for free”
Except it’s not free. You have to pay inflated shipping and “handling” costs, whatever they are.
Here’s the 30 second advert. You too can be mildly impressed with our pointless effort at pointing out the factual inaccuracies. That’s us done for the day.
Related: The Worst Photography Related Kickstarter of all time.
We’d tell you that you can order your very own Selfie Spoon here, but it’s sold out.