What’s With The Headset?

by Venomous Kate

Since I’m still sick with the crud that just won’t quit, I’ve pretty much spent the day watching television and slipping in-and-out of consciousness. Meanwhile, my intermittent fever and codeine-laced meds have led to occasional confusion over whether I’m dreaming or not.

Like when I saw the “ShamWoW” commercial with the guy who’s wearing a headset while he talks about some cloth that supposedly holds 21 times its weight in liquids (much like my midsection does at least once a month).

Since I could see no reason why on earth he’d be wearing the headset — and since the guy looks a bit like a young Willem Dafoe, whom I’d been watching earlier in Platoon — I figured I must have dreamed the whole thing.

Of course, that didn’t stop me from later looking the things up on Amazon where I ran into one really freaking funny review.

I didn’t dream that, right? Amazon really left that one up, right?

7 Comments to “What’s With The Headset?”

  1. Have you seen Vince and the chopper thingy? Vince says, and I quote, “You’ll love my nuts!”.

    I am not kidding.

    And Amazon did leave that up.

  2. I am sooooo sick of that ShamWow commercial. Like when he says, “You gettin’ this, cameraman? We don’t have all day” or words to that effect, as though the ad were live. The headset seems to add to that impression, somehow.

    If you say he looks even a little like Willem Dafoe, however, I will definitely watch the ad next time it airs. Dafoe is a big favourite of mine.

  3. A young one. A much, much younger one. He’s a favorite of mine, too.

  4. His name is Vince Offer and he has an IMDb page here.

  5. If we rub it around Tom Cruise, will it cure him?

    Yep. They left it up. A little like a VERY young Defoe, with a bad New York accent.

  6. I was under the impression that the headset and cringing squint were an attempt to alter his appearance so that he could walk the streets and not be accosted.

    Given that he has a “cult” film and iMDB page, I have a hard time believing that he is hiding from his public. That just makes him strange.

  7. Given that he has a “cult” film and iMDB page

    Note to self: get iMDB page.