Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Retro Wednesday










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Before there was Vince and the "Slap Chop".
And The Rotato
And The Showtime Rotisserie.
And The Ped-Egg.
And The Snuggie...
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There was The Ginsu!!!
First introduced in 1978, it was the predecessor to ALL Info-Mercials!
It could slice food paper thin, and still cut thru metal.
And NEVER need sharpening!
As you can see mine still works GREAT after 30 years!!
Peace...!!!
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(I have a Pocket Fisherman somewhere but I can't find it, Grrrr...)

19 comments:

lime said...

slice that can THEN slice a tomato without making it mush, that's the trick! hehehehe

lime said...

and....YAHTZEE!

oh, and is anyone else as disturbed by vince as i am? he's just uber creepy.

Brian Miller said...

i won a ginsu knife once at a trade show...i still have in case i ever need to put new gutter in and it does not fit...and needs a trim.

SandyCarlson said...

You're bringing back memories that I am enjoying. Thank you, friend.

secret agent woman said...

I'm sorry to say I remember the Ginsu knife commercials.

Serena said...

I used to have some Ginsu knives. Don't have 'em any more, but that's okay. I don't have much metal that needs cutting these days.:)

PattiKen said...

I just can't get past the second Ped-Egg picture. OMG, and I thought I had dry feet!

Thom said...

ACK it's that old? And I remember it
thanks for making me feel so old.

Mona said...

I want that vegetable peeler!!

Akelamalu said...

The veg peeler looks cool - have you got one?

I had the pedegg commercial, it turns my stomach and my podiatrist says it can call real damage to your feet! :0

buffalodick said...

I think about one in four of those gizmos are any good....

Mama Zen said...

I remember the Ginsu knife commercials!

Lulda Casadaga said...

for some reason the pics of the pedi-egg are not showing...I think that is a good thing! :D
Never owned a Ginsu...but that ceramic knife I see advertised has me captivated!!

snowelf said...

Hi Galen!!

I am just as disturbed about Vince as Lime is. He totally gives off a creepy vibe!!

--snow

Jingle said...

cool stuff!

Craig said...

Heck, I remember all the various and sundry Ronco infomercials from back when I was a kid. And don't even get me started on K-tel. . .

evalinn said...

I had one of those! Actually, now that I think of it, I still do. And I´ve never sharpened them! :-)

S E E Quine said...

Eugh! That lady looks like she has some major foot warts! I know because I have too... and then I got this cheese grater thing, and I was able to really get in there and douse the bastards with Compound W! Worked like a charm. Thanks, cheese grater thing!

And don't forget the Bass-O-Matic!

jella said...

Have you ever watched the slap-chop
commercial/infomercial? I swear to you, the guy adamantly declares,
"YOU'LL LOVE MY NUTS!"