As seen near Home Plate, 94123:
Sounds like we’re monetizing Eat, Pray, Love?
(Ashton Kutcher, heh! PopExpert, PopChips – he covers the bases.)
As stated, I don’t know, man.
And there’s a little background on this after the jump.
Ashton, you’re not funny – try something else.
Ashton, your entourage (and also all the Pop Chips people) were afraid to tell you that your skits were not even remotely entertaining. What else didn’t they / don’t they tell you?
Oh, and the reviews are in:
That Popchips company thinks it’s funny to have dull-witted spokesmodel / dull-witted investor Ashton Kutcher* do some free YouTube videos only to take them down if they prove too controversial.
All right, Popchips, here’s the thing: The problem with the video wasn’t that it was “controversial.”
The problem was that it was stupid.
Oh, and not funny.
Not funny at all.
Did you all think enough to say something, Popchips people? Something like, “Yeah, Ashton, we know you want to do these videos, but they’re not good.” Oh, you all just thought that, but you didn’t want to actually say anything at the time? Well that’s just not going to fly.
N0w let’s hear from people who actually tried eating the product that Ashton Kutchner wants to make money from:
And if newfangled Popchips turn out to cause cancer, then you the consumer just might end up dead from buying something that made dull-witted spokesmodel / dull-witted Popchips investor*** Ashton Kutcher ever so slightly richer.
You wouldn’t want that, would you?
*He reminds me of our similarly dull-witted former Mayor Gavin Newsom, for some reason.** Hey, whatever happened to that guy?
**Oh, maybe it was the Fiji Water I was reminded of. Our former Mayor just loved his Fiji Water, of course. I could totally see Gavin becoming a dull-witted spokesmodel / dull-witted investor / Brand Ambassador for the Fiji Water.
***Back in the day, famous actor O.J. Simpson similarly invested in HoneyBaked Ham. You know, because he liked the company. But OJ had the sense to not do stupid commercials for Honeybaked.
Ouch. Airbnb (formerly Air Bed & Breakfast or something) is a San Francisco company associated with a famous incident what just happened to a San Francisco woman, so a Taiwan television outfit has seen fit to, once again, make a mockery of the 415.
See? Airbnb is supposed to be better than craigslist if you want to rent out your apartment to a stranger for a few days and I suppose in some cases it is better than using CL.
Anyway, this is NMA-TV’s impression of craigslist:
And here’s the story, per NMA-TV:
“Airbnb guests trash, burglarize apartment.
Web start-up Airbnb has benefited from the recent tech boom.It just raised $112 million US dollars from investors.It is now valued at $1 billion.
Although Craigslist allows those wishing to rent out their homes to travelers,it has a sketchy reputation. Airbnb is user friendly with a shiny interface.
However, a San Francisco woman recently rented out her apartment through Airbnb. She left her keys for her guests before going on a trip.
The guests ransacked her apartment,stole her stuff and left a huge mess. It took the woman 14 hours to get through to an Airbnb employee.”
And here’s the whole story from EJ, the San Francisco woman who rented out her apartment to the wrong people.
I don’t know how Airbnb can fix this kind of situation…