Picking The Right Long Distance Plan Suddenly Has New Meaning

Actual Vonage Customers

Actual close-up of Vonage customers

Am I the only one who notices these kinds of things? Or, better question: Am I the only one who bothers to pause the tv, get the camera, rewind, and take photos of these things?


Blogger Tuesday Girl said...

The short answer is yes, but I do love you for it.

1/25/07, 7:55 PM  
Blogger slouching mom said...

That is pretty funny! Not unlike Nancy Pelosi's grandson, who was spied during Tuesday night's State of the Union address repeatedly and with abandon (and might I add taking great pleasure in) licking the metal railing in front of his seat.

My question for you, because you're in this field, is how could this have gotten by the Vonage people (or even by the ad agency people)? Aren't they supposed to PhotoShop this stuff out?

1/25/07, 8:13 PM  
Blogger slouching mom said...

Oops, licking boy was neither Pelosi's grandson nor at the State of the Union address. He was watching a speech she gave in Baltimore. No, he wasn't watching it, was he? He had better things to do.

1/25/07, 8:20 PM  
Blogger Design Mom said...

That could easily be my child.

1/25/07, 8:20 PM  
Anonymous andi said...

The important question is - does his finger enter his mouth before the end of the commercial? Ew.

1/25/07, 8:55 PM  
Anonymous Kristen said...

at least he didn't wipe it on the camera lens at the end of the shot, right?

1/25/07, 9:01 PM  
Anonymous laurie said...

haha. picking the right long distance plan. ha ha!

you must be feeling better! good good.

1/25/07, 9:26 PM  
Blogger Karyn said...

You have GOT to be the Queen of Advertising and or Marketing. Goddess of Madison Ave.

Holy crap - that is funny.

1/25/07, 9:30 PM  
Anonymous Karly said...

I'm gonna have to go with yes, you are the only person that notices these things and then takes pics of them. But its pretty damn funny.

1/25/07, 10:08 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Davis said...

You are not the only one to rewind and pause the TV (I'm right there with you), but you may be the only on to snap a photo.

1/25/07, 11:03 PM  
Blogger MamaMichelsBabies said...

Nope not the only one I'm sure.. but I would never have noticed, with 5 children 10 and under I'm so used to seeing fingers up noses, if that kids wasn't halfway to his frontal lobe, that would have struck me as odd....

Funnier then hell though that it got by their editing dept

1/26/07, 12:44 AM  
Blogger TSM-terrifically superiorily mediocre said...

I think it's akin to people who scrapbook learning to take fabulous photos-one thing leads to another.

Same can be said for blogging-sharing everything with an audience, then finding something share-worthy.

Nothing quite as share-worthy as nosepicking-except, of course, toenails.

1/26/07, 12:46 AM  
Blogger Lena said...

HA! Since I can assure you Vonage sucks ass I think the ad is more fitting than they imagined. I wish he'd wiped something on the lens.

Am bitter. HATE Vonage.

1/26/07, 12:57 AM  
Anonymous Kymba said...

It's sort of....refreshing, actually.


1/26/07, 1:58 AM  
Blogger pixie sticks said...

Vonage says, "Hey!, pick your nose." That's their whole point, right? Works for me.

1/26/07, 2:12 AM  
Anonymous AdventureDad said...

The answer is yes but we'll let it slide this time...

Nice weekend


1/26/07, 3:36 AM  
Anonymous wendy boucher said...

Heh heh.

1/26/07, 8:07 AM  
Blogger penelopeto said...


The huz is a tv editor, and he notices things like this too... he's also keen on ruining otherwise thrilling on-screen moments with cries of 'Dropout!' or 'Bad feed!'

1/26/07, 9:15 AM  
Anonymous k said...

oh that is really just great.

1/26/07, 9:43 AM  
Blogger Mona said...

He's not too impressed with the rates, I guess.

1/26/07, 9:56 AM  
Anonymous Liz said...

Ugh, this reminds me how we're going through something similar with my five-year-old, who apparently strives to become the "gross kid" in class.

Am I the only one who yells, "If you like it so much, I'll be more than happy to serve you a big 'ole bowl of nose poop, for dinner!!!!"

Um, guess so.

1/26/07, 10:05 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...


You can pick your long distance plan, you can pick your nose, but you can't pick the nose of your long distance plan.

1/26/07, 11:05 AM  
Blogger GIRL'S GONE CHILD said...

Perfect example why we all adore you.

1/26/07, 11:39 AM  
Anonymous Gurukarm said...

eewwuuu. Well, as long as he doesn't touch my actual Vonage phone, I'm good with it. :-)

1/26/07, 11:51 AM  
Blogger PunditMom said...

I think it's the new hobby of the millenium!

1/26/07, 11:54 AM  
Blogger NG said...

Isn't that father the same guy who cut down his tree so he could watch a football game and is now "done with the dish"? I'm just sayin'.

1/26/07, 12:52 PM  
Blogger Suzy said...

Vonage knows exactly what was on the commercial. In fact, they count on Bloggers and youtubers picking it up, sending it round the world and talking about it. It's actually quiet clever when you think about it.

1/26/07, 1:03 PM  
Blogger Emery Jo said...

Pshh. Vonage. Nothin' but gold diggers.

1/26/07, 2:41 PM  
Blogger movin'mom said...

By Golly I do believe that you are are subliminally marketing that tivo thing to us without us even knowing it.

we think we are just looking at a boy and his booger excavation but really we are all thinking how cool it would be if we could pause live tv run over get a camera .....

I live for this stuff!

1/26/07, 2:59 PM  
Blogger Overwhelmed! said...

Umm...maybe you are because I doubt I would've caught that myself. :)

I think this is hilarious! Thanks for sharing.

1/26/07, 3:58 PM  
Anonymous FishyGirl said...

I would have caught it, but lacking Tivo, I couldn't have backed it up and taken a pic of it, but my kids steal my camera and take pics of the tv all the time. I DL my pics, then look at them - Nemo's birth, Nemo's first bath, me in the hospital bed, Nemo nursing, Nemo coming home - what the hell is Buzz Lightyear doing there? And somehow I missed the Wonder Pets....

Great catch.

1/26/07, 6:26 PM  
Blogger happygal said...

HA! This is brilliant! Correction: You are brilliant. Thanks for making me laugh so hard I had to run to the bathroom.

1/26/07, 8:07 PM  
Blogger EE said...

LOL...I thought I was the only one to admit to finding stuff like this!!!! I really enjoy your blog!!

1/26/07, 9:03 PM  
Anonymous CFC's Ginormous Pooper said...

I hear a friend of yours with the initials G-C does it a lot, too.

But you probably already knew/assumed that.

1/26/07, 11:43 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I assume the editors left the nose picking in there to make it more "real?" One can only assume...

I'm always noticing stupid stuff like that, too, so you are not alone!! But I don't have TiVo, so I can't pause and rewind. That sounds like a fun toy. :)

1/27/07, 11:19 AM  
Blogger T. said...

Brilliant. On so many levels. Another demonstration of why I have a girl crush on you.

1/27/07, 12:34 PM  
Blogger carrie said...

Why? Why would anyone put a nose-picker in an ad?

Unless it was of a chimpanzee...that one cracks me up.


1/27/07, 2:46 PM  
Blogger Stefanie said...

I love that shit. By the way, you're on my linky link sidebar but I've never been on yours. Which wouldn't be a problem but the damn thing's so long I think Jeffrey freaking Dahmer is on there. So one day, put me on and the God's will do something nice for you. Like rearrange your refridgerator or something.

1/28/07, 12:59 AM  

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