Sometimes, I see something on TV, and I’m not sure what degree of a gag it’s supposed to be. There were a couple examples today. Watching Make, they ran a piece on a treadmill bicycle. You walk on it like a treadmill, it moves like a bike. Going to the website., it becomes clear that it’s not that serious, but it is genuine. You can get one of your own for about $2500.
During Mythbusters, they had an add showing a woman on what appeared to be a really bad blind date, and it turns out that it’s with her husband. Then they directed you to AshleyMadison.com, with the tag line “When divorce is not an option.” I thought I was smart. Told my wife “I bet I know what that is. I bet this is a teaser ad for a movie about someone you can hire to have your spouse killed.” Got that wrong. Turns out it is a very legitimate site for a not-so-legimiate function; it’s basically a dating site for married folks looking for a little side action.