Oprah, Amazon, and cockteasing

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“What is Oprah’s favorite gadget?” asks this video player on Amazon.com.

I don’t know the answer because the 24-second clip never actually says. Thanks for making me feel doubly stupid for wanting to know the answer, Amazon.

I’ll just go ahead and guess: I bet it’s the Sybian. And there’s one for all of you under your chairs!

Update: Oh, it’s the Kindle. I guess I should have spotted that one, but I’m dense.

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19 Responses to Oprah, Amazon, and cockteasing

  1. Anonymous says:

    Is Photoshop a gadget?

  2. Not a Doktor says:

    I thought it said Symbian, and I wondered what a bunch of housewives would do with a dev kit.

  3. KurtMac says:

    I saw this last night and almost clicked, but Oprah wasn’t the last thing I wanted to see before going to sleep. Today, Amazon changed it to say “What is Oprah’s favorite new product?” I still don’t care to find out.

  4. Boba Fett Diop says:

    I originally thought it read “Opera on a Sybian” and I thought to myself “How would that work?”

  5. Boba Fett Diop says:

    Oh, it did say “Opera on a Sybian” on the BoingBoing link. Would that be the genre of musical theater or the web browser?

  6. CraziestGadgetsdotcom says:

    Is Gayle considered a gadget? What about Stedman? or he just a tool?

  7. Sijay says:

    I certainly hope you mean “one for each of you”.

  8. Daemon says:

    I also saw Opera on a Sybian… and was thinking that perhaps technological integration had gone a little bit too far.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I have to admit, I was compelled by a sick curiosity to find out how, or perhaps more importantly, why someone hacked a sybian to run Opera.

  10. pork musket says:

    I hate you for making me think of Oprah on a Sybian. Curse your evil heart.

  11. rainlion says:

    “I’ll just go ahead and guess: I bet it’s the Sybian. And there’s one for all of you under your chairs!”

    Too funny!

  12. wil9000 says:

    Normally, when she yells “It’s Under YOUR CHAIR!” the audience jumps up and down, but if it was already under their chair, they’d have been jumping up and down BEFORE the announcement.

  13. DEEPEYES says:

    Oh, how I wish there *was* a Sybian under my chair right now. Though my officemates may feel differently…

  14. Halloween Jack says:

    No, the Sybian is the chair.

  15. agraham999 says:

    I hear there is a Herman Miller Sybian coming out next year. Find it at DWR…called the Aerobian.

  16. cmuwriter says:

    Thanks for making me puke a little bit in my mouth.

  17. OM says:

    …After the Sybian was mentioned, I now have this nightmare vision of Oprah, circa The Color Purple, using one and flattening it just before the first orgasm even came close.

  18. Anonymous says:

    This is the funniest BB post i can remember

  19. HeatherB says:

    I didn’t think she liked penis’.

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