Thursday, April 4, 2013

Day 2: Ginsu Knives Reincarnated

Day 2 of 30 Day of Cycling was an a day of running errands by bike which is often the best way to get things done.  Parking is no problem.  You just hop on and go to the next stop.  My last errand was to the grocery store to pick up some things for dinner.  There was demonstration going on.  I watched as the man used a knife to cut through the head of a a hammer.

 Apparently the Ginsu knife lives and will soon be marketed under a new name.
He gave me a set to try for free.

Even if you are not old enough to remember the original Ginsu commercials from the 1970's, you may have heard some of the terms in other hard-sell commercials.  The ads asked "How much would you pay? Don't answer!" and urged viewers to "Call now! Operators are standing by!" and included the line "But wait! There's more!".

Perhaps you even own "amazing" Ginsu knives as between two and three million Ginsu sets were sold between 1978 and 1984.

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