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The Late Movies: Windows 7 Parties (And Other Awful Infomercials)

The latest OS offering from Microsoft is Windows 7 and the company has been running a mad media blitz, with a slew of commercials showing its ease of use.  However, I came across a gem the other day—a YouTube infomercial showing how you (yes, YOU) could host a Windows 7 party in your very own home!  It's like a Tupperware party for the Millennial Generation!

Therefore, for tonight's Late Movies, here's that plus a few more examples of awkward and awesome infomercials.

"In a lot of ways, you're just throwing a party with Windows 7 as the honored guest." It's hard to stomach the thought of being trapped at a party with this group, but I imagine there would be a lot of Nickelback played.

Hairagami, the art of folding hair! I think I remember these commercials airing during Small Wonder.

I Love My Flowbee! When you're afraid going to Supercuts is too expensive and time consuming.

The Magic Bullet: Perfect for a hangover-curing smoothie.

The Snuggie: For when a blanket is just too cumbersome.

And we'll end with the late, great Billy Mays with an infomercial for Orange Glo. Enjoy!

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Mister Rogers Is Now a Funko Pop! and It’s Such a Good Feeling, a Very Good Feeling
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It’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood for fans of Mister Rogers, as Funko has announced that, just in time for the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the kindest soul to ever grace a television screen will be honored with a series of Funko toys, some of them limited-edition versions.

The news broke at the New York Toy Fair, where the pop culture-loving toy company revealed a new Pop Funko! in Fred Rogers’s likeness—he’ll be holding onto the Neighborhood Trolley—plus a Mister Rogers Pop! keychain and a SuperCute Plush.

In addition to the standard Pop! figurine, there will also be a Funko Shop exclusive version, in which everyone’s favorite neighbor will be wearing a special blue sweater. Barnes & Noble will also carry its own special edition, which will see Fred wearing a red cardigan and holding a King Friday puppet instead of the Neighborhood Trolley.

 

Barnes & Noble's special edition Mister Rogers Funko Pop!
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Mister Rogers’s seemingly endless supply of colored cardigans was an integral part of the show, and a sweet tribute to his mom (who knitted all of them). But don’t go running out to snatch up the whole collection just yet; Funko won’t release these sure-to-sell-out items until June 1, but you can pre-order your Pop! on Amazon right now.

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