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We’re written before about fake product reviews on Amazon and elsewhere. These are often written by the company selling the product to boost it or competitors to knock it. But there’s another category of fake reviewer – the funny one.
BuzzFeed recently did a roundup of the 26 Best Amazon Reviews of All Time. Here’s a few…
Magical Unicorn Mask – ***** An expert’s opinion, July 18, 2012
As a unicorn myself, I am quite satisfied with the authenticity of this particular item. I believe that for far too long, other species have had a rather undisciplined view of how we truly are. This mask gives such individuals the chance to “walk a mile in our shoes” per say. Obviously there are several unattractive flaws with this particular mask, such as how the mouth is continuously gaping as if to say something or take a small bite of food. However, all other educational aspects seem fairly correct except for the fact that I myself have a black coat of fur (yes, we black unicorns exist) and I would like to see a more diverse line of products for the following fiscal year. All in all I thoroughly enjoy the chance for humans to truly understand us for what we are.
Fresh whole rabbit – ***** Pays for itself, September 23, 2012
I bought two, left them alone in the refrigerator for a week, and now I have thirty-eight.
Off to buy a bigger fridge.
UFO Detector – *One Star is Too Much for This Product, September 7, 2012
I don’t know if this is a scam or if mine was broken, but it doesn’t work and I am still getting abducted by UFO’s on a regular basis.
Parent Child Testing Product, 5-Pack – **** This product confirmed my suspicion., October 5, 2011
Since the birth of my daughter I have found myself laying in bed many a night pondering the question, am I a parent? Is my daughter really a child? Is there a product that can answer this question so I can finally get some sleep? Thankfully Amazon has just a product.
The package arrived on time and in good condition. I eagerly opened the package and within minutes was taking the test. Half an hour later my suspicious were confirmed. I am a parent and my daughter is, in fact, a child.
Thanks, Amazon! Now I can get some rest!
How to Avoid Huge Ships – ***** Reads like a whodunnit!, December 21, 2010
I bought How to Avoid Huge Ships as a companion to Captain Trimmer’s other excellent titles: How to Avoid a Train, and How to Avoid the Empire State Building. These books are fast paced, well written and the hard won knowledge found in them is as inspirational as it is informational. After reading them I haven’t been hit by anything bigger than a diesel bus. Thanks captain!
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