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ID Blocker: Goofy Guy With a Funny Accent Sells an Identity Protection Stamp

You might assume that the minimum requirement for a television pitchman would be an ability to clearly pronounce words, but the producers of the ID Blocker infomercial think otherwise:

Noam has to be the unlikeliest imaginable candidate to become the next Billy Mays…so I wish him all the best.

His appearance, accent, and mannerisms made me suspect Noam is Italian, but the name “Noam” is of Hebrew origin, so perhaps he is from Israel. (I am ruling out Mypos and Caspiar as possibilities.)

The producers undoubtedly knew Noam’s diction would be less the perfect, but did they realize that the English words that would give him the most trouble would in fact be the name of the product itself: ID Blocker?

Although Noam is the most striking thing about the ID Blocker infomercial, I also appreciate the burglar who shows up:

This man drapes himself from head to toe in black to cover up his identity…yet decides to rummage through someone’s recycling bin in broad daylight! Perhaps someone used ID Blocker on his dictionary, causing him to become confused about the difference between “conspicuous” and “inconspicuous.”

Still, you have to feel sorry for someone who goes to all the trouble of dressing up like a 1950s movie cat burglar, only to have his scheme foiled by ID Blocker. Better luck on that jewel heist.

The ID Blocker infomercial is great but it could have been made even more awesome by including i-Lolly-P as a sidekick for Noam.

Comments

  • 4 Responses to “ID Blocker: Goofy Guy With a Funny Accent Sells an Identity Protection Stamp”

  • What
    The
    Fuck?

    But seriously, I really have a hard time believing that people will pay $20 bucks plus shipping just for this. If they mark it down to $10 bucks at Walmart or Kmart, then maybe it’d be okay.

    Comment by kittyluver12 on October 18, 2011 at 7:00 pm

  • I’m paranoid enough that I’d use the stamp *in addition to* shredding my papers.

    The stamps are supposedly loaded with “special” ink. They don’t say it’s actually waterproof or anything, though. I wonder how hard it is to wash the ink away.

    Comment by Julie on October 19, 2011 at 10:11 am

  • “You know what else this would work for?”
    “What?”
    “My 80 year old mother who doesn’t have a shredder.”

    Ummm, maybe you could be nice and buy her one instead of a cheap-ass infomercial product?

    Comment by Kurdt on November 3, 2011 at 5:06 pm

  • who is this guy

    Comment by justin on July 16, 2012 at 12:35 pm

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