Absurd Pregnancy Test Commercial

My wife laughs when she sees the following TV commercial for the most absurd piece of technology you could ever pee on: the Clearblue Digital Pregnancy Test.

Don’t buy a pee stick test that uses batteries. It won’t be a keepsake because the “pregnant” reading disappears when the battery dies (and spent batteries are also an environmental issue). I cracked an EPT battery-powered stick open to see that it contained the same chemical-based ink color test that regular sticks give you.

The perk of seeing the word “pregnant” just isn’t worth the expense in my opinion. Why did I buy an EPT stick then? I didn’t realize the damn thing used batteries. If they can make lines appear in color using chemicals, can’t they make words appear? Bah. In our area, Dollar Tree stores sell two generic chemical sticks for a dollar, and they work.

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2 Responses to “Absurd Pregnancy Test Commercial”

  1. Chief Family Officer says:

    As formerly obsessive tester, I report that First Response is supposed to be able to detect pregnancy the earliest (only needs 25 units of hcg compared to 40 for EPT – some tests require even more). And always test first thing in the morning when the hcg is most concentrated.

    July 20th, 2007 at 8:21 am

  2. Christina Naylor says:

    the tests you get from dollar general or the dollar store are very powerful.even as much as this fancy pants one and only costs a dollar.

    June 17th, 2009 at 7:50 am