Great Idea; Poorly Executed

Pick up tailgates are used for sitting a lot.

I read today about Tale Gator signing a deal with Ford to provide branded Tale Gators.

The Tale Gator is the only comfortable two-seater product of its kind specifically created and designed to fit the back of most pickup trucks. Lightweight (approximately 6 lbs.), fitted with beverage and food compartments, and easy to install, the TaleGator is the ideal product for tailgaters, hunters, picnickers, campers, construction workers, or anyone requiring comfortable seating while outside of their pickup.

That’s pretty cool. I don’t own a pickemuptruck, but I always enjoy seeing a good idea come to the market – especially when it seems clever and needed.

I was wrong. It was a great idea – but really poorly executed.tailgator.jpg

The first part he made for his truck was a real hit with all his friends and became a subject of considerable conversation and interest with all who saw this product. A common reaction was “Why did I not think of this”.

Yeah, that’s a quote: “Why did I not think of this.” Where do people talk like this?

Can’t you picture it now? Dude hauls out his prototype and all his Budweiser Buddies just love it. “Wale, hell yeah, y’all could sell it!” “Heck fire. Thad sell better ‘n fried mustang on stick.” “That’s just slicker than a neon injun.” And a company was borned.
It’s cheap enough: about fifty bucks plus shipping. But look at it! What do you gain from buying it other than a couple of cup holders? That’s supposed to be more comfortable that plopping your big ole butt on the tailgate? And who sits their Bud down when sitting on a tailgate anyway?

Do you think they know that it’s tailgate and not Tale Gate?

This looks like a lot more fun. Put ice in it and got the worlds largest cooler. Notice the fountain! Awesome!


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Great Idea; Poorly Executed — 12 Comments

  1. Pickup trucks = a Y chromosome thing. Ben irrationally wants a pickup truck. I ask him why, and he says “You know, to HAUL AROUND my STUFF!” I ask him what stuff, and he doesn’t know.

    I would rather have a place to put a cooler and a hibachi than a place to put my ass, personally. Plus, am I imagining things or is that thing built to hold some really WIDE asses?

  2. @Gretchen: I’m all for it. Everybody needs to have a pick up or know somebody that has a pick up. At least he didn’t say to haul ham or his package or his junk.

  3. Oh and with the M&M’s: You can go to their website and order M&M’s with words and sayings printed on them. I haven’t been, but I’ve seen TV ads.

  4. @nessa: What word: Gay? The special order M&M’s are so expensive!!! I got a little plastic box full from somebody, and it was about a handful. Not worth in IMHO. But thanks! Any M&M news is welcome.

  5. Interesting, Nessa! I’d like to send some So Cal yuppies to Jersey (I lived in Middlesex, Central Jersey, as a tweener and teen) and watch them get their asses kicked. Because even allegedly heterosexual guys in these parts are into all those gay little gadgets and gear.

  6. Funny Gretchen; D

    If anyone dared have such a thing in our necked of the suburban bushes they’d end up crying to their mommies. Yuppies here have SUV’s. There’s special names for them, too. /= )

  7. Nessa: My husband and I call SUVs “assholemobiles.” They have Hummer limousines out here, and we always say that’s what is used when a whole bunch of assholes want to go to the same place all at once.

    The local SUVs are always driven by crazed soccer moms hopped up on Starbucks lattes and yacking on their cell phones. Kill ’em all, I say.