There are many commercials which I dislike for many reasons. My previous unfavorite was a commercial for a diet product that stared this crazy-eyed lady dressed in what looked like a prison guard uniform proclaiming in her hypnotizing insanity voice that, “You need Leptoprin.” That chick was freaky! My new unfavorite is for this silly product to grow tomato plants, hanging upside down from a little collapsable container. I think what I dislike about this commercial is that it epitomizes the habit of advertisements for new (useless) gadgets to make doing things the old fashioned way look utterly, impossibly difficult. These commercials tend to star people who seem hopelessly inept at even the simplest of tasks. I can just see the conversation between the actors and the director during the filming of the commercial: Actor ~ "What's my motivation?" Director ~ "You are a brain damaged, one armed, tragically inbred mandril trying to make spaghetti the old fashioned way. Go!" Then there was the gobsmacking claim that hanging the plant upside down would make it grow at lightning speed because now you had gravity working on your side to get the water and nutrients into the plant. All I could think was, “In one fell swoop mankind has made a quantum leap over Nature’s billions of years of evolution by simply hanging the silly twig upside down. I’m quite sure that every saprophyte out there is deservedly embarrassed at not having thought of this.” Who knows. Maybe I’m completely wrong and growing the plants upside down will give you tomatoes at lightning speed capable of playing Bach and reading Shakespeare. I’m not convinced. What's your unfavorite?