Dec
22
2008

You Don’t Say…

The phrase “Thank you, Captain Obvious” has always…ground…my gears, but I think it is pretty relevant in this case.

I was coming back from a brief afternoon workout at 24-Hour Fitness, and my eye caught a sign for exercise-focused holiday gifts offered by the gym.

At the top of the sign was a single line so amazing that it caused me to run (well, to limp, since I had a minor mishap on the elliptical machine today…and by mishap, I mean I got excited when the Gin Blossoms came on my iPod and I lost my rhythm and stumbled off the foot pad…sorry, guys, I’m taken…) back to my computer:

“$99 gift certificate for 24-Hour Fitness.  Cost: $99.”

No kidding?  Because a $99 gift certificate at that other gym is $300!  What a steal!

24-Hour Fitness (and anyone who has to ask how much a $99 gift certificate costs, you are Meccanized.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=203471 Ben Dudek

    Hilarious! Also, did my 1st favorite comedian ever, The Amazing Johnathan, coin “Thank you, Captain Obvious,” (http://comedians.comedycentral.com/the-amazing-…) or am I giving him too much credit?

  • Lindsay

    You know, that is a good question. I don't know where it came from. Also, I had no idea that the big AJ was your favorite comedian! He's great!

  • Facebook User

    Hilarious! Also, did my 1st favorite comedian ever, The Amazing Johnathan, coin “Thank you, Captain Obvious,” (http://comedians.comedycentral.com/the-amazing-johnathan/videos/the-amazing-johnathan—masking-tape) or am I giving him too much credit?

  • Lindsay

    You know, that is a good question. I don't know where it came from. Also, I had no idea that the big AJ was your favorite comedian! He's great!

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