Amish people

frankdatank's picture

Seems like these "holy rollers" just keep taking our jobs. Did anyone see the commercial for the Amish fireplaces? My cousin used to work at a fireplace company, until he got laid off in October. That Amish factory seems to be thriving, heck, they have funds to advertise on primetime tv. Just sayin........

netable's picture

Maybe your Cousin should

Maybe your Cousin should send his resume to them, since their thriving they must be hiring =)

frankdatank's picture

They are nepotists and won't

They are nepotists and won't hire outside their family or religion. Now if I hired employees like that for my company, I would be in jail and facing a civil suit

Becky's picture

Yeah, and they don't have to

Yeah, and they don't have to pay taxes even though it takes taxpayer dollars to clean the horse crap off the roads.

sheskrafty23's picture

And they don't believe in

And they don't believe in deodorant either!!!! Wait, why are we bashing hardworking people that build quality products and have thriving businesses?

Kat's picture

sheskrafty23 wrote:And they

sheskrafty23 wrote:

And they don't believe in deodorant either!!!! Wait, why are we bashing hardworking people that build quality products and have thriving businesses?

Because THEY fired Frank's cousin! Um, right??? No wait, he didn't work for that company. He is not Amish. Nevermind.

Fishtown_Dave's picture

I've seen those commercials

I've seen those commercials and I have to admit that I'm tempted to buy one every time the ad comes on. What's the deal with those heating units anyway? If that's not a real flame, what is it? If it's a heating unit, why is it cool to the touch? Are the Amish just building the wood cabinet, or are they building the heating unit as well? Must...resist...urge...to..buy...

I also like the ShamWow commercials:

https://www.shamwow.com/ver4/index.asp

Do the Amish make those, too?

george's picture

They are taking over.

They are taking over.

Kat's picture

Fishtown_Dave wrote: What's

Fishtown_Dave wrote:

What's the deal with those heating units anyway? If that's not a real flame, what is it? If it's a heating unit, why is it cool to the touch? Are the Amish just building the wood cabinet, or are they building the heating unit as well? Must...resist...urge...to..buy...

I also like the ShamWow commercials:

https://www.shamwow.com/ver4/index.asp

Do the Amish make those, too?

The Amish make the cabinets then the magic heating units are installed by The Man who fired Frank's cousin. And I betcha the Amish make the ShamWow too. The craftmanship that goes into those shammies in just amazing - only the Amish are skilled like that.

dan's picture

sheskrafty23 wrote:Wait, why

sheskrafty23 wrote:

Wait, why are we bashing hardworking people that build quality products and have thriving businesses?

Because they're different from us, silly.

dan's picture

I think they're heating

I think they're heating units that blow hot air out.

I think there's more than one fishtown.us member who could get a job as a heating unit.

george's picture

Kat wrote:The Amish make the

Kat wrote:

The Amish make the cabinets then the magic heating units are installed by The Man who fired Frank's cousin. And I betcha the Amish make the ShamWow too. The craftmanship that goes into those shammies in just amazing - only the Amish are skilled like that.

The ShamWow is indeed Amish-made, as the absorbent qualities of Amish cloth is legendary.

Not many people know it, but Lancaster County was once dotted with spectacular lakes until the Amish arrived with their strange, magical cloths. Within a decade, all the lakes had been drained by Amish children swimming in them and Amish housewives doing their laundry in their waters. Although this angered the locals, the Amish were forgiven during the great flood of 1879 when the town of Intercourse was saved by the Amish rolling around on the streets and absorbing the onrushing waters.

It's the wise man who keeps an Amish in the basement 'just in case.'

Kat's picture

george wrote:Kat wrote:The

george wrote:
Kat wrote:

The Amish make the cabinets then the magic heating units are installed by The Man who fired Frank's cousin. And I betcha the Amish make the ShamWow too. The craftmanship that goes into those shammies in just amazing - only the Amish are skilled like that.

The ShamWow is indeed Amish-made, as the absorbent qualities of Amish cloth is legendary.

Not many people know it, but Lancaster County was once dotted with spectacular lakes until the Amish arrived with their strange, magical cloths. Within a decade, all the lakes had been drained by Amish children swimming in them and Amish housewives doing their laundry in their waters. Although this angered the locals, the Amish were forgiven during the great flood of 1879 when the town of Intercourse was saved by the Amish rolling around on the streets and absorbing the onrushing waters.

It's the wise man who keeps an Amish in the basement 'just in case.'

You made me laugh so hard I think I need a ShamWow....

DNA's picture

I have a PayPal button (or

I have a PayPal button (or you can write out a check and send it directly to me)to raise money for an Amish fireplace. I'm going to send it Lamu, Kenya so the cats can stay warm. Or the starving children can roast their cats over an open fire. Cold cat really sucks.

I also understand the overworked and underfunded vets could use a ShamWow to go with their new microscope.

Ftown66's picture

I read some revues on these

I read some revues on these and they were bad. The actual heater is chinese made. The solid wood mantel is actually plywood. Uses more energy then the stated equal to the same as a coffee maker. Revue claimed it dimmed lights when thermostat kicked the unit in. If you actually paid attention to the ad it explains that the amish do not make the heater itself they make the mantel.

Quote from the canton Better business bureau
"The ad's toll-free number, (800) 242-6155, checks through the Council of Better Business Bureaus database as belonging to Heat Surge LLC, 2447 ST RT 62, Winesburgh, Ohio 44690 -- the principal of which is Rodney Napier, president and CEO. He is also identified in bureau files as "President of Universal Syndications, Patent Health and Universal Media Syndications."

The report, issued by the BBB of Canton, says the company is in the business of "marketing and distributing a fireplace heating unit" that is "imported from China and built into wooden mantels using local craftsmen." It also says, "The company has been recently contacted by the BBB concerning advertising claims of use of the word 'free,' substantiation of savings claims and safety, as well as product origin. The company has responded to our office about these issues. This continues to be pending, while we review the company's reply."

Also, "This business does not meet BBB criteria for a satisfactory or unsatisfactory rating."

stein's picture

Becky wrote:Yeah, and they

Becky wrote:

Yeah, and they don't have to pay taxes even though it takes taxpayer dollars to clean the horse crap off the roads.

as if anyone bothers to clean the horse crap off the roads.

biggeo's picture

DNA wrote:I have a PayPal

DNA wrote:

I have a PayPal button (or you can write out a check and send it directly to me)to raise money for an Amish fireplace. I'm going to send it Lamu, Kenya so the cats can stay warm. Or the starving children can roast their cats over an open fire. Cold cat really sucks.

I also understand the overworked and underfunded vets could use a ShamWow to go with their new microscope.

just make sure that you get the one with the rotisserie hookup

Fishtown_Dave's picture

Ftown66 wrote:I read some

Ftown66 wrote:

I read some revues on these and they were bad.

I'm shocked -- shocked that this product is just a scam. I googled "ShamWow reviews" and I was shocked to find out that was a scam as well (ScamWow, as one reviewer called it). Is nothing real in this world? Are the Amish real?

ken215's picture

I like how the heater is

I like how the heater is "free" with the Amish - made cabinet. and tyhat the Amish have set a limit of 2 per household.

netable's picture

Fishtown_Dave wrote:Ftown66

Fishtown_Dave wrote:
Ftown66 wrote:

I read some revues on these and they were bad.

I'm shocked -- shocked that this product is just a scam. I googled "ShamWow reviews" and I was shocked to find out that was a scam as well (ScamWow, as one reviewer called it). Is nothing real in this world? Are the Amish real?

I actually love the Shamwow, I am helpless when I pass the "Seen on TV" isle at CVS, Target, Walmart etc.

The Chopper is the Bomb too!

codergrrl's picture

Really...? This is how we

Really...?
This is how we start the new year, by mocking the most peaceful, self reliant, kind hearted folk?
Okay, I'm all in...lets go for it!

DNA's picture

ken215 wrote: the Amish have

ken215 wrote:

the Amish have set a limit of 2 per household.

It's not a party unless you have 3 Amish in the house.

Kat's picture

DNA wrote:ken215 wrote: the

DNA wrote:
ken215 wrote:

the Amish have set a limit of 2 per household.

It's not a party unless you have 3 Amish in the house.

...and two in the yard.

rtsaidred's picture

I miss the Amish boy.

I miss the Amish boy.

Kat's picture

rtsaidred wrote:I miss the

rtsaidred wrote:

I miss the Amish boy.

He'll be back in the Spring. Right now he is finishing up his contract with the magic fireplace people. Come Springtime he will be doing freelance ShamWow design for next year's Christmas season. That and taking care of the Prarie Dogs and Giraffes, of course. He's a busy guy.

Ftown66's picture

We shouldn't forget that the

We shouldn't forget that the Amish are of a Swiss/German heritage. And we all know the swiss are greedy money hungry people. And i don't think I have to tell you how evil those germans can be.

teener's picture

I am not happy hearing the

I am not happy hearing the shamwow is no good. I really wanted some shamwow. I even asked santa but I got earings instead.

Does this mean that the wonder hanger is bad too? Is that made by the Amish? it looks like more Chinese origin but what do I know. I almost bought the wonder hanger a few minutes ago until I realized that the deal included 16.00 in P&H fees for a $10.00 product. Then I was reluctant and didn't bother to get up for my CC.
oh well.

biggeo's picture

codergrrl

codergrrl wrote:

Really...?
This is how we start the new year, by mocking the most peaceful, self reliant, kind hearted folk?
Okay, I'm all in...lets go for it!
i'm guessing religious persecution is ok ,sure beats the racial stuff

netable's picture

teener wrote:I am not happy

teener wrote:

I am not happy hearing the shamwow is no good. I really wanted some shamwow. I even asked santa but I got earings instead.

Does this mean that the wonder hanger is bad too? Is that made by the Amish? it looks like more Chinese origin but what do I know. I almost bought the wonder hanger a few minutes ago until I realized that the deal included 16.00 in P&H fees for a $10.00 product. Then I was reluctant and didn't bother to get up for my CC.
oh well.

Teener,

I have a whole big box and I like them, I'll put a few of them in my Car and next time I see you, You be a shamwow fan too =)

Lisa33's picture

Kat wrote: The Amish make

Kat wrote:

The Amish make the cabinets then the magic heating units are installed by The Man who fired Frank's cousin. And I betcha the Amish make the ShamWow too. The craftmanship that goes into those shammies in just amazing - only the Amish are skilled like that.

No, no - Shamwow is made by Germans. As Vince says in the commercial, "The Germans make good stuff."

Lisa33's picture

ps. I want a Slanket. Not a

ps. I want a Slanket. Not a Snugglie. A Slanket. And I kind of want the Bender Ball.