WTF: ManWax

This guy isn't crying because the wax hurts, he's crying because this app is so incredibly dumb!

A direct quote from RustyCroc’s app review request:

“OUR APP MIGHT SUCK BALLS LOL BUT CHECK IT OUT AND LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.  I AM ONLY 17 YEARS OLD AND IT WAS MY FIRST APP, I AM TRYING TO PAY FOR COLLEGE.”

Love the CAPS LOCK, love the upfront admission that the app sucks balls (it does), and I don’t quite buy the “trying to pay for college” bit (heard that one before) but hey I suppose it never hurts to try.

With ManWax you’re supposed to tap the wax applicator, rub your finger on the fat hairy guy lying on the table, and then select the paper thingy to strip the wax off. During the process you’ll hear recordings of a guy making all kinds of noises that range from moaning to screaming “oww my nips” to outright sobbing.

It’s mildly amusing for all of 5 seconds… if you’re not Asian. If you are Asian then you’ll probably find ManWax to be grossly offensive for the inclusion of a thick-accented Asian “woman” voicing the role of the waxer as she says things like “ooohh you so hairy”. I guess it could actually be a chick, but my hunch is that it’s probably a white guy doing the voice which makes it even more distasteful.

Normally I’d just laugh at an app this dumb, but because of the bad example set by the racial stereotyping all I can really do here is shake my head. Tsk tsk, RustyCroc. If you’re really trying to pay for college, get a job at Radio Shack.

iTunes Link – Not!
Version 1.0
Reviewed on iPhone 3G OS3.0.1