Monday, December 1, 2008

The Snuggie

For all of you who at one point or another thought to yourself, "gee golly! I'm freezing, but I just can't be bothered to go put on a sweater!" or "Man, this blanket keeps slipping off my arms when I reach for the remote, I wish there was something that would wrap around me like a straight jacket and keep me warm even when I'm at a sporting event, holding my baby, or reader. Gosh! I wish someone would invent a luxurious fleece blanket with sleeves!" This product is for you! Its The Snuggie, and its ridiculous.

From the website, "Blankets are OK but they can slip and slide, plus your hands are trapped inside. The Snuggie keeps you totally warm and gives you the freedom to use your hands. Work the remote, use your laptop, or do some reading in total warmth and comfort!"

Right. I need a blanket with sleeves. What would stop me from wearing it backwards like a cape? hmmm...a cape. I like that idea.

Unfortunately, the Snuggie isn't alone. There is also The Slanket (and no, I'm not making this up).


Surprisingly, sleeves are everywhere. For example:

Tattoo Sleeves (not real):


















Someone without sleeves:






Something that shouldn't have sleeves (wedding dress):



















A good time to wear sleeves (handling a wild, taloned bird):

And, you know...the laptop sleeve.






That concludes our lesson of the day. Tune in later this week when we investigate another wacky, indefinable term! Any suggestions?

2 comments:

lifestudent said...

freaking weird...Jeff and I had a huge conversation about the snuggie over the weekend - some guy from his work ordered one. That one looks cheap, check out the nuddle (http://www.nuddleblanket.com/)

meanjean said...

heck yeah! that one looks MUCH more comfortable. Also, it has arm holes, not sleeves (or so it appears) AND it has celebrity endorsements. But those are 110 bucks, and the snuggie is 2 for 19.95. I think the Slanket is about 50 bucks. I don't know, after all my fun-poking I kinda want one (but only the fancy nuddle)