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About me: I'm 42 and added another gherkin to our pickle party of a family. My husband Chuck, our 9-year-old Junior, our 6-year-old Everett, our toddler and I live in a town in Connecticut I affectionately call Mulletville Lite (aka my childhood hometown). My friends call me Nutjob, and they're right. In my husband's spare time he dresses up as a Viking and chases ghosts (and I'm the nutjob?). When I'm not busy working as a graphic designer, I lie in a ball in the corner.

Monday, December 8, 2008

The family that wears blankets together stays together

This is quite possibly the most asinine advertisement I have ever seen. The Snuggie looks warm as hell and yes, I'd probably wear one seeing as we keep our heat at a balmy 61 degrees because we, um, can't afford to set the thermostat any higher (I just ordered 10 panels of the ever-luxurious thermal curtains). But would I ever wear it out of the house and risk looking like a pajama-clad monk? I mean, the shot of the family in the stands is priceless if only because they look utterly ridiculous.

(I must confess: Part of me can't wait until Junior is in high school and Chuck and I can put on get-ups like this and wave to him from the stands. "Hi, sweetie!")



I have one question though. Is it like a hospital gown in the back? Because that would really, really suck to get a southerly breeze when you're frying eggs in the front.

24 comments:

Dto3 said...

Holy Night Batman! It comes in three designer colors. I'm pretty sure we'd get beat up for wearing those around here.

DysFUNctional Mom said...

OK, I'm laughing...BUT, I would totally wear one of those mofos. In fact, I want one. When I lost a bunch of weight, it flip-flopped my body's thermostat. Instead of always being hot, I am always miserably freezing cold, and I live in Florida for crying out loud! I would LOVE one of those geeky things. lol

Lidian said...

You still have the problem of tucking it under your feet, which is what the lady was getting really frustrated with at first, it seems. And as you say, it's open at the back.

These people always look so happy! They are laughing, why are they laughing?

This was really fun to see, thanks! :)

Rebekah said...

We have these only under a different name. Called Slankets. They are fantastic!

Overwhelmed Mom said...

My kids are bugging me to buy some of these. They do look handy, but I don't think I'll give in. They want to buy everything they see on TV. Once my 8 year old handed me a slip of paper, and said "Call and buy this. Don't worry about what it is." I was half tempted to call the number just to see what it was that she wanted. I never did :)

Anne said...

This has replaced Pedipaws as my number one source of spam. Before this, that was the only time I ever heard of it.

Having read this, I would totally get one. I work from home and I can't bring myself to turn the heat up when it is just me. This might actually keep me warm as I am working.

Erin Tales said...

LOL! Funny!

Casey said...

That looks like a flame retardant blanket. I think I need to add it to my Xmas wish list. You're right, who DOES wear that crap? Weird!

Keely said...

I wonder if they had a bunch of surplus body blankets at the coroner's office, because that's what they look like. then Santa's elves sewed sleeves on them just in time for Xmas!

Michelle said...

That was funny. Nope, don't think I'd wear that. It reminds of something my grams would wear. Though it does look warm. Thanks for the chuckle.

Mary Anna said...

I have a friend who asked for one for Christmas a few years ago and she absolutely loves it! She's even confessed to bringing it to her office! She says it's super handy because you can still type while being warm.

Kate said...

The time of having to choose between being warm and talking on the phone, reading a book, watching TV is finally over! No longer will I have to brave these harsh Alabama winters, out of touch, uneducated and bored. Hail Snuggie!!

Anonymous said...

You really have warn us that you post is NSFW. I laughed so hard I drew a crowd. Now EVERYONE knows I wasn't working.

Temple said...

Lol! I just love all those tv informercials that sell you with those "regular life activities are just too hard" pitches. I mean, "blanket slip and slide?" I cannot recall ever having a challenging blanket moment in m life where I was just unable to keep the darn thing on me! And does anyone else think the shot of the family in their matching Snuggies around the campfire looks a little "cultish"? Like they are awaiting the mothership to come take them to their destiny? Maybe it's just me...

Pablo Guero said...

Those people look like tacky druids.

Frogs in my formula said...

I hope the Snuggies people send me a few boxes so we can all experience the magic.

I had to look up what NSFW meant. Am I behind on lingo?

Leanne said...

If you are than so am I, what the heck is NSFW?

I think I want one of these too. But I won't wear mine outside the house, unless of course it'll really drive the kids crazy, then I just might. :)

Leanne said...

Awk. I went to the Not safe for work site and figured it out. That site is so not safe when there's kids around either.

But then I went to NSFW.ca site and it's a site for abused women.

Looking at NSFW (dot)com (XXX rated) and the NSFW (dot)ca right after - that is so not right either.

Sigh.

Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

HAHAHAHAH. I have seen this commercial and have always thought that it looked great for home, but also would not be caught DEAD in it in public. SO funny!

Frogs in my formula said...

Someone called it a Jedi rip off. Classic!

Jennifer said...

Make sure you get his school letters emblazoned on the front! And, yes, I believe it is hospital gown style. Ugh.

Smart A$$ Mom said...

This snuggie commerical has me cracking up. Oh, that and the thought of you and your hubs waving Junior down from the football field wearing these!!

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I saw this and actually thought it was a cool idea. Not to share but just or me. I love it.

TheCynicalOptimist said...

Oh good. I have now scrolled to this post where it is discovered that you are not crazy and in fact do se the insanity of this commercial. Whew. Don't need another mad-ass crazy bloggy friend.