Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The Snuggie 

In case you haven't yet heard of the Snuggie, watch the below video. It might be the single greatest infomercial of all time, and the most important American historical video document since the Zapruder film. Anyway, once you've watched the video, read this blog by Joe Posnanski. It captures everything glorious about the Snuggie and the people selling it. Remember, if you have a family member that's aching to look like one of the freaky Los Illiminados monks from "Resident Evil 4", the Snuggie is the perfect gift.

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Blogger Dave White said...

You may think I'm kidding, but I got my girlfriend one for Christmas, which means... you got it... I GOT ONE TOO. Greatest thing ever.

11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Snuggie was actually invented by the loan survivor of a suicide cult who happened to oversleep on Kool-Aid day.

He was the cult's senior outfitter, and had made several dozen of these robes. On the morning the cult was... um... catching a ride on a passing comet... he overslept, and everyone just assumed he went on ahead to get a good cabin on the spaceship.

When he woke up, he found himself alone in a house full of dead people and all these unused, but very comfortable robes.

"Nuts," he said. "They left without me. I quit my promising career as a male model to do this. Now what?"

That's when the homicide detective noticed that the robes he made were very comfortable. The survivor sold him one.

By the end of the day, he'd sold the rest on eBay. A little venture capital, and the rest is history.

And now you know the rest of the story.

(Swear to God, I'm not making this up.)

7:45 AM  
Blogger Jason Pinter said...

Dave, you scare me. Although I am now thinking about wearing a Snuggie to Bouchercon this year.

10:33 AM  
Blogger Karen Olson said...

OMG, I've seen this commerical so much lately. We've been laughing about it.

Dave, why not a fleece bathrobe instead, and then you won't look like a KKK member who mixed the whites with the colors.

11:17 AM  
Blogger Anthony Izzo said...

Thank you Snuggie! I'd just about given up on figuring out how to get those damned blankets to cover me. Those things should come with a manual.

7:40 AM  

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