Sunday, November 30, 2008


Guest post written by my sister:

I was watching tv the other day and on comes a commercial. After my initial reaction, extreme laughter, i said something like "wow that's seriously retarted".
The product is called "Snuggie". It's a fleece sweater-blanket or fleece blanket with sleeves.
Seriously? Who in the world would buy that??
Other than being a total waste of money (you can use a sweater you already have with a blanket you already have), contrary to what the commercial says I view it as very inconvenient.

Imagine you're sitting on the couch sipping your hot cocoa and watching a movie on a cold winter day. Suddenly the door-bell rings. You put your cocoa down and pause the movie, and then realize you're stuck. Rather than being able to just fling off your blanket and run to answer the door, you now have an oversized probably longer than floor length sweater blanket attatched to you. Considering you refuse to answer the door dressed in a giant blue, green or red sack, by the time you get out of the sweater blanket the person at the door probably already left causing you to possibly miss your million dollar check from Ed McMahon.
Again Seriously? who in the world would buy that????


Child Ish Behavior said...

perhaps people who don't get off the couch to run to the door.

FrummeYenta said...

Besides for the fact that it looks like a priests robe, i'd totally use it on those shabbosim when you can't adjust the heat and definitely aren't planning on getting up for anyone, even ed mcmahon. well, my birthday is coming up... ;)

G6 said...

I've been seriously tempted, I must say.
The thought of sitting in the recliner on Shabbos afternoons, with the blanket up under my chin, yet hands free to read a book - tempting is all I can say....

Moshe said...

It's for those of us who hate clothes but still want to stay warm. And for opening the door, get yourself some minions.

Still, for the best solution, turn to Japan and the Kotatsu. Ebay has them for around $200 and there are also online Japanese stores that have it, but for more.

The Babysitter said...

From the site it looks like the blanket doesn't have a back, so seems easy to slip right off.

I think it's a smart idea that you have your hands free, and yet get to have the large comfy blanket at the same time.

Mikeinmidwood said...

Something tells me, people don't want to be seen dead in that.

Clueless Newlywed said...

Haha! One of the girls I work with mentioned that she was LOVE to have it!