Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Horror, The Horror

Okay, if any of you actually own these, I still like you and you can even explain to me what's so great about them, but I'm kinda horrified by the very existence of the Snuggie. I like blankets a lot, but do I really need a blanket I can wear? A blanket with sleeves? This, to me, just says "cold weather mumu." And while the "family" who models the Snuggie on the infomercial is trim, I imagine that they are primarily ordered by obese Americans. For whom owning a Snuggie, I feel like, just encourages giving up. Take a walk, guys! Play tag with your kids. Spend some time in the garden working up a sweat - don't snuggle down under your Snuggie in front of the TV with your favorite snacks. Perhaps that's unfair of me, but I have a hard time understanding why anyone needs one of these in the first place.

So I was amazed and somewhat dismayed to hear on Morning Edition yesterday that Weezer, a band I like, is selling their new CD, Raditude, in combination with the Snuggie! I mean, you can also get it on Amazon mp3, or as a stand alone CD in regular or deluxe editions, but they have special packages for CD+Snuggie. These are special Snuggies that have the Weezer logo on them. Which is surreal. They have a blue Snuggie for sale with the regular edition; the one that comes with the deluxe edition is zebra print.

Click here to experience the bizarreness for yourself.

10 comments:

SkylersDad said...

Why would any band, or any person/place/thing that makes a living partially by being cool, even think about marketing with a product like that?

Rassles said...

OH MY GOD I AM SO GETTING THAT BLUE WEEZER SNUGGIE.

Apparently I'm all about typing in caps lately. Odd.

But seriously. I am so getting that.

(And now you know what kind of people this is aimed towards - girls whose heating bills rival their rent, who have been addicted to Weezer since age 12, and who spend money on bullshit like that Sylvester Stallone movie where he arm wrestles in Vegas)

Rassles said...

I never claimed to be cool.

red said...

I don't really see how the Snuggie encourages more laziness than a regular blanket. It just has convenient arm holes!

I think people (hipsters, Tina Fey and Weezer) like them ironically because they are so dorky. I wouldn't worry about it, doll.

BeckEye said...

I used to think Snuggies were cool and then those damn hipsters ruined it for me. Once the hipsters get involved, I'm out. Of course, they're never going to make me hate the '80s.

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Unindicted Co-Conspirator said...

Well, that just shows how unhip you are, you young wippersnapper!

Let me tell you a story. Abe Simpson was once asked What are you afraid of, old man?

His answer: Dogs, Dutchmen, and the gathering darnkess.

What he said.

Suze said...

Yeah, but they show during the commercial that you and your whole family can wear them to sporting events. That's even better than matching t-shirts :)

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