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.
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