Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Asinine Product

Is it just me or is the Snuggie: The Blanket With Sleeves one of the most ridiculous products ever advertised?

This one even beats the Turby Twist



At January 14, 2009 12:28 PM, Blogger Sue said...

I couldn't agree more.

At January 14, 2009 3:13 PM, Blogger Kimberly said...

apparently these people have never heard of a sweatshirt...

At January 14, 2009 3:49 PM, Blogger nanc said...

my favorite has and always be those blue blocker sunglasses that if you break, scratch or LOSE them, just RETURN them either for a new pair or your money back.


At January 14, 2009 8:19 PM, Blogger RightKlik said...

...Increases your dork quotient instantaneously.

At January 15, 2009 1:38 AM, Blogger Pinky said...

I had to read that twice.

The comments are as funny as the stupid product.

Cube, I share your sense of humor.

At January 15, 2009 2:39 AM, Blogger BeckEye said...

It's asinine and brilliant at the same time. My favorite part of the commercial is when they show someone covered up trying to reach for a book or something and they're like, "Your hands are TRAPPED inside!!" All infomercials for essentially useless products assume that every consumer is a complete moron.

I've heard that there's a competing product now, known as the Slanket.

At January 15, 2009 6:55 AM, Blogger cube said...

The commercial is full of idiotic moments, like when the snuggie wearing family is toasting marshmallows around a fire pit.

Or the snuggie wearing old man watching TV who looks like an angry Druid.

Or the little girl wearing a one-size fits all snuggie and the sleeves are a foot too long for her arms.

At January 15, 2009 3:18 PM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

Hey! I bought a Turby Twist for my daughter - but not on TV, so maybe it was a knock off - and she used it a lot.
A blanket with sleeves is a lot like a robe, only more bulky.
I guess if a Pet Rock can make someone wealthy, then why not a blanket with sleeves?
Oh boy!

At January 15, 2009 10:02 PM, Blogger Papa Frank said...

I saw a commercial for this product and just rolled my eyes. I'm glad you noticed as well what a terrible idea this is.

At January 16, 2009 12:25 PM, Anonymous HawaiianPun said...

Plus, you can get "Snuggle Wraps" at the Christmas Tree Shop for $7.00 -- My girlfriend loves it!

At January 16, 2009 11:43 PM, Blogger cube said...

J.D.: Actually my youngest daughter bought a Turbie Twist at a Dollar General store so I do have some experience with them in my house. The difference was she only paid $1.00 for the silly thing.

You do make a salient point... if there are people out there who will buy a product, who are we to prevent them from doing so? There is no law against stupid.

At January 16, 2009 11:46 PM, Blogger cube said...

Papa Frank: I can't speak for everyone else, but I couldn't see anyone in my family buying one of those silly things.

Like Kimberly said, apparently they've never heard of a sweatshirt... lol.

At January 20, 2009 9:19 AM, Blogger Steve Harkonnen said...

Wow, glad someone did this.

When we see the commercial, we think they all look like they're in a cult or something.

My next door neighbor bought one but said that the static electricity was annoying. One night his cat curled up next to him and it started getting the cat clawed the hell out of him, which resulted in the cat getting kicked out of the house, which ultimately ended up with the robe being sent back to bed bath and beyond.


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