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

:-)

13 comments:

Sue said...

I couldn't agree more.

Kimberly said...

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

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.

'mkay.

RightKlik said...

...Increases your dork quotient instantaneously.

Pinky said...

Nanc!
*snort*
I had to read that twice.

The comments are as funny as the stupid product.

Cube, I share your sense of humor.

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.

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.

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!

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.

HawaiianPun said...

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

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.

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.

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 shocks....so 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.