Monday, January 12, 2009

Real Niggas Don't Wear Snuggies

I went back to Richmond for the holidays and during my visit I stopped by the Nelson household to wish them a festive yuletide. Upon walking into their home I thought I may have stumbled upon some weird ritual or wizard convention. Shaun's wife Angela was wearing one of these:



That my friends is a Snuggie. The blanket you can wear around the house and that better be the only place you wear it unless you want to be permanently hugging yourself in your all white state issued Snuggie.. I laughed a lot at her fleece night gown and even dawned it myself for a second. OH the comfort!

I had yet to see the commercial for the Snuggie at that time, but when I did I remembered why I've never bought anything from an infomercial. It's always the same people overly enthralled with the product in question. Dozens of people smiling like lobotomized Wal-Mart greeters pretending to do "everyday things" made easier by way of the Slap Chop.


A good reason for this personal ban is that I'm not a rich man. I won't lie, when I saw the ads for the Shamwow and Magic Putty I gave serious thought towards breaking my oath to not buy into products that can't make their way to an actual bricks and mortar store. If Target choses to stock a cookie shaped cookie jar instead of your product then you really need to step your game up.

My favorite infomercial product of all time would be a commemorative plate of anything. From Obama to Operation Desert Storm to the television series Good Times, people must have the need to show their support through their fine china. Personally I'm waiting for the Oakridge Boys commemorative plate series.


Hey check it out...I made a comic strip. Click to enlarge:

5 comments:

Swampfoot Nelson said...

Derek...come to the snuggie side of the force ...

Dennis Throckmorton said...

This is actually the second mention of snuggies that I've seen on friends' blogs. Damn shame.

Here's the other post

David Janke said...

Target actually carries ShamWow... which just makes it that much harder not to buy one. I mean come on, olympic swimmers use it

Derek said...

During the Slap Chop commercial Vince says "You're gonna love my nuts" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL1faveuqsE

Lil Poopie Mang said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWRyj5cHIQA



I dunno if you've seen this, hopefully you have not...