The Snuggie Is Back
The invention of the "blanket with arms" could be considered a pop-culture phenomenon with the outrageous amount of press and coverage it received. The Snuggie, which is a blanket that has sleeves for arms, has a motto that goes like this:
Blankets are OK but they can slip and slide, plus your hands are trapped inside. The Snuggie™ Blanket keeps you totally warm and gives you the freedom to use your hands!
The last time I thought to myself, "man, I wish this blanket had arms!" was... oh right, never. While the invention of the Snuggie has little to no weight when it comes to influential social phenomenon inventions, the many consumers of the Snuggie would disagree with that statement.
At any rate, there is breaking news in the Snuggie world. JC Penney has officially invented the Snuggie Suit.
This polyester jumpsuit with a belt and button closure is something you might potentially wear outside of your home (at least that is what JC Penney would like you to do). The reason they call it a suit beats me, considering anybody who can pull off wearing this Snuggie Suit to work is either self-employed or unemployed.
Even so, calling this onesie robe-in-disguise a Snuggie Suit is like picking up a twig and saying, "Hey, I'm going to call this a back scratcher!" it just doesn't work. Next thing you know, there will be a Snuggie for pets and a Snuggie with gloves and socks. Maybe I should copyright those ideas, you never know. Retailing at $24.99 at JCPenney, the Snuggie Suit comes in black, pink, red and blue. Will you be purchasing it?
When you come home after a long day at the office and there's nothing more you are looking forward to than sitting on the couch and watching your favorite TV show, will you be grabbing that Snuggie and putting your arms through the sleeves? What's more, if you have to make a trip to the grocery store or post office, will you take that Snuggie Suit off the hanger and dress up for the occasion? It seems as though these days, some pop-culture and social phenomenons are more about the hype and humor than the practicality. Yet, people still buy these useless inventions. Is it ignorance or frivolity?