I discovered something really gross yesterday. I may or may not have heard of this product in the past, but yesterday it struck me as extremely strange, and extremely gross and unnatural. It's called, "The Slanket." Essentially it's a huge, long, fleece blanket with...get this...sleeves. Are you serious, right now? So this "Slanket" or "Snuggie" as another company dubs it is marketed towards people who are either extremely lazy, play an extreme amount of video games, or spend a sick amount of time on their couch feeding their face. Ok, I admit, I do a fair share of eating on the couch. But not so much that my arms need to remain covered while I change the channel, dive into my bowl of popcorn, or reach for my cocktail. Look at the man's face in the picture above. He looks so pleased and happy! Will I be constantly and perpetually in a good mood if I purchase and use one of these things?
And how does this thing go on? Do you go through the bottom? Is the back open and you put it on like a smock? Does the back close up with buttons? A zipper? I have so many questions! But I still find it really gross, and really annoying. If someone ever got this for me as a gift (even as a joke-gift), I would immediately burn it in the alley behind my building. I'm perfectly happy with my normal throw-blankets on the back of the couch.
A former New Yorker-turned Tennesseean-turned Chicagoan who sometimes keeps himself so busy, he barely has a moment to sit down. Of course I sit for long enough to keep this blog. I'm a self-proclaimed news and fact junkie, and I love writing about funny, touching, amazing, annoying, crazy, or just plain boring things that I encounter in this crazy city we know as Chicago.