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What’s wrong with a robe?

January 27, 2010 - Terri Castelaz
The Snuggie has been a pop culture phenomenon that just won’t quit.

Not only are youngsters wearing them while playing video games, and college kids have them on hand for the next bar crawl, but grandma is sporting her “sassy” leopard print Snuggie.

But to make matters worse, there’s one now for “Fido,” a pup-friendly version all his own. Tell me how many times they’ll be wearing it before it has to go in the wash. What’s next for these dumb blankets with sleeves.

What’s wrong with a simple bathrobe? I am taking a stand against these ridiculous looking one size fits all, “robe wannabes.”

There is a reason the infomercial was such a success — it looks ridiculous when worn. Seriously, would you honestly bring that to a football game like they show on TV and think you wouldn’t be laughed at.

How are these popular cover-ups any better than a robe. They’re not and no one can say any different.

It’s not the fabric that makes these so appealing. You can find a robe in just about any type of material that is cozier than a thin fleece. It’s not because of the handy-dandy sleeves. Can you just see yourself trying to eat a bowl of chicken noodle soup on a cold day wearing a Snuggie. Robes come with the appropriate length sleeves that will stay out of your food. And try getting up to make popcorn in the kitchen without falling and knocking yourself out.

If this isn’t enough to deter you from Snuggie fascination — put your robe on backwards and rub your socked feet on the carpet. This should have you thinking clearly again in no time.

What... One of my co-workers just informed me apparently there is another one of these things out there call the Slanket, which was the original blanket with sleeves. Where have I been, I never heard about the Slanket vs Snuggie war. That is a whole different blog.


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