Monday, November 17, 2008

Snuggie - The Blanket with Sleeves and Spam

So, I recently got a Spam in my INBOX for a product called Snuggie; a blanket with sleeves.

Now, I saw this product on one of those stupid "As Seen on TV" commercials, and it may have been one of the dumbest of that type of commercial that I've ever seen. They started off showing people trying to use regular blankets. You know how these commercials always start out showing ridiculous depictions of clumsy people having a hard time using a regular product. Well, this commercial showed people having a hard time USING A BLANKET. People would be sitting there, struggling in frustration with their blanket.

This commercial portrayed people struggling to use A FREAKING BLANKET for chrissake!!

So what's their answer to this "problem"? A backwards robe... er... a blanket with sleeves.

Pretty much the main perk that they showed was that you could get up and walk around with it, you know, like a robe... only backwards.

Needless to say, I had quite a time digging into this commercial while it was on. But then, days later, I find a spam in my inbox for this very product. I don't know how this message got past my spam filters; GMail is usually pretty good about that. But regardless, there it was.

So I decided to reply:

Hello, I don't know if this message will reach a human being or not, but I figured it was worth a try. Now, I just wanted to say that normally, I would automatically click the spam button for an e-mail like this, but I thought before I sick the spam-hounds on this message, I should let you know that I've seen this product advertised on TV before, and quite frankly, this is THE dumbest product I have ever seen. It's a backwards robe being advertised as superior to those "inconvenient" blankets. A backwards robe is a pretty stupid idea by the way. No control. It's gonna keep slipping when you're standing, and if it's cold in the house, your back's gonna get cold. Who ever came up with this might wanna do some actual market research instead of just guessing.

Now, normally, I try to be a little more polite than this, but since you f**kwads took it upon yourself to spam my account, I figured politeness is out the window. Have a nice day. See you in hell.


Then, not more than two seconds later, I received a failed delivery notice. I figured that would be the case, but as I said in the E-Mail, it was worth a try.

So here's to Snuggie, the blanket with $&@^%*$ @^$^% @$%^ sleeves!

Edit: It seems the Snuggie is a knockoff of another product called a Slanket.

Oh yeah, and the Snuggie comes with a free booklight. Funny how these commercials always adverrtise a free unrelated accessory. Doesn't that sound a bit familiar? :)


Anonymous said...

I couldn't agree more, at least if i put my housecoat on backwards i can tie it up

J-Dubb said...

Seriously though! These people were struggling to use a freaking BLANKET!!