Monday, March 2, 2009

Breaking News!: Snuggie vs. Slanket on Inside Edition.



Another one of my days off was ruined by a 2 hour and 34 minute trip to the dentist. That, surprisingly, still wasn't the biggest waste of time incurred during my pseudo weekend.

Inside Edition, hosted by my childhood crush Deborah Norville, had a feature Monday evening on something near and dear to your heart: The Snuggie. At 4 million Snuggies sold, the founder of the Slanket wants a piece of the action.

...they're even flying off shelves at stores like Bed Bath and Beyond...but not everyone is cozying up to the Snuggie™!

"It's disheartening when your original ideas are stolen," says Gary Clegg, the inventor of the Slanket.

The Slanket is a blanket with sleeves that looks a lot like a Snuggie™.

"Everything about [the Snuggie™] is eerily similar," says Clegg.

Clegg says he came up with the Slanket 10 years ago in his college dorm room. "It was a cold night and I didn't want to expose even an inch of my body to the cold winter bite, so I cut a hole in my blanket," Clegg tells INSIDE EDITION.
Slanket. Snuggie. It's simply too much.

Somebody put a Magic Bullet in my brain.

1 comment:

coffee said...

sure enough the Snuggie infomercials draw in my attention like a magnet, though i haven't gotten the point of actually buying one yet