Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The ultimate Snuggie SMACKDOWN!

Okay - I have to admit that I didn't know about the Snuggie for a long while... apparently I just don't watch enough late night TV - but the first time KP said that we should get a Snuggie for Michelle Obama - I was a little worried that she'd have the virtual Secret Service coming down on ropes from the glass ceiling of her blog.  Why a glass ceiling - well, because it's ALWAYS cooler looking when they break through glass!  Seriously - the word "snuggie" was akin to the words "melvin" or "wedgie" - and I'm envisioning KP wearing her big blue blanket that she's always photographed in yanking Michelle's designer undies up to her sleeveless arms.

And then I got hit with a little insomnia and saw the infamous infomercial - OH, the snuggie IS the big blue blanket!
(Yep, she even wore it to Vegas)
Well, I have one word for you - COZY!
(I just HAD to be reading twilight for the photo...)

Seriously - a few years back my friend gave me the best Christmas present EVER... the Cozy...

Okay, so technically it's known as The Softie - and available at Sears only during the Christmas shopping Blitz.  Frankly I didn't look at the box when I got mine and gave it my own name which is better anyway :)

So... which is the better blanket?  Let's do a little comparison SHALL WE?

Warmth?
T - seriously guys, there are days when this blanket provides TOO MUCH warmth - I'll start sweating underneath it...  of course, because it's super versatile that means I can just flip it over so that the fuzzy side is out and the microfiber side is next to me... now it's just perfect...  Does YOUR blanket have a microfiber side KP?
KP - "I'm pretty sure the Snuggie creates a sauna effect, and it will help me lose even more weight!"
T - I take that as a no on the microfiber side...

Washability?
T - this thing is years old...  and still going strong.  The tag is looking a little ragged - but the rest is still beautiful and, well... cozy!
KP - "My Snuggie got around like the town slut.  Everyone wanted to try it on.  It loved all the attention.  You know, ladies, that thing hasn't been washed yet.  I'm just saying."
T - ummm, okay - we'll give that one to the Cozy - just out of principle...   (ewwww)

Actual Wearability:
T - I zip up the front, snap a few snaps and my formerly flat cozy becomes a robe - if that's not cool what is?  It even snaps around my ankles just in case I need to step over a puddle or two - no dragging in the water.  As a bonus - I never feel like I'm wearing a Hospital Gown because it has a BACK!  There's even INSTRUCTIONs just in case you can't figure it out!
KP - "The Snuggie is completely awesome and amazing! ... And by awesome and amazing, I mean completely ridiculous.  Seriously, it doesn't stay up!  There's no Velcro in the back!"
T - another point for the Cozy, boo-yah!

Versatility:
T - didn't I already mention that the heat factor is versatile?  And the fact that it can be a blanket, a throw (what does that mean anyway - it said it on the box), or a robe... very cool, very versatile...
KP - "Oh, Snuggie.  I am so disappointed in you.  I don't think my dream of teaching anger management in you will be possible."
The Onceler - "A Thneed's a Fine-Something-That-All-People-Need!  It's a shirt.  It's a sock.  It's a glove.  It's a hat.  But it has OTHER uses.  Yes, far beyond that.  You can use it for carpets.  For pillows!  For sheets!  Or Curtains! Or Covers for bicycle seats!"
T - Okay, who invited the Onceler... and seriously - did he miss the day in class when they were talking about overuse of exclamation points...

Price Comparison:
T - yikes... ummm... I bought one for a friend getting married...  at 50% off it was just $25... but worth EVERY penny!
KP - well... she didn't actually comment on the price - but she referred me to the official website, which has a video which advertises a price of 14.95 plus shipping and handling PLUS as an added bonus you'll receive a press and open book light.
The Onceler - "Just at that minute a chap came along, and he thought that the thneed I had knitted was great! He happily bought it for three ninety-eight.
T - okay, another round goes to the Thneed.  Crap!

Softness: 
T - oh... they don't make 'em softer - I could live in this thing... do you think they'd make pants out of this fabric for me?
KP - "I am completely naked under it."
The Onceler - "The touch of their tufts was much softer than silk, and they had the sweet smell of fresh butterfly milk!"
T - hey, Onceler - I don't think we asked for the smellability comments yet!  Whatever...
and KP, now I'm even MORE worried about the Snuggie's washability!

There you have it - everything you ever wanted to know about the Snuggie, the Cozy, and the Thneed.  It's up to you now which you put on your Christmas Wish-list...

and if you find a dealer for the Thneeds... just remember that they're not very environmentally conscious over there... Just saying... save the Truffula trees!

P.S. - I REALLY did take all of KP's quotes directly from her many posts about the Snuggie (I even got  her permission to use them!)- she's one of those girls that watches a lot of informercials... she's got the Bump-It AND the Sham-WOW...  but does she have a Magic Bullet or those cool knives that cut tomatoes so thin you can read through them... because I do! 

22 comments:

Kristina P. said...

The funny thing is, I don't even watch that many informercials! I was first turned onto the Snuggie by a blog reader of mine, and then it just snowballed. Once I did the Snuggie, people started asking me to try all sorts of thing.

Post for Monday? As Seen on TV about boobs.

Oh, and the Snuggie is even softer since I washed it. Like I said on my blog, Snuggies and Britney Spears concerts don't really mesh. Snuggie got a hangover that night.

I will say that the Cozy does sound amazing.

val of the south said...

I'm a tad partial since I have tried on Kristina's Snuggie (post britney washed thank heavens!) and you've never offered a try on of the Cozy...it does look darn cozy though!

Debbie said...

Haha my friend has been telling me all about the snuggie. I know what it is, but I still haven't seen the actual commercial. Love your post.

Considering what you were reading in your picture, you might want to check out my latest post on cranberryfries. I think you'll like it!

Megz said...

I had seen the Snuggie commercial about three months after seeing it spoofed all over the place. My favorite part is where the whole family is wearing one at a football game. Now I know what to get my kids for Christmas!

Anjeny said...

Very funny post. I'm cracking up too much here to put in any sensible comments so hummmp..yeah.

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

I agree with Anjeny, way too funny. I am trying to write a post on my blog about lunch and came here to link you up and got sucked in. Great job. I am sure Kristina is proud.

The Gibsons said...

too funny. I am glad you still love yours. I know have 2 since sloane and sometimes the boys keep steeling my other one. Chris almost bought me the other one for xmas but wasn't sure if I would like it or not.

SWIRL said...

anjeny I think with all our unseasonable weather we should market a hawaiian snuggy! with floral print!

love the comparisons!

Barbaloot said...

Love this post!! And I kind of think the snuggie/cozy would be SO great for reading. I hate being burrowed in my blanket and having to come out to turn pages. Such a bother:)

Also---I'm sure you're not the least bit surprised that I was elated to see the presence of the Oncelor and the great job you did in taking him down. He is an enemy to Barbaloots everywhere.

Heidi Ashworth said...

I'm rather appalled that you attended a party of bloggists but NOT mine. I'm feeling very snubbed. Plus, Kristina totally swore up and down that the Snuggy had been washed after the Britney thing. Now I don't know who to trust. (dramatic much?)

just the five of us said...

M keeps threatening to buy me one of those. You'd think living where it is warm I wouldn't need a snuggie, but alas, I am always cold.

Firefly said...

lol. awesome. You girls are hilarious with this whole thing. My favorite part of those late night adds is the part where they go, "but wait there's more! We'll add ANOTHER widget at no addition cost if you order NOW!" I admit I got sucked into a vacuum commercial the other day, it was like I'd been temporarily mesmerized.

The Crash Test Dummy said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha SO FUNNY! I would pick the Cozy. So much cuter. It matches your blog. And I love that you were reading Twilight!

T said...

KP - sorry for painting you as someone who has nothing better to do than watch late night infomercials... but I'm definitely stopping by on Monday!

and yes... she washed it... but at the TIME the quote was accurate... (the time being last February)

Kristina P. said...

SO, I just posted about the Swine Flu, and how the SNuggie will protect you from it. Score one more for the Snuggie!

Stupid Cozy.

Melinda said...

My sister in law has a Cozy, and I've tried on Kristina's Snuggie...hmmmmmm, I don't want to pick which one's better, I don't want enemies on either side!!! I'm so scared now!!!

(thanks for the comment! You rock!)

wendy said...

OH this is a smack down for sure. You guys need to start a bloggy debate ---DO IT.
I am so glad you stopped by my blog, I have seen you on other peoples, and am glad to be in your circle.

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H.K. said...

Just when I was going to get me a Snuggie, there's a COZY! What to do? What to do? I'll just have to buy two!

April said...

Said day in my life....I remember commercials for the Cozy....I need a life! Oh, and they need to destroy all of them! Just saying! A blanket, is a blanket, is a blanket.....the snaps would get cold. The Snuggie falls off....they both lose yet win, because they are so ridiculous!

Speaker for the Humming Fish said...

I agree that the Once-Ler needed to go down, but I also have to say that his product was VASTLY superior, in both quality and price, to the Cozy and the Snuggy (spelled that way it seems like a Sesame Street animal, doesn't it)? He may have slaughtered the environment for many years creating those things, but he is also the reason that they were all saved, and survive today... plus, his radio-phone transformed the industry. The guy did a lot of good.

(That said, if I had to choose, I'd go cozy...)

Kristina P. said...

OK, I found it!