January 13, 2011

"For the people who believe that readjusting the Snuggie when you move from the Barcolounger to the mobility scooter is too much work..."

"... comes the Forever Lazy, described as : 'the one piece, lie around, lounge around, full body lazy wear!'"... observes Manolo, adding:
Many thanks to the Manolo’s internet friend Anne for altering him to this.
That's not a reference to me. Anne with an e would be a misspelling, referring to me. But he does have have a typo there. He's thanking Anne "for altering him." I'm sure he means "alerting," but it's a nice Freudian slip, since those giant fleece onesies will destroy your manhood.

56 comments:

edutcher said...

The only men who were altered worked in harems. I hear they didn't like it.

The Crack Emcee said...

Those giant fleece onesies will destroy your manhood.

Let me guess:

You're buying one for Meade.

Hey, he started it!

MadisonMan said...

from the line: For those times when you feel romantic

Yeah, nothing makes someone think about romance more than a huge jumpsuit made of pink fleece.

SteveR said...

Those giant fleece onesies will destroy your manhood.

Were it that simple.

Scott M said...

I made so much fun of the Snuggy commercials last year that, surprise, surprise, I got three of them for Christmas. Thus is the mode of my family's sense of humor.

E.M. Davis said...

From Manolo: "Put on the Crocs, and head out for the night on the town…Walmart, Applebys, Chuck E. Cheese. The world is your oyster!

Or, stay in and make the sloppy joes! Recline in front of the fire with the one you love; the romantic evening, just the two of you. When the Budweiserly nectar you’ve been sipping puts you and your partner in the mood, you’ll really appreciate the front-and-back, double-zippered hatches!"

Better get one in the correct size, otherwise it's a Bitter Clinger.

chuck b. said...

I never think of you as "Ann". You're just "Althouse" to me.

prairie wind said...

I can't tell which is worse--the Lazy Lounger or the Stella McCartney ad with the woman in what would be an acceptable suit jacket if it weren't paired with hotpants.

c3 said...

Another reason why our healthcare costs continue to skyrocket.

BJM said...

The Forever Lazy site employs the usual man=stoopid marketing meme, note the perky, industrious women and the slothful, fridge raiding men.

Another redundant product chasing a non-existent problem, why would I buy this when I already have comfy cotton fleece sweats and flannel and/or knit lounging jammies?

It this thing polyester or synthetic fabric? If so it must be laden with flame retardant too. Icky poo.

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rhhardin said...

Obviously he has not tried Crocs.

They're very comfortable, and save you probably a year of life in time spent putting them on in the morning.

Get the no-holes ones for winter.

Actually I wear supermarket knock-off Crocs, $8.99.

They're also the longest-lasting shoe I've every had.

They're very bad for walking on uneven ground or hills, though. But this is Ohio.

Scott M said...

.I guess they are big sellers in the thrift shops

Here we go again with the class warfare. Welfare recipients are lazy, are they?

lol

Coketown said...

They are adult-sized feety pajamas without the feet. Version two will have the feet, be available in star-and-moon print, and have a trap door around back.

BJM said...

Sorry, too many windows open...reposting.

@Scott

I have a relative who gifts these things and I'm sure a FL is on my birthday gift horizon.

Donate them to the Salvos or Goodwill. They eagerly accept new ones in the package, I guess they are big sellers in the thift shops.

chickelit said...

..it's a nice Freudian slip, since those giant fleece onesies will destroy your manhood.

Hee!

Paul Brinkley said...

In a couple hundred years, they will have retired fuchsia, grey, and all other colors in preference to simple red and blue.

edutcher said...

Since everyone is taking the subject more seriously than I would have guessed, there's an an alternative (no, I haven't got any money in it):

The Slanket, a higher quality version of the same concept. It was, apparently, the original design and the Snuggie simply copied the idea with much better marketing and cheaper material - I was exposed to the whole history of the thing in a marketing class a little over a year.

Methadras said...

Meh, I'm to lazy to put it on because it looks like to much work. just give me a nice blanket any day.

John Burgess said...

@MadisonMan: Never heard of Furries? They might beg to differ.

But if your boat doesn't steam in that directions, it's okay. There are other paraphilias to keep you warm.

BJM said...

@Scott

Was that necessary? Perhaps you're unclear on the concept. The thrift shops also provide funds that assist the needy, poor and disabled, that's why they are in middle class shopping areas as well as poor neighborhoods. Different locations have different missions.

I donate good, extra stuff that is cluttering up shelves but seldom used, to my local Goodwill and it appears in the thrift shop at the front of the building in our middle-class downtown.

Stuff that needs simple repair, such as a lamp cord, they send to their own workshops where they employ the disabled and disadvantaged. Items that aren't in usable condition, such as very worn clothing are bulk recycled. Fabric rag is a profitable recycle product for charities.

I've checked out the Goodwill thrift shop quite often for out of print books (they are famous for cheap, clean used books) since my student days and for collectibles. I recently found an almost perfect 16" x 20" volume of Redouté rose prints for $12.

The store is always full of students looking for text books and funky clothes (80's stuff is in high demand right now), middle class mom's and seniors looking for books and bargains. I recently bought a braided cotton rug, a workshop product, for the kitchen.

When I retired I also donated all of my expensive work clothes, handbags and shoes to an outreach program that outfits poor women entering the workforce, so they have nice clothes for interviews and work. I guess that was classist of me too.

Scott M said...

@BJM

the "lol" at the bottom denoted a joke. Jokes are seldom necessary, but I enjoyed it. I kill me.

EDH said...
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BJM said...

@Scott

The perfect example of why one should read twice, post once.

ricpic said...

No snuggies for you!

--Perfect Chinese Mom To Daughter

Scott M said...

Don't sweat it. In point of fact, my well-to-do inlaws shop at thrift stores all the time. I don't mind the odd piece they bring over for me. I just don't want a tshirt someone died in.

Freeman Hunt said...

I've always made fun of the Snuggie. In the commercials, the wearers always looked like suburban druids.

Then my husband and I got one as a white elephant Christmas gift, in leopard print no less. We spent the rest of the winter fighting over it at night during movie time. Despite its usefulness, it had to otherwise live in the closet as an article of secret shame.

Maybe we need a Siamese Slanket.

EDH said...

Problem is the fatter you get the more you resemble a Teletubby.

Freeman Hunt said...

That Forever Lazy thing just looks horrible.

If Despair had a costume.

Scott M said...

@Freeman

Hysterical. I point people to Dispair's website all the time. Granted, the joke is wearing off the further we get from widespread use of those inspiration posters (there were EVERYWHERE in the Air Force circa early 90's), but they are good enough and funny enough to still warrant use.

I've got one in my son's room. It's the lone stormtrooper in full costume, seated at a table with a tv remote nearby, head in hands. The caption is "REGRETS: Those were the droids you were looking for"

Hysterical.

Just Lurking said...

Embrace your inner infant.

(But if you're a guy, don't try to change it's diaper. See Althouse below.)

AJ Lynch said...

I got an Iggles snuggie for Xmas. It's great for watching TV and you can lower the heat by 5 degrees so what is not to like.

And shoot Althouse has said she keeps the heat at 60 degrees ? So they need a snuggie once that honeymoon heat cools off a bit in 3-4 years.

Freeman Hunt said...

What if you came home, and your spouse was wearing a Forever Lazy? That could put people off sex for years.

Shanna said...

We saw this commercial over christmas. They had people wearing these things at a tailgating party! Awful.

Although I did give in last year and get a snuggie. It was really cold...but everybody knows you wouldn't take that thing outside of the house.

Freeman Hunt said...

...but everybody knows you wouldn't take that thing outside of the house.

Except if you were headed to a coven.

Fred4Pres said...

Men are presumed criminals. It is the new "driving while black."

Fred4Pres said...

Opps, wrong thread on that last comment. My bad.

Shanna said...

have a trap door around back.

I hate to break it to you, but I think this thing has some sort of zipper...

Freeman, my snuggie is the leopard print one, too...

Freeman Hunt said...

Freeman, my snuggie is the leopard print one, too...

Heh. The closest Snuggie gets to haute couture.

Paul Brinkley said...
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Paul Brinkley said...

That's why there's as many wiccans as there are. Lax dress code. You'll never see Sartorialist at a coven.

wv: phexem - prob'ly something they do at those covens, I'll bet

PatCA said...

"What Not to Wear" will go crazy when they see this.

Methadras said...

BJM said...

The Forever Lazy site employs the usual man=stoopid marketing meme, note the perky, industrious women and the slothful, fridge raiding men.


Yes, that's called institutionalized misandry. It's rife all over media and marketing.

Scott M said...

Yes, that's called institutionalized misandry. It's rife all over media and marketing.

Hotbutton issue...must...control...fist of...death...

William said...

Thanks for posting this comfort-fashion forward item. I would recommend the darker colors in order to hide the bbq stains....In my lifetime, the greatest technological achievement was the remote control. Many younger readers will find it hard to believe but there was a time when the only option was to watch the commercial or get up and change the channel. The remote control inalterably changed life for the better for all Americans. However, it is now time for another quantum jump. How about a voice activated remote control so that it is no longer necessary to reach for it and press all those buttons......The posturepedic mattress with adjustable settings is also a blessing. You don't have to adjust pillows or move from the chair to the bed in order to find the most comfortable position while watching TV. But here again a voice activated remote control would be of help.....It is good to see that America's innovative genius is being applied to comfort clothes instead of putting all those damn buttons on phone.

Coketown said...

Shanna: It's not a legitimate trap-door unless it is fastened with just two, over-sized buttons.

And I suspect a LOT more people have snuggies than are willing to admit it. I got a snuggie-like item from Cabella's for Christmas last year and got more use out of that thing than anything else. It wasn't convenient like a snuggie, though; it has this elaborate fastening mechanism that used zippers and buttons. Zipper up the legs, fasten the flaps over the shoulders to the waist with buttons. Really odd, but so cozy.

DON'T FORGET: THE SNUGGIE SUTRA MAKES AN EXCELLENT COMPANION TO THE SNUGGIE.

jamboree said...

John Lennon supposedly described heroin as feeling ''like a baby wrapped in cotton wool and floating in warm water."

I'm just saying - those Walmart/Applebys types in the Barcoloungers wearing their Forever Lazies might also be snorting some Xanax bars.

It's all converging on the same area in the brain..

traditionalguy said...

There is something about that 60 year old girl.

The Grand Inquisitor said...

Check your own comments for errors before you mock someone else's error.

TWYK

dont tread 2012 said...

@Freeman
@Coketown

LOL. I think we agree that wearing a snuggie is a basic expression of resignation. Going siamese or Kama Sutra is snuggie zealotry.

Now there's BLANKET:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMzv_rnU5l0

jr565 said...

The only men who were altered worked in harems. I hear they didn't like it.


"He is a eunech."
"He...is a eunuch"
"He's dead!"

Scott M said...

"Bob...oh, Bob. Do we have a hole this man might fill?"

Ed Bush said...

When you order your Forever Lazies, make sure you have a matching helmet.
If you don't Meade can fashion one out of bubble wrap, duct tape and Krylon paint in the color of your choice.

Laze away, baby!

John Burgess said...

---@Freeman Hunt: That could put people off sex for years.

Do you lack imagination? There's plenty of room in that outfit for two people at the same time. Maybe even three!

John Lynch said...

Geez, just turn up the heat and stay in your underwear. Less scratchy.

shana said...

Because heating costs have been so expensive in the UK this winter, many people on fixed incomes, like older folks, have been unable to keep warm. The government has been giving advice, like "eat at least one hot meal every day." But if you can't afford to heat your house because of high fuel taxes, this is a great option for you! (Dignity not included.)