167. SWAT Snuggies: Coming To A Precinct Near You

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I’m thinking that Chris “SWAT” Bain needs himself a “SWAT Snuggie.” The 28 year-old SWAT Team Officer was practically begging for one after his introduction on ABC’s Bachelor Pad last night. He appeared to have no problem allowing a camera crew to film him watching past episodes of The Bachelorette from his couch while wearing all plaid pjs and sipping on a glass of red wine (the candles add a nice touch):

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Making him a SWAT Snuggie can’t be that hard to produce when Harry Potter-themed Snuggies already exist. Maybe this idea will take off and all the officers will start buying them. They could use them during stake outs to keep warm. We could even make K-9 SWAT Snuggies (awwwww). Yep, there’s definitely multiple uses there. For now, I’m just going to have to sit back and watch the rest of the idiotic contestants on Bachelor Pad duke it out (and make out) for the $250,000 prize. I’m cheersing you, Chris, for being the first to be voted off. Did I mention I’m currently wearing my Snuggie? Maybe we’re a match made in ridiculous inventions that have made a lot of money heaven.

58. Want to be more active in your Snuggie?

Now you can!

If you’re sick of using blankets to keep yourself warm when doing fun activities like jogging or picking clothes out for the day, then Snuggie College is perfect for you!

Check out this Snuggie spoof my Comedy in Media group made over the weekend:

4. A few inventions that might be so stupid they’re brilliant

Look how happy, relaxed, and spirited he looks!

We’ve all seen those ridiculous informercials on TV for completely useful useless products.  But how is it that these useless products have created entire stores called “As Seen On TV?”  Because people are buying them.  We made fun of the Snuggie, but in reality, how many Americans actually own one?  Millions.  4 million Snuggies were sold in 2009 to be exact.  There are even Doggie Snuggies and Custom Snuggies available now (hence spin offs like the Slanket and I can’t even go into the marketing behind Forever Lazy).  Still I’ve bought a Snuggie. Actually, I bought 5.  I got 5 University of Oregon themed Snuggies last Christmas for my immediate family.  I “snuggled” in my Snuggie at the Rose Bowl (Go Ducks!) and kept it wrapped around me until I got to the parking lot. Supporting my team while staying warm at the same time?  Score!

Some other completely insane but useful items that have been circling “The Book,” (which I’ve recently learned is what many people refer to as Facebook these days) include the following:

Possible tag line: “Leave Your Cork At Home.” Anyone else think they should have used white wine for this?

The Office Sleeping Bag, Possible Tag Line: “The Office Sleeping Bag: Go Ahead. Your Boss Will Never Notice.”

Not creepy at all. Why do I feel like that guy just peed himself.

Check out these smaller inventions that were recently marketed. Personally, I like #3 and #10.