Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Blondie's Libations: Snuggie Pub Crawl

Lady Liberty'll Cut You!
The pub crawl I didn't even attend, and yet witnessed firsthand. During Saturday afternoon, while Brownie, Lawman, and I were sitting outside Amai, eating green tea cupcakes, soaking in the beauty of the spring day, we were surrounded by the Snuggie™ Pub Crawl. The ridiculousness of this brand of ridiculous is surely one of the signs of the apocalypse; another sign is Oprah being on Twitter.

Are those monkeys?
Apparently this also comes straight out of Chicago. two Chicagoians (?) got this wacky idea after watching a Snuggie™ commercial-personally, I think this should have died a happy death here, but maybe they weren't aware of that website. With a pub crawl firmly implanted in their consciousness, they placed the whole idea on the Internet. It went viral, and I decided the time had come to make friends with Jesus.

Snuggie Pub Crawl
For the New York version, what better neighborhood to have a pub crawl than Murray Hill, an awesome neighborhood currently being defaced by douchebaggery. The crawl went from up 3rd Avenue from 11th to 27th Street. How respectable businesses-yay, Motorino!-can't get liquor licenses, but this stretch of hell still exists is one of the many mysteries I ponder every day. I can't talk about this anymore. Here's the NY Daily News article. There are more photos here.


Zach said...

Currently being defaced? I'm pretty sure Murray Hill has always been Manhattan's preferred neighborhood for d-bags. At least it has been since my first visit in the 90s.

anna said...

ARG. The sad thing is, I know people in NY that would totally go to one of those (one is even a confirmed Snuggie owner). Stupid Snuggies/Slankets/etc.

Blondie said...

@Zach: Okay, currently can maybe mean for the past 30 years. It had to have been cool at some point.

@anna: you shouldn't open admit that you know these people.