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.

3 comments:

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.