America needs a new holiday gift to unite the family. The Wii is so 2006. Monopoly takes too long. This year, the gift that could bring everyone together, literally, is the Family Blankeez.
"The blanket that covers up to 8 people!" says the advertisement. "With one sleeve at each end, 2 users can run a remote, feed snacks to others or hold a leash while walking the dog on the boardwalk."
The box states there's also a "handy remote lanyard" tucked inside as a bonus.
Alas, it's all a lie.
The Family Blankeez is a fake gift box from Prankpack.com, which specializes in empty boxes promising non-existent gifts inside, like the Pet Petter and Beer Beard. Yes, the Beer Beard is fake, too! So many great products just waiting to be manufactured...
“We understand that most gift boxes are boring and that gift bags are just plain evil," says Arik Nordby, Creative Director at 30 Watt, which makes the Prank Packs. He used to work for The Onion. Nordby suggests that you put a real gift inside the fake box, “Then you just sit back, watch them open it and revel in their half-hearted enthusiasm!” He says the surprise "helps move Aunt Linda’s party along.”
That's all well and good, except I actually want a Family Blankeez. Snuggie, this is your chance to take body blankets to the next level.
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