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Dumbest. World. Record. Ever.

Mar 6, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

It’s a bit of stretch, both in reaching for a reference as well as making-sensically (see? I am now making up words to justify the upcoming line), but I’m pretty confident it is safe to say that It’s Always Stupid in Clevelandelphia.
That’s right. For some unknown reason, the geniuses running the Cleveland Cavaliers and the folks operating Quicken Loans Arena thought it would be a swell idea to break the world record for most people wearing a Snuggie in one place at one time And on Friday night, they did it! Brilliant!
Sure, a ham-fisted, punch-yourself-in-the-face sort of brilliance, but still.
This is without a doubt the dumbest thing I have ever seen. And if you dear Out of Bounds readers have learned anything about me over the past couple of months, it’s that I know stupid.

First of all, was this already a world record or would the record have been broken if 10 people simply elected to clothe themselves in the dumbest product ever invented? Apparently, according to Danny Girton, Jr., an adjudicator executive with the Guinness Book of World Records, this is the first time that someone thought this was a great idea. By simply attempting it, the record was theirs.
I have already exhausted myself coming to terms with the inherent ridiculousness of this gambit, so I don’t have the energy to explain exactly what occurred. Take it away, MSNBC:

All fans in attendance had a Snuggie placed on their seats prior to the game. During a timeout in the first quarter, fans were asked to wear the wine-colored blankets with arms for five minutes as a clock on the scoreboard counted down. Most everyone complied — except for one fan wearing a Celtics jersey and another who thought ahead and brought a Pistons Snuggie. The rest of the sellout crowd of more than 20,000 turned the Q into a sea of red blankets, counting down the final seconds and cheering as the world record clock expired.

The criteria, according to the aforementioned Danny Girton, Jr., was that “[a]t least 250 people have to participate, they must all wear their own Snuggie, they need to wear it for five minutes and they all must be the same color.” So there you go. Good on you, Cleveland.
As a guy always looking for an angle, because of this story, I have come up with my latest stunt: I am going to attempt to break the world record for most mayonnaise jars filled with urine kept by one person. I already have six, I wonder if that is sufficient. Yeah, I suppose I should just continue filling them. Just to be safe.
Cleveland sets Snuggie world record [MSNBC]

  1. Bigdc - Mar 6, 2010 at 8:44 PM

    Dumb? Yes. But you are writing about it. Besides, it is possibly the sweetest Snugie ever!!!!

  2. rodd - Mar 7, 2010 at 6:40 AM

    Cavs and Fox are winners and MSNBC and NBC are losers.

  3. James - Mar 7, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Dumb! ………… Dumb! Look whose talking ….. I mean writing! Try and beat that record! I dare you to wear 21,000 Snuggies yourself! I think it was a promotional boost went successful! If you got something negative to say about Cleveland, why not brag on George Steinbrenner catching the Cuyahoga River on fire! The fans in Cleveland has always been record breakers even before you were born! Oh, by the way, I live in California!

  4. RM - Mar 7, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    Each mayonnaise jar must contain the same amount of urine from a different person and all urine must be the same color. Sorry to ruin your record.