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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Doesn’t Know Why People Wear Pajamas

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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In what was a serious lack of brain power last night on Twitter, MSNBC host Chris Hayes announced that he has no idea why humans wear pajamas.

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The whole perplexity began when Guardian columnist Jessica Valenti crowdsourced a question from her 4-year-old.

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Thank God for BuzzFeed‘s NATIONAL EDITOR Adam Serwer, who came up with this straightforward response in what is an incredibly dumb conversation.

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Others also had dumb ideas to add. Without a shred of confidence in his answer, Boston Globe‘s Michael Cohen asked, “Because they’re comfortable?” Comedian Jesse Berney, who writes for Blue Nation Review, tried to be funny, but, well, wasn’t. “Duh you guys everyone knows the monsters under the bed who eat bad children can’t get through pajamas,” he wrote. WaPo‘s Adam Kushner answered the question by asking sheepishly, “We do?”

Hayes was certainly a big defender of “Pajama Boy,” who was rolled out in an ad campaign by Organization for Action in support of President Obama‘s Affordable Care Act. It was even rumored that Hayes may have fathered Pajama Boy with his MSNBC colleague Rachel Maddow. (We cannot verify any of this.)


Hayes may not understand pajamas. But he certainly understands the importance of a good sweater. As some may recall, in his very first sweet in April, 2007, Hayes confessed, “Looking out the window and quietly crying into my sweater.”

Aren’t we all relieved Twitter exists?