You Say Commie Like It’s A Bad Thing.

Ban T-Shirts on the use of the word commie:

If you ever get called a “commie” then this T-shirt is for you. Of course most people who use the word “commie” have no idea what communism actually is, or anarchism, socialism, liberalism, libertarianism, or any other political theory: they just think that anyone who disagrees with their ideas is a “commie”. So getting called a commie is usually a sign that you’re doing something right.

Agreed.

You Say Commie Like It’s A Bad Thing is available now from Ban T-Shirts for $20.

Worm Magic

I’ve been a long time fan of Glennz Tees for some time now, and so I feel quite bad for missing some of his recent T-Shirt releases. Luckily, artist Glenn Jones just released his latest design. Worm Magic features a worm stuck in the core of an apple and then cut in half. What happens? The worm survives the cut – magic! Of course, in real life, this isn’t always the case! Usually, if you cut the worm towards the posterior (the side opposite to that of the head), it will often times grow back the tail. If you make the cut too close to the anterior end (the head) then it will likely die. Now the big question, what happens if you cut the worm in half? A worm cut in half is likely to die!

Worm Magic is available now from Glennz Tees for $19.95.

Collaborate & Dream: Oven Fresh Dreams X Yema Yema

I’ve been a fan of the Oven Fresh Dreams Collaborate & Dream series for a long time now. Recently, Mr. EasyBake (the man behind the brand), unveiled the latest addition to this collection. The T-Shirt is a collaboration between OFD and Yema Yema. If you haven’t heard of Yema Yema then you definitely need to get out from under that rock and check out her stuff. Yema Yema specializes in crazy monster-ish creature-based designs that are super fun. In the OFD calloborate tee she uses this strength to turn Mr. EasyBakes passion of cooking into a work of art. Think cookies gone insane!

The artistic mind who brought this shirt to life is none other than the talented Yema. She is a mother and a full-time graphic designer/illustrator. I had the pleasure of meeting her through my network of t-shirt buddies and I am forever grateful. Yema’s style is fun and youthful, which is why we get along so well. Ever since I started baking under Oven Fresh Dreams, I have felt very “alive” and working with Yema took that feeling a notch further. The art of baking is similar to designing because it allows you to make your dreams into a delicious looking reality!

The shirt isn’t available for sale just yet, but when it does you can be sure that I’ll let you know about it. If the other tees in the OFD store are any indication, you can expect to spend about $24.99 for the tee.

By the way, I highly suggest that you check out the official Oven Fresh Dreams Tumblr. It will make you drool.

As a side note, I thought this was pretty cool. It’s printed useable parchment paper featuring step-by-step instructions on how to make a pie crust. It was created by Ashley Ross of the Pastry Training Center (Vancouver, B.C.) to promote classes. Nifty!

Limited Edition Fur Face Diggler by Fur Face Boy

Our Friend Ha Mai, founder and creator of Fur Face Boy, has got to be one of the MOST passionate people that I know. When he loves something, he really loves it. And let me tell you, he fucking loves the Dallas Mavericks.

“F YEA!!! After SO many years of agony, torment and waiting –the 3 J’s, Terry Davis, Roy Tarpley, Doug Smtih, Lorenzo Williams, Popeye Jones, Toni Braxton, Jim Cleamons, Ross Perot Jr., Frank Zaccanelli, Cherokee Parks, Chris Anstey, Chris Gatling, Samaki Walker, Shawn Bradley, Gary Trent, Robert Pack, Dennis Rodman, Erick Strickland, Howard Eisley, Calvin Booth, Don Nelson, Avery Johnson, the Big 3, the Golden Nuggets, the one game only pewter jerseys, the Antwins, the ’06 Finals, the Golden State debacle, player after player, let down after let down, meltdown after meltdown –MY Dallas Mavericks put the beat down on the Evil Empire to FINALLY win an NBA Championship! And to celebrate MY Mavs winning it all, the FUR FACE DIGGLER is back, only this time…..as a CHAMPION!” -The Fur Face Boy, Ha Mai

I’m happy for you bro. And to celebrate, why don’t all of you Dallas Mavericks / Fur Face Boy fans go and pick up a very limited edition Fur Face Diggler T-Shirt. It’s only available for sale until Wednesday, June 15.

The FUR FACE DIGGLER (Champion Edition) tee will be available through PRE-ORDER ONLY until Wednesday, June 15 at 11:59pm (CST), so be sure to secure this LIMITED-TIME tee today before time runs out! Shirts are scheduled to ship out to YOU on Saturday, June 18th.

PS: If you love this Fur Face Boy T-Shirt then you’ll LOVE an upcoming post that I’ve got planned. You see, while I was in the academic jungles preparing for my Dissertation Defense, Fur FaceBoy sent me a box. In that Fur Face Box was a treasure trove of Fur Face Boy T-Shirts. I haven’t forgotten about that box and I am excited to share with all of you the contents! To be continued…

Miami Herald Congratulates Miami Heat For Winning NBA Championship

Well, sort of. Actually, the premature and incorrect congratulations came from Macy’s, who, unfortunately ran an ad prematurely notifying Miami Herald readers that Heat Championship T-Shirts were now available for sale at Miami Macy’s locations. Hah! That’s pretty funny considering that 1. the Heat  didn’t win the 2011 NBA championship, and 2. the Heat  didn’t win the 2011 NBA championship.

I have to say that I did watch the Finals with a close eye and am very happy that the Dallas Mavericks finally won an NBA championship. I’m happy for Dirk Nowitzki and I am happy for Jason Kidd, two players that I have been following for a very long time. In fact, throughout the playoffs, I was reppin’ a vintage Kidd replica jersey circa 1994. It’s about damn time that the both of the won some hardware.

By the way, if you’re interested in picking up an official Dallas Mavericks 2011 NBA Championship T-Shirt, you can grab one now at the NBA Store.

With that said, in 2012 it will be all about one red Rose and the Chicago Bulls.

Nothing Better Than Young Lovers

There’s nothing better than young lovers. Then again, young lovers turned old lovers over time is pretty awesome as well. Having said that, both of these T-Shirts from Young Lovers are made with the finest premium ultra-soft combed ringspun 100% cotton. Even better, only 100 of each T-Shirt design from Young Lovers is ever made so each shirt is a limited print.

Two particular Young Lovers T-Shirts caught my eye, Dylan X Beethoven and Anonymous Mona. First, what a fucking brilliant move to mash-up two of the greatest musicians of all time into one epic silhouette. Second, I’m not sure what’s more haunting, Mona Lisa with her ambiguous face or Mona Lisa without her ambiguous face.

Both T-Shirts are available now from Young Lovers for $48.

I’m Back! Say Hello To Dr. Gonzales!

Hey Guys! Hope everyone has been doing awesome. Some of you regular readers may have noticed that I’ve been blogging  and doing video reviews pretty inconsistently over the last 6 months. There’s a perfectly good reason, and it’s not because I’ve fallen out of love with indie T-Shirts. Over the last couple of months I’ve been making the final push towards finishing graduat school, defending my dissertation and earning my Ph.D. in Psychology. Well, I am happy to say that I have finally completed this particularly grueling journey in my life and am now Dr. (or Professor) Coty J. Gonzales. How awesome is that?!

I thought that it was appropriate that I mentioned this life accomplishment on this blog, for two reasons. First, I started this blog as a way to de-stress way back in 2008 when I completed my Masters thesis defense. So in many ways, this T-Shirt blog exists because of my academic pursuits. Second, I’ve developed a lot of awesome relationships with YOU – the readers of this blog. I’ve shared with you some of the greatest moments in my life over the last couple of years, and this one might be the biggest so far.

With that said, we can now get back to blogging!

Here’s a pic of me after I successfully completed my defense. I didn’t wear a T-Shirt, but I did wear an awesome Johnny Cupcakes tie (you can kind of see it in the pic). Hey, I had to “tie” in the indie T-Shirt world somehow!

Here’s a pic of me with my Dissertation advisor. You can see the Johnny Cupcakes tie a lot better in this one!