Glennz Daily Fix + The Save Wave

Beer bong? Try coffee bong.

The Daily Fix is available now from Glennz Tees for $19.95.

And while you’re picking up he Daily Fix from Glennz, why not check out the Save Wave selections, with tees priced from $13.95 to $18.95. T-Shirts in the Save Wave are shuffled regularly.

Abe’s Civil War After Party

We’ve seen a lot of Abraham Lincoln themed T-Shirt over the last fews years. I guess it’s his quirky awkwardness that makes him such an appealing T-Shirt subject. Needless to say, there have been some hits and some misses. Abe’s Civil War After Party by Cake & Rockets and is definite hit. It’s not just a hit, it’s freakin’ awesome! It’s reminiscent of the iconic Threadless tee, The Communist Party by Tom Burns. But I’ll go one better and say that it’s even better than that Burn’s classic. How so? I mean come one, we’ve got peeps from the good ol’ US of A. And at the center of the madness is arguably one of the greatest presidents ever, Abraham Lincoln. And did you know that he was also a Vampire Hunter? Hell yeah. I love him even more now knowing that he indulges in beer pong during his down time.

Abe’s Civil War Party by Santiago Sanchez is available now from Cake & Rockets for $19.99.

Liquid Courage + The Top 5 College Bars In America

If you’re a college student or have graduated from college then you know that local college bars are an integral part of the university experience. For me, that place was Magoo’s. Located on the ubiquitous University Avenue, Magoo’s was the only watering hole that mattered for University of Hawaii students. It was old, dingy and smelled of drunken good times. Oh, Magoo’s also had a load of beer on tap and the popular $5 pitcher was a popular drink for cash starving students. I always had the same thing, a pitcher of Pyramid Hefeweizen – the smoothness of wheat bear!

In any case, Complex Magazine put together a list of some of the best college bars in the nation. Here are the top 5 college bars in America:

5. Kilroy’s on Kirkwood (Indiana University Bloomington)

“Classic video games and a special that makes just about everything on Wednesdays cost two dollars? If we didn’t know any better, we’d accuse Kilroy’s of targeting 12-year-olds on allowance day. Which would be highly illegal, but kind of gangster all the same.”

4. Smokey Joe’s (University of Pennsylvania)

“Their “Dog Day” afternoon special, $1 hot dogs and $2 draughts, is perfect for two things: a) unwinding after a hard morning of classes, and b) taking some years off your life. Which is OK; the late years are all forgetty and wrinkly anyway.”

3. Beacon Hill Pub (BC/BU/Harvard/MIT)

“Pop a shot (basketball) and have a shot (probably Jameson) at this dingy dive on the backside of Beacon Hill. It’s not really claimed by any of the city’s many schools because no one really wants it. Nevertheless, an institution.”

2. Catacombs (University of Colorado)

“Beneath the Bolderado Hotel and out of the buzz of Pearl Street there’s a subterranean bar with tasty cheap brews and a big-ass dance floor. That should be enough to pique your interest.”

1. Duffy’s Tavern (University of Nebraska)

“Duffy’s has a fire pit, live music (Nirvana played there once), fishbowl-sized cocktails and it’s…in Nebraska? Wait, we’d better double check this… yep. It rules.”

And all of that leads us to this T-Shirt. It’s called Liquid Courage and it was designed by college student David Smith for Rethink Clothing. Rest assured that beer will help to solve any ailment that involves a lack of confidence. Order up a pint at your institutions watering hole and build up some liquid courage! Although this T-Shirt will not boost your liquid courage levels per se, it will make for a great conversation piece while you are sucking down those pints.

Liquid Courage is available now from Rethink Clothing in Creme and Heather colorways for $16.99 (but you can score 20% off your entire order if you use the coupon code COTY at checkout).

TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment Week 3

Every day I come up with a new witty Threadless TypeTees Slogan in hopes of earning a Threadless Alumni Club Medal of Honor. At the end of every week I post a round up of that weeks slogans here on my blog. What can you do to help the cause? Vote! Just click on a slogan (preferably all of them) and then vote by click “I’d Wear It!” – it’s that simple! If you want to see and vote for all of my slogans then just click here or on that photo of me with the Rockband guitar. Vote for me and I will make you an awesome bowl of tomato bisque soup if ever we meet in real life.

TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment

Week 3 (January 15 2010 to January 21 2010):

Even Bigfoot knows that the Abominable Snowman doesn’t exist.

I had to resubmit this logo because the original had a typo – oops! [NOTE: If you voted on this slogan on the past please vote again using this link, the older version had a typo :( a big boo boo for any TypeTees submission.]

Nothing clarifies the mind like meditation, beer and failure.

And sometimes a really, really long timeout works wonders as well.

I’d love to have interchangeable facial features sans potato.

Of course Mr. Potato Head was the inspiration for this slogan! I’m excited for Toy Story 3, anyone else share in my excitement? Plus, if facial features were interchangeable, would that make makeup obsolete? I wonder.

Decanting sounds like a very, very naughty word.

I’ve been reading up on wine a lot (for my drink culture blog check out Call Me Thirsty) and I realized that “decanting” sounds like something a very naughty person would do. Decanting. Say that ten times and you’ll feel sooo dirty.

Toe jams keep me from walking in other people’s shoes.

So I came up with this slogan as I was doing some blogging. It just popped in my head. I liked it and so it’s todays slogan! This slogan makes me sad because I had my wisdom teeth pulled out, all 4 of em, when I was 16!

Donating blood has its benefits: free snacks.

I’m not a big fan of needles being punctured into my skin so when someone suggested a few weeks ago that I donate blood I was taken aback. But then I thought about it … I get to save a life and I score free snacks at the end. Awesome!

Soap: curing foul mouths since 2200 BC.

Growing up, did you parents ever stick a bar of soap in your mouth whenver you dropped the F bomb? Mine never did but I reckon that millions of kids have starting with the Ancient Babylonian kids in 2200 BC! LOL.

TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment Week 2

Every day I come up with a new witty Threadless TypeTees Slogan in hopes of earning a Threadless Alumni Club Medal of Honor. At the end of every week I post a round up of that weeks slogans here on my blog. What can you do to help the cause? Vote! Just click on a slogan (preferably all of them) and then vote by click “I’d Wear It!” – it’s that simple! If you want to see and vote for all of my slogans then just click here or on that photo of me with the Rockband guitar. Vote for me and I will make you an awesome grilled cheese sandwich if ever we meet in real life.

TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment

Week 2 (January 8 2010 to January 14 2010):

Permanent markers: A drunk man’s worst enemy.

Flipping through Facebook I noticed an album of a drunk friend who had unfortunately passed out while his friends were in the possession of permanent markers. Such a shame!

Multi-touch reinvented the way I twiddle my thumbs.

Here’s a slogan for all of you iPhone using people. Now your twiddling thumbs have a purpose – swipe, pinch, zoom like never before!

Even Bigfoot knows that the Abominable Snowman doesn’t exist.

It’s only logical that the Abominable Snowman doesn’t exist, especially if Bigfoot says so. [NOTE: If you voted on this slogan on the past please vote again using this link, the older version had a typo :( a big boo boo for any TypeTees submission.]

I’d sing my heart out but I think that would be kinda painful.

So, American Idol just started and I thought, gee, if I was on American Idol I was definitely give it my all. But to sing my heart out? Come on, that’s a little too much of me to give!

All of my wisdom is tucked away in the corners of my mouth.

So I came up with this logo as I was blogging a little bit. It just popped in my head. I liked it and so it’s todays slogan! This slogan makes me sad because I had my wisdom teeth pulled out, all 4 of em, when I was 16!

There’s no I in TEAM but T, E, A, and M are pretty darn good.

I’m not sure how I came up with this slogan, but I think, I think, that it came to me today when I heard someone on the radio say the famous line, There’s No I In Team. Although there’s no I, I think that the other letters in TEAM are not too shabby. I myself am a fan of T and A. :)

Actually, microphones aren’t small and can’t even make any calls.

Don’t you think the word microphone is a misnomer? I think so. First of all, they aren’t even micro at the very least nor do they allow you to dial out! I want a refund.

TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment Week 10 and 11

Hello all! Coty Loves Threadless will be delayed a day – it’ll be up tomorrow morning for sure so check back for that if you came here expecting to watch a new episode! The good news is the return of my TypeTees Slogan-A-Day Experiment! Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about this little project of mine! I’ve included Vegas week and last week in this one post. And just so you know, it’s Week 11 and I still have not gotten a print! It’s ok, I still love you, Threadless! To see all of my slogans and to vote for them check out my Threadless profile page. Vote for me and I will make you an awesome avocado burger if ever we meet in real life.

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Week 11:

Instead of shouting I prefer to write in CAPS.

Except of course when I am driving. When I drive I yell a lot! Passengers wonder why I yell, especially since the driver that I am yelling at can’t hear me.

You provide the cheese and I’ll provide the grill.

With all of my grilled cheese references you guys should know by now how much I love this American delicacy!

Toilet paper inspires me to be clean.

Doesn’t it inspire you?

I never know when to use apostrophy’s.

I actually do, but I thought this would be a witty entry.

When will mechanical pencils write for themselves?

I love using mechanical pencils! Because no matter what, the tip always stays sharp. No sharpening required. Unless of course you run out of lead. Then you need a back up plan!

The key to life is locked in a safe.

What is the key to life for you? I’m interested to know.

Psssst, wanna know a secret?

I wonder how many people would actually want to know “a secret” if I wore this shirt in public.

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laFraise vs. Bacardi Contest

The popular French T-Shirt contest site, laFraise, is holding a special contest with  one of the most popular producers of rum, Bacardi. I have to admit that I have had my share of Bacardi 151 shots so I am definitely no stranger to this Bermuda based spirits company. 

Your mission for the contest is to create 2 typical characters representing the personality of BACARDI LIMÒN and BACARDI RAZZ, two of their popular flavored rums. 

Bacardi will host an exhibition in Hamburg, Germany on July 11 featuring 10 to 15 design entries. A winning design will be chosen for both the BACARDI LIMÒN and BACARDI RAZZ characters. Each winner will receive 3000 € for his design. Please see below for the official rules. 

laFraise vs. Bacardi Contest

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The Social Media Sommelier

Here’s a great interview that Chris Morrow from iReport did with the popular wine guru and social media expert, Gary Vaynerchuk. In the short video Gary talks a little about Twitter and more importantly, Search.Twitter, and how we can use this tool to optimize our personal brands. 

I have to admit that I am a huge fan of Gary and he was a big inspiration for me starting this blog. Anyone else out there reading this dig what @garyvee is doing? 

And of course, I must include a T-Shirt in the post, so here we go, some Gary Vaynerchuk inspired tees:

All three of these tee can be picked up from Wine Library. The first one is called lurker and it’s the perfect tee for those of us who, well, love to lurk. It’s normally priced at $15.99 but is on sale for just $9.99. 

Lurker by Gary Vaynerchuk

OAK MONSTER! Gary loves to talk about that Oak Monster and if you’re a fan of the Oak Monster this is the tee that you should rock. Unfortunately, it’s sold out – Booo!

Oak Monster by Gary Vaynerchuk

And finally, it’s the Fruit Bomb! And who doesn’t like a good fruit bomb once in a while, I know I don’t mind it at all. If you’re into over the top fruit bomb wines then pick up this Wine Library tee for $14.99. 

Fruit Bomb

Adios Mother …

Have you ever had an AMF? OK, you might be a bit confused as to what an AMF is so let me explain. An AMF, short for Adios Mother Fucker, is a tasty little mixed alcoholic beverage. I myself tend to steer away from mixed drinks as I am a straight up shot guy myself with a preference toward Tequila, especially Patron. Here’s the recipe for those of you curious enough to try an AMF:

1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Rum
1/2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Gin
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
2 oz Sour mix
2 oz 7-Up 

Pour all ingredients except the 7-Up into a chilled glass filled with ice cubes. Top with 7-Up and stir gently. 

And that leads me to this tee, from Fanatic Brand | Risk Styles Company. It’s called Goodtimes, though, I think it should be named exactly is the shirt says, AMF. The tee itself is available for presale a $15. If you decide to buy a tee, tell him that Coty sent you – his name is Shane, he’s part owner and an old friend of mine from my elementary school days (which was a very long time ago). 

Gootimes AMF

Glorious Nonsensities 2×03: Paisley Paramecium, My Liver Hates Me and Jon Kruse

In this episode I wear Paisley Paramecium by Julian Glander and review a tee that I purchased from My Liver Hates Me. The My Liver Hates Me tee is, easy enough, called My Liver Hates Me. That’s right, an online store dedicated to a single tee. Now that is dedication! This tee was designed by Jon Kruse and so I also talk a little bit about some of the services that Jon offers. Remember that you can get 15% off this tee with the code “coty”.

You can also watch this episode on Viddler, Vimeo, or on blip.tv.

Coty’s Thoughts:

My Liver Hates Me designed by Jon Kruse. Good: Love the design, simple and straightforward, great conversation piece or as a gift for friends that like to drink. Bad: Tee is kinda baggy for a mens Large, arm holes are a little on the wide side. Price: $14.00 but get 15% off with the coupon code “coty”.  

My Liver Hates Me

Paisley Paramecium by Julian Glander. This week’s starter shirt is, unfortunately, no longer available from Threadless, but you can request a reprint of it. I’m a science freak so I love this tee!

Paisley Paramecium by Julian Glander

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