Of rubber boots and old car tires. I wonder how many of these man-made items lurk under the deep blue sea. Our buddy Glenn Jones of Glennz Tees imagines what would happen if those man-made goods turned ocean trash could actually nibble on bait. If they could then maybe we’d have cleaner oceans? Wishful thinking.
While most guys lust for the newest, shiniest and fastest toy … their significant other is often stuck worrying about the “important” stuff. Adulthood means setting your priorities straight and that means that sometimes you need to pass on that shiny new toy. But my goodness … shiny new toys are always soooooo awesome. They always have this magical, unicorn-like glow that just pulls you in and cripples you. I call it the “Apple Effect” and I fall for it every time. I see it, I lust for it and I want it. I don’t always get it, but that won’t stop me from wishing!
This is one of those parodies that make no sense. No sense at all. The shirt is called The Empire Strikes Back To The Future and other than the fact that both are iconic science fiction movies, I just don’t see the connection between Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Marty McFly’s Hover Board and Doc Brown’s DeLorean DMC-12.
BUT it is a good reason for me to share with you an awesome video featuring Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, albeit an older and more mature Marty McFly. This video seriously made my day.
The video is a promotional ad for Spike TV’s 2010 Scream Awards, the event that honors the best in Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Comics and Horror. The cast of the famous 80′s time traveling flick will be reuniting at the Scream Awards to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the classic.
Oh, and if you want the shirt you can pick it up from TShirt Laundry for $16.
Top Gear is one of the BBC’s most popular shows, with millions of viewers across a hundred countries. But one thing about the show that has remained a secret for some time now has been the identity of the mysterious driver known only as The Stig.
“The whole point of The Stig is the mystique â€” the bizarre characteristics he has, the wonderment created about what he might think, feel, do or look like. Kids adore the conceit, and I believe adults, although they know it’s a man in a suit (or is it?) gladly buy into the whole conceit because they find it entertaining.” says Top Gear producer Andy Wilman.
However, because of a lawsuit brought on by HarperCollins, the identity of The Stig is a no longer a mystery. According to HarperCollins, The Stig is actually a 33-year-old driver named Ben Collins. According to Collins’ website, he has raced both Formula Three and NASCAR, and even drove James Bond’s Aston Martin in the latest Bond flick, “Quantum of Solace.”
So what’s Top Gear to do now that The Stig has been exposed? Well, hire a new and unidentifed Stig! At least that’s what they did when the identity of the Stig prior to Collins was revealed in 2003.
Despite the reveal of the white Stig, you can still purchase his T-Shirts from the BBC America online shop. The shirts are priced from $22.98 to $26.98 and I am sure that these will be pulled from the store soon so if you’re a Stig fan, you better pick one of these up soon!
Our friends over at Fuzzy Ink has quietly released their new Summer 2010 line of tees featuring new styles for both guys and gals! The line continues on with the Fuzzy Ink tradition of being fun, vibrant, and full of facial hair. My favorite from the bunch has got to be The Duel, which is printed on the very soft American Apparel Tri-Blend T-Shirt. The product descriptions says it all:
“Enraged by a small traffic violation and perhaps the absence of a loving mother, the two sharply dressed men decided to engage in a serious game of ‘kill one another’…”
LOST week continues with a little parody shirt courtesy of Threadless! The shirt is called Smokebuster and it was designed by Nacho Diaz Arjona aka Naolito in the Threadless blogs. The shirt is a mashup of two iconic entities, Ghostbusters and LOST. Because, well, who you gonna call when the Smoke Monster gets loose? It’s only logical to call the Ghostbusters! What other paranormal corporation would be able to take care of a very angry and vengeful cloud of black smoke that’s filled with spite?
â€œPromo piece designed to embody the history of the Valvoline brand (hence the â€œthrow backâ€ 50â€™s-era can design) while giving gearheads a practical (and pre-oiled) shirt that they could wear proudly while wrenching in the garage on the weekend. The label copy lists some of the values, venues and personalities that the Valvoline brand has come to be associated with over the 100+ years of its existence.â€
New York based art design firm, MyORB, recently released their Stop Honking tee in hopes of reducing the daily noise pollution caused by irate (and some not so irate) drivers. I visited New York three summers ago and I can tell you first hand that honking is part of the culture there. All of the honking initially came to me as quite a shock, considering that I am from Hawaii and honking is basically taboo here. If you honk in Hawaii you get labelled as the ass. Having said that, I rather enjoy honking here on the islands because I feel that, frankly, more people should honk when honking is necessary.
The Stop Honking T-Shirts from MyORB is “meant to be worn as an active call for car drivers to stop honking.” However, I’m pretty sure that this tee will have an inverse effect. I guarantee that every lunatic driver that sees this shirt will do one thing, and that one thing is honk their horn. They’ll honk their horn with such vivid enthusiasm that the shirt will be relegated to the cultural bin of ineffective products. Still, cool concept and in the end, if you want to annoy honkers then this is the shirt to get. Stop Honking is available now from MyORB for $15.
In 1985 Dr. Emmett Brown invented a time machine out of a stock DeLorean DMC-12. Since then, interest in the DeLorean has remained as people try to recreate Doc Brown’s game changing time traveling device. This T-Shirt from 80′s tees provides a glimpse into the inner workings of a Doc Brown tweaked DeLorean. Interested in making your own time machine out of a used DeLorean? This shirt is a great place to start. You can pick up the DeLorean Schematic tee from 80′s tees for an astoundingly cheap $20 (you’ll easily make up that money once you go back to 1998 and invest in a new and little known company known as Google).
And for you non-believers, here are a few more examples of this resurgence of interest in the DeLorean. The Los Angeles based streetwear brand, The Hundreds recently released these DeLorean tees to the small but loyal group of followers. In retrospect, The Hundreds popularity is astounding, might their unparalled popularity be due to them actually already owning a DeLorean time machine and having had gone back in time therefore gaining knowledge that their style of clothing would be in high demand in this day and age? We might never know.
I made it! Oh my goodness I made it to the end of the week. 5 new episodes of Co-Tee TV in 5 days. Awesome! I had super fun doing this and maybe we’ll do it again in the near future, or whenever I become backlogged with amazing shirts again. In the final episode of the week I review Motor Scooter Club from The Naylor News. This new brand from Portland, Oregon is themed to be much like a newspaper, with fictional stories that are written to match each shirt design.
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Motor Scooter Club by The Naylor News.Pros: I’m a huge fan of the packaging of this shirt, it was very detailed and themed to match the Naylor News website. The shirts were tagless and featured a custom printed neck label. Printed on an American Apparel blank.Â Cons: The associated story related to this shirt was missing from The Naylor News website and so I didn’t really understand or get this shirt. A bit pricey for a single color print.Â Price: $24.99.