What’s the Only Mammal That Lays Eggs and is Also an Irrational Number?

Platypi. HAHAHAHAHA.

Platypi is available now from SnorgTees for $14.95.

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.

Indie Tee Spotlight #28: Verde Styles Wins Pepsi Refresh Project

What would you do if you won $25,000 to to help fun your great idea? Well, luckily Verde Styles doesn’t have to worry about what they’ll do with $25,000 because they came up with a succinct plan that actually won them that exact amount from the Pepsi Refresh Project. Yes, that huge corporation that makes that very popular soft drink that you love to drink gave an independent T-Shirt company $25,000.

So what did CEO and Founder of Verde Styles, Nish Patel, and the rest of the Verde Styles team plan to do with the money? Read on and find out!

Coty: Tell us a little about the Pepsi Refresh Project and how you found out about it.

Nish: I found out about the Pepsi Refresh Project luckily through MTV considering I hardly every watch it.  The Pepsi Refresh Project provides grants to individuals, organizations, and businesses to make the world a better place by giving back. The categories of ideas range include health, culture, education, neighborhoods, and the planet. Thanks to our friends and family religiously voting every day, Verde Styles to 8th for The Planet and won a $25,000 grant.

Coty: Why did you think Verde Style was a perfect fit for the Pepsi Refresh Project?

Nish: Verde Styles was founded on the basis of becoming a business with a major social impact. By not only being profitable, but also helping the community at the same time. We make sure all of our products are made ethically and within the United States. Refreshing is a word which I think describes Verde Styles. Our hip and artistic approach to environmental problems is a refreshing outlook in our world today.

Coty: What were some of the ideas/goals that Verde Styles put forth for the Pepsi Refresh Project?

Nish: Verde Styles main goal is to spread awareness about the environment through our tees. With the grant money, we can now travel to other locations around the country to make our nation a “Verde Nation.” Another idea that we can now fund is a “Zero Carbon Footprint” event planned for Earth Day 2011. The event will be powered by energy generated from people pedaling bicycles.

Coty: Some of your ideas are pretty ambitious, like “Host 20 recycling drives around the nation.” Has it been tough trying to accomplish everything you said that you would do?

Nish: As a small company, it is always tough to organize and plan events while taking care of other things. Luckily, we have many of our friends helping us get the job done, from helping us organize recycling drives at college campuses to thinking of new designs for tees and products. We continue to stay ambitious by keeping our website fresh with a new tee every Wednesday along with a fun interactive Blog.

Coty: Verde Styles was awarded a $25,000 grant last August, what’s your progress been like so far?

Nish: We have been working hard to keep the ball rolling. Just this past October, we traveled to West Chester University and University of Pittsburg for two amazing events. Also, we participated in Sustainability Day on Temple University’s campus. For the future, we have started to plan events at music festivals around the country.

Coty: You guys set out to plant 3,000 brand new trees. How close are you to that number?

Nish: After our successful events this past October, we have reached 2000 trees planted. After we have reached our goal, we will continue to plant trees as well as help other causes that Verde Styles believes in.

Thanks again to Nish Patel for stopping by and sharing his story of how Verde Styles was able to accomplish something pretty amazing. For more information on Verde Styles, please visit their website, you can also purchase their T-Shirts there as well!

Vote Yes On Prop 19

I don’t live in California, but if I did I would definitely be voting YES for Proposition 19. Not familiar with the Prop 19? Here’s some more information:

“Proposition 19, also known as the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010, is a California ballot proposition which will be on the November 2, 2010 California statewide ballot. It legalizes various marijuana-related activities, allows local governments to regulate these activities, permits local governments to impose and collect marijuana-related fees and taxes, and authorizes various criminal and civil penalties.” via Wikipedia

I honestly do not see why marijuana should not be legalized. I am serious. It’s not cocaine and it definitely is not heroine. In fact, some might argue that health wise, it is better than a pack of cigarettes that you can legally purchase (I am one of those people).

Check out these ads in support of Prop 19:

And CNN takes a look at legalizing marijuana:

I’d love to hear what YOU think about Proposition 19. Do you think marijuana should be legalized in California? I’d especially love to here to what people from California think.

And while you ponder your position on this topic, take a peek at this pro Proposition 19 T-Shirt from NerdyShirts. It’s reminder that the November elections are just around the corner so be sure to vote YES on Prop 19!

Freshly Squeezed Orange

I like oranges. I’m not the biggest orange fan in the world, but I do like them. I prefer my oranges to be warm whenever I have to peel them myself. If they’ve already been peeled and are in wedge form, then I prefer them cold. All told, I’m an apple guy.

Fresh Orange is a great T-Shirt that I discovered over at Defunkt, a UK based T-Shirt company. The shirt is the second in a series that were made in collaboration with Ryan Chapman, a graphic designer from the UK. According to the product page, “Ryan has a thing for old fruit stickers and Defunkt has a thing for anything old, so this adaptation made perfect sense.”

The included stickers rock. And I especially love that Dole and Del Monte are included in the sticker pack. Did you know that the Dole Pineapple Plantation as well as the Del Monte Plantation is located right here in sunny Hawaii. We might not be able to grow oranges, but our pineapple are pretty rad.

Fresh Orange is available now at Defunkt Shirt Company for $29.99.

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Co-Tee TV Episode 73: Play Ball, Verde Styles and The Last Flight

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear Play Ball by Fur Face Boy and review The Last Flight by Verde Styles, a brand that is doing its part in the world by delivering a line of meaningful products that carry with them the message of “change.”

Verde Styles is also in the running for a huge $25,000 prize in the Pepsi Refresh Everything Good Idea campaign. You can help out Verde Styles by Liking their idea here. They are currently ranked #11 Their goals are:

  • Have an apparel line of over 25 environmentally friendly products
  • Plant 3,000 more trees through our current partner – American Forests
  • Host 20 recycling drives around the nation
  • Initiate 5 park and beach clean-ups
  • Partner with multiple charities that represent various causes

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Fur Face Boy sent me an insane amount of T-Shirts from their Series 3 Line. I will be featuring the shirts throughout Co-Tee TV Episodes 70-79 so definitely keep an eye out for even more Fur Face Boy in the coming weeks! See Episode 70 of Co-Tee TV for the Fur Face Boy full review.

You can also watch this episode on Vimeo, Viddler, YouTube, blip.tv and download and sync all episodes to your iPod, iPhone or iPad by subscribing for free to Co-Tee TV in the iTunes Store.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

The Last Flight by Verde Styles. Pros: Each T-Shirt from Verde Style is environmentally conscious and tells the story of a specific environmental cause. This tee specifically brings to light the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and its effect on ocean animals. The design is printed on an American Apparel tee, mainly because Verde Styles appreciates that it is made sweat shop free. T-Shirt is available in both mens and womens fitted styles so that means girls aren’t left with a unisex tee intended for guys. The best part about Verde Styles is that for each T-Shirt sold, a tree is planted via American Forests. Great T-Shirt for anyone that is concerned about the environment and would like to help out while receiving an awesome shirt at the same time. Cons: I think that Verde Styles could do a little more to make the packaging a little more presentable. Maybe get a little creative with the packaging and run with the recycling theme somehow. Price: $15.99.

“Verde Styles is a clothing line centered on the idea of improving our living environment. The approach that we take as a clothing line is to produce visually appealing apparel by way of artistic design. All of our designs are meant to inspire growth as a society. The designs all stand for growing issues in the world today, whether it is global warming or deforestation. All of the global issues rest in the back of our mind when making a decision that will affect Verde Styles.”

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FFB Play Ball by Fur Face Boy. I’m not the biggest baseball fan, so this Fur Face Boy tee doesn’t scream to me like the previous FFB tees reviewed here. However, it does come with all of the bells and whistles as the other tees in the Fur Face Boy Series III line – custom hang tags, custom neck and lower seam labels, printed on a comfy American Apparel tee, individually packaged with sexy FFB stickers. For more Fur Face Boy goodness, check out Episode 70 of Co-Tee TV. Price: $32.

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Also mentioned in this episode:

NBA Mega Trades: Lebron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwayne Wade

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Green Means Go

The latest T-Shirt from our friends at Shirt.Woot comes to us just in time for Comic-Con! The shirt, which by the way is available only for a few more hours, features what looks like The Green Lantern. I say “what looks like” because we know that with copyright issues and all, that just can’t be the “real” Green Lantern. Though It does in fact look like the Green Lantern is using his powers to allow him access to the HOV lane (high occupancy vehicle lane) for the non-drivers and especially those who don’t drive in traffic.

This shirt just leads me to wonder whether or not Superheroes are allowed to text while they drive. They have to be better at multitasking than mere humans. Thoughts?

Green Means Go was designed by T-Shirt extraordinaire Robbie Lee and is available now from Shirt.Woot for $10 and is available now for the next 8 hours.

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Co-Tee TV Episode 64: Eyeconic, Bunker Designs and Costa Rica

In this episode of Co-Tee TV I wear Eyeconic by Dance Party Massacre and review Gulfie by Antony Aguero for Bunker Designs. Bunker Designs is an new community based T-Shirt competition site based out of Costa Rica. Members can submit designs and can also vote for their favorites.

You can also watch this episode on Vimeo, Viddler, YouTube, blip.tv and download and sync all episodes to your iPod or iPhone by subscribing for free to Co-Tee TV in the iTunes Store.

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Coty’s Thoughts:

Gulfie by Antony Aguero for Bunker Designs. Pros: It’s an international shirt (from Costa Rica) so the chances of your friends having the same shirt is pretty much rare to none! The T-Shirt is tagless and features an inner screen printed label. I found it interesting that the thread used on the tee is a bit lighter in color then the T-Shirt color. The fabric of the T-Shirt is quite soft.  Very fun design, reminds me a lot of what you’ll find at GAMA-GO. Cons: The T-Shirt is very form fitting, so if you do order a tee then be sure to order a size up (i.e. I normally use a Large, but I probably would have fit an XL better). Bunker Designs does offer a T-Shirt sizing chart on their website so be sure to check that chart before ordering. The print is a bit thick and has somewhat of a sticky feel (I’d bit that it will get softer and lose the sticky feel after the first wash). Packaging is a bit lackluster (manila envelope) but I am happy that the T-Shirt itself was packaged in a separate, clear plastic bag. Price: $15.

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Eyeconic by Dance Party Massacre. Pros: Great logo tee! T-Shirt is tagless and features a screen printed inner logo instead. Cons: Logo tees are great for people who are fans of the brand that the logo represents. If you’re not a fan of DPM or haven’t heard of them, then this tee might not appeal to you. And if that is the case then I highly recommend you check them out, you’re bound to become a fan of their work! Price: $19.95. *T-Shirt is currently available in Charcoal, but not red.

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Also mentioned in this episode:

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X-Ray Goggles Work

Incognito

GAMA-GO

Exploded iPad

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Exploded Andy

Regular readers of this blog know that I am a diehard Apple fan. Having said that, it hurts me just a little bit to post this Exploded Andy T-Shirt by the people who have brought us the other exploded classics. The latest exploded tee features that famous little green robot that populates … Android based phones. I know that there are a few of you Android users that read this blog and so this, my friends, is dedicated to you!

Exploded Andy was designed by Garry Booth and is available now at ExplodedAndy.com for $19. And if you’re so inclined, you can also pick up this design in poster form.

PS: I’m not exactly sure of the origin of the “Andy” name for the little green Android robot. I tried googling information on the name of the Android robot and nothing regarding Andy came up. Anyone have any idea about this Andy name? If I had to guess, it is in reference to Android co-founder, Andy Rubin. Thoughts?

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Mac’s Mailbox

If you’re a regular reader of this blog then you know about my passion for all things … MacGyver. And so I was excited to see that the newest tee printed at Glennz Tees was Mac’s Mailbox, a nice homage to the 80’s duct tape making icon. Ever wondered what MacGyver’s mailbox would look like? Well, this is probably the best depiction of said mailbox that you’ll find in InternetLAND. And the best part is that you can buy it and wear it! Mac’s Mailbox is available now from Glennz tees for $19.95.

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