The Why Waltz When You Can Rock & Roll Shirt

Found Item Clothing’s latest movie inspired T-Shirt comes at the perfect time, especially with the the resurgence of vampires in film, albeit teenage ones. Why Waltz When You Can Rock & Roll never “fully” appeared in the classic 80’s flick, The Lost Boys, so the FIC crew had an especially fun time recreating this beauty.

For every vampire, there is a vampire hunter. Count Dracula traded blows with Van Helsing; Deacon Frost went fang-to-fang with Blade; likewise, The Lost Boys were tracked by Edgar and Alan Frog, a pair of comic book-obsessed nerds portrayed with enthusiastic gusto by Corey Feldman and Jamisom Newlander.

And to hunt the undead, you need a killer wardrobe. To wit, we present the Why Waltz When You Can Rock & Roll design, which makes a blink-and-you-miss-it appearance during an uneasy, get-to-know-you sequence between the Frog Bros. and their relunctant ally, Sam (Corey Haim). However fleeting, the mix of non-sequitur sloganeering and provocative imagery instantly caught our attention here at FIC HQ…

You can pick up Why Waltz When You Can Rock & Roll from Found Item Clothing for $21.95. And no, vampire hunting is not a pre-requisite to purchasing this shirt!

A little side story: Before I started blogging about T-Shirts I used to do design DVD covers. I’d create my own covers for films that had deficient ones. Needless to say, for a few years I ran a site dedicated to that hobby. I had a couple hundred of covers in the bag and hundreds of others uploaded by some other people in the cover world. One of my DVD Cover friends, Bunny Dojo, actually started doing legit DVD Covers and one of the first films he worked on was 2008’s Lost Boys: The Tribe. Bunny Dojo is also the designer that came up with the logo for this site! Be sure to check out his packaging work for films that you may and may not have heard of!

Why Waltz When You Can Rock & Roll

Say Tweet Again

Say tweet again. SAY TWEET AGAIN. I dare you, I double dare you, motherfucker. Say tweet one more goddamn time.

If you haven’t seen Pulp Fiction then you haven’t lived. Do yourself a favor and buy, rent, steal, or Netflix Pulp Fiction. You owe yourself that much. By the way, you can pick up this shirt from Headline Shirts for $24.

Say Tweet Again

Say Tweet Again

One Eyed Willie

The Goonies is one of my favorite movies of all time! It’s one of those movies from my childhood that I would watch over and over and over again. I remember the first time I watched The Goonies, my dad had brought it home after “testing out” the local video store. I was super excited and blown away by this movie. Thanks, Dad!

One Eyed Willie is in reference to the fictional pirate that died on the The Inferno. Of course, if you’ve watched the movie, kids set out on a hunt to find One Eyed Willie and his fortune to save their town from being bought out and demolished and then all hell breaks loose. The Goonies is such a wonderful film, if you haven’t it already seen it then add it to your Netflix queue today!

You can pick up One Eyed Willie from SnorgTees today for $18.95.

One Eyed Willie

I’m Getting Too Old For…

Growing up in the 80’s, my mom loved the Lethal Weapon series of movies, though I think she secretly watched it just to see Mel Gibson. Nonetheless, I had my share of Lethal Weapon re-runs on HBO and TNT and playbacks on VHS. More recently, she purchased the entire Lethal Weapon collection on DVD. My mom is progressive so that means she’ll probably be picking up the series once more on Blu-ray in the next 2-3 years. Did I mention that she already owns the movies in both VHS and DVD formats?

Anyhow, check out this shirt from Crispy Tees, a joint venture from the guys collectively known in the T-Shirt and design communities as The Black Axe. The shirt features Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) with a twist to his usual catchline. Too Old For This Shirt is printed on an American Apparel blank and is available now from Crispy Tees for $18.00.

Too Old For This Shirt

Too Old For This Shirt

Found Item Clothing GIVEAWAY: Tell Me Your Favorite Movie and Win!

While I was visiting Seattle, me and my buddies made it a point to drive down to Portland, Oregon and check out the city. While we were there, I met up with some tee enthusiasts, one being Travis Greenwood of Found Item Clothing and he gave me some tees to give away on the site! Awesome deal for you loyal readers! I’ve got two shirts to give away, One (1) Medium “Don’t Hassle Me, I’m Local” shirt ($21.95 value) and one (1) Large “Classic Tuxedo” shirt ($21.95 value). Thanks Found Item Clothing!

All you need to do is either:

1. Leave a comment in THIS blog post telling me your favorite movie of all time and whether you wear a large or a medium.

and/or,

2. Leave a comment on the Co-Tee TV Facebook Fan Page telling me your favorite movie of all time and whether you wear a large or a medium.

Easy, huh!

By the way, if you do both of the options above then you double your chances at winning!

The contest ends on Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 11:59 pm Hawaii Time. I will randomly select one winner of the Large Classic Tuxedo shirt and one (1) winner for the Medium Don’t Hassle Me, I’m Local shirt. Good luck!

Don't Hassle Me, I'm Local

Classic Tuxedo

Johnny Cupcakes Presents: THE GOONIES!

HEY YOU GUYYYYYSSSSSSSS!!

Growing up, Goonies was one of my absolute favorite movies, alongside other 80’s classics like The Karate Kid and Princess Bride. I have to say that Mr. Cupcakes and myself have very similar tastes in movies. Every single one of these screenings he has done (TMNT, Back To The Future, Karate Kid) have been of movies I grew up watching. 

For you lucky bastards in the Boston area, you can check out The Johnny Cupcakes screening of The Goonies on Saturday July 18th at 11:55pm (midnight) at The Coolidge Corner Theatre on 290 Harvard Street – Brookline, MA. If I could be there, trust me, I’d be there! The limited edition Goonies inspired Johnny Cupcakes tee will be on sale at the screening. No word yet on when you’ll be able to pick up the shirt online!

Johnny Cupcakes Presents The Goonies

Johnny Cupcakes Presents The Goonies

Robocopper by Olly Moss

It’s been just about a year since I last purchased a tee from Shirt.Woot, but something told me that I just needed to pick this tee up. First of all, I’m a fan of Olly Moss stuff in general so that’s one reason. Secondly, this is just a friggin’ hilarious tee! Robocop fans rejoice and pick up Robocopper from Shirt.Woot for just 10 bucks (24 hours only) and free shipping! Now, if only I could here that Robocopper speak with an English accent. That would make my day!

Robocopper by Olly Moss

Save Ferris

Although I was a mere 5 years old when Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was released, I remember always catching it on reruns in the late 80’s and early 90’s on HBO. It’s one of those movies that doesn’t get old. When I spotted this tee from Busted Tees, it took me a while to figure out what image was of. Then it came to me, water tower! 

You can pick up Save Ferris from Busted Tees for just $8. That’s cheap for an American Apparel shirt no matter how you swing it. You should wear it the next time you skip out of work (or school). 

Save Ferris

And if you’d like to go even cheaper than $8, you could always go the 6DollarShirts route and pick up their Save Ferris rendition.

 Save Ferris

And here’s the water tower for reference:

Save Ferris

Optimus Cupcake by Johnny Cupcakes

Johnny Cupcakes undoubtedly creates some of the best parody tees around. This Transformers inspired tee is no different. I love everything about the design but I especially dig the bright yellow! I typically prefer the simple Johnny Cupcake logo tees over the illustrated parodies, but, I could definitely see myself in this shirt.

Optimus Cupcake by Johnny Cupcakes