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Peasant Dresses… Made by Real Peasants!

Want to look like a sexy peasant? The company calling itself “Haute Hippie” has the look for you, at least if you’re rich enough to spend $344 on a peasant dress, $255 on a peasant blouse, or $395 on a peasant tunic. You have to have a lot of money to own these peasant clothes, […]

Is CafePress Opening Shops and Selling Items Without Asking You? Find Out.

Without asking, the print-on-demand corporation CafePress has opened a shop on Irregular Times’ account and started selling items with our pictures on them. First, let me show you what’s happened, with screen captures for purposes of documentation. Then, let me explain why I’m upset about it.

CafePress administration opens a mystery shop on Irregular Times’ […]

ProgressiveRags Wants to Be Pressured into Selling T-Shirts Not From China

Earlier this week, I gave Jack Lieberman of ProgressiveRags.com a call. I was curious to find out where his shirts featuring various liberal messages came from. “The shirts we make ourselves are mainly Gildan,” Lieberman said, and of his shirts in general he said that some but not came from American Apparel. Most of the […]

The Manufacture and Marketing of Miracles: Holy Toast!

Last year, I spent a few days looking for the meaning of life, the universe and everything in my morning whole-wheat toast. Last night I discovered that someone’s one-upped me, manufacturing the means to a daily miracle:

Press it into your bread before toasting, and vision of the Virgin Mary will infallibly appear.

It’s […]

How Patriotic is this Patriotic Military Cap Design Contest?

CafePress is currently holding an “All-American” “American Patriotism-themed Military Cap” design contest to celebrate Independence Day. Entrants are asked to design “patriotic” images in line with the theme of Independence Day and put them up for sale on CafePress’ military caps, which look like this:

Thing is, I just checked in with a CafePress […]