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Chickens get Egged

If I learn from t-shirts, that’s how it works:

The Solstice is the Reason for the Season

The tilt of the Earth, half-shrouded in darkness, is the reason it gets so dark and cold this time of year. The commemoration of the blanket of darkness and the wait for light’s return at the solstice has been the reason for the celebration of the season for a long time, long before the strategic [...]

He Should Have Meant it Ironically

Yesterday morning, Tony Caputo sent me a little bit of love mail with this picture attached. Just in case I was wondering whether he agreed, he wrote “I Second That Statement!… A resounding “Amen” to this Sign!!!… This is a great sign… This sign is pure Genius!!!!… The Truest Sign in America Today.”

Tony Caputo [...]

Endangered Species Sighting: Made in the USA Hanes T-Shirt

Doing a bit of cleaning yesterday, I opened a box I hadn’t touched since I graduated from high school some thirty years ago. It contained a piece that was common back then but that is no longer reproducing. I guess you could say it is part of an endangered species:

It was possible then, [...]

New V-Neck Political T-Shirts from Irregular Times through Skreened

We sell American Apparel shirts through Skreened because we know those shirts are made in the USA with worker protections, pay and environmental standards that overseas sweatshop production does not match. As of this morning, those shirts offer a slightly wider range in style, too.

Every shirt we sell through Skreened is now available [...]

Taking a Sledgehammer to a Surveillance Camera (T-Shirt)

This shirt pretty accurately depicts my emotional reaction to the news that so many members of Congress, including a number of self-described progressives, voted to reauthorize the surveillance provisions of the Patriot Act.

I know that under the Patriot Act, the feds aren’t even mainly using surveillance cameras to monitor innocent, law-abiding Americans. It’s [...]

Then They Fight You, Then You Level Up Geek T-Shirt

It’s sad, but true: tales of protest don’t always end with “and then you win.”

A couple of weeks ago, Rowan summed up the hopelessness that plagues many progressive activists with a poster reworking Gandhi’s old slogan to read, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you die.”

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CafePress Enters Period of Deferred Maintenance, Disabling Newsletter

A classic sign of trouble for an institution — be it educational, religious, governmental or economic — is a pattern of deferred maintenance in which easily fixed problems remain unfixed. Deferred maintenance can be a sign of bureaucratic inattention or poor leadership, but it can also be imposed from outside an institution by external conditions. [...]

AFA Tea Party T-Shirt? Patriotically Made with Cheap Haitian Labor

The fundamentalist Christian American Family Association is a hairtrigger organization, calling boycotts against companies for the moral outrage of not using the word “Christmas” in advertising, even when, um, they actually do use the word.

The same AFA is calling for Americans to summon up their patriotic fervor to take part in the Tea Party [...]

Cheech and Chong Design Contest: No Drug, Sex or Language References, Please

As part of its effort to “stay fresh,” t-shirt portal CafePress is holding a Cheech and Chong design contest. There are only a few restrictions:

No references to drug use. No references to sexuality. No naughty language. No use of trademarked phrases. You can’t refer to any of the lyrics of any of their songs, [...]

T-Shirt Designers Against Soybean Abortion … Now!

But somebody shucked the little fella anyway. He’s edamame now! Salt him and put him in a bowl with the rest.

His mom is just a vegetable, anyway, although former Senator Bill Frist swears that if you look at video of a soybean field long enough, you can see evidence of intentional movement.

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