So Many Shirts and Only One Body

Where I chronicle the multitudinous array of t-shirts of various pictorials and witty sayings. Also posts of wonderment!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

"I'm Banksy!" "No, I'm Banksy!" "Screw you guys, I'm Banksy!"


The name conjures up an air of mystique dashed with a little convention rebellion. But who is Banksy? Who is this enigmatic artist who leaves his mark everywhere, transforming a grey darb wall into a picture of provocative beauty? He could be your friend. He could be the Slavic neighbor who fondles himself. He could even be you.

So why not proclaim it? Wear a "I'm Banksy" t-shirt and create, what the website says, "the Spartacus Effect."

Monies: £20

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Friday, September 22, 2006

"... and He rested on the seventh day..."

Right. I'm not God but I'm taking a sabbathical.


Thursday, September 21, 2006

And the Grammy Should Actually Go To...

Th Black Eyed Peas won a Grammy for "Don't Phunk with My Heart," which, according to, "fused Lisa Lisa with Bollywood and Miami bass..."

Though credit was given, according to one half of Kalyanji Anandji (Kalanji, the brother died August 24, 2000), Andandji said he hasn't received any royalties for it.
Kalyanji Anandji are famous Indian composers for Bollywood movies and the fact, they are not given their dues for their work, is distressing. A more in depth look on the controversy is found here.

Here's an excellent t-shirt of Kalyanji Anandji from *Pardon My Hindi, a site focusing on everything India, which is a nice relief because even as a Chinese I'm like, "enough with the Chino-centric fashion!"

Monies: US$27

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Son of Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo

This post is sucky. Thought I revisit the F-Bomb.

Found more F-bomb themed shirts. We have one from Sharp Shirter. I like the way the bomb falls in an arc. It's printed on a Jerzees® Heavyweight 50/50 tee.

Monies: US$14.99

Here's another one from a reader, from Alternative Motive.

Monies: US$23

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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Threadless Find: No More Bento

There's a new design from Threadless that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye or just plain awesome for anyone who's into Yojimbo and other Kurosawa fare. Thought I'm not sure what a Japanese boxed lunch has to do with these sword-fighting but I'll wear it.

Monies: US$15

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Monday, September 18, 2006

"And now for tonight's Top Ten."

I'm the sort of person who like to compartmentalize. So what better activity can someone like me do? Make lists, of course! But what if I can wear my listed preference / hates / favorite bands / STDs I had?

T-Lists allows you to have your top ten printed direct-to-100%-cotton-garment style. Be it favorite authors or overrated band, this is how you communicate that you have waaay better taste than the rest of the world.

Located in Canada, international orders are US$10, local shipping is US$5.

Monies: US$28

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Friday, September 15, 2006

The Kids from La Mancha

Meet Brad (the male) and Cody (the female), the brainchilds behind Quixotic Clothing. My favorite is their logo t-shirt. I've no idea what it is but anything with the word "quixotic" (go ahead say it, it rolls off the tongue) I like.

What makes this even special, is if you happened to live in America, shipping is free.

Monies: US$12 - US$15

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Thursday, September 14, 2006

We Return to "Beating a Dead Horse..."

Remember those days of t-shirts with Che Guevara's mug on it? Of course, you do. It's just a minute ago you saw that t-shirt, maybe you're wearing one right now.

Then people decided to put a twist on the Che image. came up with Viva La Relativity! Einstein in a beret.

Monies: US$14.99 - US$16.99

Then ThinkGeek came up with Viva Miyamoto, Shigeru Miyamoto in a beret.

Basically, the concept is a) get one iconic figure b) put them in a beret.

Monies: US$17.99

The Best Week Ever store is selling a weirdly / badly designed Nick La-Che tee. At least it's printed on an American Apparel tee.

Monies: US$9.99

Here's a cool-looking shirt. UrbanMedium came up with a tee that combines geekery and revolutionary irony... presenting the Chetrooper shirt.

Personally, I have a soft spot for that shirt on account of design. I mean, if you want to be cliche, might as well be chic about it.

Monies: US$20, which is pretty useless because it's sold out! Nyah nyah nyah!

But why stop there. Spread Shirt printed CHEney, an almagation of the revolutionarist and the Dick. It's a flex print, silk-screen on a heavyweight cotton tee.

Monies: US$19

T-Shirt Humor also came up with Cheney as Che t-shirt. Soon, we will see Cher in a Che-themed shirt. Just you wait.

Monies: US$18

But conservative t-shirt site, Those Shirts, opted to use Che's image to promote against Che. Shirts like Commies Ain't Cool and This Shirt Brought To You By Capitalism will warm the cockles of any red-blooded capitalist.

Monies: US$15.95

What's that? You want more ironic Che t-shirt? Well, on the other end of the political spectrum is Bureau Crash is selling tees with Che crossed with Mickey Mouse.

Monies: US$17.76

Here's the deal: I'm sick of seeing these trite images of Che. His image is as overused as Paris Hilton. I'm all for punching in the faces of people who would wear the Che Guevara shirt because it's "cool." Isn't he part revolutionary and all "kill the dissidents"? Let Ernesto rot in peace.

PS: There's one more shirt I didn't put up here. It's a tee design by Ruslan Karablin of Dr. Cornelius in a beret. It's awesome looking but that shirt is as hard to find like a virgin in New York.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Beneath the Layers... I'm a Clown. A Sad Clown.

Some of you might think, I get my news from the Onion. First of all, you're a dumbass for thinking that. The Onion is where I get my laughs from. Everybody knows, I get my news on world events from the Daily Show with Jon Stewart but that's neither here nor there.

It's great that the Onion doesn't plaster their logo on their shirt and sell them. I mean, that's just lazy. Instead, they chose to print thought-provoking slogans like "If the Heat Doesn't Kill the Elderly, I Will" or "I Appreciate the Muppets on a Much Deeper Level than You." Real deep stuff. Like Jack Handey but again, that's neither here nor there.

Monies: US$16.99

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Monday, September 11, 2006

Who Loves You?

Bernie Hou, creator of of the webcomic Alien Loves Predator, has come up with a new t-shirt.

Question. If that image flash, does it mean, it's safe to walk or that it's not safe to walk because there's a acid-spewing, phallic-headed xenomorph with a prehensile tail crossing?

It's like that "if a tree fell in the forest" query. Only there's a possibility of a Chestburster. It's like explosive diarrhea through the torso.

Monies: US$16

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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Too Sexy for a Shirt?

Today's shirt comes from Negrete. Based in London, Negrete takes their inspiration from everywhere and churns out shirts with a British sensibility. Negrete creates fashion you can wear on the streets and not on the catwalk like a bloody ponce.

I like the t-shirt of Don Logan, played so frighteningly well by Gandhi... I mean, Sir Ben Kingsley. What better way to showcase a beloved psycho (or your inner psycho) than to wear him like a skin.

Monies: £24.95

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Monday, September 04, 2006

Walk This Way

Short post. The Imaginary Foundation is known for it's irreverent beautiful whimsy. Its wares are expensive (US$30) but that's the price you pay for art.
There are many to choose from like I Believe in Music or The Future is Unwritten. All of the equally magnificent in their own right but my personal favorite is Silly Walk for reason of nostalgia.

Monies: US$30

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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo

We see way too many t-shirts with skulls and guns but I've found another theme that is often repeated. It's the F-bomb, one of the many "how to hoodwink the Puritanic public by display naughty language in a seemingly innocent design."

Let's examine its multitudinous incarnations, shall we?

This one, the "F-Bomb tee," was conceived by Scott Ramsoomair, creator of VG Cats. A yellow stenciled bomb printed on an olive shirt, simple color scheme and simplicity is a way to go.

It retails for US$16.95.

Here's one by Thread Pit called "Let's Drop the F-Bomb." This has a lot more detail to it. Flying bombers and the copious bomb dropping kinda reminds me of the time a flock of pigeons with diarrhea flew over me but that's a tale for another time.

The shirt retails for US$15.

Dumbgun, a more political than pop culture site, has the "F Bomb" falling vertically instead of horizontally. They offer you a choice of either a short-sleeved shirt or a long-sleeved shirt.

The prices are respectively, US$16.95 and US$24.95.

Positive Brand, which also specializes in comic book retail, also took the road Dumbgun had traveled. The F-Bomb tee has a clean design that I really like. Somehow this design, with the stars in the background reminds me part of the Star Spangled Banner.

"... the bombs bursting in air."

I hope it's not a Freudian thing. Man, I hate it when that happens.

It costs US$20.

Here's another shirt that capitalizes on the previous two designs, this time, on the back of the shirt, it's a missile. And the weird part, the sentence underneath it reads, "Drop the Bomb." Whu-huh? And how does one drop it when it appears to be firing straight up? Is it a puzzle I must solve?

I dig the cartoonish image of it but the design at the back of the shirt just threw me off. But I'm nit-picking. According to the website, there are new shirts coming out, this time with physics-possible bomb-dropping design.

The shirt comes from FBomb Clothing and retails for US$12.95. It only comes in L-XXL.

F'n Angry Shirts, a site that caters to the seriously pissed-off, decided to take a different approach. Instead of designing it as a warhead, they decided to go with the classic-looking that hearkens to the silent movie villain, fiendishly twisting his evil mustache while brandishing a cannonball-like bomb, the fuse ever so burning. Called the F Bomb!!, the shirt is printed on an Anvil Ringer.

Sizes only range from L-XXL. It costs US$21.

Now there's a t-shirt from Cafepress... nah, really. Why bother?

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Sorry, Haters

Brilliant advertising concepts are those memorable slogans for different states. You have your "I [heart] NY" and "Don't Mess With Texas." Remember "Virginia is for Lovers"? There's an antithesis to that, thanks to Presenting "Maryland is for Haters" t-shirt.

Shirts come in varied colors and sizes but its all limited so order quick.

Remember kids... Viginia is for Lovers, Maryland is for Haters, but only Pennsylvania has Intercourse.

Monies: US$17

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Saturday, September 02, 2006

William Will Approve

Friends, do you wish for a shirt of anachronistic properties? Then look no further than Married to the Sea, where everyday is a fresh illustration of proper Victorian imagery juxtaposed with modern vulgar language to make one either snicker or mutter "what-the-hell".

At Married at the Sea, feel free to peruse their exquisite wares of t-shirts. Purchase a Shakesapeare t-shirt and be the envy of your literary peers.

Monies: US$15 men sizing US$18 women sizing

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