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!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

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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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