Cassettes. When was the last cassette issued? Have they all died and turned into apocalypse flavoured robots? Scurrying around in the basement?
Apparently (according to wikipedia at least) “In recent years, the audio cassette format has seen a revival with independent record labels (“indie” labels) preferring to issue releases in this format due to its low cost and the difficulty in sharing tape music over the internet”. Cunning. At least there will be an ongoing supply of tapes to turn into little death faced boogie monsters…
We always find it fun when a load of t-shirts take inspiration from the same source. As we see them whiz past in the email box or on the blogs we get the idea that ‘there are hundreds of t-shirts with squirrels and nut jokes’. But when we come to find them all for a collection post like this it’s harder than you’d expect. Sometimes.
The famous cover of the Beatles Abbey Road is a classic image. And it’s an easy one to have some visual fun with – so it proved pretty easy to track down the shirts below.
Easy way to win a drink – bet your mates they can’t get the order of the Beatles right on the cover of Abbey Road without cheating. Everyone thinks Ringo is last. He’s not. He’s second.
So how many flavours of Abbey Road t-shirt did we find? Quite a few:
The straight repro of the cover:
Star Wars genius!
Tintin and chums:
The zombies vs chainsaw escapades:
The oddly sinister ghostly stylised nonsense:
The super simplified silhouette:
Know any others? Let us know and we’ll add them to the list!
There’s no T in evolution…
OK, so there IS a T in evolution. And in Beatles. Whatever!
I love this shirt – my favourite part is the wee banana. Sadly, in some parts of the world wearing this would be seen as a bit of a political statement. Not in my house. Any monkey / ape / beastie based shirts are a safe bet. Safer than houses.
… runs off to try and find a house based shirt…
So the moon get’s a raw deal sometimes. Photographers are always putting things in front of it, artists make up faces and we hardly ever visit any more.
Be prepared for people to ask why you have a warthog screaming at the moon on your shirt. Then answer ‘it’s a cow’. Then prepare to be asked why you have a cow mooing at the moon. Have an answer ready – you don’t want to just mumble like a nerd about how it’s ‘ironic’.
Bonus points if you customize with a little led in the cows eye socket which flashes bright red when you squeeze a button in your shoe. Endless fun.
So it’s $10 sale time on Threadless again.
You can never have enough dinosaurs in your wardrobe – so grab some Irony and Herbivore goodness. Dinosaurs loved video games.
The geek / nerd / dork venn diagram is one of the key tools I use to assess the people around me and to determine how I treat them. This puts me firmly in the ‘obsessive’ ring.
When stuff starts going down, and the veil of civilisation is lifted, this zombies, robots, aliens venn from SnorgTees will become my new go to social steering wheel for navigating the changing structure of society. Many assume that things will just break down and we’ll all be dead. I take the longer view. Zombies can’t just keep eating – at some point they have to sit back and think ‘why’.
Also – Aliens have emotions – who knew?
So OMGTees.com started in 2007 with a few t-shirt reviews. That was fun. over the course of a couple of months it started attracting a few hundred visitors a day. Then a post about t-shirt submission sites ‘took off’ a bit.
Over the course of a few days in the middle of 2007 it moved to the top of a few searches on Google and started pulling in significant traffic. It got some links from other bloggers, and started attracting a lot of comments.
Since then the reviews continued, and a few experiments were tried with t-shirt charts and daily t-shirt release reviews. It was fun. Then about 18 months ago it all came to a bit of a halt. WordPress needed updating, our host was a bit flaky, and the time to post started disappearing.
So. We’ve rebooted. We look awful. But we’re back.
Fresh WP install. Fresh theme. The ads are gone. The complicated sidebars are gone. We’re MUCH better on mobile now. We’d love to hear from you.
Over the coming months we’ll hopefully give you some interesting information about the process of resurrecting a blog. Or we may just write some dull, self regarding nonsense. Who knows!
Visual puns. Maybe this isn’t a visual pu. I think it is – but those with a fuller grasp of this fine language than myself often comment to tell me I picked the wrong descriptor. There – I bet descriptor was misused in that last sentence. You got the meaning though.
In the spirit of encouraging everyone to eat their 5 a day (or, as I understand it, 10 a day in certain Canadian states (are they states? maybe not – no offence, wikipedia is being slow so I gave up checking) – we give you ‘kiwi anatomy‘ from Threadless. Joy.
So teefury is always pushing out nice designs so we get a bit jaded to the quality, and forget about em.
If any other site cranked out this number of fresh designs every week we’d do the same. Threadless suffers the same fate. Everyone assumes that everyone knows about them so no one talks / tweets / blogs about them unless the tee is particularly personally interesting – like it’s got a picture of you asking a refridgerator to stop calling you neil. You hate being called neil. That’s your brothers name, but you dont even look alike and he wears those dumb running shoes ALL THE TIME…
Anyway. This tshirt with stupid latin catnames is funny. Buy it today.
This time of year is beautiful for any number of reasons in the northern hemisphere. The long days, the warm breeze, the ice cream.
But it’s horrendous for one very specific reason. Blackbirds at 3am. Sparrows and tits at 4 am. Graraararar. Pass me the shotgun. Seriously – I love birds at all other hours – but I’d gladly bring birdplague on the lot of them for another hours kip. Luckily I can’t bring birdplague on them – or we’d be overrun with greenfly and spiders. Which might be worse. But presumably if I had the birdplague power I could also summon insectplague and arachnidplague. So it’d be cool.
Which is a round the houses intro to a nice tasty tees tee featuring a nesting bird. Awww… Sweet. I get confused with tasty tees btw – the site says tasty tees, but the url is tasty shirts…