I got to read all about the duel between Burr and Hamilton in the book, The Founding Brothers, but if you haven’t had the same luck as me (/sarcasm), here’s a little blurb from Wikipedia:
The Burr-Hamilton duel was a duel between two prominent American politicians, the former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and sitting Vice President Aaron Burr, on July 11, 1804. At the Heights of Weehawken in New Jersey Burr shot and mortally wounded Hamilton. Hamilton was carried to the home of William Bayard on the Manhattan shore, where he died at 2 p.m. the next day.
I feel like this is somewhat of a a detour from Busted Tee’s usual style. That’s definitely not a bad thing–I just don’t usually see them relating to obscure historical events, or at least events that alot of people don’t know about. Either way, if you get the reference, I think it’s pretty damn funny. I also think Busted Tee’s product description is pretty priceless: “Before you feel bad for Alexander Hamilton, keep in mind he was Secretary of the Treasury.”
Show off your literary knowledge and slick sense of humor at the same time with this tee from Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction. Whoever came up with this design is a genius, and gets an internet slap on the back from me. I’m quoting their product description because it gave me some lulz:
Celebrate the joys of civil disobedience without all those pesky anarchy symbols and itchy ski-masks. Go ahead – stick it to The Powers That Be, minus those shattered windows and molotov cocktails.
This one will run you $36, which is kind of expensive, but definitely worth it.
I wrote about Doubletake Clothing’s first shirt a bit over a month ago, and now they’re back with the release of their second design. Again, they’ve come up with a genuinely funny shirt, although this time it’s somewhat more general (you don’t have to be an avid The Office fan to understand it). If you can’t see it, the text reads, “You are what you eat, that’s why I only eat dinosaurs”. Witty, unique and funny–it’s good stuff. It’ll run you $20 at Doubletake Clothing.
PS. The product pictures are great too.
Let’s fly to congress on our private jets wearing this shirt–I’m sure we could get some money. I didn’t know No Star got political, but I think they did a good job with this shirt. It’s hard hitting in all the right areas. You can pick it up for $24 at No Star.
If you can’t see, the contestants are: Miss Management, Miss Appropriation, Miss Used, Miss Handled, and Miss Applied. It really is a witty shirt.
I featured a bunch of shirts from The Office before, but this one is definitely my favorite. It goes deeper than an obvious reference–it’s something only a true fan would pick up. The shirt is referencing a quote from Jim. I’ve included a video from the show if you need a refresher, but, they’re basically Dwight’s three favorite things–bears, beets, and Battlestar Galactica.
I was actually going to write about this shirt today anyway, but I was lucky enough to get an email from Craig, the owner of Doubletake Clothing, giving me some background about the company and a 20% coupon code before I made the post. Like some other companies, Doubletake also dedicates a portion of their proceeds to charity. 25% of the money they make goes into a community fund, which they will spend on worthy and creative causes–it’s a pretty sweet gig. So check out the shirts, use the code “roundup20” for 20% off your order, and help out some charitable causes. Video for your viewing pleasure, and sorry if this post seems somewhat disjointed, Colin is a wee bit tired, and speaking in third person apparently:
I just found out about Headline Shirts, and they’ve quickly become one of my favorite new brands. This shirt is awesome, from the font to the crazy kangaroo-eagle-lizard (that’s my interpretation), as well as laugh out loud funny. They’ve also been super nice and hooked me up with a sweet coupon code. If you use the code “TROUNDUP” at checkout, up until next Friday (Feb 6th) you’ll get a free surprise shirt with any purchase. Here are the details regarding the promotion from Jake, the guy who writes their awesome product descriptions (included below):
Users will receive a free “mystery shirt” of the same size with any order. (They should enter the code TROUNDUP on the shopping bag page, just after adding to cart.) They won’t know what they’re getting, except that it will be selected according to the design(s) they purchase.
One important thing to note: Users will actually not receive a notice of the free shirt after entering the coupon code. Instead, it will show up as a “$0.01″ discount. But they should rest assured they’ll be getting a free shirt. (This is just the way our coupon system works right now, unfortunately.)
Now here’s that product description I promised. It gave me chuckles:
Some people say Wikipedia can’t be trusted, but I think it’s great for getting general information on a topic. Like, did you know that the Civil War and the War of 1805 were actually separate battles, despite the fact of them occurring in the same century?
I also learned that pornography has been around since the dawn of sex. Speaking of sex, you may be interested to know that Gordon Jump once guest-starred on an episode of Diff’rent Strokes as a pedophile who attempted to molest Arnold and his best friend Dudley (played by the actor Shavar Ross, who has been married since 1992 and has at least two children).
Speaking of the eighties, John Lennon (born Johnathan Chaz Ono Lennon) was shot and later died during the 1980s while wearing his favorite “New York City” t-shirt during one of his last concerts with the Mets at Beatles Stadium. He wrote a comic called “The Daily Howl” as a child.
Speaking of t-shirts, I made myself this Wikipedia t-shirt. Did you know that Kangaroos are actually not born with wings but develop them later in life? Guess where I learned that!
Thanks to Tcritic for letting me know about these guys!
This one gave me a chuckle–it will probably give you a chuckle too…unless you’re weird (just kidding). Buy it at Lonely Dinosaur.
The Philosoraptor periodically tests the fences of reality, is able to open the doors of perception, and most importantly is guaranteed not make to you look like a giant turkey. All of our shirts are made with 100% Organic ring spun cotton. They are soft, durable, and always in vogue. Satisfaction comes not from the Philosoraptor in front of you, but from the two Philosoraptors you’ve already ordered.
I wouldn’t say broadband has ruined my life, it’s just made the Internet take up an inordinate amount of my time. Curse you Digg and looking for t-shirts! I should read more, because I have a huge stack of books waiting for me, and I just bought 5 more today. But, I digress. You can pick this shirt up for $37 (bummer on the exchange rate) at Yes No Maybe.
Pop on your tie and umbrella and monocle and shoes and fancy new hat! You’re evolutionary!
They could bottle this shirt up and sell it as pure awesome in a can. Mad props to Mr. Euan for coming up with this design, and may you make many other similarly awesome ones. You can buy it at MySoti for $22.87 on American Apparel.
Sometimes pink is truly the right color for a shirt – I believe this is one of those times. Grab it on American Apparel for the incredibly low price of $9.95 over at Anti-Clothes. I have no idea how they manage to sell their shirts this cheap and still make a profit, but I’m not going to complain.