Sensationalism from Shirt Fight


There are a bunch of these type of shirts, but I still find myself liking them–it’s just something about people in suits with TVs where their heads should be I guess. I do especially like the bears on this one though. Plus, it’s from mathiole, who is pretty rad. Check it out at Shirt Fight. It’ll run ya $18.

Heroin from Christopher Tod


You can’t buy this shirt anymore, and I’m not sure many could have afforded it with its $89.00 price tag, but this shirt from Christopher Tod still warrants a post in my opinion. I find it really interesting how many illegal drugs were, or still are, marketed as legal pharmaceuticals. It’s kind of ridiculous in my opinion, and this shirt somewhat pokes fun at that, and rightfully so.

Commercially introduced to the world by The Bayer Company in 1898, Heroin’s debut quickly saw rise to a new “star” in the drug world – one whose fame, or infamy is beyond dispute.

Etymology: Heroin, a derivitive of Heroisch – The German word for Heroic – this was how test subjects initially reported they felt after consuming the drug.

History: Heroin’s highly distinguished profile may make this hard to fathom, but Heroin was once available over-the-counter.  From it’s introduction in 1898 until the passing of the Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914 Heroin as well as cocaine and opium were unregulated.

Heroin was used in common cough syrup.  As with most opioids and opiates, Heroin is an effective respiratory depressant.  It was used in the treatment of the common cold, and respiratory diseases such as; Pneumonia, Influenza, Whooping Cough, Tuberculosis, etc…  Of key importance; Antibiotics – such as Penicillin, were not available until the 1940’s – One of the aforementioned diseases could result in long-term debilitation or Death.  To suppress the body’s coughing certainly helped a patient get the rest needed for their body to do it’s own healing.  It should be noted however that opiates impair the body’s immune system.

One of the more interesting Heroin facts is that it was initially believed and advertised to be less addicting than Morphine.  Therefore, Heroin was used as a treatment for Morphine addiction, which was known to some as “Soldiers’s Disease” by the association of Morphine addicts from the Civil War.  This type of replacement therapy is akin to the current practice of prescribing Methadone as an effective narcotic replacement in Heroin addicts today.

Will Work For Euros from Local Celebrity


How cool would it be to get paid in Euros? It’s unfortunate when the dollar (or random rich white men) decides to just go and tank though, especially when you spend two weeks in Europe at the beginning of summer.

Hopefully good ‘ole Washington wipes the blood of his face sometime soon and steps his game up. Until then, keep spending your shrinking cash on shirts like this from Local Celebrity. Use coupons too!

Legalize Freedom from LiNK–Shirts for a Cause


So this is somewhat of a long quote, but here’s the entire mission statement from LiNK, which I think is better in their own words:

LiNK exists so that one day the crisis in North Korea will not. We operate under a mandate that does not allow us to remain silent about the human rights and refugee crisis that is a result of this emergency. We educate, protect, advocate, provide and empower the North Korean people so that one day they will have the opportunity to live in true freedom.

EDUCATE: We share relevant stories of North Korean citizens and refugees through creative media, and we promote the truth about the humanitarian crisis inside and around North Korea to the world.

PROTECT: We protect North Koreans in pursuit of freedom, seeking asylum, and in need of assistance – wherever they can be reached.

ADVOCATE: We advocate on behalf of the North Korean people for human rights and fundamental freedoms. We call upon our leaders to do more because we know they can.

PROVIDE: Within the capacity of our resources and mandate, we offer assistance to North Koreans, NGO’s, governments, and other partners working toward the same mission.

EMPOWER: We empower refugees with resources, assistance and guidance to reach freedom and to build new lives. We also empower citizens of the world to take action and make a difference in their individual lives.

On top of that, their designs are actually really good. It’s a win-win. Check them out at the LiNK store.

Bomb Drop from ReThink Clothing


Ok, so I might have lied about having an Internet connection while I was in Ohio. Now I’m back for good though (or at least for the next 3 weeks for sure), so hopefully there will be a good stretch of uninterrupted posting.

Today’s shirt is Bomb Drop from the ever cool and supportive (they’re an advertiser!) ReThink Clothing. It’s a pretty slick looking release. I’ll let them give it a quick description in their own words:

bomb,bomb,bomb, bomb,bom babomb.
Ok, it may be more than that. A bomb unraveling in the clouds might symbolize peace and disarmament to some and GOOD. That is the great thing about this shirt to some its a symbol of peace and hope, to others it looks flipping cool!

I’d say they’re fairly accurate. You can pick it up for $19.99 at their site. I think you can also use the code TROUNDUP for 20% off your order, so hopefully that’s helpful. They print on American Apparel.

Burrn’d from Busted Tees


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.”

It’s on sale for $16.99 for the first week. You can grab it at Busted Tees. Use a coupon to save some moolah.

View of the World from Akomplice Clothing


Another somewhat expensive shirt, weighing in at $35.99, but again, worth it if you’ve got the change. I think the tear is what really makes this design, and what strengthens it’s method exponentially. The white is definitely my favorite–the design just pops more on it.

Kudos to Akomplice for a great shirt.

More Gore from randr


This shirt is an awesome play on words, combined with awesome design execution–so it’s pretty much win. The artist is Collision Theory, who’s work is always top-notch. I just wish there was a bit of a story behind this design, because it seems like there should be. Maybe you could hook us up with that randr?

This will run you $13.99 (on sale right now) at randr on an American Apparel tee.

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