Paul Makepeace ;-)

June 5, 2004

T-shirt nonsense

Posted in: Drivel

Just read this entry and as far as I could glean some T-shirt in NZ was banned. Anyone living in the rest of the English speaking world might initially guess it was inciting racial hatred, gay bashing, or any of the other stereotypically (and quite rightly so, goddamit!) verboten subjects.

No, it says ...

"Boys are stupid. Throw Stone at them". Riiight. Now, if they'd banned it for being just plain lame that would've been worthy of at least some respect.

"Dear sir/madam, owing to the following reasons you must immediate cease and desist production of the above referenced products:
[X] Not funny
[X] Not clever
[X] Causes the wearer to appear bitter, emotionally undeveloped, sad
[X] Causes the wearer to make faltering, embarrassed excuses about "all my other garments were in the wash", "a friend sent me it, and I had to wear it for them", "je ne parle pas anglais", etc
[X] Not making any other particular point
[X] Indeed free of any other redeeming characteristic

Yours, Someone with more Power and Taste than you."

It must rule to live in a country where people get steamed up about that kind of "message". When cats get stuck up trees I bet that makes the papers too :-) Oh come on, I'm just teasing.

Snapping entertaining (to me) pics of T-shirts in the last couple of months:

Now those are T-shirts to take advice from.

And lets face it, if you want the job done you have to go to America (in particular, ouch; read what's on the T).

Posted by Paul Makepeace at June 5, 2004 01:07 | TrackBack

Not that it necessarily changes the point, but I don't think the tshirt was banned as such. I think it was just that a large department store desided to stop selling it because it was potentially offensive.

Posted by: suraya at June 5, 2004 09:50

Ah well - never let truth get in the way of a good story :-)

Posted by: Paul M at June 5, 2004 11:31

HAHAHA i want that housewife shirt. Oh, where to find it, where to find it...

Posted by: Jenn at February 14, 2005 07:03
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