February 6, 2013 § Leave a comment
Zombieland was a real treat when it came out, and it’s a shame that it’s taken me this long to look at a Zombieland T-Shirt. However it’s a treat to know that there may be a sequel is on the way (nothing confirmed yet but hopes remain high), and it’s good to remember some of those rules.
There are plenty of awesome bits in the movie. Everything with B.M. *winks at those in the know* for a start. I’m also a particular fan of Tallahassee walking into a Zombie-filled market in the sticks, wielding garden shears and playing a banjo. There are too many good bits to name and lots of potential Zombie Kills of the Week. The rules are my favourite though, and although the Double Tap (Rule #4) is a show-stealer, it’s Rule #32 that we all need to listen to a little more. I’ve been a bit gloomy of late, and though all the wounds aren’t healed, I’m getting there. And I’ve been enjoying the little things a bit more. For example, each night after work, rather than trudging off home, squeezing onto a packed train and going back to bad food and the company of my computer, I’ve been changing my routine. I go to a bar, order a pint of good beer, and get my sketchbook out. I just sit, for an hour or so, drawing. And it’s great. Rather than have all my neuroses spilling out all over the place, they get channelled into my pens. I’m good at drawing, and a chronic doodler, so it has helped a lot. Not that there’d be much of a chance of drawing and a leisurely pint in Zombieland. Oh well. That’s the thing about little pleasures. There are plenty of them.
This Enjoy The Little Things T-Shirt is available from Spreadshirt.com where it costs $22.70. Sizes range from small to XXL and there are loads of colours available. I really hope they make a sequel to this film. Although the whole Twinkie thing is now a bit of a continuity nightmare…
November 21, 2012 § Leave a comment
I’ve been meaning to do a dedicated Chewbacca T-Shirt for a long time now. It’s only fair. I look at a lot of Star Wars tees, and I always smile most when looking at the big fluffy wookie. So here’s one of my favourites.
There’s something about Chewy. Yes, he’s very cuddly. And yes, I look like him a bit. But there’s more to it than that. In the films, all of the other heroes have an agenda. Luke has to avenge his father, until he finds out his father is the guy who killed his father and then he just has to save the universe. Han wants Leia. Leia wants Han and revenge for Alderaan. Kenobi and Yoda want to ensure the survival of the Jedi religion. Lando wants revenge for Vader betraying him. Even the droids need to get their message to Obi Wan, and then they have specific roles too (like mince around and beep). And then there’s the wookie. Chewy’s in it because he’s a good guy. He’s in it because Han Solo is his buddy and therefore, he goes where his buddy goes. He carries droids, fights stormtroopers, suffers ewoks and generally kicks ass, all because his best pal is after a girl. If you can name a better wingman in the history, of wingmen… well, you can’t. So if any cast member from Star Wars deserves a t-shirt of his own, it’s Chewy. And to celebrate the occasion, he’s even wearing a suit. He cleans up very nice, indeed.
So get your own suited Wookie T-Shirt by heading over to 2bhipshirts.com where it’ll cost you $26.99. It comes only in beige/cream and sizes go from small to extra large. All hail Chewbacca, for he is truly the greatest of heroes. HHHHRRRRRUUUUGGGGHHHH!!! (that’s my Chewy impression – good, innit).
November 12, 2012 § Leave a comment
I can see the Lonely Mountain coming into view, and all those riddles in the dark. Yes, I’m getting plenty excited about the new film, and to celebrate, here’s a Hobbit T-Shirt for you to enjoy.
Into the Misty Mountains, and through Mirkwood. From Hobbiton to Esgaroth. Meeting dwarves and trolls and elves and eagles… It’s going to be good. I know it’s going to be good because the cast is great and Peter Jackson is in charge again and I’ve been eagerly watching the making of vids over and over again on Youtube. I’m very much looking forward to the Hobbit films (all three of them) and coupled with the recent Star Wars news, it’s a good time to be a cinema-going geek. The Hobbit holds a special place in my heart, and though I know the film won’t do the book justice, because no film can ever live up to the images in your head, I still can’t wait to sit there with a massive tub of popcorn and enjoy it. It was the first book that my father ever gave to me and I still have his dog-eared copy on my book shelf that I gently flick through from time to time. When I was a kid, what fascinated me the most were the maps, drawn by Tolkien’s son, Christopher. They were simple, but at the same time perfect for prompting your imagination to create Middle Earth around them. And so I was thrilled when I saw this t-shirt online. That image of the Lonely Mountain and the devilish and devious Smaug flying above it reminds me of hearing of Bilbo’s adventures for the first time, and therefore this is an awesome tee.
If you want one for yourself, simply head over to buycoolshirts.com and add one to your knapsack. It’ll cost you $19.99 (while it’s still on special offer – it’s usually $24.99), it comes in this cream colour, and sizes range from Small to 2XL. I shall be sporting something similar on the film’s opening night. If I could get my hands on a big Hobbit foam finger and silly hat, I’d be wearing those too. And now, to paraphrase JRR himself: So comes snow after fire, and even blog posts have their endings.
November 9, 2012 § Leave a comment
The Organs T-Shirt is great at showing us what we look like inside. Or what we used to look like in the 19th Century. Or what someone thought we looked like. But I think mine are a little different…
This is a great-looking tee that utilises an actual 19th Century illustration of human organs to accomplish a very pleasing design. But the more I study it, even if I ignore the charming inaccuracies accomplished in an age before x-rays, I would make some changes if I wanted it to be an actual representation of what I think my insides look like. They go as follows:
Lungs – They need to be darker. Like proper darker. Black in fact. Aside from a slightly-becoming-problematic smoking habit, living in London insures my lungs are readily coated in a layer of disgusting gunge.
Heart – Often broken, but with low cholesterol, it ought to look leaner and with the texture of cracked porcelain.
Pancreas – I know it’s different spelling and pronunciation, but I always think of St Pancras, so therefore, mine should look like a train station with a hotel on top.
Liver – Should be slumped on the floor, vomiting blood and crying. Y’know. Like the real one.
So, when they’ve made those changes, I’ll get one for myself, but if you’re happy with the current interpretation, you can pick one up at science-tee-heaven Babbletees.com. It’ll cost you just $18 and comes in this pale yellow colour. There’s a ladies’ fit version too, but this unisex one is available in sizes small to XXXL. Have a happy friday, and don’t destroy your insides too much this weekend. Leave that to us professionals…
November 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
So what would be the perfect day to take a look at a Guy Fawkes T-Shirt? I’d have said the 5th of November. However, I should have said that yesterday. I forgot. Despite knowing the rhyme, I forgot.
To make up for my tardiness, I decided to go and find a particularly spiffing tee, and I think you’ll agree that I have. Also known as an Anonymous T-Shirt thanks to the cyber-terrorist/cyber-freedom-fighter (depending on your point of view) organisation who keep promising to take down Facebook (and I’d quite like it if they did) but never do. And people will also call it the V For Vendetta Shirt, due to the eponymous character of the excellent graphic novel (and ok film) donning this grinning face throughout. And Anonymous were inspired by V who was inspired by Guy Fawkes. The man who didn’t quite manage to destroy parliament has inspired a lot of people and every year in the UK, every November 5th we get to light loads of fireworks in his honour. True, a lot of us wish someone would have another go at blowing parliament, preferably with the current government trapped inside, but I for one am happy to settle for wearing a t-shirt like this. It’s a striking face and makes for an instantly recognisable t-shirt design.
Show your support for Guido, Alan Moore and/or hackers by grabbing one for yourself. It can be found at spreadshirt.com where it will cost you $18.90. It comes in lots of colours (but I rather like this striking green) and sizes go from S-XXL. There are plenty of other variants on the design so if you want something a little different, I’m sure it’s out there. Now I’m off to buy a 2013 calendar and scratch a note to remind me to do this for the 5th. Knowing my luck, I’ll do it on the 5th of October.
November 1, 2012 § Leave a comment
The Stormtrooper T-Shirt is the perfect garment for me today. It’s current and topical, though the only “topical” I need is the ointment kind for my ruined forehead. Let me tell you a tale…
So, some idiot (Me) decided to participate in yesterday’s Halloween celebrations by donning a particularly gruesome look (No, not just my normal face). I went as a guy who’d been shot in the head (as you do) and it looked really horrible, which is good for halloween. The only problem being that, because of overuse of fake blood, I have stained my forehead orange-red. I look like an overgrown Umpa Lumpa whose reconstructive surgery didn’t go quite as well as hoped. Though with the face paint that won’t wash out of my eyelashes, some have said I more closely resemble the world’s ugliest drag queen with a touch of dermatitis. Which is lovely. I tried everything to get it out. before you suggest anything, I already tried it. Seriously, I have had the lot on my forehead as of this morning. So what I really need, ironically the day after halloween, is a mask. Or a helmet, and that’s why the Stormtrooper helmet would be spot on. And a t-shirt that’s brighter than my face right now would be a good distraction too.
Now, as for the whole “Disney Buys Star Wars” thing, I’m sort of undecided and underwhelmed by the whole thing. They can’t do worse than Jar Jar Binks (I hope) and the plan always was to do nine films, so it’s good that that’s happening. And George didn’t seem to be as in love with the films as he used to be, and Disney is very good at making family films, which is what Star Wars always was. On the other hand, there are enough cartoons doing the rounds on the internet of Darth Pluto and Mickey Mouse as the Emperor to put me off. Time will tell, but I’m sure to pick up the next trilogy regardless. Not that he’ll ever read it or know about it or care, but I’d like to say thanks to Mr Lucas for creating the concept and the universe and the first three films that have made all of us nerds/geeks very happy over the years. May the force be with you, George.
Back to this rather splendid t-shirt, you can pick one up for yourself at bluebanana.com where it’ll cost you £15.99. It comes in red and sizes go from Jawa to Jabba (that’s Small to XL to you). It’s a grand looking tee, and if my head wasn’t glowing and if I weren’t feeling so sorry for myself, I’d praise it in a little more detail. But it is, and I am, so I’m not.
September 26, 2012 § Leave a comment
There’s nothing like a Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy T-Shirt to make me smile, especially after the Hubble telescope let me down…
If you haven’t seen this image that combines a decade of the Hubble telescope looking into a small piece of space, I suggest you take a look. It’s fascinating if nothing else. An immense collection, filled with stars. It is impressive. However, it has also let me down a bit. Everyone who looks into space secretly (or in my case quite blatantly) wants to catch a glimpse of Aliens and life going on beyond our little corner of the galaxy. If this is not the case, the classic book by Douglas Adams is a lie, and I don’t like that idea. I want it to be true. I want to stare into that field of stars that the Hubble has collected and brought to us, and see Vogon demolition crews going about their business, Zaphod Beeblebrox ruling the galaxy, and Arthur and Ford hurtling around with their towels. And I’d like to see the restaurant at the end of the Universe too – if only to see how long the queue is. As it is, I shall settle for this rather fetching Whale T-Shirt which looks rather splendid and cites a brilliant passage from the book itself. Now I just have to find a bowl of petunias to match.
This splendid t-shirt comes from thinkgeek.com (where else!?) and it will cost you a trifling $17.99 – $19.99 depending on your size (which goes from S-XXXL). It comes in stone blue. Now I need to annoy all of my friends by quoting the book all week. Ironically, they tend to quote the bowl of petunias by simply remarking “Oh no, not again…”
p.s. In the speech bubble on the tee, the whale is saying “I wonder if it’ll be friends with me?”