I’m ambivalent about the declaring of allegiances via t-shirt—I appreciate the straightforward sharing of opinions, but can’t we all just get along?—but I can also think of a number of appropriate venues for breaking out these Team Literary shirts and bags from Fire Petal Books:
- The World Cup: Whether you’re pulling for South American domination, European stick-to-it-iveness, or an African upset, show your cultcha with some gentle, font-based non-nationalist rhetoric. Who knows? Maybe you’ll start an international incident! Break out the vuvuzelas!
- Twilight Eclipse: Confuse the teeny-boppers and show them what it is to be a W-O-M-A-N (or, well, M-A-N, but that doesn’t sound as good and nobody writes songs about it). Practice your “You’ll understand when you’re older” face for your time in line; bonus points for extra condescension. (Also: um.)
- A Conan O’Brien show: He’s tall, awkward, and awesome, but does he race off into the night to save your little sister’s honor? Well, he might, but we haven’t heard about it. Therefore, no t-shirt.
- Brad Pitt’s life circa 2003: You can have it printed on the butt of your sweats, if you want!
It’s a brave new world, people.
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