Paul Weller? Been a fan for more than 30 years. Pete Townshend? Even longer. Phil Lynott? Um... well, I guess I like hearing The Boys Are Back In Town as much as anyone when the sounder goes off at an IceCaps game at Mile One.
But I really like the designs of these three Brit Rock icons that Jamie Hewlett, the animating genius of Gorillaz, came up with a fundraiser for a cancer charity in the U.K.
An unexpected mashup of interests for today's TeeFury shirt. It's called Bounty Hunter S. Thompson, combining Boba Fett with Ralph Steadman's iconic drawing style for the ultimate gonzo journalist's work.
Yes, I'm buying it. It's available for the rest of the day (and early tomorrow, for a little extra).
It was a happy day yesterday, as this T-shirt arrived in the mail. Actually, three of them - one for me, one for Nick, and one for my friend Mike, a fellow Parks and Recreation fan and an admirer of Ron Swanson's meat-loving ways. (It was a shirt of the day from TeeFury.)
If you're not familiar with the phrase (one of many, many that are moving around the pop culture vernacular), have a look below ... with particular attention to Nick Offerman's stellar line reading.
This is the design today from RiptApparel, on the theme of British at Heart. While the Union Jack is, to be blunt, wrongly rendered in a few different ways, my eye was drawn to what went in. Harry Potter, I expected; Karl Pilkington, I did not. (Nor the I.T. Crowd, for that matter.) Glad to see the Ministry of Silly Walks; wish there had been some 007, Sherlock Holmes or Emma Peel, among other things. But that's me.
One of my favourite shirts at Living Planet, which relocated just before Christmas to the old Woof store (and, if you're old enough to recall, the long-ago London store) on Water Street with Johnny Ruth. (Hint: update the website!)
I saw this T-shirt at Rockefeller Center in New York, which of course is filled with versions of the decades-old photograph of high steel workers having their lunch. (Certainly the image has been used time and again in connection with Newfoundlanders who have trekked down for that line of work!)
Dot Dot Dot is Morse code for the letter 'S,' the full message Guglielmo Marconi claimed to have received atop Signal Hill in St. John's in 1901. It ushered in the age of telecommunications. My maternal grandfather worked as a telegraph operator for Canadian Marconi on Signal Hill for many years.
As well, I have a habit of overusing the ellipsis when I write ... as frequent readers might notice.