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Smart Ass Ts

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20 Responses to “Smart Ass Ts”

  1. waterbucket says:

    Oh god, these are so last week. Please get with the time.

  2. David Poland says:

    Will be happy to catch up, buck… link us to hip, please.

  3. Wrecktum says:

    Maybe I’m just an old fuddy-duddy, but I think seeing the word “fuck” (or any profanity, really) on a t-shirt is just so crass. Children, grow up.

  4. David Poland says:

    You don’t read fuddy-duddy, wreck… not to me, at least.

  5. Wrecktum says:

    Well then I’m right…it is crass!!

  6. David Poland says:

    Hip = crass.

  7. Joe Leydon says:

    You know, I have been tempted more often than I would like to admit to buy a T-shirt like No. 2. But each time, I have paused and asked myself: Yes, Joe, but just where would you actually wear such a thing?

  8. Wrecktum says:

    No Poland. Hip = cool. Cool isn’t about how you see yourself, it’s about how others perceive you.
    If you’re behavior is crass or vulgar, people will see you as crass or vulgar, not hip or cool.

  9. Noah says:

    A nice suit and tie are always hip and in style. Slogan t-shirts are always crass, lame and trendy.

  10. GayAsXmas says:

    I like the Rehab t-shirt, but only because I have that ace Amy Winehouse song going through my head now as a result…

  11. David Poland says:

    Oh Wreck… do you really think that?
    Do you think that most people have taste in this town also?
    Almost by definition, if you are relying on perception to be cool, you are uncool.
    This is why Ms Hilton is now almost always discussed with air quotes that don’t even need to be made. She has become ironic.
    Or mayeb “hedge fund” is a money gathering instrument to buy Lindsay and Britney and Paris some panties.

  12. Wrecktum says:

    Now, THAT’s funny.

  13. Kambei says:

    check out http://www.threadless.com for some amusing t-shirts, including this film-related gem: http://www.threadless.com/product/419/The_Sound_of_Silents

  14. The Carpetmuncher says:

    I think I read someone joking somewhere that upon getting out of jail, Paris promised to find out how stole Britney’s panties. Very funny.
    Another well-traveled joke from Sarah Silverman that I must repeat.
    Why did they call it The 300? Because that’s how gay it is, on a scale of 1 to 10.
    Not that there’s anything wrong with that…

  15. I hate to do this (sorta) but when I’m not making films or writing about them, I also manage a band called five a.m. Normally I wouldn’t pimp them here, but I’m super, super proud of their new songs! You can hear them at:
    http://www.myspace.com/fiveam
    We’re of course looking to move up to the next level but we’d love to get songs placed in movies and TV….if anyone has that capability.
    Thanks!! I now return you to T-Shirt Hell: Behind the XL

  16. lazarus says:

    I’m all for the ironic novelty tees, but christ, you can find much funnier ones at Y-Que on Vermont in Los Feliz. Not that I can picture DP on the East Sidet, but still…
    I’m pretty sure they were the ones who started the “Free Winona” thing, which now is used for any celebrity that gets arrested for anything; “Free Mel”, “Free Paris”, etc.
    They have all their latest stuff in the front window, and it’s usually good for a 30 second hoot when you’re on the way to a $4.50 matinee at the Los Feliz 3.

  17. bipedalist says:

    I saw a bumper sticker that made me laugh out loud. It said two words. “Nice marmot.”
    Love it.
    Best. Movie. Ever.
    (I thought the tees were funny, DP)

  18. martin says:

    Aren’t novelty tees for people who have nothing to say?

  19. Chucky in Jersey says:

    These look like stuff the US Supreme Court would love to ban.

  20. jeffmcm says:

    No they don’t.

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