It’s been a while since I posted a new shirt on this blog, but in my defense awesome gay pride t-shirts don’t just spontaneously appear on tree branches. They do, however, show up in fine clothing retail spaces such as Threadless, where they can be obtained in exchange for an electronically-transmitted monetary payment. Both guys’ and gals’ versions are available, and they even stock iPhone cases and wrapped-canvas wall art pieces.
“Ich am like cocaine, I’m vhite and addictive and alot of guys leave the bathroom with me all over their face.”
There is a lot to like about actor Sacha Baron Cohen, the man behind the Bruno movie. He is fearless and relentless when it comes to pursuing his brand of guerilla comedy, and some would also add tasteless to that list. I for one love the way Sacha uses the Bruno character to expose the vacuous Hollywood elite, and the media who cover it. Some of his other shenanigans, however, like his appearance at the California Prop 8 rally leave me with mixed emotions.
Are you a fan of Bruno?
I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus as of late, working on a new site – Book Fail. It’s all about bizarre and weird books, the kind your coffee table wouldn’t want to be caught dead with. You know, the How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art variety. There is many more, so be sure to check it out.
Dyke Tees has definitely been on my radar, and they have some of the finest lesbian oriented tees I could find. I especially recommend their Humor and Naughty categories. The Female-Centric section also offers a more serious touch.
This brings me to our latest poll question, which is something I’ve dying to find out…
Which are you more interested in?
The last time I ran a poll it got some pretty interesting results, so I thought, why not do another one? This time the focus is on rainbows, the ubiquitous symbol of gay pride. As you very well now, symbols are an essential part of how humans communicate and make sense of the world. However, some of us raise some sensible objections.
In this poll you can enter your own answer, in addition to choosing from the ones already available.
Gay pride Rainbows are...
Oh, and feel free to check out Rainbow Depot for some first rate rainbow gear.
PC4M, a religous activism website, is selling a series of t-shirts aimed at admitting past sins, and thereby denouncing them. There are many flavors to choose from, including EX-Atheist, EX-Fornicator, EX-Masturbator, EX-Diva, and strangely enough, EX-Hypocrite. My question is, if you do manage to kick something you consider a bad habit, would you advertise the fact to everyone around you? More importnantly, is there anyone here who thinks they can lay claim to each and every sin on PC4M’s 9-point system? [Via College OTR]
It’s my goal to keep things fair and balanced at Kiss Me I’m Queer, and when I noticed the lesbian t-shirts category falling behind, I knew it was time to get to work. Thankfully, I didn’t have to look very far, finding this post-worthy “Nobody Knows I’m a Lesbian” t-shirt at Viktor Viktoria. I can’t say enough about how much good photography can do to elevate a t-shirt design.
First off, I want give a shoutout to BestGayBlogs for featuring me, and to Buy-Tees for including Kiss Me I’m Queer on their list of top t-shirt review sites. Visitorship is starting to grow bit by bit, as evidenced by you reading this post. You are reading this, right?
Today’s t-shirts were sent in it by Chris and Paul of Buy-Tees, who were sort of curious to see what the gay sector of the online t-shirt world was like, and decided to do a Google search. Gaytshirt.com features several gay-centric brands, including Ajaxxx63 and GBoy, with most the designs based on innuendo of varying degree of ambiguity. If you ask me – I say pour it on!
Warning: Wearing this shirt may compromise the status of gay secret agents working hard to maintain their cover as straight secret agents.
Ok, I’ve clearly been watching too much 24 lately, despite season 7 losing the edge it had in earlier episodes. “Smile if you’re gay!” from Vintage Vantage is another example of a shirt that does double duty as a totally hilarious gag when worn around straight people, and as a totally hilarious gag when worn around non-straight people.
You know, almost every popular mainstream t-shirt site has a gay or lesbian t-shirt on display, and why not? Whether LoiterInk is going for irony here, or a straight forward message, they are catering to a signifigant audience in the process.
It is a delightful occasion to come across a collection of shirts that demonstrates both a sharp wit and a talent for design. Queer Republic is one of those sites, and there if there was ever an award for the best queer t-shirt company, it’d probably win it. Even more impressive is that the site is operated by just one individual.
Is this the most creative Gay Pride shirt ever? It made quite a splash when it was released in June ’07 at Threadless, the very popular t-shirt site with an emphasis on illustration. Sadly, the t-shirt is sold out in two of the men’s sizes – medium and large, but one must realize that most Threadless print runs runs don’t last nearly as long. Who knows, maybe there is a reprint in the works.
Now, Before I end this post, I have to point out something else about this t-shirt. Something I never noticed until reading a comment on the design’s message board:
Has anyone realised how… uh, phallic the lions are? The front ones on the right and left, specifically, are pretty unmistakeably penis-shaped.
That made for a definite “Oh, yeahhh” moment for me.