Disaster, basically

How can the world’s greatest tee shirt and Optimus Prime, iconic leader of the Autobots conspire to such an unmitigated disaster? This Black Friday, there is only one way to find out, sadly.

So I found the world’s greatest tee shirt.

When I say “THE WORLD’S GREATEST” tee shirt, I am not kidding.

I created some of the game’s most inventive strategies and sideboards — meaning I have a pretty decent imagination — and I can’t begin to imagine a tee shirt even one per cent as great as this one. It is nostalgia, inspiration, art, and coming-of-age all rolled into one piece of clothing.

Go ahead and look:

(You can click that and get one yourself… maybe.)

I mean there is so much stuff going on. Me, I can actually visualize Optimus cruising towards Autobot City, with the instrumental gearing up behind him as he starts rolling over hapless Decepticons. The first 20 minutes or so of Transformers: The Movie is one of my favorite cinematic experiences ever.

The sheer ridiculousness of Optimus with speakers behind him, axing an electric guitar is… Sublime. It truly transcends genre, goes beyond animation, speculative fiction, meta-fiction… can only exist on the greatest tee shirt of all time.

The vendor even says “If you feel like you’ve lost The Touch, this shirt might just be the way to regain it.” Yes! Please help me regain The Touch! Please let me buy this tee shirt!

So… disaster?

The disaster is that they are all sold out of my size. In fact, they are sold out of M, L, and XL… Though if you are a small, 2XL, &c. you can still get one (provided they are not all sold out of everything on account of it being Black Friday). Check here if you have any taste at all.

I think I am going to call the company and complain and / or ask them if they are going to print another large. This is an exclusive and therefore there is no other place to get this tee shirt!

If they reload, I will keep you updated.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Perhaps if you put on too many extra pounds, you can upgrade to a 2XL or thereabouts and obtain The Touch.


facebook comments:


#1 Thanatos6 on 11.28.08 at 10:44 pm

I love you. Thanks for pointing this out. I hope they print more larges, too.

#2 ReeceP on 11.29.08 at 12:48 am

Clearly the only option is to Barrel/Plataforma/those other places you go until the 2X fits 😛

#3 starwarer on 11.29.08 at 5:35 am

While I can also visualize (and audio-ize?) Prime smashing ‘con exhaust ports, I don’t think I would ever wind up actually wearing this shirt (even if I can wear size small). I guess I’m still in that stage/age/social situation in which I’ve grown past the realm of my youth but haven’t yet embraced my inner nerd-child enough to proclaim it with a shirt like this.

I don’t know whether I should be pleased or disappointed with myself.

#4 vpreacher on 11.29.08 at 2:13 pm

I can’t think of a place I wouldn’t wear this shirt. Church, parties, clubs, it all seems good.

#5 BrendanJourney on 11.30.08 at 12:54 am

I officially love what MichaelJ loves.

#6 anon on 12.03.08 at 3:33 am

By disaster, I thought you meant that Prime’s fingers look like a giant L right over his head.

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#8 admin on 12.04.08 at 8:06 pm

anon, I think Optimus is saying someone else is a Loser! I nominate Starscream.

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