The best t shirts in the world. I think.

Posted: July 28, 2012 in Humour, Political musings, Popular Culture et al
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One of my great joys is designing t-shirts. Some are serious – overtly political, and invariably radical, and anti-pomp. Some are silly, pointless and just what I consider to be funny.

If you want something designed for you, just let me know.

So employing what is commonly known as cross-promotion, here are my favourite designs. I add to the basket of designs regularly, so if you like them, bookmark www.cafepress.com/yolly and drop by anytime.

STOP BOMBING CIVILIANS

With the current situation in Syria, this one really should be selling more than it is. I never get enough time to promote the shirts. This one always gets a lot of good comments when I wear it round town. On the website it’s just on a simple male t-shirt, but I can put it on women’s shirts, (inc plus size), posters, mugs, clocks … well, you get the idea. Just email me on steveyolland@yahoo.com if you want the design on something else.

Give the finger to indiscrimate bombing of civilians in Syria and elsewhere … click on http://www.cafepress.com/yolly.431431249

WAR WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MEN REFUSE TO FIGHT

Unashamedly pro-life, pro-peace, pro-pacifist. The next shirt is relevant to the situation in the Middle East, too, and many other trouble spots around the world. I also think it’s a feminist shirt. As a generalisation, I think rich men start wars, the working class fight them, and women and children make up the majority of the innocents that die or are horribly injured.

Emphasis on men. Make the point yourself by clicking on http://www.cafepress.com/yolly.431431257

MEDIA SHENANIGINS

I am always fascinated by the concept of free speech in the USA. It is admirable, in many ways. It is also an invitation to defame, distort, and spew hatred. In my opinion, Fox News is a blight on freedom, an overtly dangerous mangling of news and opinion that bears no relationship to journalism that I understand as a democrat. Note the small d.

I love this slogan. And before you say “I’ve seen that somewhere else”, it has been stolen and re-used but I have records that prove I came up with it. One of the fun things is, I am not doing this for money, so if someone reproduces it and it sells, well … OK! http://www.cafepress.com/yolly.625554839

SILLY. BECAUSE I CAN.
I can’t stand humourless people who can ONLY talk about politics, or any subject actually. Having the web t-shirt business lets me indulge myself with shirts I just think are silly and funny. Here are three.

It just makes people smile when you walk along. Isn’t that reason enough? http://www.cafepress.com/yolly.675539483

Waitresses in restaurants surreptitiously read this one and then burst out laughing as they pour the wine. Works for me! It reads “Bertha-May didn’t think that Lord Haversmith’s comments about opening up the North-West passage stemmed entirely from his interest in that evening’s Royal Society Lecture.” Ahem. http://www.cafepress.com/yolly.454738521

I heard a woman say this in a pub and just pissed myself laughing for hours. Seems like a good enough reason to design a stylish shirt. “Don’t ask yet, honey. I am still drinking you pretty.” LOL http://www.cafepress.com/yolly.673342919

DOUBLE SPEAK

I tried to imagine what it was like to be the parent of a child killed by shelling, shooting, poison gas, or the starvation and illness caused by civil disruption. Then a re-working of the famous line for “Soylent Green” popped into my head. This shirt makes me cry, and not just for the kids. It makes me cry tears of frustration that we have let language be used to con us, so often.

That’s my daughter, aged two. We’re still using language to obscure the truth, not illuminate it. Wear the shirt, make the point. Change things. http://www.cafepress.com/yolly.431439345

COMMON SENSE ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN

If you disagree with these shirts, then what the hell are you doing reading this blog? Your little private hole is over there, Mr Ostrich. Perfect fit for your head.

“Please don’t use it all at once. (Your children are going to need it one day.)”  Seems sensible, no? http://www.cafepress.com/yolly.431434387

For years we’ve been told “Use it or lose it.” about our bodies, our brains, our “mojo”. Unfortunately, the opposite is true of our planet. When we use it all up, it’s gone. Forever. No jobs on a dead planet. http://www.cafepress.com/yolly.431434406

LAST BUT NOT LEAST; MY BIGGEST PLEA
If we fail to engage with our civil society, one day we will wake up and it will be taken from us. Think it can’t happen … here? There? Anywhere? Phooey.

History shows it happens anywhere, anytime. Some lunatic stands up and insists “I can do better than democracy” and they con us time and again. “Don’t leave it to someone else to change the world. Chances are, they’re leaving it to you.” Or as Gandhi said “Be the change you want to see in the world.” But I couldn’t nick that, could I? On the other hand … hmmm.

Just get involved. Whatever you believe. http://www.cafepress.com/yolly.431436558

I’ll post some more soon. And remember, I can stick the designs on just about anything, so if you don’t see what you want on the website, just let me know. Or if you want a shirt campaigning about something or other, just tell me, and I’ll try and dream it up.

Assuming I agree with you.

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