Lately I’ve been thinking about doing something artistic or creative for a change; maybe get that “single hair” tattoo in my armpit finally, or change my middle name to Edwardo. (now it’s just Edward)
Seeking inspiration, I asked myself, “What’s important in life?”
Clean air, ample food, fresh water, shelter, peace, love, and understanding are all very important; … but Al Gore and Elvis Costello seem to have all of those ones covered.
Then I thought, “What’s important to me?”
“Stupid Stuff and Trivial Crap!” were the first things to pop in to my head. (not necessarily in that order)
I like that stuff! It’s what’s in my head and makes my eyeballs go wide!
T-shirts and coffee mugs are pretty trivial! I bet I could combine them stupidly and trivially somehow!
At first I thought “t-shirt coffee mugs” might be pretty creative.
Then I thought “coffee mug t-shirts” might be very original.
Finally. I decided to go mainstream with stuff people can actually wear or drink out of.
With a tremendous amount of help from nathaliewithanh (because I’m a lazy bastard) …
I have now officially opened a little shop over at Zazzle …
because there aren’t any online businesses called “Zezzle, Zizzle, Zozzle, Zuzzle, or Sometimes Zyzzle”.
Don’t worry, I’m not going to quit my day job:
… like I did when I tried doing a Karaoke World Tour
… or when I tried selling shoes that came in pairs of threes (just in case one wore out)
… or when I got sucked in to promoting the Y3K protection packages.
I guess I am a merchant now like that guy in Venice.
I think things worked out well for him.
I am a bit disappointed they don’t offer any “2 ounce commuter coffee mugs” for people who live really close to work, but I guess it’s not a perfect world.
And I’m still working on the “I’m with Che Guevara Hawaii ’09” line of t-shirts: I can’t decide which way the arrow should point.
If you’ve got time and are interested in seeing what all this amazing stuff looks like, click here.
Let me know what you think: any suggestions, ideas for future stuff, or scathing comments would be greatly appreciated.
*Each product line is over in the right hand column with a subsection for men’s, women’s, children’s, mugs, and mousepads.
If you click around enough, every design can be put on most t-shirts, mugs, or mousepads.
note: I know I’ll be the first on my block spilling coffee from my planetross mug on to my planetross t-shirt.
double note: the above images were made with the Parody Motivator Generator with photoshopped celebrity photos by nathaliewithanh and captioned by me.
triple note: The drawings were done by me with my left hand … because my right hand doesn’t draw so good. They were made a million times better by nathaliewithanh ! If you haven’t looked back through “Children’s Stories” up in the header, you really should: just to see the fine cleaned up drawings.