Friday, September 29, 2006

Intelligent Design

A significant portion of my weekend wardrobe consists of various cotton T-shirts emblazoned with words and images, printed to promote one business venture or another. In-N-Out cheeseburgers, The Hat pastrami, McMenamins beer, Cylons, and even Mitch's Syndicate.

I am, at times, a walking billboard. It's a good trade off though. I declare my personal interests (You can tell a lot about a man by the burger he eats), and the shirt producers get free publicity.

Bearing this in mind, I am aware that many folks have been begging and clamoring for Gin & Tonic Lounge Wear. "Where are the hats?" You ask. "Where are the T-shirts?"

Well, it's time to design the Fall fashion line up, and I need your help. I'm thinking T-shirts, but I need some input on the design.

One idea is a couple of one-armed pole dancers in silhouette with the caption: "Lewdapalooza!"

Another is a picture of me (or Jehovah) pointing, with the caption: "YOU need a tinsel hat!"

So, I throw it out to you. What will be the first great G&T Lounge T-shirt design? Tell us what you think.


  1. How about the missing arm holding a kayak paddle with a hat on it.

    The caption could read...
    "gather 'round the jesus camp fire"

  2. Anonymous8:56 AM

    The guys from the guiness commercials always make me laugh. How about those guys holding a gin&tonic saying "not so brilliant"

  3. What about a picture of Christina Ricci pointing and saying, "YOU need a tinsel hat"?

  4. OMG- I like that "You need a tinsel hat" idea a lot. It's very "Married to the Sea", to which, thanks to you, I am now hopefully addicted.

    Are you going to go through Cafe Press? That seems to be the popular choice.

    And I love McMenamin's beer... last time I was there I had this raspberry beer that was to die for.

  5. OK...Christina Ricci missing an arm with a tinsel hat on. I'll call her publicist and see if I can make it happen.

  6. maybe you can clean her teeth too

  7. Maybe Christina could have the kayak paddle as her arm . . .

  8. OK, how about an image of a kayak paddle floating in water with the caption: "Save the Hat!"

  9. I let the gum gardeners do the teeth cleanings.

    I think the t-shirt should have Christina eating a mandarin orange and a little bit of the juice gets on her cleavage.

    zip your pants back up brian

  10. I think it should just say:

    G & T

    Oh yeah, my word verification is:

  11. Well, after reading last month's catch-up post, I can now say that those are all great ideas. The missing arm holding the kayak paddle should have a TINSEL hat on it, just to make things easier.

  12. CHRIS4:52 PM



Be compelling.

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