Archive for the 'Fashion' Category

Knocked Up in ’09

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

I found out Claire and Dan were having a baby when Claire casually took off her sweater… revealing this T-shirt underneath:


Some news is best spread by T-Shirt, saving the awkward, “We have some news…” moment. ┬áMaybe I’ll print up some “My grandma’s in the hospital” and “I got a good interest rate” shirts. ┬áPlace your orders now!

I Do Need A Tractor

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

You know those green bins all over the place where you can donate used clothes? I always thought those clothes ended up on the racks at Village Discount, but now I think they might end up in Guatemala. Many of the villagers wore random American shirts along with blue jeans and a baseball cap.

Most of the shirts were pretty innocuous. Often they were from American universities, and there were quite a few with American action movie stars (Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Mel Gibson, Sylvester Stallone…)

There was one shirt, however, that stood out. Manuel’s:

After working with him for several days, some of us wondered whether it was mean for us to be talking and joking about his shirt when he didn’t know what it meant.

Brad: I think he does know what it means… and I think it’s true.

UPDATE: It turns out those green bins are a little shady. So are the red ones, although less so. Both do indeed sell clothing to third-world countries.

Buildings That Don’t Know How To Dress

Friday, December 28th, 2007

I work around North and Sheffield. There are huge buildings going up in every direction. Crews are putting the finishing touches on the British School and its adjacent parking lot. Both are clad in metal siding, but siding of slightly different color and size. It looks kind of dumb — like when I wear my corduroy jacket with corduroy pants.