But you can do so much more! Customize any design (or even start from scratch) to say literally whatever you want.
It’s wide open.
So it’s perfect for you local County Auditor elections, or School Board, or City Council.
But it’s also perfect for your bizarre Twitter Polls that snowball into throngs of people with passionate arguing for their side to win.
For example, Travis Helwig needed a nickname. He had 128 (!) possible nicknames that “you might overhear in a VFW” and created a series of twitter polls so that we could all help him narrow the list down to 1 champion nickname.
Travis is the Head Writer over at Crooked Media, a podcast company started by three Obama White House alums: Jon Lovett, Tommy Vietor, and Jon Favreau.
These guys all have huge twitter followings, and things got heated in the Final Four. Lovett stated firmly that he refused to call anyone “Tug”.
There was a strong argument for “Meatball”. Lots of accusations of election rigging and Russian bots.
Luckily for everyone involved, we were there to supply some custom hat and t-shirt ideas. Every campaign needs merch.
This might seem like a colossal waste of time on our part, but that’s where you are wrong!
We took one of our classic political templates, inspired by the Jesse Jackson ’88 Campaign Merch, customized them, and saved them as new designs. It took about three minutes.
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Fourth of July is a great excuse to design a funny drinking tee. Customize a matching set for you and your beer olympics teammate. Represent the good old red, white, & blue at all of your 4th of July festivities this year.
We’ve also got a ton of party president tees and tanks that are always a big hit with the crowd. Washington, Lincoln, Hamilton, and Franklin. All of your favorites. We’ve got ’em.
So we replied and asked Ed if we could sell his tweet on a t-shirt. He seemed open to the idea, although we’re still not sure if he was joking or not.
We wouldn’t post it for sale without compensating Ed in some way. Luckily, we have our storefront platform.
In about ten minutes, we had created a store, added three designs, and shared the login credentials with Ed. If anyone buys these, the royalty earnings will go directly into his account. He can redeem them any time.
We considered this particular use-case in the past. What if we just set up stores for our favorite twitter users and sent them the logins? So many of our favorite tweets would make perfect shirts.
We’ve never pulled the trigger on this idea because it seems uncool. We’d need some level of up-front permission, and without that, the idea is a non-starter.
One more thing making us sad today is the knowledge that we can’t sell the perfect version of Ed’s tweet. The perfect version would have Anton Chigurh’s stone cold face with the words “I’m Living Rent Free in Your Head” around it.
This video created by twitter user husbandsrevenge is the ultimate source of slang quotes like “rent free in your head” and “you’re canceled” and “you better miss me with that” and “the tea has been spilled”… all in the extremely specific voice of Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men.
But alas, we don’t have the licensing rights to sell shirts printed with Javier’s face, so we can’t post these for sale. Nor do we have permission from HusbandsRevenge, so that’s another good reason. But we might just print these for ourselves to wear around the office.
If you prefer “Boot Edge Edge (but you have to say it fast)” that’s fine too. Why? Because all of our designs are totally customizable. Change the text to say whatever you want. Choose your own favorite way to share Pete’s message.
Here is our April 2019 promo code, which will save you $10 off any order of $70 or more:
It’s good all month long. Which means it doesn’t expire until 4/30/19. You have a whole entire month to order something uniquely hilarious for yourself or someone else. Birthday gag gifts? We’ve got ’em! From shot glasses to hoodies and stuffed animals to underwear…the possibilities are endless.
Jon Bois is a genius. In three years, he will be a household name to vast swaths of American men who love to watch sports-related programming on television. Please bookmark this post and revisit it in 2022.
Was this prediction accurate? What’s the world like in 2022? Did Jared Kushner finally bring peace to the Middle East? Or is he in prison?
Back to Jon Bois. You might know his work from Chart Party, a series of videos from SB Nation which dive deep into data and sports.
The graphics are incredible. The music is even better. If you like sexy, sexy saxophones then you’ll love Chart Party.
He’s also very popular on Twitter. Recently, he tweeted:
by the time i’m 40 i pledge to:
– refer to all video games as “mario games” – refer to everything on tv as a “show” including movies/sports – use “spam” and “scam” interchangeably – download a coupon app on my phone called WalletMunkey or something and never shut up about it— Jon Bois (@jon_bois)
this tweet turned out to be pretty popular! in celebration, i’ve decided to release it into the public domain. this means you’re free to screencap it, crop out my name, post it to instagram, whatever you’d like to do. it belongs to all of us now— Jon Bois (@jon_bois)
Here’s a fun thing about us: our design center helps us create designs super quickly. We noticed Jon’s tweet within an hour. We posted our reply with a link to this shirt within an hour and five minutes.
We had to decide which bits to include and which to leave off. We eventually had to edit out “refer to everything on tv as a show”. This felt sad, but good new folks: this design is totally customizable.
If you want to add that part back in, you can! You can make the text say whatever you want. Just follow the link and then hit that customize button.
Add a name. Add an inside joke. Personalize the hell out of it.
We’re hoping this leads to an avalanche of other twitter users posting hilarious content related to the age of 40, and then immediately releasing those tweets into the public domain. We’re holding our breath!
This post serves as big Thank You to Jon Bois. And since we’re already getting greedy, let’s ask for one more thing: will you please revisit the math behind the Surrender Index from The Saddest Punt in the World?
We think more weight should be given to teams that are down by 7 – 16 points, where the game is still theoretically in reach. If you’re down by two scores, but you’re in desperation mode, and you punt it away, then that’s just garbage. It looks like Chris Kluwe has already reached out to you about this.