Graphic Tees: Do or Don't?
I'm not generally a graphic tee fan. I tend to think that I'd have to really believe in something in order to wear it on a t-shirt, and most graphic tees don't do a good job of inspiring my belief.
There are two traditional exceptions to my general dislike of graphic tees:
1) Any Superman logo tee. I love the Superman logo. I felt a special connection to it because my maiden name started with an S and Superman himself is just all around cool. I don't currently own a Superman tee, but I have owned several in the past, and I loved them.
2) The Pac-Man t-shirt I won three years ago at an arcade in Minnesota. This has much less to do with Pac-Man and much more to do with the t-shirt's origin story. I'm not a video-gamer nor am I a fan of any computer games. I don't actually have any fond feelings toward Pac-Man. However, I'd wanted to visit Mall of America for years, ever since I first heard that it existed. We went on a road trip to Minneapolis, and then, in Mall of America, we stopped at an arcade, and I just happened to hit the jackpot while playing Wheel of Fortune, winning 1,400 tickets in a single go, and becoming the star of the arcade as everyone gathered around to watch the tickets come out of the machine. 1,400 tickets ended up being plenty enough to buy a t-shirt at the arcade's store, so I chose this tee, and it's gone on many adventures with me ever since, though I've never hit a jackpot quite that big at any other arcade.
There are a few other graphic tees I've always wanted. A fellow Mandarin major in college had a t-shirt that read: 白人看不懂
Translation: "White people can't read this." I thought it was hilarious.
And Chad from High School Musical wore a shirt that said "I come with my own background music," an expression that I've always thought was very fitting for my personality and usual state of mind. I'd also strongly consider a Gilligan's Island, Pirates of the Caribbean, or Once Upon a Time tee.
So, maybe I'm not as anti-graphic tees as I always thought I was. I just need to meet the right one before I fall in love. ;)
How do you feel about graphic tees in general? What's your favorite one, whether it exists or doesn't exist (I have a feeling that Gilligan's Island fan t-shirts only exist in my mind)?
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