Friday, October 3, 2008

Party Like a Wok Star

Last time, we discussed suicide food in low places—the bins of the nation's dollar stores. From there, we travel now to the catalogs of America's hipster etailers.

And when we get there, what do we learn?

Mostly, that even those for whom T-shirts are the standard medium of self-expression (and whose self-expression is typically the expression of a non-self) yearn for animals of their own to mock.

And so, this delightful shrimp spouting a would-be catchphrase. Yes, it has an arbitrary winkiness to it, but we still can't imagine anyone repeating it.

Caught in the chopsticks, the shrimp claims to regret nothing. Instead, its imminent consumption is the quintessence of a glorious deathstyle, its final thought the exclamation point at the end of a meaningless existence.








(Thanks to Dr. Peace Farout for the referral.)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Even though I'm a vegetarian, I'd love to have that shirt. It's cute.

chatter710 said...

You can't forget the smiling, pre-deceased fortune cookie (in a weird visor). Everyone looks so happy and suicidal!

Dr. peace said...

Yey! This one's mine. Anyone else get the idea, both from its cute expression and punny speech impediment, that this shrimp is an infant?

See, this animal didn't even have to worry about growing up before it became suicidal.

Adam said...

That's no shrimp speech impediment, it's an ethnic slur of sorts. It's like those T's that say "Miso happy." Think about it: a wok is an East Asian cooking utensil AND how East Asians are characterized for pronouncing "rock" because they are not used to making "r" sounds.

Anonymous said...

http://community.livejournal.com/ihearttattoos/3302128.html?thread=57285616&style=mine#t57351920

check out this crap.

Anonymous said...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/skipper77/tattoos/IMG_7068.jpg

hellop said...

Anyone else see that suicide fortune cookie?

Lori0616 said...

It's funny, I bought this tee shirt for my daughter and until visiting this website I haven't even noticed the hidden message. We get many compliments on this shirt. Thank you for opening my eyes to the hidden message, I will now be more aware as to what I am buying regarding hidden messages.