I’ve recently finished “running the numbers,” for tax-purposes, from my stencil-printed t-shirt hobby and I’ve decided to stop doing them for a while.
A massive “Thank-you” to all of you who allowed me to create shirts for you in 2018!
It may be hard to believe but little ‘ol’ perfectionist me makes barely above minimum wage on each shirt. I will instead, devote the majority of my creative energy on a fiction project I’ve been itching to tackle (for 2+ years…YIKES). (But I do intend to add a few of my existing designs onto the print-on-demand site, Teespring. And perhaps some new, ones. Yes, I know there is always the risk of their censorship.)
I hope you will find something else very soon in my Teespring shop that you’d also enjoy wearing – or drinking your coffee from!
Of course the United States Space Force (much less it having an actual “Academy”) will never happen. Honestly I don’t care. The fact that on June 18th, 2018, President Trump dared declare such a thing it at all is what makes it so amazing and so logical (as Spock would say).
I came-of-age seeing “2001: A Space Odyssey” on a Cinerama screen in 1968 in West Hartford, Connecticut, so Trump certainly saw that same mind-blowing, feels like you are riding in an earth-to-moon shuttle flick, too, just that he was somewhere near his New York City home. And while I sat mesmerized in front of a modest black & white TV for the original Star Trek episodes as they aired, forced to practice Patience, week by week, Trump likely watched them all, too, only in brilliant color on a luxury-model TV. (I’ve gotta Thank God the only network my family’s aerial could pick up just “happened” to be NBC.)
Like me, as the 70’s became the 80’s, then the 90’s, Trump probably assumed the U.S. would get back to sending men to the moon until we had some sort of “colony” there, before at least making a vow to go beyond our moon. It was enormously disappointing when we didn’t, so I think this “Space Force” fiction is Trump’s attempt to inject life into and turn the 20th century’s version of The American Space-Conquering Dream into a 21st century Space-Warrior dream.
One man’s Freedom-fighter is another’s Evil-Christian-colonizer…these two researchers are very accesible (Robert Spencer and J. Stephen Roberts) if you’d like to get a more accurate history of the lead-up-to and prosecution-of The Crusades.
Here, in a nutshell, is why Islam must be opposed.
One man’s Faith is another’s Folly…except for Islam, which is the slow suicide-of-The-West cut by cut by 33,306 cuts (since 9-11 alone) and which will be our utter and forever extinction, unless enough of us wake up.
This was one-of-two designs I made on the subject of what to do with tyrants, back in late 2015. The other version (see below) “won” a spot in my Etsy shop (which never got traction because I’m very bad/lazy at marketing).
I really prefer more symmetrical (and less wordy) designs, so I decided to resurrect this and polish it up. I’m going to “strongly suggest” an on-the-back of the shirt placement, as the graphic is 15-inches tall.
While it’s also nice on a pure white shirt, I can’t really recommend that choice. As a practical alternative (i.e. a shirt you can wear more than 15 minutes without somehow, someway attracting some “thing” – coffee? salsa? – to fly towards you and make a splotch in the worst possible place) I’ve found a really nice Bella+Canvas 3001 super pale grey shirt I’ll offer especially for this design.
(Yup. My “stain repelling color theory” is magical-thinking, I admit it.)