Sometimes I’ve just got to have a paper copy of an article. I like to underline and make margin notes, especially when trying to learn a new skill.
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.)
I quit adding new designs to my Teespring shop because “I Heart Puppies” is the only sort of thing I’m 100% confident they won’t suspend. I put designs up here to escape Big Brother…and yes, at the same sorts of prices shirts sell for there. (I totally agree: $25.00+ is a LOT for “just” a t-shirt and so getting this right is a big deal all around.)
Well, in my zeal to save-a-buck/make-a-buck, I literally made what I consider the biggest mistake possible and I did it in my very first official week of business!
I broke the first of The Two Fundamental Laws: “Do all you have agreed to do,” because added to that guarantor of personal integrity, in the mind of a business person, ought to always be the phrase, “At the price agreed upon, come Hell or high-water.”
For a moment last night I completely forgot that this independent t-shirt endeavor was supposed to be primarily about the joy in “Free Expression.” (Beyond that, if I cleared enough to buy a few bags of Black Rifle Coffee® now and again, all the better!)
I have sincerely apologized to the client I treated in error and hope to be given the opportunity to make the situation right. Regardless of the avenue they choose, from this point forward I’ll absorb the fluctuating costs of the “raw materials” (t-shirts) without mention (yes, as I should have already done…) until it becomes clear it’s time to raise the prices stated on each design’s page.
I thank-you sincerely for any past support and again, I hope you’ll bear with me while I continue to figure this all out!
p.s. If you are homeschooling, I especially encourage you to check out the entire collection of books by Richard Maybury.
Who am I trying to kid? I’ve taken a few t-shirt orders already and am happy happy happy to take one from YOU before or after May 1st!
The “Foosa” shirts are now available.
Let’s be politically-insensitive together, shall we?
In a rough and tumble neighborhood pick-up game of politics, is there anything worse than rushing out onto the field and not recognizing the players on your team? I’ve got a solution (or will shortly). (Did you guess it was a t-shirt?)
I have placed even more of my favorite and most loyal designs up on the T-Shirts page. Notice also a brand new preparation-plus-productivity-inspiring, “Tempus Fugit,” in honor of valient blogger brother.
When you order shirts from me, good citizen, remember the procedure I, your hard working fellow comred, must follow. I’ll first order the base “plain” shirt from one of my online good-thinking loyal-working t-shirt sources, so although I haven’t noted it anywhere previously, you are now hearing it first here:
Shirts will take a minimum of 2 weeks from order to finish/shipping. But…have no fear my friends, it is not anything to do with evil boss-owners. I always always always insist on proper coffee-, lunch-, and smoke- breaks. (I have a grand Workers’ Paradise of a Dream, though, of that great and glorious day when I can keep blank shirts on a sturdy work-shelf, close by the place of my artisan laboring…)
So keep saving those rubles. (Sh-h-h. Between you and me, an easy-to-reach savings goal is $25.00 shirt, which = only only only 1453 RUB + shipping.) (U.S.Amerika only, sorry).
I swear Teespring(R) employs actual NAZIs
If you have a better explanation, I’m all ears, but as far as I can tell, there is no other explanation as to why a company would oppose, over and over, a simple little t-shirt design, from a shop who’s monthly profit averages, oh, maybe $30.00. A design that’s literally an homage to actual heroic NAZI fighters.
They’ve got to be real NAZIs themselves.
Listened to an eye-opening interview that Stefan Molyneux had with Gabe Hoffman, a principal on a documentary called, “An Open Secret,” about the child-rape business endemic in Hollywood. I guarrentee you will feel as incensed as I do after you watch it, for free, on VIMEO here. Please share it widely. More of us need to withhold what that industry craves more than it does our little boys…our box-office bucks.
There is only one truly just “sentence” for this kind of Evil: death.
Music for the day: Kenny Loggins. (See if you can guess which one.)