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OH JOHN RINGO NO: the T-shirt is here

May 12th, 2008 (09:08 pm)

That's right. They're here. GET 'EM NOW.

These shirts are absolutely dandy, folks. The artist/designer is the awesome vito_excalibur, and when her email hit my inbox I went from zero to happy in about a tenth of a second. Look at this:

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Want a better squint at that design? Here you go.

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People, that is *beautiful.* You may now wear, on your chest, a depiction of the immortal scene in GHOST in which Mike's plans to engage in kinky BDSM/slavery scenes with nubile coeds Courtney and Pam are thoroughly discussed among Mike, the girls, *and the girls' moms.* From left to right: Abigail, Courtney's mother, discusses unconventional uses for gardening displays; our hero, Mike Harmon, is a smug bastard who's about to get laid left, right, and center (again); and Courtney and Pam recoil in utter horror as they find themselves learning more about their parents' sex lives than anyone should ever know. And, of course, emblazoned across the top: OH JOHN RINGO NO. Short-sleeved shirts are in dark red and navy blue; long-sleeve, women's cuts, and plus sizes are in black, because that's about all we're offered. This may be a limited edition, so if you're interested, order now.

Proceeds from the shirts benefit the Helen Bamber Foundation -- special thanks to angevin2 for mentioning this charity in comments to the original post, and to John Ringo for giving the thumbs-up to the project and the charity. The donation(s) will be made in the name of Captain Tamara Long, USAF (1979-2003) -- John Ringo, and his readers, will know why.

Please use comments to tell vito_excalibur that she is awesome.

Comments

Posted by: mendori (mendori)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 01:21 am (UTC)

The fact that they come in maternity sizes is wrong on so many levels.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 01:47 am (UTC)

Dude, I made a *kid size* one. That's FAR worse.

Posted by: Lucy (cereta)
Posted at: May 14th, 2008 11:45 am (UTC)
fit

*cough* Well, I did ask. Although I think the pictures probably push it over the edge from "cute thing the daycare teachers will scratch their heads about" (she has lots of those) to "I will get phone calls. Lots of phone calls."

Which isn't to say I'm not getting one for myself ;).

Posted by: Seperis (seperis)
Posted at: May 15th, 2008 04:58 am (UTC)

...I am thinking of getting one for my baby niece. I just--can't help it. It will entertain us all for hours.

*still mulling*

Posted by: vito excalibur (vito_excalibur)
Posted at: May 15th, 2008 05:21 am (UTC)

These urges are natural. Don't fight them!

Posted by: Lucy (cereta)
Posted at: May 15th, 2008 11:49 am (UTC)
johncool

Heee. I suppose it could be for around the house...

Posted by: Seperis (seperis)
Posted at: May 18th, 2008 06:57 pm (UTC)

Keep in mind my greatest regret with Child was he was too old by the time I had regular internet access to get him a "Damn Dingos Are Never Around When You Want Them" onesie (paraphrased; I can't remember the exact saying, but it was something like that). I keep wanting to get my sister one I saw that says something like "I am the reason Daddy drinks at night", because my sister and her husband would love it.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 16th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)
oh john ringo no

Nothing would make me happier, and more deeply disturbed, than to see children toddling around wearing "OH JOHN RINGO NO" shirts.

Well, maybe a "Whoreverine" shirt featuring Katya and her poisoned fingernails...

Posted by: Seperis (seperis)
Posted at: May 18th, 2008 06:55 pm (UTC)

...oh my God a Whoreverine shirt.

*dies laughing*

Posted by: vito excalibur (vito_excalibur)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 07:32 am (UTC)

That's what *I* said!

Posted by: Jayman (smjayman)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 02:01 am (UTC)

Ordered. That is awesome, thanks for doing this!

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 07:26 am (UTC)
catwoman and holly

Thanks for the order! I'll be tickled pink if anything near the number of people who expressed interest actually winds up buying 'em. If nothing else, it'll be nice to see a few of these wandering around.

Posted by: anr1963 (anr1963)
Posted at: May 15th, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)

+1 Large

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 16th, 2008 05:25 pm (UTC)

Thanks!

Posted by: gravity don't mean too much to me (solar_cat)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC)

Aww, you didn't choose to have it printed on a thong? XD

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 07:27 am (UTC)

In all honesty, I think the kid's T-shirt is the most horrible thing I could have done.

Posted by: 3fgburner (3fgburner)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 12:30 pm (UTC)
Worst I've ever seen on a thong...
DisneyGras

The Alcoholics Anonymous tag phrase, "More will be revealed".

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Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 07:25 pm (UTC)

...I just discovered TWILIGHT from reading your LJ posts.

I think that means that *you* are totally made of awesome.

(Though I do not dispute you about Vito and the shirts.)

Edited at 2008-05-13 07:36 pm (UTC)

Posted by: shewhohashope (shewhohashope)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 08:27 pm (UTC)
svh

You have Twilight spork!

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Posted by: Klo the hobbit (klo_the_hobbit)
Posted at: May 14th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
Re: sporking twilight all night (metaphorically) long
Awesome glad by neversince

I just have to tell you your icon makes me happier than anything in a long time. The level of win is just outstanding.

Posted by: 3fgburner (3fgburner)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 12:40 pm (UTC)
Got mine...

In red, of course. I was one of the fen who pushed him to publish. That, and stuffing the ballot box for the Preditors and Editors Romance poll, have since earned me a gruesome death.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 07:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Got mine...
roy harper

Thank you! ...and also DAMN YOUR BLACK SOUL.

Posted by: shewhohashope (shewhohashope)
Posted at: May 13th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC)
svh

These are beautiful!

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 14th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC)

ARE THEY NOT? vito_excalibur rules, in truth.

Posted by: Seperis (seperis)
Posted at: May 14th, 2008 03:27 pm (UTC)

Ordered! You rock *so much*. Thank you and thanks to vito_excalibur!

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 14th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)

You are way welcome! And thanks for posting about 'em -- glad to know you liked.

Posted by: Sharkie (wolfshark)
Posted at: May 14th, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)

Ordered!

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 14th, 2008 03:50 pm (UTC)
donuts?

Thankee!

Posted by: Klo the hobbit (klo_the_hobbit)
Posted at: May 14th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)

Oh man, thats FANTASTIC. *craves one* *goes to check bank balance*

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 16th, 2008 05:26 pm (UTC)

Check! Check!

...mine has not yet arrived, but I am eagerly awaiting its appearance.

Posted by: your average white suburbanite slob (nohbody)
Posted at: May 14th, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)

As I mentioned on vito's LJ about the design (where I asked a question about the design), I'm probably going to get one of these, once I find the free money.

However, I'm wondering why CafePress was chosen. I'm not really up on the whole custom product e-commerce scene, so I don't know if they're the only option, but the quality of CP materials leaves something to be desired, to put it mildly. I had a mug and a shirt from them (different subjects), and both started fading after the first few washes, with the shirt showing signs that it's highly unlikely to last long enough to pass on to others (if that was my desire).

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 15th, 2008 03:59 am (UTC)

I'm not really up on the whole custom product e-commerce scene

Short answer: neither am I, so I went with the best-known entity.

Posted by: vito excalibur (vito_excalibur)
Posted at: May 15th, 2008 04:05 am (UTC)

Really? I've had very good luck with Cafe Press; I got a t-shirt made there and my boyfriend got the identical design at a couple of other online t-shirt places and they've both cracked and become awful while my Cafe Press shirt is still going strong. I'm annoyed with them for shutting down my sale within like half an hour, but I have no problems with their quality.

Posted by: your average white suburbanite slob (nohbody)
Posted at: May 15th, 2008 11:12 am (UTC)

The two items I mentioned above were my only personal experience with them, but experiences of others whose opinions bear some weight with me have tended towards being less than pleasant, in regards to CP. I'll grant you, though, that the singular of "data" isn't "anecdote". It's possible, I suppose, that they could've changed suppliers between now and several years ago, when I got the items in question.

Posted by: Lucy (cereta)
Posted at: May 15th, 2008 01:09 pm (UTC)
fit

I can only say that I've gotten several onesies from them, and thus far, they've held up to a baby, which is some serious quality testing, right there.

Posted by: Elspeth (elspethdixon)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2008 06:07 am (UTC)

That is made of awesome on so many levels.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: May 23rd, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)

*beams*

Posted by: suntiger745 (suntiger745)
Posted at: June 21st, 2008 12:49 am (UTC)

Love your review (and the books) and I'm definitely going to get a t-shirt or two when the next salary drops in.

Posted by: Paul Graham (Paul Graham)
Posted at: June 3rd, 2012 03:23 am (UTC)
Awww - I want one!

Is there anyway to get one or two this late? I just found out about all of this. (How could I possibly have missed this?)

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