The other day, N.'s elementary school sent home as part of their Wednesday weekly newsletter a notice that on Friday of THAT week they were having a 'I'm Going To College!' theme day, and asked that the kids wear their favorite college T shirt to school.
Well, what I DON'T happen to have lying around is a college T shirt in a childs' size.
Seriously, 24 hours notice?!
by the time I get the newsletter Wednesday evening, it only gives me 24
hours to get a shirt by Thursday evening to have ready at 7AM the next
morning. It brought to mind the old game show, 'Let's Make A Deal'
where Monty Hall went through the audience asking them to produce from
their purses and wallets various weird things. "I'll give you $500.00
for 6 ping pong balls, but they all have to be plaid!"
Hey, THANKS school!
in protest, I asked my fellow goons over at SomethingAwful.com to help
come up with a T shirt design that I could print out on an iron-on and
make my own T-shirt. I came up with: "California College Of Beauty,
Auto Repair And Hair--Where Failure IS An Option!"
Some of the
contributions were, 'Education Hut', 'Steve's College Of Stuff' and
'University Of Phoenix--Click Here To Graduate' among many others. The
goons had great ideas. The winning design was suggested by one member,
another created the design, so I got them both forum upgrades. I was
able to get the T shirt done in time for her to wear on Friday, here it
love how he incorporated the Harvard shield logo. Hard to get a
picture without tons of glare. I asked her what the deal with the
finger was and she said, "It's my pirate hook!"
A better shot of the design, with less glare:
J. and I got a good laugh out of the whole 'Harrrvard' thing (colleges
being modern-day pirates who rape and pillage your bank account), sadly,
not one person at school got the joke. But the other kids DID like the
skull and crossbones.
Thanks goons, you're the best!