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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Offered Without Comment, a Picture of a T-Shirt Currently Hanging in the Window of a Capitol Hill Smoke Shop

posted by on May 21 at 13:40 PM


(Thanks so tipster Jasen for the photo.)

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Fuck! that asshole stole my t-shirt idea!

Posted by Andrew | May 21, 2008 1:43 PM

Just because you receive something from a tipster doesn't mean you have to post it.

Posted by I Got Nuthin' | May 21, 2008 1:43 PM

If it wasn't for the caption of the smile it would be clever.

Posted by elswinger | May 21, 2008 1:46 PM

shirt should be taken down because it's tasteless and I could care less what the owner thinks. But gay porn should allowed anywhere that a gay business owner wants to put it in his gay business.

Posted by Bud Dickman | May 21, 2008 1:47 PM

Start faux outrage in 3,2,1...

Posted by StrangerDanger | May 21, 2008 1:49 PM

shouldnt this be at goods?

Posted by Bellevue Ave | May 21, 2008 1:51 PM

The gay porn inside Seattle bars doesn't face out onto the street, and Megan didn't call for police harassment of this business (or even identify it) or suggest we ought to have laws against bad taste, Bud Analogyman.

Posted by Eric Grandy | May 21, 2008 1:52 PM

Grandy, it was a joke, a bad one, now get back to writing about equally shitty bands that bore most readers of you're rag.

Posted by Bud Dickman | May 21, 2008 1:56 PM

I'm with @3...sans caption, it's actually kinda sweet.

Posted by j4zz3rgrl | May 21, 2008 2:08 PM

Is that even physically possible?

Posted by Hernandez | May 21, 2008 2:11 PM

Cool! Let's make fun of women and people in wheelchairs at the same time!

Posted by Greg | May 21, 2008 2:16 PM

I'm with #2

Posted by genevieve | May 21, 2008 2:16 PM

Everybody loves Grandy but you, Bud. Go make fun of T****.

Posted by Mr. Poe | May 21, 2008 2:35 PM

I think the shirt would be much more offensive if the guy pictured wasn't also in a wheelchair. You know, since he's also disabled, it's acceptable for him to refer to other disabled people, including women, as 'my crippa,' which isn't nearly as offensive or inflammatory as the normally-abled (and whitely pronounced) 'crippLE,' with that hard 'L' at the end.

As post-worthy as half the other entertaining flotsom. Proceed.

Posted by jackie treehorn | May 21, 2008 2:36 PM

It's just a t-shirt. Big deal.

Posted by Jason Josephes | May 21, 2008 2:37 PM

"Shocking" t-shirts of this type are a commonplace in spring-break-type tourist areas. "Caution - Choking Hazard - Package Contains Large Parts", etc. It's about as funny as "I'm Not Bald -- It's a Solar Panel For A Sex Machine". The bad thing about seeing this isn't the offensiveness of the shirt, but the likelihood that it indicates an increased frat boy presence on the Hill. Brace yourselves.

Posted by Fnarf | May 21, 2008 2:41 PM

im with 11. anyone who would wear this shirt is a complete idiot.

Posted by tiffany | May 21, 2008 2:41 PM

I'd wear it.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | May 21, 2008 2:51 PM

I nominate It's Mark Mitchell for King of Seattle.

Posted by djgirth | May 21, 2008 2:58 PM

Is it in bad taste? Probably. But I'm not offended, and my partner used a wheelchair most of the time. In fact, when we'd go out somewhere and get extra consideration, I'd often comment to people that they should get a cripple of their own. And my partner thought it was as funny as I did.

When he died, I had several e-mails from friends asking what we were going to do now that our cripple wasn't still alive to get us to the front of the line at theme parks and stuff.

Posted by Wolf | May 21, 2008 3:14 PM

Do gay men refer to their partners by the minority type they are?

Poe has a Jew
Wolf had a Cripple

Posted by Bellevue Ave | May 21, 2008 3:22 PM

Fuck you, Poe. You're nothing but a troll. And you even suck at that.

Posted by T**** | May 21, 2008 3:23 PM

"I'm Not Bald -- It's a Solar Panel For A Sex Machine"

Now that actually is funny.

Posted by El Seven | May 21, 2008 3:34 PM

@22 -- Whilst I am currently at a lull in my affection for Mr. Poe (his sense of humour goes too far, at times, even for me), I must assume it will someday again wax heavy.

At which point, I will strike you, T****, with a glove and demand satisfaction.

Mr. Poe is not a troll. He is, in point of fact, a stunningly important experiment in the online arts, assembled from cast-off machine parts, scrap-yard cable, tape, and bone, he wobbles, warbles, churns, and clunks; because of his ready-made elements and Dadaist operations, Mr. Poe is often compared to the work of Marcel Duchamp.

Please, bitch, step off. I may have been kicked in the head, but I'm still Poe's junkyard dog.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | May 21, 2008 3:38 PM

I made T**** cry. Woot!

Posted by Mr. Poe | May 21, 2008 3:49 PM

If you need to know, and there's no real reason to indicate that you DO (outside of feeding a superior attitude), my partner was an artist. A writer. A cripple. A man. A son. A best friend. A lover. He was many things to many people.

And if you must know, I have an asshole, too. I call him "Bellevue." And all kinds of foul crap comes out of it.

Posted by Wolf | May 21, 2008 3:55 PM

I'm going to wear that to my next job interview.

p.s. is the stranger hiring?

Posted by Fortuna Mandolin | May 21, 2008 3:56 PM

best shirt EVAR!!!, still wiping the tears out of my eyes

seriously, someone ship it over here to mtl, ill wear it proudly :)

Posted by Wurm | May 21, 2008 3:57 PM

If you answer yes to one of three scenarios then you find the shirt offensive

1)cripple on cripple action
2)sperm swallowing
3)refering to a woman as bitch in the heat of passion (or being refered to).

I guess it's personal preference, god bless america!

Posted by OR Matt | May 21, 2008 4:33 PM

El Seven @23: no, sadly, it is not.

Posted by Fnarf | May 21, 2008 4:58 PM

@30, come on that's just cruel, give the man his self delussions.

Posted by OR Matt | May 21, 2008 5:03 PM

Hey, cripples like sex too you know.

Posted by Sad Comment | May 21, 2008 6:34 PM

Differently abled.

Posted by Bob | May 21, 2008 7:56 PM

Fnarf@16 FTW

Posted by Big Sven | May 21, 2008 10:20 PM


Not everyone, Poe. He was great for Atlas, wasn't he?

Posted by UnCommon Sense | May 21, 2008 10:29 PM


Oh COME OOONNNNN. Drop it you shiteater.

Posted by Mr. Poe | May 22, 2008 11:03 AM

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