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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Totally Fucking Awesome: The Freedom Writers Promotional Tote Bag

posted by on January 11 at 9:17 AM


Courtesy of the good folks at Defamer, here’s the must-have swag of the season: the Freedom Writers tote bag, commemorating the Hilary Swank-as-an-inner-city teacher vehicle (ably dismantled by Stranger writer Lindy West here) and described by Defamer’s tipster thusly:

It has all this fake graffiti on it, like a bunch of disaffected, inner city kids freedom-wrote all over it in PENCIL. “I don’t trust anyone.” “I hate the way this gun feels against my side”—shit like that. Shit that cries out “Thank you, Hilary Swank, for helping me get all of this off of my asthmatic, inner city-kid chest!” If it were possible to want to see that movie less than I already did, I now do.

Full Defamer item here. P.S. I hate the way this gun feels against my side.

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Some of those freedom writers' stories are gonna need some fleshing out. Sandwich one of those gems between "a stranger comes to town" and "a man goes on a voyage" and you've got a new entry to the canon.

Posted by Gabriel | January 11, 2007 9:28 AM

i want this bag so badly. you have no idea.

Posted by kim | January 11, 2007 10:47 AM

How much barf does that thing hold?

Posted by Lindy | January 11, 2007 10:49 AM

I hate irony.

Posted by Trevor | January 11, 2007 11:55 AM

Thanks David, posts like this (along with comments like Lindy's) are why i may need to begin wearing a diaper when reading SLOG. made me pee a little.

Posted by longball | January 11, 2007 12:04 PM

This has been up all day and no one has yet made the "Is that a gun you hate to feel or are you just happy to see me?" joke?

Well, I'm certainly not going to now.

Posted by Dikki Anjensen | January 11, 2007 1:52 PM

I can just imagine the countless rounds of revisions that thing went through...

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