It’s always amazing to me how much of a flap that t-shirts can cause in our society. It’s especially amazing to me that funny t-shirts can be taken so seriously by so many as to cause downright hostility. Where’s the love, man? (or where’s the humor, man).
Anyway, I thought I would check out the recent controversies in the news to see what societal ruin t-shirts have been causing today.
In England, a funny sports t-shirt that states, “Always Kick Ahead, Any Head” is upsetting some soccer fans in Maidstone, Kent. Perhaps it should read, “Always Get a Life, Any Life” instead.
Then there’s the controversy in Leesburg, Florida where the city commissioners are offended at a t-shirt that reads, “Sleesburg BikeFest,” which was being sold at one of the city’s biggest events. Hmnn, perhaps the “Get A Life” t-shirt applies here, too.
And remember the scene from Forrest Gump, where Tom Hanks wipes his muddy face with a t-shirt and a smiley face appears? Well, Wal-Mart and a French company are refusing to turn their frowns upside down and are suing over the rights to Mr. Yellow Smiley Face.
So much ado about T-shirts. It seems like too many people have had their funny bones removed and replaced with righteous indignation or corporate greed. Once again, “Get A Life.”