Friday, February 23, 2007

WORN OUT--Like A Favorite Workshirt

That's me. I am the worn out looking guy, wearing the worn out work shirt with my image worn out visible on it. I don't have a gray goatee. I tried to grow one last fall and look what happened. It made my chin look like an old man's chin.
So much for the rugged "Miami Vice" look. It's all shaving cream and lengthy Tees for this old codger...
My friend Nevins had an idea to put his image on a shirt he was wearing. The effect was kind of humorous and surreal.
I came up with the name "Wear Yourself Out, Clothing" and Nevins made me a shirt.
For only 12,000 bucks, I can have a machine delivered to my garage, and I can make you a shirt with your visage on it.
Would you wear it?
If not, why not?
Would you make one of yourself for your husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend/mom?
I bet mom would love to have their kids worn across her boobs...
And dad would love to have them arcing across his belly...
Oh, the places you'll go, all worn out!
Speaking of which, I stayed home all day today with a sore throat and flu-like symptoms. Nothing even remotely heavy, just bothersome enough to not want to work in a cold building full of dust...
I got to sleep in, kick around, and take a cowboy bath (where you shave in the bath and bubbles cover your wee wee).
I ate left over pizza and found myself sneezing big, awesome sneezes.
A girl once told me that Plato said -- "A sneeze is an orgasm of the face."
This, I suppose, was her way of saying "bless you".
I told her as she was walking away after making that comment, that I always like to sneeze twice. I don't know why, but her face turned red and her steps quickened.
She was a flautist. Maybe that had something to do with it, I don't know...
I got a chance to venture out and read some blogs today too.
Lots of good stories out in the world. People all over doing people things. Nurses nursing. Mom's chasing their kids in circles. Breast-milk-pumping office girls. People living and people dying. Honeymoons and BBQ's...
It's the voices of us commoners.
And I think that's pretty cool.

16 comments:

Hammer said...

Cool shirt. They make stuff like that at the mall but it looks kind of cheesy.

That one looks better. Not sure if I want anyone's picture on my shirt although I do have one with the beatles, and another with hendrix.

Lizza said...

Sure, I'd probably wear one if it had a face on it other than mine. I guess it would feel weird to see someone wearing something that has my face on it.

I like your take on blogs. I agree, there's lots of good stories out there from a whole lot of different people, and different ways of telling them. YOU'RE cool.

Flat Coke and Flies said...

Cool shirt, do you have more like it for sale? I'm your biggest fan.

Now....let's stop calling your PENIS a "wee wee" and pick a better name. k? lol

Orgasm to the face--too funny, I've gotta remember that one. Maybe I'll use that one at work.

Cheesy said...

How about I just order one with your face... but please turn around if I'm going to wear it across my breasteses.....

Feel better quick kiddo!

Jeannie said...

I don't wear pictorial or wordish clothing. But that's mainly because I heartily despise paying to advertise for someone else. I do not worship anyone enough to do this. Myself included. If someone wants me to wear their shirt, they'd better give it to me and perhaps even pay me. Unless it's a team shirt. Then I will wear it for the event.
If I have been given such a t-shirt, I might wear it to the gym or to paint in.
I like the stories people have to tell too. The ordinary ones like us because I find that everyone is extraordinary.

meno said...

I always sneeze twice too. :)

I might wear a t-shirt with me on it if it was an amusing picture. But mostly i like t-shirts with snarky words.

Jean said...

I almost never wear shirts with 'stuff' on them... any more.
An exception is a Life is Good t that says "Not all who wander are lost."
Can think of no reason why I would want to see my face on a shirt.

good is blogging, blogging is good.

CSL said...

You have a shirt of yourself? That's very funny. And, for the record, this mom does NOT want a shirt with her kids across her boobs.

Get well.

Scott from Oregon said...

FOR THE RECORD, no kids on boobs??

teehee...

FOR THE RECORD, this shirt says Hoover Dam on it. Some friends of mine brought it back from a trip as a souvinir for me. Nevins did some magic photoshop, and made this shirt on his computer.

I like the way the stylized image is different enough from the real face to cause double and triple takes...

Harmless mischief, I reckon.

And Flatcoke, should I change weewee to Willy Wonker?

Flat Coke and Flies said...

lol Scott--I like tom tom better--you know as in BIG CHIEF!!

CapricornCringe said...

Can I get a shirt with a picture of you wearing a shirt with your face on it?

I see the old banner is back and with it, the naked chick buried in the sand :)

Allie D. said...

See I have this thing about wearing shirts with words and printed images on them. I have no idea why. It just makes me feel like a walking billboard or it will make me stand out more. I like for my clothes to hide me rather than make me more obvious -- maybe that's it. :)

The sneeze thing made me laugh out loud.

JustCallMeJo said...

I barely have photos of myself anywhere, much less wear my face on my own t-shirt. I don't know why.

The one random picture of me from the recent Utah jaunt is one of four pictures of me in the past year. Just works out that way.
/jo

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

scott where is nevins? i haven't been able to contact him and i am worried. do you know anything? thanks. bee

becordle@gmail.com

Kris, Seattle said...

Damn that bug is contagious. Its 4AM Tues and I am feverish and ache all over with a bit of a sore throat. I hate being sick. I hope you're feeling better by now.

"Wear yourself out" is a great name for the idea, you clever little devil. I like that the picture is stylized just the right anount too.

Its not a fashion statement I'd be making, but it wonder what my teenage neices and nephews would think of it. Why not email me that pic and I'll find out.

CSL said...

Ha ha. No pictures of kids across her boobs I meant. Although now that you mention it, not that either.