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Old 11-08-2019, 11:17 AM
 
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Originally Posted by TabulaRasa View Post
Pretty sure adult novelty tees aren't actually the culprit, here.

It's pretty well-established and obvious that it's all due to rock n' roll music and smoking the devil's lettuce.
haha exactly

They're just shirts. No, they don't do anything for me. But no, they aren't causing kids to be violent and no they aren't a symptom of society going down the tubes. I saw just as bad/way worse novelty shirts when I was growing up in the 80s and 90s.

It's just a novelty t shirt.

 
Old 11-08-2019, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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What amuses me about this, at least somewhat, is that I considered myself to be a Satanist when I was a teenager. I had books by LaVey and a pentagram I never took off. I was SO EDGY, clomping around in my combat boots with my black leather trench coat swooshing behind me. A right menace to society.

I would have loved these shirts. I found it really amusing to "freak out the normal people."

Eventually I got a hold of one particular of the LaVey books that I thought was completely stupid though and decided in a bit of a huff that Satanism was just as dumb as all of the other organized religions I'd perused and abandoned that. And I listened to enough "normal" looking and seeming people, tell me about their lives, especially the older ones...that I realized that they were a lot more interesting than I thought they were, I wasn't really freaking anyone out and just being offensive for its own sake is pretty pretentious and at times disrespectful to others. In short, I grew up.

Kinda funny, too, this thread...it really feels very generational, you know? Like Boomers complaining about what the kids, who they think are Millennials, but are probably Gen-Z, are doing...while the Gen X'ers like me are like "For real? Who cares?" Maybe I'm wrong. But the thought makes me smile anyhow.

My lack of shock might have something to do with my lack of religion. Or I just have much more concern about other things that "the kids" get up to. Like deeply immersive video games and social isolation. It worries me that they don't go outside. I feel like often, that's what keeps me in perspective. When you get your view of the world through a screen, you're vulnerable to whatever the producers of your media are feeding you. You can be led by the nose. If you go out into the world and interact with real people, though...realize that the news told you the sky was falling, but in fact it's sunny and nice and the birds are singing... Life goes on. People are usually nice. Society isn't going to hell in any hand-basket.

I seriously don't think that these shirts are going to inspire kids to try and sacrifice each other to the devil. They're way too busy scarfing red hot Cheetos and staring at their screens.
 
Old 11-08-2019, 04:17 PM
 
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Are these the kinds of t-shirts they're actually selling these days for kids to actually wear?! I'm specifically talking about the one that says, "Let's Sacrifice Toby" showing a child about to plunge a knife into another kid while a third child holds him down. There are other similar disturbing pictures and sayings on other shirts.

What has this world come to?!

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Here's the site: https://stevenrhodes.threadless.com/

I'd never let a child wear these. These are apparently well known scenes in past shows, but with a dark turn.
 
Old 11-08-2019, 04:18 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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In case you couldn't work it out for yourself, the joke is that they are done in the style of a children's book but for subject matter not suitable for children.


Provocative t-shirts, freaking people out since the 60s.
Yep, using the "My First Chemistry Set" concept or whatever it happened to be.

The illustrations also reminded me of Dick and Jane books (Janet and Mark, etc), and my brain came up with a couple of inappropriate titles for those.
 
Old 11-08-2019, 04:37 PM
 
Location: In a vehicle.
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Are these the kinds of t-shirts they're actually selling these days for kids to actually wear?! I'm specifically talking about the one that says, "Let's Sacrifice Toby" showing a child about to plunge a knife into another kid while a third child holds him down. There are other similar disturbing pictures and sayings on other shirts.

What has this world come to?!
Not to laugh in your face, but thanks for finding this. I have seen 2-3 t-shirts I may get for the supervisor for Christmas...Yes, I have a supervisor who is insane....

I was thinking of this one also....
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:44 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Not to laugh in your face, but thanks for finding this. I have seen 2-3 t-shirts I may get for the supervisor for Christmas...Yes, I have a supervisor who is insane....
I hadn't even looked at the site, but yeah, they're hilarious. I just might get some, too. Our family has a weird sense of humor.

OP, are you sure you're not secretly promoting these? Holidays just around the corner and all...

EDIT: The stick-out-tongue smilie is not showing up. Anyway, just kidding. lol

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Old 11-08-2019, 04:52 PM
 
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I hadn't even looked at the site, but yeah, they're hilarious. I just might get some, too. Our family has a weird sense of humor.

OP, are you sure you're not secretly promoting these? Holidays just around the corner...

I don't know that I would necessarily wear most of these tshirts, but I 'get' the humor, and I can give a smirk. The juxtaposition of sweet innocent children doing dark things is where the humor is. And yeah, it makes me giggle a little.


But you know...I often like the macabre. (Except American Horror Story...that show seriously creeps me out. Gives me nightmares. LOL)
 
Old 11-08-2019, 05:06 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I don't know that I would necessarily wear most of these tshirts, but I 'get' the humor, and I can give a smirk. The juxtaposition of sweet innocent children doing dark things is where the humor is. And yeah, it makes me giggle a little.


But you know...I often like the macabre. (Except American Horror Story...that show seriously creeps me out. Gives me nightmares. LOL)
I know what you mean. I don't wear "humor" shirts in general, but Chow does, and he gets a lot of positive comments and/or smirks and chuckles while he's out and about. But a lot of the designs aren't even offensive. These products (and there is a TON of different types of them) could appeal to a wide audience.
 
Old 11-10-2019, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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...Kinda funny, too, this thread...it really feels very generational, you know? Like Boomers complaining about what the kids, who they think are Millennials, but are probably Gen-Z, are doing...while the Gen X'ers like me are like "For real? Who cares?" Maybe I'm wrong. But the thought makes me smile anyhow...
Well, call me boring/old-fashioned or whatever, but I personally would feel the same way about these shirts whether I was currently age 12, 16, 18, 21, 30, 40, etc. I was a very down-to-earth pre-teen/teenager.

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I hadn't even looked at the site, but yeah, they're hilarious. I just might get some, too. Our family has a weird sense of humor.

OP, are you sure you're not secretly promoting these? Holidays just around the corner and all...

EDIT: The stick-out-tongue smilie is not showing up. Anyway, just kidding. lol
Nope definitely not trying to promote this kind of stuff.
 
Old 11-11-2019, 04:06 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I guess they are supposed to be funny? I don't know. I'm a funny shirt wearing kinda fella. I like a good silly one liner type quips.

Smut? Who says smut anymore that is under 85 years old. LOL. I thought smut was porno type stuff?
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