See that picture above? That’s Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton posing in one of our “I TORNADO Gary England‘ t-shirts. No offense to the guys in the Sticky Stranglets, but she looks way better than you all do.
In case you’re not aware, we came up with the idea for the shirt a few years ago to honor our state’s all mighty and most powerful severe weather deity. We then pitched the idea (and this one) to Tree and Leaf Apparel. Because they are cool guys (and scared of hail), they designed, printed and started selling the shirt for us. Since then, we’ve probably sold a couple hundred of the rags. And now thanks to that photo, we’re probably going to sell a couple hundred more.
Overall, the Facebook comment threads are enjoyable. Most people get the humor and enjoy the shirt, but other people, well, let’s just say the whole concept may be over their heads. You know these folks. They see the world in black and white, are unable to form unique or abstract thoughts, and vote Republican in every election. They also leave comments on YouTube videos. Yucky, huh?
Anyway, now that the shirt is going mainstream, we better come up with some other t-shirt ideas. Not to sound like a hipster or anything, but the coolness of a t-shirt drops a couple of levels when the people who enjoy Mike and Molly, drive PT Cruisers, and fall or that damn Back to the Future hoax every couple of months start wearing it. Before you know it, we may have to start printing them on a Hanes Beefy Tee. When that happens, hopefully Gary England will shoot us down with lightning and put us out of our misery.