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February 26, 2004 at 12:29 AM in Art/Design | Permalink

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If I saw a kid wearing this shirt I would punch him in the face.

(I think that would make up for one of the big regrets in my life. A few years ago, at First Ave, I saw a girl wearing a baby tee that said "I fucked your boyfriend." I wanted to walk up and punch her in the face just on general principles. To this day, I wish I had.)

Posted by: spacewaitress at Feb 26, 2004 8:43:52 AM

While a part of me thinks this shirt is funny, a much larger part of me
wants to punch him in the face. But, maybe if it's such a large part, that
would be a body check or something? Anyway, there was a little bit on The
Daily Show last night where Samantha Bee was asking some teens in line
for a concert what issues were important to them, or at least that's what
she supposedly was asking, but they just hemmed and hawed and said I don't
know, or that music was an important issue. Now I know it's the Daily
Show, but I still gotta hope this is not the norm for "today's young people".
But the real bottom line question is how can we get more people to vote
overall?

Posted by: Lorika at Feb 26, 2004 9:26:19 AM

When I first saw this I hoped it was a joke. Maybe it is, and I just don't get it. My reaction is much like SW's and Lori's in that I would like to put a steel-toed boot up anyone's ass who wears a shirt like this. What exactly is Urban Outfitters trying to say? Stay young by not voting? Wear your baseball tees and your trucker hats, and everything else will work itself out? Yet another example of popular culture/big corporations influencing people in a negative way. Further, I think it shows that candidates better start really learning how to tackle the youth vote because attitudes like this are hurting everyone.

All of this from a damn tee-shirt. It's the beauty of Blogumentary!

Posted by: Tim at Feb 26, 2004 11:54:41 AM

I always wanted one of those "I fucked your boyfriend" t-shirts! You know, cuz it'd be funny if I wore it.

It's all about context. The Urban Outfitter shirt description says something about irony. (Every Urban Outfitters product description probably says something about irony.) If you're sitting at First Ave trying to register people to vote, it'd be kinda funny to wear this shirt. Anyway, I don't take it seriously at all. I like shirts that spur nice people to violence.

I think I'll get me a "Try Burning THIS One!" American flag shirt.

Oh, and getting kids to vote? Trojan should sponsor a register to vote campaign, give them deluxe condoms (not lame-ass cheapies) and tell them the Repubs want you to (a) not have sex, and (b) not vote. Or something.

Posted by: Chuck at Feb 26, 2004 5:28:05 PM

The funniest thing about that shirt is that the boy child wearing it doesn't look like he's old enough to vote.

Posted by: Sharyn at Feb 26, 2004 9:34:38 PM

sarah, 13-yr old tomboy.
she smokes and steals
listens to neko case and portishead.
lives with divorced dad
sneaks whiskey when he goes out on dates.
buys beef jerkey and rides her bike down to the river.
her friends make a fire and drink and makeout. she hangs back and watches. they're not really her friends but it's something to do.

Posted by: Chuck at Feb 26, 2004 10:36:05 PM

Aside from the t-shirt saying, I was struck greatly by how this dude looks like johnny depp-21 jump street era.

Posted by: rena at Feb 29, 2004 10:39:10 PM

My response to the issue: http://www.votingisforpeople.com/

Posted by: Chris Hiester at Mar 21, 2004 12:31:47 AM