I do not understand the wisdom of automatically printing headlines to t-shirts, a service that is now available on CNN.com. Simply click the little t-shirt icon beside a headline, and voila, “Country Considers Four Day Workweek” on a t-shirt can be yours for only $15. Like so:
I suppose if they goof up, it might be funny…for a day or two. And if there is a significant world event, such as a terror attack, one could possibly want to memorialize the event, but in a t-shirt? I’m not saying I approve, but I could kinda sorta almost see that. But the much more mundane headlines simply confound me: “Family Has Third Baby To Save Son’s Life.” Is there anyone in the world who wants to wear that blazoned across his or her chest?
I give them credit for thinking – this indeed is a pretty revolutionary way to get your week-old news. And it would be at least a week old by the time you actually place the order and it’s shipped to you. I imagine the ensuing conversation to go like this:
Woman: Hey, did you know that Ted Kennedy died?
Man: No, when did you hear that?
Woman: Just now, on that dude’s t-shirt.
Man: Damn, that’s sad.
Woman: Totally. Hey, are you in the mood for some Pinkberry?