Azure Jane Lunatic (azurelunatic) wrote,
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Shirts that fail to be clean

If you've been around teenagers allowed to buy slightly crass T-shirts, you have probably seen the shirts that have a statement that would be considered crass or borderline "unprintable", with an image that takes it from off-color to the literal meaning of the words. For example, "Hey, nice melons!" illustrated with honeydew and cantaloupe.

I recently saw a shirt that utterly failed at this.

Caption: "Guard the family jewels!" Illustration: a squirrel with a pair of acorns.

It could have been a little cartoon king with a pair of gemstones. Or the caption could have been "Protect your nuts!" But the combination failed at plausible deniability. Back to English class. Don't mix your fucking metaphors.

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