24 May 2006


by P.T. Barnum

Oh yes. New T-shirt.


Bryan said...

Nice shirt, but I guess it's now confirmed that this place is a circus.


Phil Johnson said...

"Road Rash is your friend"?

A fine example of compelling ad copy.

Frank Turk is a genius.


Steve said...

What I can't figure out is why the guy who's modeling the front and back of the t-shirt is modeling a BLANK shirt and not the one with the new blurb.

Castusfumus said...


Joe L. said...

Sweet. At what other blog can you see Bart Simpson, read about the imputation of Christ's righteousness, God's sovereignty in election, a discussion about cussing, and a guy from Arkansas peddling t-shirts!?

Only at Pyromaniacs my friend, this is where the action is!!

PressingOn said...

I must say something, and I truly do it in all humility.

First off, I love visiting this blog. I espcially find James Spurgeon's posts insightful and edifying. Having said that...

I really wish that the Pyromaniacs blog wouldn't give into the temptation to "market" themselves and further fleece the flock by selling t-shirts and other logo-laden merchandise. Doesn't this just add to the whole atmosphere of consumerism and materialism that plagues the Church already? Why not encourage your readers to give to missions instead, especially those in the unreached 10/40 window? America is just so wasteful, especially in the Church.

You guys really do seem to have your fingers on the pulse of the Church when it comes to what we need to hear doctrinally, and yet there is a whole separate area, one in which the Church is failing miserably, that you could use your highly visited blog to address and impact for the positive.

There is a small, new ministry called "Good Measure International" that is selling t-shirts for $15 that say something like, "My t-shirt helped feed a hungry child for a month, what did your t-shirt do?" All the proceeds from the shirts go to ministries who minister the Gospel and help meet the physical needs of the poor. Now THAT's a worthy t-shirt and money well spent.

I don't mean to be a downer on this light posting, but I just had that on my heart to share.

Thank you for always sticking your necks out, and thank you for letting me do the same.

Phil Johnson said...

Pressingon: Thanks. Frank Turk is the culprit here. He has worked in retail sales all his life. We can't stop him.

If it's any comfort, however, he doesn't sell much Pyrojunk. I'm his only return customer.

And I've worn my Pyroshirts on missions trips. Seriously. They are cheap, comfortable, and durable.

The really valuable stuff at the blog—the content—is still free of charge, and we intend to keep it that way.

Garry Weaver said...

If I buy a Tshirt will the money help feed a hungry Pyromaniac?

Kim said...

I think the overall balance between Frank's commercials and the "real" content of this blog is pretty good. I don't mind seeing the occasional t-shirt promoted.

I'm patiently waiting for my t-shirts to arrive, and when they do, I will happily advertise them on my blog, not so that others will buy one, but to direct readers here.

The more people reading, the more people there are to make sure Fank is a good boy.

Neil said...

Don't worry, you don't need a pocket. You safely stow your pack of smokes package in your rolled up sleeve.

Castusfumus said...


If I start smoking will my presbyopia improve or will I have a sudden urge to moisturize infants?

FX Turk said...

I'll be posting on the topic of "the temptation to 'market' one's self and further fleece the flock by selling t-shirts and other logo-laden merchandise" later today.

As you can imagine, I'm agin' it.

Steve said...

No problem here with Pyromerchandise. You're certainly not obnoxious about it.

I don't see it as any different than, say, a Bible college or seminary selling t-shirts and mugs with the school's logo and name on them.

IB Dubbya said...

LOL...LOL...(did I mention, LOL?!)

...Blaster-Mon: you had me literally spewing on my coputer screen...