19 October 2006

Today's e-mail brings this....

t appears Frank's pawn shop has competition from a more or less authoritative source:







Hi Phil:

Caleb Maskell here from the Jonathan Edwards Center at Yale. Nice site...some great stuff...

FYI (and perhaps that of your homeboy-inclined readers) the "official" CT-licensed Jonathan Edwards is My Homeboy t-shirts are now available at our website...http://edwards.yale.edu.

Thought you might like to know.

Cheers,

caleb

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23 comments:

FX Turk said...

Pheh. What does YALE know about RETAIL?

"authoritative source". These kids and their fancy piece of paper ...

FX Turk said...

I will also point out that there's no question: my shirts are less expensive.

FX Turk said...

And since when is CT a mark of excellence around here?

Have I protested too much yet?

NEB said...

No, keep going. This is funny.

James Kubecki said...

It should also be pointed out that Frank's shirts are available in 2X (and higher than that, even)...

Aaron Mills said...

Sorry Frank, I like buying my merchandise from the source, kind of like buying a Major League Baseball cap directly from MLB instead of say, Dick's Sporting Goods. Besides, Yale and Retail rhyme. That's got to count for something...

Phil Johnson said...

Frank: Whatever you think of their shirt by comparison (and I agree that the quality and design of yours is superior while the cost is a full penny cheaper—not to mention your superior assortment of size choices); you gotta admit: that's a seriously fantastic website.

FX Turk said...

I don't have to admit anything when my so-called friends start promoting some secularist junk shop over my own high-quality pawnables.

Now I have to scrap my plans to make a "Phil Johnson is my Homeboy" shirt because clearly, he's not -- he's a cheap date for anyone who sends him an e-mail.

I'm hurt, Phil: hurt.

FX Turk said...

Kubecki:

FOUR-X BABY! PACK A LUNCH!!!

FX Turk said...

unyan:

That's like saying, "I only buy PAMPERS because that's the BRAND NAME receptical for baby movements." Very impressive.

FX Turk said...

I'm gonna make some shirts that say:

YALE (big college-bowl letters)

WE WISH WE WERE HARVARD (strike Harvard)
Princeton (strike Princeton)
Cornell (strike Cornell)
TeamPyro

Booyah.

Supraman said...

centuri0n,

You go, girl...I just bought four shirts from you yesterday. It is good to have the shop-keep assuage my conscience...

- Supraman

ibcarlos said...

I admit it...I was wondering where J-to-the-E was in all your offerings, Frank.

But, be assured I won't be getting it...over there. (D'ruther go without...)

¡sbgtfa!

FX Turk said...

I wasn't kidding.

striving... said...

Cent, No Contest, by far you have more merch. than they do. It is an informative sight, over at Yale, but you are right, your shop rocks. Hey the other day you said a non-pyro person ordered shirts, was it Augustine? Just curious.

striving... said...

Yale shirts are great. I think that is so funny!!!

jc said...

cent,
i can't see the yalie wannabees image.

FX Turk said...

UPDATED:

Yeah, it turns out that the Pawn Shop fulfillment organization has some sense of self-preservation. I got this e-mail sometime last night (I have gotten it before -- parody shirts apparently get a lot of scrutiny) which said (in a nice way) that "unofficial" merchandise is a non-starter at CafePress, and if I clicked thru to the site and check my image basket, I could see what they were talking about.

Well, it wasn't to hard to guess what the problem was. The Yale shirts have been tagged by them as "unofficial" merch and therefore blocked from the shop. It is sad, I know.

However, you can still get the joke here.

I hate it that you can't buy that shirt, but I also don't want to be sued over a couple of t-shirts. :-)

Aaron Mills said...

Frank, was that bitterness I heard?

Aaron Mills said...

...per your response to me up there a few rows back, that is :-)

FX Turk said...

I dunnno, unyan. Was that sarcasm in your original post?

Because if it was, then I can be bitter. But if it wasn't, I might owe you an apology.

;^)

Aaron Mills said...

Nah, I was just kidding. Don't be bitter. And I only use Huggies...

Joshua R said...

How about the possibility of a "Jack Hyles is/is NOT my homeboy" t-shirt? I am most certain that it would rank right up there with the Finney shirt as Hyles seemed to be a reincarnation of him... ;)