My son was wearing his snoburbia OBX t-shirt a couple of months ago, and another kid said, "OBX sucks!" Upon closer look, he realized it said, "OBX," in the shape of the iconic bumper sticker - but with "obnoxious" where "Outer Banks" usually is. He liked it so he looked at the snoburbia.com website at some of the t-shirts. When he saw the "Followster" shirt, he laughed but said, "What is this, 2008? Nobody wears Hollister anymore."
Ouch. I did come up with that design in 2008, about the last time anyone in snoburbia wore Hollister. So that leads me to why I shut down my t-shirt site last week. I felt the static t-shirts page was bringing down the overall site. Although I have lots of new and fresh t-shirt ideas, actually getting them onto shirts and onto the site is very expensive. I have to pay for graphic design, programming, high-quality shirt blanks, shipping, screenprinting, plus web-hosting, site maintenance, bookkeeping and taxes. (And with my civic activism, I don't have time to keep up with it all.)
I have several hundred shirts in boxes in my house, but I feel a sense of relief. (Any ideas of what to do with them? Message me.)
I will continue to do the blog, because I constantly get ideas from just living in this interesting place. People here just crack me up, especially when they don't know it.