I love my new t shirt.
For 35 RMB ($5.55), the entertainment value is endless.
On the front is a picture of a sultry girl in a yellow floppy hat. Above her head are the words: RACLES SOMETIME
Below her picture is the following:
PRATIE MAKES PERFECT
As ralph waldo Emerson said, who you are speak loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying. Challengin are times when ethiics important than ever be
THE DIE CAST
These words are on the back of the shirt:
YOU ARE HERE BUT M
BUT SHE IS NICE
TAKE TO PLANEIN GOOD
For the front of the shirt, I have this mental image of the Sage of Concord shouting into an early phonograph but trying to impart wisdom at the same time.
And the back of the shirt? Oh, that sounds suspiciously like the text of a certain friend drunk-emailing us from a restaurant in Boston. Although this time there is no mention of walking the dog.
Let’s add this to news I just read today:The University of Southern California has received a $40,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to produce a video game based on the work of Henry David Thoreau.
According to the release, “The player will inhabit an open, three-dimensional game world which will simulate the geography and environment of Walden Woods. Once developed, the game will be available online.”
I’m thinking Emerson and Thoreau are laughing somewhere. Or, as Emerson would say, “Speak loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying!”
A final note: When I tried to find an appropriate Emerson quote to wrap up this post, China kept blocking me. So that might explain how the Sage of Concord was transformed into the Raging Lunatic of Concord.