Holy shit, you are some kind of badass wearing a T-shirt to a party! Your friends are going to be like, “Dude!” and hand you a PBR for being so hardcore. Seriously, this is almost as awesome as that time you wore that BUCK FUSH shirt to Christmas.
At first I thought it was an American Flag Klansman, then I realized it was just as awful.
T-shirt: Made In China
There’s some sort of circular, capitalism/foreign policy/governmental/symbolic protest/capitalism argument to make here, but damned if this shirt is worth that much exposition.
You could really killer if you spilled a tad of b-b-que sauce on it, and pretended it was blood of the oppressed.
the shops name is ‘punk patriot.’
clearly just another stoner trying to cash in on subversiveness. we don’t have enough of those. go smoke another bowl you fucking poseur.
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Um…I don’t get it. What is that supposed to be, other than a blob?
*Another Scanners moment
Edgy patriotwear is the new black!
It kind of looks like one of those Rocket Pops ice creams melted all over the front of his shirt.
At first it wasn’t that hilarious. Then I saw his indie-awesome action shots and his you’ll-never-be-this-trendy shades. And, like a darkie slung over a tree with a bomb-pop in hand, it *became* hilarious. God Bless America.
I saw Lee Greenwood wearing one of these shirts.
AMERICA! FUCK, YEAH!
Debbie is vile and evil today. You go girl!
The original image he traced would be helpful, cause all I’m seeing is Conehead.
Got news for you, “Punk Patriot”, America tortured its own back in the Civil War. Ever hear of a little place called “Andersonville”? You should have, they made a TNT movie out of it.
Torture has been going on for a lot longer than America was even a country and it will go on long after we’re all dead. Wearing a red, white, and blue Rorschach test on a T-shirt isn’t going to change what was, what is, and what will be.
It looks like a blob with a broken jump rope.
Offensive, too. Who the hell would wear a “patriotic” klansman tee?
Regardless of what their intended meaning is or not.
To clarify for folks who think it’s a Klansman, it’s the guy who was tortured at Abu Ghraib.
The shirt is still stupid.
i really get tired of brave behavior being described as balls. drop a kid after 11 hours of scrutiny and bright lights in a labor room, then talk to me.
OMG, I’m totes getting this. I hate when politicians go on and on about how we never tortured people. I will be soooo hip and bad-ass, like a bad-hip-ass.
There was a picture of someone at Abu Ghraib wearing mittens-on-a-rope and an American flag?
Sorry, it looks like a Klansman. I don’t think the average person, even the average “OMG we tortured ppl Abu Ghraib !!!11!!!!11″ person, would look at that image and understand what “statement is was supposed to be making. I sure didn’t, and I actually (kinda) follow the news and shit.
Also, I totally want VEDD to make and sell that shirt. That thing is HIGH-sterical.
Can we nominate the second photo of the guy for Look At This Fucking Hipster?
Since I am a female do you think he could print this on the cock and balls apron? Then I would have the balls and a cock to wear this. I am so bad-ass I don’t care if they think I am into S&M and bondage or whatever the fuck else crazy shit you would do with a fake dick, a towel over my dick, and an apron with strings. Fuck ‘em let them think I am so proud of my bad ass that I beat it myself.
There should be one with the pile of naked dudes and teh one guy thumbs-up-ing next to it, silhouetted by the flag. It would be funnier, but just as hard to tell what it is.
The “one guy” in question was actually a chick (Lynndie England); though, to be fair, she looked like a dude. – BD
Torture is a serious issue, so let me trivialize it by turning it into a t-shirt image and then wearing that t-shirt to a 4th of July party?
If your political principles can’t fit on a t-shirt, you’re just not groovy, I guess.
My Grandfather was a member of the KKK and I’m proud of him! He took a job hoping to provide for his 5 children and wife but found out that the guy who owned the garage required KKK membership. So, my Grandpa wore the sheet and participated. At every chance he warned potential victims, advised them to evacuate their family or safeguard their shops. KKK was not always an option and not every member was a willing participant. Stick that in your history book!
What I really find “offensive” is he wants $15.00 for that piece of crap….
The guy on this T-shirt isn’t even plugged in. What kind of lame-arse torture do you call that? Wearing a hat and having dangly cables? How do we even know they’re cables? This could be that stupid ribbon event at the olympics.
I took worse at school – Mrs Dudley slapped me so hard with a 12″ ruler. I was very naughty though.
For proper torture, you need to do some rendition, preferably extraordinary rendition. Plausible deniabilty is what it’s all about. Shhhh!
No, I’m not the badass who’s got the balls to wear this to a Fourth of July party. I’m the badass who’s got the balls to wear this to his sister’s wedding.
If by badass, you mean ass. And if by balls, you mean complete contempt for appropriate social behavior.
(That said, I have to admit that I sort of love the Socialism putting out fires shirt. If there were one for libraries, I might have to have it.)
If it wasn’t torturous enough to look at, wearing dried plastic paint, even if not directly against the skin, is.
Maybe we need to just usher the terrorists in and help them build the bombs that will continue to kill people and destroy property. YES, American soldiers tortured suspected terrorists; however, I never saw any of them decapitated on live TV. WAR IS HELL.
Stepping off the soapbox now. Talk amongst yourselves.
Punk patriot poncho? It just might work!
It would look great with my hoodie.
If I saw this shirt at random on the street, I would assume the statement was, “Go America! We torture with red, white, and blue pride!”
[political soapbox]Because American forces have used torture in the past is no excuse to keep doing it….let alone torture an innocent taxi driver to death because you thought it was funny that he screamed for his God when you beat him. We also owned slaves and intentionally bombed civilians – shall we keep that up too? [/political soapbox]
#30 Bunnyallarosa I love it! Set up shop and start selling those!
it’s fantastic that we live in a country where every douchebag can have an opinion.
I thought it was a patriotic cow skull:
“Are you the badass who’s got the balls to wear this to a Fourth of July party?”
What? Next year? Check your calendar, unless you have a time machine, the 4th of July is over.
#33 knittin-kitten: Thanks! I thought the cut was similar to the poncho, but I’m from Canada, and I didn’t get the initial reference. Sorry to those offended.
Oh my goodness, do I sense some imminent flouncing?
Also, I’m pretty sure my Mum had those sunglasses circa 1974…
Are we having balls yet?
I assume no responsibility for cleanup if anyone develops a case of flouncearrhea.
I personally dislike torture that happens in any place really. Not just America. But you know, that could just be me.
However, I tend to express my indignation a little bit differently. Not by wearing a T-Shirt that looks like I might be supporting the KKK in an attempt to be rebellious.
Seriously, this is, after all America. Expressing an opinion is not rebellious or edgy in these parts. That’s just kinda what we do. So much so that sometimes we forget facts.
Oh, and I didn’t think the shirt was offensive. I thought it looked stupid and didn’t express what you wanted it to express. There is a difference.
I hate to be the bearer of bad news but your stoopid t-shirt won’t change what happened in the past and it won’t stop what may be happening now. If you want to make a difference, drop the dumb ass glasses, get an edumacation, and work to make a change the correct way. Dumb ass!
like the Waterboarding one
The t-shirt seemed like fair comment to me (people with short memories, *sigh*) although it does look like a Klansman with a tassle fetish. The iRaq iPod spoof was probably better though LOL.
@#44 – I think the whole point of this shirt is to make him feel like he’s “fighting the system, Man!” without actually having to get up.
pre-caffeine, I stared at that first close-up pic for a few minutes trying to figure out how you’d tie on this fugly, teensy halter top. Side-boob WOULD be bad ass!
@ whatchootalkinboutwillis :
do some reading and travel around the world a bit, please, will you? your comment is horrible, and stuff like that is exactly what makes people “anti-americans”.
My problem isn’t the shirt, or the statement the shirt is making. What I have the problem with is the idea of wearing this shirt just for the sake of “being a badass.” REAL badass doesn’t have to prove itself. Steve McQueen never had to prove he was a badass. Samuel L. Jackson never had to prove he was a badass.
Also… *checks of a lot of spaces on her Bingo card from this thread*
@redredred “I personally dislike torture that happens in any place really. Not just America. But you know, that could just be me.”
Not just you. But as an American, I take particular offense to act torture committed by my government and my soldiers. We may not be able to control the behavior of other countries, but we can sure as heck control our own.
The idea is to be BETTER than the terrorists, people!
Duh! Was supposed to be “acts of torture.”
One more for ya’ whatchootalkinboutwillis-
We(the good ole USA) may not actually chop a head off live on T.V. , but renditions are alive & well-we just let our co-conspiritors do the chopping….
Real badasses know how to use the macro setting.
So the design is supposed to look like a KKKlansman? A FABULOS Klansman who knows not to wear white after Labor Day?!
#50 Snargasm: Yeah, I hear ya. I definitely hate it more when torture is caused by Americans/American Government. And it usually makes me go into lengthy rants about how we should hold higher standards for ourselves and such.
Either way, this shirt, does nothing to help the problem. In fact it does nothing. It’s just a shirt.
I, for one, think that it is simply AWESOME that he’s fighting our entire military/industrial policy with his Super T-Shirt Powers.
I can hear the pentagon quaking from here.
This is steam punk, right?
Aww poor lil klansman. Looks like his numbchucks broke.
Why go to war anyway when there is other important stuff to do. Like watching the clock for 4:20 to roll around.
I like the shop’s banner ad.
Thank you for posting this!
To clear up some confusion:
*I don’t smoke weed, and never have.
*I have done work on political campaigns since 2004 Check my latest: http://bit.ly/RevokeBP1
*For those who don’t get it: It’s the guy from Abu Ghraib. If you’ve traveled outside of the USA, you’d know that people ALREADY see us as torturers. What this t-shirt is designed to do is show ignorant Americans how we’re seen outside the USA. Ironically this shirt is popular with Canadian…
To clear up some confusion:
*This shirt being popular in Canada is not irony.
It’s, quite frankly, a rather Canadian thing to like.
The KKK is re-branding?
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