Most of the T-shirts are made in China. Printed in English. For a Spanish audience.
New York City — Manhattan, Brooklyn, [The] Bronx, and Staten Island are commonly featured. But rarely correctly. (The fifth borough, Queens, doesn't get much play.)
(Click the images. Some will get bigger. None will make more sense.)
|WHOA. THIS MUST HAVE BEEN A REALLY TOUGH GANG...|
THEY HAD THEIR OWN 100% COTTON, PRE-SHRUNK T-SHIRTS. (I WONDER WHAT THE CITY CREW DID.)
Just the other day I passed someone wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the name of that great American university, New York City State. Although I myself have never heard of it, I'm sure it must be huge. After all, someone made T-shirts.
|THERE'S AN ADDRESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS "1978 BROOKLYN" SHIRT,|
|I DON'T KNOW WHAT WAS AT 235 MYRTLE AVENUE IN 1978,|
BUT IT'S NOT THERE NOW.
One morning, while Judyshannonstreetwhat (click here for that post) was still here, we were having coffee downstairs at Cafe El Noventa when a little boy walked by with his mother. As you may remember, Judy is from Seattle, Washington, and so, apparently, was the little boy's T-shirt.
|JUDY HAD NEVER HEARD OF A ROAD NAMED ROUTE 306,|
I QUICKLY GOOGLED IT; IT'S NOT A ROAD BUT A CITY TRANSIT BUS LINE.
|AND IT DEFINITELY WON'T TAKE YOU TO LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA,|
WHICH IS 1,828 KM (1,136 MILES) SOUTH.
|A VISITOR FROM MOROCCO, WITH HIS PARENTS AND BROTHER.|
THEY HAD NO IDEA WHAT "CONEY ISLA ND BEA CH" WAS.
(NOR HAVE I EVER SEEN PALM TREES AND AGAVES GROWING THERE.)
|DAVID (Dah-VEED), AT CAFE EL NOVENTA,|
WEARING ONE OF HIS FAVORITE OLD T-SHIRTS.
|I ASKED DAVID WHAT "WATCHING UPPER" WAS (OTHER THAN AN "HONOUR").|
HIS RESPONSE: "NO TENGO IDEA." ("I HAVE NO IDEA.") HE ASSUMED I WOULD KNOW.
I don't get it...