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Getting Shirty: The TN Store

Submitted by on August 11, 2009 – 2:40 PM43 Comments

280The Tomato Nation store is open at last! Various types of tee and polo to choose from in the Tomato Nation flag design (art by Glark), plus baby outfits and "Better Red Than Dead" messenger bags.

I'll add an "Eat A Bee" design in the next couple of weeks. I know some of you had suggested other designs/phrases in other threads; feel free to remind me of those here (I don't know if a "Have Met/Was Bitch" shirt even makes sense, but perhaps that's the beauty of it).

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  • Isis Uptown says:

    A recent suggestion was "Be your own everyone else."

  • Kristina says:

    I don't mean to get grabby, but will there be hoodie selections available too? Those are kind of all I wear anymore. Trying to turn 30 in style, you see.

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    I'll change out the stock with some long-sleeved stuff for autumn in about a month.

  • Grace says:

    Ooh – please do a "Have Met, was Bitch" shirt. That's an awesome phrase!

  • Cyntada says:

    The first time I ever wished I had a kid, so I could plant a TN flag on him!!

  • Lisa says:

    Seconded: "have met / was bitch". I would definitely buy that!

  • KTCanuck says:

    Hen farts! How sad that I still remember that. Clearly it made an impression.

  • Aunty Pol says:

    Need Have Met/Was Bitch ~please !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • sherrylynn says:

    i would gladly buy "Have Met. Was Bitch." or "Be Your Own Everybody Else." any color, with or without a small tomato on the bottom to mark it

  • Amanda says:

    I think during the NCerealAA it was fervently hoped that there'd be:

    I'm-a punch you in your tiger balls
    little red wagon of angry
    have met/was bitch

  • Alexis says:

    I think "Little Red Wagon of Angry" was a candidate?

  • Laura says:

    For some reason I'm imagining "have met/was bitch" with "have met" on the front and "was bitch" on the back.

    Glad someone else remembered hen farts and the Little Red Wagon of Angry or I'd have thought I was spending WAY too much time on this site.

  • Jen M. says:

    How about a shirt with a picture of Joe and a little cartoon bubble with "Meeeeeeeeeeeee!" in it?

  • shanchan says:

    Can you remind me of where "eat a bee" comes from? I remember the line but not the context and it is driving me nuts!

  • jill (tx) says:

    Definitely HM/WB, but it has to be all together on the front for maximum effect.

  • FloridaErin says:

    @JenM- "How about a shirt with a picture of Joe and a little cartoon bubble with "Meeeeeeeeeeeee!" in it?"

    For some reason, I laughed REALLY hard at that. Or even just a shorter "meee" with a question mark. Heh. :-)

  • rachel says:

    Any possibility of a return of the "saucy" shirt? I… er… "outgrew" my old one.

  • Jen S says:

    How about a Tee with a list of TN sayings on it and the date they showed up, like concert dates? I'd wear it–French cut please, round neck makes me look way too gym teacher-y.

    *Immodestly hoping "there is no pony here" makes the cut….*

  • Lamoshe says:

    There MUST be something about Jack. We all remember Jack: "Jack, a hero for our times! He STOLE a CAN of TOMATOES!" That is a classic. In fact, I second Jen S's idea, above: a "rock tour" shirt, with all the classics (pony, Meeeeeeee!, HM/WB, etc.) on it.

  • jen says:

    HM/WB, and perhaps chubby Manhattan death race? Or is that just me?

    There is another one that we're missing, will have to go back through some Vines to find it.

  • patricia says:

    I feel like we have to have something about the ren faire douchebag, though that doesn't boil down quite as well. I might suggest, "Chain mail? CHAIN MAIL?" Everything else might be less G-rated for a T-shirt. If we're going for a rock concert style as suggested above, you could probably sneak, "BUT HE'S A REN-FAIRE DOUCHEBAG, TOO!" on there without being too offensive.

  • robin says:

    If there's a possibility of photos on tee shirts, the Dancing Tomato has to be an obvious choice. In Rockefeller Center or in DC, but definitely in time for the next Donors Choose challenge!

  • Sarah D. Bunting says:

    Something about "Robert/a" on a shirt makes me smile. It would confuse the hell out of anyone who saw us wearing it, but again, maybe that's part of the charm.

  • La BellaDonna says:

    Some folks seemed to like These Are My Issues/Here Are My Buttons, so I'll throw that into the mix. (With optional blank lines for filling in yourself!)

  • Judi says:

    SO excited. As soon as my CC payment goes through, I'm on it!

  • sherrylynn says:

    Laura – got out of my brain!
    But now that I see the "rock tour" idea, I want that one!

  • Margaret in CO says:

    "I already fix computers, unclog dishwashers, de-leak refrigerators, de-barf rugs when the cat has a moment, magically restore stained clothing, hang shelving, replace door locksets, carry packages that even the UPS guy won't lift without mechanical help, and so on and so forth, all day long. I do not need another learning curve! Somebody else can fix the damn car!!"

  • Margaret in CO says:

    Oops – forgot to include that that quote is from the lovely Cyntada.

  • Kristina says:

    I bet someone could do a cute stylized-comic-book-esque picture of you dressed up as a tomato, doing your dance. Like a three color thing, on a white t shirt?

    Either way, forgot to say YAY! And I can't wait to eat a bee.

  • Jaybird says:

    @Lamoshe: "A mere BAGATELLE!" needs to be prominently featured somewhere.

  • Elizabeth says:

    A small, cute drawing of a hen with "hens = funny" underneath?

    Or a small, cute drawing of a hen with a little *poot!* coming out from behind, but I still remember The Hen Of Vengeance from way back and "HEN, STOP THAT!" gets me way harder than hen farts, every time.

    Are GBC shirts still available? Could we resurrect those?


  • Jen M. says:

    @FloridaErin: maybe because the idea of big fat Joe making tiny squeak-toy noises is hilarious? I just laugh and laugh at the Joe stories. "Because I am, as you may have heard on the Internet, quite fat."

  • Bitts says:

    @Lamoshe — ITA – Jack has to be in there somewhere. I immediately thought of him as a shirt candidate!

    I would also totally dig any of the following:

    Little Red Wagon of Angry
    There is No Pony Here
    These are My Issues / Here are My Buttons
    Be Your Own Everybody Else

  • Sandman says:

    Yay! New TN t-shirts. Cannot wait. I would think that "Japanese Fighting Pine!" offers some interesting graphic possibilities. I wondered, in view of the upcoming Fall Contest of Awesome, whether "Six Figures of Damn" might work, or is there just a shade too much self-congratulation for the self-effacing denizens the 'Nation to pull off? Loving the other suggestions so far. Choosing ONE to order is going to be hellish (and yet fun).

  • Kida says:

    I vote for something with hens. Hens are awesome.

  • Kate H says:

    Please, please, please: Have Met/Was Bitch.

  • Emma says:

    For the holiday season, how about a few picks from this article:

    (I can never hear the song anymore without 'Say it with flowers, Little Drummer Boy!' popping into my head.)

  • Sandman says:

    And, really, "Just sing the damn thing and stop showing off" are words all those melismaniacal over-ornamentors should be living by, no matter the season. Mariah. Hee.

  • Hazel says:

    "Because I am, as you may have heard on the Internet, quite fat," is a great one to me, because it works so well out of context. I know part of the fun of these is confusing people, but still.

  • Jaybird says:

    There should also, at some point, be a T-shirt referencing being in medieval Japan, on the moon, with flowers for heads. (She typed, giggling at the thought of it.)

  • Shannon in CA says:

    @Emma I knew I shouldn't have clicked on that link but I can't help myself when SarsSnark is involved. Now I have a strange mash-up of those Christmas songs playing in an endless loop in my head.


  • ferretrick says:

    Speaking of Robert/a, maybe "more naive than an Amish newborn" on a shirt?

  • Oxford says:

    Bit late to the party, but I would LOVE a shirt (and would buy one for everyone I know) with "If you believe in, support, look fondly on, hope for, and/or work towards equality of the sexes, you are a feminist." and on the back "Yes, you are." I share that essay with people all the time.

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