I don’t quite get what CNN is up to. Occasionally, next to the headlines in the right column at CNN.com, you’ll see a tiny t-shirt icon. You can now buy t-shirts with CNN headlines on them. $15 a pop. But they’re just plain old headlines:
Straight Talk Express Stalls After Query
Secretive swingers club irks neighbors
These 5 Homes Top $100 Million
Now, if that last one said “These 5 Homos Top 100 Million” it might be worth a shirt.
Who could have thought of that? I mean really.
Maybe it’s a sequel to that trend in the 90’s when everyone was wearing Mr. Bubble and Circle K shirts.
This can only turn out badly, like when they used to run things like: Infant cooked in microwave | Watch Now!
I’d pay for a “Secret Swingers Club Fucks Neighbors” shirt, though
I hope this service is still up and running when the headline is “Obama wins presidency in landslide”.
If it were The Onion doing this it’d make sense.
Or the New York Post. Who wouldn’t want a “Headless Body Found in Topless Bar” t-shirt?
Speaking of The Onion,
This is for you, John
P.A.T.: LOL @ the shirt of Che wearing a Che shirt…
Just Some Fuckhead
“Game Characters Can Be Directed To Drink Soda, Eat Hot Pockets”
McCain Train Derailed By Straight Talk
When they first launched this thing, the URL could be easily modified to create your own headlines (so you can have a T-shirt saying “Buttsecks? I saw it on CNN, August 6, 2005”), but looks like they’ve added some hashes to prevent that from happening. Fun-killers.
I’d be irked too! How dare they keep their swingers club a secret!
Then again, how secretive can it be if it’s own freaking CNN?
er, on freaking CNN.
At $15 a pop? A shirt with some inane headline, and of course “CNN” (in red)…Are they wanting people pay $15 to be walking billboards?
It’s not a clever way to make money mostly because I can’t imagine who would pony up the $$.
It’s not like CNN is some hip, edgy medium…
Maybe it’s some stagehand’s kid’s Junior Achievement project.
This is so hare-brained I don’t know what to make of it even as I type this at 3 a.m. EDT. (and +0)
I would rather have a Mr. Bubble, Wonder Bread, or Twinkie shirt, at least they are commercially iconic and decidedly American.
Heeey, where’s “Workers rescue pelican from tree with crane”?
It won’t be dumb if it works – I’m guessing it won’t, but who knows.
This scheme would be really stupid if T-shirts were pre-printed with the headlines and they had a warehouse full of a million XXL “Canada stalls in trade pact” variants, and that approach wouldn’t be too up-to-the-minute, anyway. They must be using some CafePress sort of thing where no shirts actually exist until they’re ordered, so their cost is very small or nothing to offer the shirts, and maybe some big headline like “MUP landslide yay!” will sell a bunch.