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About the tee: An officially licensed 100% cotton t-shirt in adult men's sizes. About the license: Futurama is an American animated science fiction sitcom created by Matt Groening. Slurm is the soft drink of choice on Futurama. Look great in this Futurama shirt!
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B00816C710
- Date first available at Amazon.com: January 20, 2014
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Came as pictured. The logo is nice and big and they thankfully used the tag system of printing on the inside of the shirt instead of having a bothersome tag that I'd eventually rip out. After a lot of wear and tear the black isn't as faded as it probably should be and the material is surprisingly thick/sturdy.
I have only recently started buying novelty shirts since my last experience with the genre in my youth left a bad impression on me.
Like most, when I see a popular flick, movie or read a book, I become interested in the characters and the items in the fictional world those mediums have created. I see the Dude's Japanese baseball player shirt and want it. I read about a neat sigil in one of the GRRM books and think it would make a neat shirt, as well.
This feeling is pretty universal and they were no different in my youth. Then, young me would purchase many novelty shirts at the mall and I would walk out of the place with the shirt on. However, as time went on I became disenchanted by a few common drawbacks in these novelty shirts. For one thing they were a bit more expensive. Another more acute reason is that I realized that I didn't want my shirts to break the fourth wall. For example, I got an Autobahn (the nihilist band from The Big Lebowski) and the band's name in the time-appropriate font was great but directly underneath the band's name was the title of the movie.
No one in the movie would wear an Autobahn shirt that also came with a reference to the name of the movie...someone smarter than myself might be able to point to some frustrating paradox that would be related to. For me, I just wanted the band tee. I didn't want a movie promotional tee. This shirt in particular wasn't too egregious but it's the only specific example that comes to my mind, atm.
This happened with other shirts I purchased. There would be a sigil from a house on Game of Thrones with a perfectly placed HBO logo, crashing through the fictional barrier and reminding me that this isn't a shirt Bronn or Ser Dunk the Tall would wear. This was an even worse scenario when I was younger and those experiences put me off of novelty shirts since.
I understand that these shirts are made for a reason. They are made to promote the fictional entity they are associated with and there is nothing wrong with that, as far as I can tell - I rather like the idea of promoting something I like and making it more popular. But for me, I don't like being apart of this at the expense of the novelty, featured in a fictional world, that I liked about the that fictional world. I had to make sure that what I bought didn't have such obvious trademarks or media logos and this wasn't possible until online shopping became an everyday phenomenon.
Sites that promoted tees designed by aspiring graphic designers became havens for these types of shirts - shirts that just was a logo for some fictional company in a fictional world, or for example, a Reelect Clay Davis tee from The Wire that didn't have the show's name right underneath, coupled with a glaring HBO logo, that a friend of mine sported. These tees were choice and made with the ultimately tedious concern I harbor in mind! I began my pursuit of novelty shirts once more.
Since then it seems that the shirt designers have figured out a better compromise which meets their need to sell a product that has promotional value and my need to keep said product inside its fictional bubble and it is this tee shirt that stands as the example of this compromise. On the front, a product logo for a fictional beverage that, despite it's source, I wish I could sample in real life and, and here's the kicker, on the inside of the shirt is FUTURAMA where a tag is usually located. It still ruptures the fourth wall, but only as a hidden reminder. Other shirts, some made by the same manufacturers, will have the novelty on the front of the shirt and a logo on the back of the tee. Both of these jive with me, out of sight out of mind.
Sure there's the Matt Groening signature on the front, but I'll let it slide. Great shirt, always wear it.
You raised my hopes and dashed them quite expertly, sir. Bravo!
- Tinny Tim