I remember sitting in my first-grade class when John Glenn’s Mercury rocket, Friendship 7, took off. The audio of the launch was being piped into the classroom (no TV’s in the classroom back then!) and as a young astronaut wanna-be, I was eagerly awaiting the final countdown. When the announcer cried “Lift-Off!”, everyone jumped from their seats and ran to the window to catch a glimpse of the quickly rising rocket. HA! Such silly children I thought, as I stayed firmly planted in my seat, eyes fixed on the PA speaker. The fact that we were all attending Edmonson Elementary School, located in Madison Heights, a suburb of Detroit, MI, far, far from the Cape Canaveral launch pad, I KNEW that there was absolutely NO WAY you could see the rocket from our location, no matter how much one could stretch up on their little tiny tippy toes and peer out the window. I smugly sat there for 20 seconds or so, then ran to the window too… maybe they knew something I didn’t. Don’t wanna miss it! But of course they didn’t. Nothing but blue skies. I would have to wait for that night’s evening news (with Walter Cronkite!) to see the launch.
Back then we were all fascinated with the US space program. Things stopped all across the country to watch the launches & landings.
It can be said that a lot of it was government propaganda and that the Mercury Seven were pumped up to be something they weren’t.
But in the end, whatever image was fabricated, the reality was that these guys were sitting on a huge bomb! And they rode that bomb into space!
And they made this little first grader dream of a brighter future.
We could all use some more of that right about now.
Got an order this morning for one of my “DANGER! DANGER! shirts.
No big whoop. But the thing that stands out about this order is that it comes from all the way down under… Australia!
Adelaide, Australia to be exact.
That is definitely the furthest place I’ve had to ship anything yet.
This person REALLY wants this shirt cuz the shipping comes out to over $45! That’s more than twice as much as the actual t-shirt!
I really like this design, but I don’t think I could bring myself to part with THAT much for a t-shirt, even for my own adorable artwork.
Just glad that someone, somewhere appreciates well crafted designs and limited run t-shirts.
And as it stands now… there is, (or soon will be) ONLY ONE PERSON on the entire Australian continent that has this shirt.
Now that’s REALLY obscure!
and now the pitch…
Go to our Obscure Brand Comix ETSY store and buy stuff! Lotsa stuff!
Remember… “Unique Gifts for Unique People!”
We have been selling a lot of our NASTY WOMAN shirts the last few weeks (along with the BAD HOMBRE shirts)
It warms my heart to know that there are so many NASTY WOMEN out there.
There is yet hope for us all!
Our ETSY STORE is full of all kinds of Obscure Brand stuff!
You’ll get FREE shipping on orders of $75 and up!
All shirt orders come with FREE buttons!
And if you use this code at checkout you’ll get 15% off of your entire order:
We had some trouble with our original series of aprons (like some of the print washing off… NOT GOOD!),
but now after extensive and rigerous testing, we have come up with our NEW & IMPROVED apron series! Better prints on better aprons!
Check out our ever expanding ETSY store for all of our official OBSCURE BRAND stuff!