I trust you have all had a wonderful weekend thus far?!
There is one style of t-shirt that is extremely prolific, but one which I have never mentioned before and that is alcohol t-shirts.
I guess it’s because I loathe drunks and seldom go drinking that I never pondered the idea of blogging about alcohol t-shirts.
However it can’t be denied that it’s a big industry and quite a fair amount of money exchanges hands for this kind of apparel.
You must know what I’m talking about, every single day I see people wearing anything from expensive Jack Daniels designs to crumby FREE promotional alcohol t-shirts thrown out at clubs to semi-conscious revellers.
The drinking culture is huge in South Africa and perhaps even more so overseas.
When I was living in London I remember walking through Camden Town and being bombarded by alcoholic t-shirt designs.
Personally I never went for them, however there was always one brand that I just couldn’t seem to shake and that’s Guinness.
Guinness is one of those drinks that I will buy to enjoy slowly from time to time and have never felt any animosity towards. I have fond memories of wearing my Guinness top hat to Saint. Patricks day and having a mellow jol whilst celebrating a bank holiday that has absolutely nothing to do with me.
Whenever I see people wearing alcohol t-shirts like Jagermeister, Jose Cuervo and…well pretty much any beer brand I know that they are possible maniacs ROFL.
Perhaps the only other alcoholic t-shirt design that doesn’t make me recoil are designs of companies that make fine wine…even though I know that wine can change the most calm and sedate granny into a raving frothing lunatic.
One thing’s for sure, it doesn’t seem to fancy anything alcohol related in design, which I have to say I’m thankful for…I don’t like designs that popularise or promote substances that leave people stupid or dead. I suppose I may be going a bit far and I’m sure loads of people just wear these alcoholic t-shirts for a little bit of fun, but hey thats my opinion.
In fact the last alcoholic styled t-shirt we have had in the Sea Point store was when we were still called eSquared, which was over a year ago now….shoooo.
March 5 2010 is set to b a day of great things, on this fateful day, Mr Burton is set to release his much anticipated and supposedly ‘engaging’ Disney digital 3-D Alice in Wonderland. Not to worry though, Alice will also be visiting our good old 2-D big screens as well. What more could cult movie goers ask for, a classic Psychedelic novel moulded and shaped by one of the greatest directors of our era.
A brief synopsis see’s a 19 year old Alice (Mia Wasikowska) about to be proposed to, but ends up running off with the White Rabbit down his infamous hole only to end up in a politically unstable Wonderland. With disgruntled characters like the Caterpillar (Alan Rickman), the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) and the Cheshire cat (Stephen Fry) ready for a revolt against the new tyrannical regime of the Red Queen (Helena Bonham Carter) we can only imagine what Alice must be going through. To top it all off, Alice starts having flashbacks of her previous visit. Sounds like we are surely in for a good trip!
According to press, Linda Wolvertine (Screenwriter) wanted to explore a socio-political aspect of the story as well, which I find rather interesting as the film would be geared for an adult and relatively young audience, one can only wonder what she wants the viewer to walk away? Unfortunately the film is a Walt Disney production, so we can’t expect the Queen of Hearts’ demands for chopped off heads to be quenched. We’ll just have to be satisfied with Alice wandering through forests of giant mushrooms and having philosophical discussions with animals J
I wonder if Alice in Wonderland is going to be dark and morbid like Sleepy Hollow or bright and cheerful like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory? I can’t wait.