I admit I picked up this shirt just because it fit in too well to the Fantasy Logo
category to pass up, but when it arrived I thought about the movie and remembered actually liking it quite a bit. Something about a guy who comes to town and kicks the crap out of a bunch of local hillbillies appeals to me. Also John Doe from the band X
is in this movie. If you haven't listened to X I highly recommend them.
Also, the scene where Patrick Swayze stitches up his own arm is pretty bad ass. A few years after this movie came out I watched a Black Flys
video where a couple of skateboarders do the "Home Surgery Network." I couldn't find the video, but the quote I remember was "If you get a gash on your arm, f*** paying some doctor $200 to put some stitches in. If you have a strong needle and some dental floss, do it yourself!" These skateboarders then went and did it.
Black Flys is a bit of a rough category for me. The are a sunglasses company and used to be hugely popular in Southern California. I managed to make it through high school and most of college without falling into the classic nerd trap of wishing to be part of a "cool crowd," but the Black Flys guys were friends of some of my friends and also ran a company store wherein they hired some of the hottest girls I have ever dealt with. I found myself floundering in the overwhelming desire to be part of their party. I was definitely the awkward nerd who hangs out but never gets any kind of recognition. Eventually I moved from the area, bought a pair of Spy Sunglasses, and never looked back. I have no doubt most of them are now homeless drug addicts.
By the way, if you are looking for sunglasses, check out my good friends at Black Diamond Sports
, but know that I have worked in sporting goods before t shirts for a long time and the vast majority of people in the sunglasses industry are huge jerks.
- Red T shirt
- Soft 20/1 thickness material
- 100% cotton
- Average fit
- Front and back print
- Officially Licensed by Ripple Junction