I really shouldn't be doing this description. I am supposed to be getting ready for the huge Star Trek convention we are doing in Las Vegas, but I have decided I am thoroughly sick of making 14 trips to the hardware store because we ran out of zip ties or whatever, arguing with the rental company about whether we rented a simple cargo van or an 18 wheeler tractor/trailer, and stuffing t-shirts into cardboard boxes, so I decided to take a break and write this bad boy up.
The fact is I have been looking forward to doing this shirt. I had a lot of fun writing up the original TMNT t-shirt and think this one is even better. I mean, sure the TMNT are cool in their pizza tossing way, but the Foot Clan are ninjas who actually look like ninjas, not a LSD induced science experiment gone wrong.
Be sure to follow that last link. It is hilarious. I can't decide which of those is my favorite experiment. I think it boils down to What's My Dog's Favorite Color (dogs being color blind), Who's Your Daddy 2nd Year, and Plants and Pop. They are all pretty good.
Actually now that I think about it that Plants and Pop kid might be a secret genius. Sure, he looks and probably sounds like a moron, but feeding soda to plants has the potential to create a super plant that would either serve as the foot soldier in his master plan to conquer the universe or rise up and enslave humanity. After all, the TMNTs could have started out as a grade school science fair experiment entitled "What Happens when I Feed Green Ooze to Four Baby Turtles and a Ninja Trained Rat?" (see how I brought this description back on track? I are so smart)
The Foot Clan was apparently inspired by the Hand from Daredevil comics. They are also a WOW guild with a great URL. I don't mind linking their site as they are Horde, meaning far less likely to be kids or pedophiles (although world PvP has kind of dropped off pretty much on my server. Maybe I should rethink my whole hatred of Alliance thing. Then again, maybe I shouldn't).
This shirt rules for me as it could almost be something real until you notice the little anti-Ninja Turtle symbol at the bottom. Obsess much, Shredder?
Of course, any guy who dresses up as a ninja anything for Halloween or whatever is really just looking for an excuse to walk around with a katana. Also helps justify the fact that he owns a katana (I did, as a younger man).
Here is another link to some guys blog that shows some good TMNT costumes.
Incidentally, there is a Foot Clan Facebook page. It seems uber easy to develop fan boys. I can't wait until I get a couple of my own.
Also, like everything else on my site, there is a Foot Clan band. They are from the UK, and the best part about them is the photo at the top of the page. It's like a contest to see which one can most not believe he or she is associating with the other two more. They look pretty hip hop-ish (what the hell is live grime?) so I will refrain from listening, as good hip hop is ok but bad hip hop is like fingernails across the chalkboard of my brain.
Anyway, I think that's it for this shirt. I am happy with the result. You might have noticed as time goes on my descriptions are getting longer and more detailed. I don't know if that is a sign of my maturing as a writer or just honing in my obsessive compulsion. Not that it matters.
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