365 T-shirts - the reasoning

This blog should be sub-titled: a journal of my life in geek.

I get my geek on with things about which I am geeky: comic books, Baseball, Ultimate, science fiction, my favorite bands, books I have read and loved, and Jungian psychology to name some of the most frequently traversed subjects.

I began this project simply as a way to count my T-shirts. I own a lot of T-shirts. But how many do I have? Do I have 365? We shall find out.

When I started this blog, I thought about how each T-shirt means something to me. I bought it for a reason, after all. I set myself the task to post an entry about a new T-shirt every day as a way to simply write something every day, a warm up for writing fiction, which is my passion. Writing is like exercise. Warm ups are good for exercise. But after completing a month of blogging about T-shirts, I have learned that this blog serves as a journal; it documents my life in geek, sort of a tour of my interests in pop culture. The blog serves as a tool for self-inventory, for assessment and analysis of self and the origins of self, for stepping through the process of individuation in catalogues, lists, and ranks.

The blog also made me aware that I have some serious gaps in my T-shirt ownership, and I am in the process of collecting some new T-shirts for several of the great popular culture icons that I truly love. Stay tuned.

I was also a bit surprised that people checked out my blog and continue to check it, read it, and even comment on it. I am very appreciative of this readership. Please feel free to share your thoughts in my comments section. I will respond.

Also, please note that I have moved the original introductory text to the side bar. And now, I present to you the most recent entry of 365 T-shirts: a journal of my life in geek. Thank you for reading.
(Second Update - 1310.24. First Update - 1306.05 Originally Posted - 1304.25.)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

T-shirt #42: The Daily Planet

T-shirt #42: The Daily Planet

Short blog entry today because Grading Robot is deep in it.

I like T-shirts that simulate what would really exist if the thing depicted was a real and not a fictional thing. Expect to see many examples of these types of shirts that simulate some fictional element from comic books, games, movies, and TV shows.

Today's shirt shows off what a Daily Planet newspaper staffer shirt might look like. Jimmy Olsen might be seen wearing this shirt.




I chose it today because I do not have much to say other than to introduce my affection for this simulation of the fictional world products thing and because I recently featured some Superman shirts to recognize his 75th anniversary.

And now I return you to your regularly scheduled Facebookery as Grading Robot returns to the machine repetition  of his task.

Grading Robot is thankful to have Tigers games and Golden State games recorded on his DVR.

Final note, so as I do not forget to plug my friend Charles Skaggs and his actual writing in the actual Daily Planet, check this out:

Charles Skaggs, Mild-Mannered Reporter for the Daily Planet


- chris tower - 1305.02 - 13:18
Jimmy Olsen cover attributed to Nick Cardy, RIP, and he is missed