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.)

Friday, September 27, 2013

T-shirt #190 - Stereolab Green

T-shirt #190 - Stereolab Green

I leave for Hawaii in 24 hours. I will be posting easily described shirts and stock "hiatus vacation" text. However, I may update during the trip. I am not taking any of the shirts I am featuring so updates will not match the featured shirts. I am also going to experiment with the scheduled publishing tool. All of which is not the best way to start a blog entry, but it's what is foremost in my mind.

Today's shirt features Stereolab again. I featured the band originally in T-shirt #145. I actually did some blog recap in that post, but I also did a good job with describing Stereolab and my one time seeing them live in concert. Today, as my follow up, a few random topics (one of which is more blog recaps) and a couple music videos to enjoy more Stereolab music from my playlist of favorites.


Comic books continue to be the number one subject of the blog by category with 58 entries. Not counting the categories I created of shirts by color (of which white still leads followed by black and grey), the second most common category is sports (39). The other top categories include just logos (34), TV and movies (31), gifts (29), music (28), posts with music videos (27), DC comics (25), science fiction (23), and finally ultimate (23) and KUDL (22).

I have logged 15 weeks of the Weekly Comics Stack feature. I analyzed and broke down the new t-shirts (17) category in T-shirt #185.

DC comics (25) continues to beat out Marvel Comics (13) in shirts, leaving 20 shirts that are neither DC or Marvel related (which is also beating out Marvel). These figured surprise me and I may have to examine them in the next blog recap.


I may render a full review of  this show in the future. I asked Liesel to watch it with me, and she did not enjoy it nearly as much as I did. I was surprised to see Cobie Smulders reprising her role as Maria Hill, director of S.H.I.E.L.D. Will she be a regular? When is the time an actor performed on two primetime network shows at the same time. There were many moments that made me smile. I was not blown away, but I was not disappointed either. I enjoyed the show very much, and I am waiting for the next episode (which I am not likely to see until I get back from Hawaii).


I am posting two links here. Less than a half hour after the end of the MARVEL AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., ABC announced its own super-hero themed and related show: Gotham. If only this show were a straight up adaptation of the excellent Gotham Central comic book, by Brubaker and Lark published from 2003-2006, about the Gotham City PD. But it will be a show about the early years of Jim Gordon, who becomes Police Commissioner, in the days before Batman. In an uncharacteristic mode, ABC approved the show straight through to the schedule without the creators needing to create a pilot and winning a slot.

It's a very exciting time to be a comic book fan. And that's a funny thing to share because it makes me think of the next comic book movie, about which I am very excited, Thor 2: Dark World. I shared the promo for Thor 2: Dark World in T-shirt #145, in which I wrote about Stereolab. How is that for a connection.

Gotham TV show - yahoo

Gotham - Damn Good Coffee and Hot update


I wanted to share "The Stars Our Destination" from Stereolab's Mars Audiac Quartet, but there is no You Tube video. In any case, for your listening (and maybe a little viewing in some cases) pleasure, four good ones and Stereolab favorites.

And then, off to Hawaii. And so begins the vacation with this soundtrack. I will listen to Stereolab on the volcano on the big island just to make this soundtrack the real thing.

Stereolab- Monstre Sacre

Come and Play in the Milky Night - Stereolab

Stereolab performing Slow Fast Hazel

Stereolab - Prisoner of Mars

- chris tower - 1309.27 - 14:25