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.)

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

T-shirt #223: KUDL 2007 BLOOD Red

T-shirt #223: KUDL 2007 BLOOD Red

Today is another KUDL Wednesday. I found this shirt in my closet as yet one more KUDL shirt that I own that I have not yet featured. This shirt is from the 2007 season and is a cotton shirt. It's an original shirt, not the retro reprints we distribute at KUDL tonight.

Today's blog features a comic book adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's classic story "The Tell-Tale Heart" as adapted for comics in Creepy magazine published by Warren Publishing starting in 1964.

For a preview of some of tomorrow's content or for more Halloween-themed comic book material check out:



This story was presented by the blog, DIVERSIONS OF THE GROOVY KIND, at this link:

Here's the text by The GROOVY AGENT about this story.

(Sidenote: I worked with Archie Goodwin when I worked an internship at Marvel Comics while in college.)

"One of the greatest crime/horror stories in all of literature is Edgar Allan Poe's "Tell-Tale Heart". This classic has been adapted into nearly every entertainment medium--more than once--and probably will continue to worm its way into the popular consciousness for...perhaps...ever. Here's a classic comicbook version by Archie Goodwin and Reed Crandall. These scans come from Comix International #4 (1976), but the story was first published in black and white in Creepy #3 in 1965" (Groovy Agent,  Diversions of the Groovy Kind Blog, Oct. 29, 2013).


- chris tower - 1310.30 - 8:16