Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Good, The Bad, The WTF

Sorry. I zoned out there. I was looking at something, and then twenty minutes passed. I don't know what happened. Let's see if I can recreate the circumstances.

I remember opening up my email account. Therein was an email from LB passing along horrible shirts for inclusion in this recurring feature. So far, so good. I opened the link and scrolled through the usual horrors. Arsenal V-shirt? Check. Jorge Campos? Check. Caribous? Check. But then, I go blank.

Well, not so much blank as swirly. I see demonic horseheads and Satan's face and claw marks and the NBA's championship trophy, but nothing is in color. It's all in black and white and muted grey. Except. Except now I see some orange. It's not much, but it's something to focus on. Yes, this will free me from the trap.

And, poof. I was back.

The horror. The horror.

Dundee United's alternate strip from 1993-94. It's awesome. It would appear to be another one of those "confuse your opponents with what you are wearing" shirts, mixed with a little "scare them with what their inner demons make them see" type deal. Of course, that last part only works in movies, and event then you either need Tubular Bells or a cat jumping out screeching at you for it to work.

I've already blown my wad telling you what I see in this shirt, which you may feel free to interpret in the comments. What I'd like to know is what I missed. What do you, the fair reader, see in this? Let's all psychoanalyze each other, shall we?


Andrew said...

Inspired by Stephen King. And desperation.

Nathaniel said...

Jackson Pollok on amphetamines?

The Fan's Attic said...

a bad Jackson Pollok rip off.

Precious Roy said...

Pollock... with maybe a small nod to Joan Miró.

jape said...

It looks like Jackson Pollock threw up on that shirt.

Keith said...

I see a guy swinging from a trapeze at about dead center on the shirt.