Welcome to America…
Where social and political satire is a four letter word:
In excerpt: “I’m done. I’m finished. I can’t take the stupidity anymore, so I’m leaving and I’m taking my website with me. As of Tuesday, Feb 10, 2009, T-Shirt Hell will be no more.”
Go on and read the whole good-bye… I’ll wait…
Seriously, if it weren’t for the fact that T-Shirt Hell is willfully going off line only because of the inability to deal with the growing level of stupidity in America, I’d be inclined to post a much more inflammatory and vitriolic diatribe on the misconception of “free-speech”. Not one where I go off on people who think T-Shirt Hell is supported by free speech, but rather how speech, though technically protected, is much less free than we all think it is. But I won’t go down that path since the only thing bringing down T-Shirt Hell is pure unabashed impatience with the glass-licking majority of America that can’t distinguish satire from hate speech. And really, who DOES have that much patience?
Sure, the shirts they produce are offensive to some. That’s the whole point. And yes, I CAN see how some of the shirts could be misunderstood or confused as serious in their statements. That said, come on people! Stop and laugh at yourselves. See the bigger picture and your place in it. Besides, mocking others in such a way is not only satirical, it is down right sardonic. And THAT, my friends, is made of pure unadulterated WIN.