Friday, May 05, 2006

TAN's Terrific Tee-Slogans, They're TAN-Tastic!!!

We're gonna start merchandising up in here soon. Soon as I convince the goddamn man to give me a dollar.

In the meantime, in between time, I'm trotting out some potential tee-slogans, for feedback, or, if I get no feedback, for safekeeping in my archives. This way I can't lose.

I'll do these ten at a time. Here's the first batch. Linked when appropriate.

Get your melanin injection

Hide your fried chicken and polo shirts

Tears = Turds

The Quest for "Better" Racism

Vintage Distressed Jeans by Jim Crow

The Black Blog with The White Writing

Its melanin, not melanoma

Salt Water Taffy Sucks


the N-word is not for whites ...

Get Assimilated, Or Die Tryin’

*apples and oranges are not that different

So give me a shout. Ideally you'd rank 'em all, ... or tell me your top three, and bottom two. Something like that.

*bonus slogan

18 comments:

  1. Anonymous5/05/2006

    I know I'm supposed to rank them, but how about "Tie your du-rag and listen to Wilco"?

    I like the "Get Assimilated..." one a lot, and I also like the "Quest..." one.

    A bad part of me loves the Fried Chicken and Polos one. I don't know that I'd wear that, though, because people would just be like, "Wha...?" And I don't eat chicken. Or wear Polos. But I am assimilated.

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  2. Anonymous5/05/2006

    1) Hide your fried chicken and polo shirts
    (love it!)

    2) Get Assimilated, Or Die Tryin’
    (love it, too!)

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  3. I like "it's melanin" best I think. THough it's not by a huge amount. Also salt water taffy sucks.

    I don't like having to write them out though, so I could see your response limited by the work effort

    probably apples and oranges or get assmilated or die trying are near the bottom.

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  4. Anonymous5/05/2006

    I actually like the top five. Almost in order. I would move the fried chicken and polo shirts to the bottom of the top five.

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  5. The Black Blog with The White Writing.

    It's just so dark.

    Love
    Candy

    http://gnosticminx.blogspot.com/

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  6. I like the black blog with white writing also. Though I wouldn't call your writing "white" at all. but it's cute and clever.

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  7. The Quest for "Better" Racism is funny and sad and has the sick gut-hit of truth while still being light-hearted, a good combination overall.

    Get Assimilated or Die Tryin' is just funny. But then when I start to think about it, it's really sad and true. I guess I like those sad and true ones.

    No Tears=Turds. Not true. Not funny. Not even sad enough to make me cry one little indecipherable turdy tear.

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  8. First time reader, first time voter:

    1. Get assimilated or die tryin'
    2. Apples and oranges
    3. If you change the original to The N-word is not for white people, I'd vote for it. More rhythmic and emphatic that way.
    4. Black blog with white writing made me laugh but in a sad, public school kid in 1976 kind of way.

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  9. 1. Get Assimilated, Or Die Tryin’

    2. Hide your fried chicken and polo shirts

    2B. *apples and oranges are not that different

    3. Get your melanin injection

    4. The Black Blog with The White Writing

    5. The Quest for "Better" Racism

    6. Vintage Distressed Jeans by Jim Crow

    7. the N-word is not for whites ...

    8. Its melanin, not melanoma

    9. Tears = Turds

    10. Salt Water Taffy Sucks

    (Suggested geeky bonus slogan: Resistance is Futile...)

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  10. this one's my fav:
    Get Assimilated, Or Die Tryin’

    long time lurker...first time commenter!

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  11. I am so down for "get your melanin injection." Seriously. I am all over it.

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  12. Hey, what about "For black people who like white people and white people who like black people"? That's one of my favorites of your tag lines.

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  13. I like

    5. The Quest for "Better" Racism but without the " "
    and

    7. the N-word is not for whites ...
    but without the ...

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  14. Anonymous5/06/2006

    i would buy a Salt Water Taffy Sucks tee yesterday

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  15. My 3 favorite: Apples and oranges are not that different, the N-word is not for whites & Tears = Turds (although, I have to be honest, I don't know what that means. but it's damn funny).

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  16. I vote for "Orange is the new tan."

    I like the "die tryin" and "not melanoma" ones the best.

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  17. Omigod - I just snorted up my afternoon coffee. Love the slogans (disagree on Salt Water Taffy Sucks, though) and would definitely buy a Babygrrl T of one.

    In Desperate Need of Melanin
    Got Melanin?

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  18. Anonymous5/10/2006

    get assimilated or die trying is the funniest
    but
    quest for a Better racism
    is the best
    i also like
    vintage designer jeans by jim crow

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