August 3, 2010
This shirt is ten kinds of awesome, but the name is not nearly descriptive enough. Personally, I would have gone with something like “Sharkopter Vs. Squidmersible.” But that’s just me.
Get it at Chris Yates’ store on TopatoCo.com for $18.75. It is available in Teal as both American Apparel Standard and Classic Girl tees. Supplies in most sizes are currently running low, so buy it now!
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July 15, 2010
June 30, 2010
This is a panel detail from the mini-series Abe Sapien: The Drowning (Feburary-June, 2008), written by Mike Mignola with art by Jason Shawn Alexander. (Read a plot synopsis here.)
Abe Sapien is a central character from Mignola’s Hellboy comic and its subsequent spin-off title B.P.R.D.. He was originally a Victorian scientist named Langdon Everett Caull, a member of an occult society that revered the Babylonian deity Oannes. Caull was accidentally transformed into a fish man (“icthyo sapien”) in an arcane ritual gone terribly wrong. His comatose body was placed in a tube of water and sealed up beneath a Washington D.C. hospital at the outbreak of the Civil War. He remained in a state of suspended animation until being discovered in 1979. Having no memory of his previous life or identity, he adopted the name “Abraham Sapien” and was taken in by the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense. Abe would eventually become a top B.P.R.D. field agent and learn the secrets of his mysterious past.
It’s been a while since we had a new cephalopod shirt from Threadless here on T-shirt Tuesday, and while I’m generally not a big fan of puns, this design is just so charming! Not only do we get a nice red octopus, but also a shark, eel, narwhal, and a plethora of cute little fish. Also, I can’t help but be reminded of this classic scene from Batman: The Movie!
“Plenty of Fish in the C” will run you $18 and comes in Creme in men’s, women’s sizes, and in White in kid’s and infant sizes. For two dollars more, you can even get this design on a onesie!
September 24, 2009
June 16, 2009
This is a real movie. I shit you not.
Released direct to DVD on May 19, 2009, it “stars” Lorenzo Lamas and Debbie Gibson (yes, that Debbie Gibson). The basic premise seems to be that the titular prehistoric giants were frozen mid-battle in an iceberg only to be released from their suspended animation ten million years later when a pod of confused whales collides with said iceberg after being driven off course by the detonation of an experimental sonic weapon by the military. The unthawed sea monsters resume their fight, obviously, and God help any submarine, airplane, or suspension bridge that gets in their way. Debbie…I’m sorry, Deborah Gibson plays the plucky oceanographer who somehow saves the day.
At least I think that’s what this movie is about, but does it really matter? A Carcharodon megalodon fights a gigantic octopus!
(p.s. the octopus would totally win.)