Best of Zazzle

Just for laughs, I like to head on over to Zazzle every once in a blue one and do a search for something that will make me laugh.  Nothing like it opens up my flow-hole when I’m at the office, penned in like an animal, with some sort of mental blockage. Funny sayings and inside jokes emblazoned in wacky yet common typefaces on manufactured goods ranging from ballcaps to keychains – mousepads to notepads? Sign me up for a stroll along this riverbank of creativity and fun – and then let me get back to making high-quality television, please.

Today I read about a lady in Denver who tried to get out of jury duty by acting wacky. In addition to an ensemble of red lipstick, black eyebrows, reindeer socks and mismatched shoes (or Christmas Kristen as I call it) she sported a cool t-shirt that said “Ask Me About My Bestseller.” Now, that’s what I call style AND substance.

I immediately hit the Zazz (who has time for 2 syllables these days?) and did a search for “Ask Me About My.” You name it, and somebody has already designed a cool mug or button with this cool catchphrase. Just fill in the blank with a body part, a disease, or a medical procedure and you’ve got a hit item for sale.

Then I saw this one.

Instead of filing this away into the abyss of my existence where the hours of 9 AM to 7 PM normally go, I took a look at the clock and decided to “blog that Zazz.”

Hear It Here Last is a place of positivity, so here’s all of the cool things this shirt has going for it:

  • It’s provocative.
  • It’s suspenseful – Don’t ask me about my grandkids. “Okay, why?” They died in a fire!
  • It draws the viewer in. Did the person wearing this set the fire? Did they escape and leave the grandchildren inside? Are the grandchildren’s parents still alive or were they also killed in the fire? If they are still alive AND it’s the grandparent’s fault, have they forgiven them?
  •  It has 2 fonts – one sophisticated, the other playful.
  • It says it all – yet it says nothing – yet it conveys the heaviest sentiment of all – “You don’t even want to know the grief I’m living right now.”

Tired of explaining life’s tragedies? Wear the words and take the weight off your shoulders. Zazzle it.

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