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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

$10 Shirt.Woot: Worth Two On The Shirt

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I am frankly delighted by this shirt. Even if you don't know Spanish--shirt.woot tells us the text translates to "A songbird won't give song on a tree that doesn't flower"--you can sense the poignancy of the image: gramophone to tree branch to mechanical bird to song. A machine gives birth to life which provides a nest for a machine which gives birth to beauty. Tony Persons has taken the cliched question about whether art imitates life or vice-versa, and he's given it new life.

Thanks, Mr. Persons, for making me want to flip through my Norton Anthologies, read Keats and Dickinson, and just totally, like, geek out.