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Thursday, October 8, 2009

$9 TeeFury: When I Look at the Stars

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There's something about the stark, silhouetted, black-and-white design of this t-shirt that brings the beautiful enormity of our universe into relief. Let me tell you a story.

Once upon a time there was a boy named Eric who loved playing with toy cars. He took a handful of them everywhere: to the grocery store, to baseball games, to the movies, and even to Florida. The red cars were his favorites, but he also loved the blue ones. One night Eric was in his back yard playing toy cars under the looming, star-ridden sky. All at once a light appeared, bright white and moving quickly. It shot across the sky like a falling star, and then it stopped and hovered right over Eric's house. He dropped his cars as it blinked to him in a language he didn't know but that he understood. And then it left forever. And the next day, Eric put away his cars and never played with them again.

Eric grew up to be a man who would love this t-shirt. Thanks, Meliko!