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Ruth Bader Ginsburg owns Notorious R.B.G T-shirts

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is proving that age is just a number. The 81-year-old US Supreme Court Justice is well aware of Tumblr and the blog dedicated to her called “Notorious R.B.G.” (a shout out to the rapper Biggie Smalls). Last night in an NPR interview at the 92nd Street Y in New York with reporter Nina Totenberg and former President of the Supreme Court of Israel Dorit Beinisch, Ginsburg said she has “quite a large supply” of the “Notorious R.B.G.” t-shirts created by her loyal fans.

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Dunkin’ Donuts goes after Starbucks in battle of brews, baristas, t-shirts

In the business world, it’s generally accepted that you don’t go after the competition by name in advertising campaigns.
Dunkin’ Donuts apparently didn’t get the memo.

The country’s biggest retail coffee seller – they pour 30-plus cups every second – is selling a snarky, snazzy t-shirt with these fighting words:

Friends Don’t Let Friends Drink Starbucks.

The t-shirts have been available for several months, but I spotted one for the first time in a Dunkin’ Donuts off I-95 in North Carolina over the weekend.

Dunkin’ Donuts may be big dog in the U.S., but Starbucks is much more a global presence.

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Sailor Arnold R Fesser in 1944

The Surprisingly Recent Invention of the T-Shirt

The t-shirt is arguably the most popular outer garment in the entire world. Coming in a range of styles, colors and sizes there is quite literally a t-shirt for everyone. But where did this iconic garment come from and how did it become so popular?

Relatively speaking, the t-shirt is a fairly new addition to our collective wardrobes and it has only been an acceptable piece of clothing in its own right for around half a century. While the garment itself has existed in a recognisable form (albeit with wider necks and shorter sleeves) since the early 20th century, it was almost universally considered to be underwear and it was rarely, if ever worn in public.

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Sexist Superhero T-Shirts Cause Controvery

Sexist Superhero T-Shirts Cause Controversy

This week, Thor, one of Marvel’s principal characters, became a woman. But while one aspect of the superhero universe is becoming more diverse, another is causing controversy. Recently, multiple T-shirts displaying blatantly sexist messages have surfaced and are sparking indignation across social media platforms.

Blogger PJ Curtis discovered a t-shirt in the junior’s section of Walmart that reads, “Training to be Batman’s wife,” in purple lettering with a pink Batman logo. “The idea that you should settle for being married to or sleeping with someone awesome instead of being the awesome person is insulting,” she wrote on her blog PJ Says. “This just happens to be aimed at a young girl. I resent the idea that she should “train” to be so Batman’s wife.” Another tee from DC Entertainment, which was spotted by Tumblr user DC Women Kicking Ass, shows Superman holding Wonder Woman in his arms with the caption, “Score! Superman does it again!”

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National Guard T-shirt

School Bans National Guard T-Shirts Because of 2nd Amendment Image

A National Guard recruiter was instructed to stop handing out promotional T-shirts at a New York high school after teachers complained that the shirts featured a soldier holding a weapon.

“A pointed gun is just not appropriate for a high school,” said Alan McCartney, interim superintendent of the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District.

Last Friday, a recruiter for the New York Army National Guard was on campus handing out promotional items, including a shirt with the logo of a silhouetted soldier aiming a rifle. The silhouette was framed by an American flag and the words “National Guard.”

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Student ordered to change ‘Virginity Rocks’ T-shirt

A junior high school made a teenager girl change out of a T-shirt at school this week because the school said it contained sexual content.

The T-shirt in question was a shirt that reads “Virginity Rocks” on the front.

“It is one of my favorite shirts,” said Chloe Rubiano, an 8th grader at Ramay Junior High in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Rubiano told 5NEWS she got the shirt at a Christian-based festival.

“I just really like the shirt because I was always raised that way,” Rubiano said. “I didn’t really think anyone would make a big deal out of it.”

Rubiano told 5NEWS she wore this shirt plenty of times in the past at former schools. However, staff members at Ramay said her shirt had sexual content on it, which would disrupt the classroom.

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Don’t Care – Surf Alternative

For Joe Huebner, the spirit of fun, which was one of the touchstones of the surf scene, is being ignored by a culture obsessed with competition.

“Kids used to say that ‘I ditched basketball practice to go surfing,’” Huebner said. “Now it is such a sport that it is basketball practice. The parents are involved.”

In reaction, he started a surf-friendly T-shirt brand called Don’t Care, and it has become a contender. Huebner placed it in selected doors at prominent Southern California surf shops such as Sun Diego, in Jack’s Surf Shop, in action-sports specialty chain Active, in Laguna Surf & Sport in Laguna Beach and in The Frog House Surf Shop in Newport Beach.

Don’t Care, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., offers T-shirts, caps and hoodies, most bearing humorous sayings such as “In Memory of My Memory,” which is accompanied by a graphic of a beer can with wings on it. T-shirts are made out of 100 percent cotton, and most are blanks made by Spectra USA. The T-shirts retail for $20, and Huebner said that he hoped to keep his shirts popularly priced.

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Science Buddies

Soluble Science: Making Tie-Dye T-Shirts with Permanent Markers

Have you ever made a tie-dyed T-shirt? It can be a lot of fun to dye a shirt in bright colors with spiraling designs. In this science activity you will get to dye a T-shirt with your own colorful artwork using only permanent markers. Along the way, you’ll find out how solubility helps your drawings leave beautiful designs on the fabric.

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What’s the worst piece of campaign swag ever? We have 6 nominees.

For those foolish enough to question the extent to which Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas) would embrace his indictment and booking on charges of abuse of power, we can firmly and quickly provide an answer. Gov. Rick Perry plans to wring the brouhaha for every dollar it contains.

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New Jersey veteran denied entry to Six Flags park over T-shirt supporting Marines receives apology

A New Jersey veteran who was denied entry into Six Flags Great Adventure because of his T-shirt supporting fellow Marines has reportedly received an apology from the park’s president.

Mario Alejandro, 33, whose shirt featuring an M-16 rifle and reading “Keep Calm and Return Fire” drew national attention and controversy after he wore it to the park with his wife and kids last week, told NJ.com that he received a phone call from the park’s president on Saturday.

The humbling call followed Alejandro’s public outrage over his treatment by the park’s security officials who deemed his T-shirt — which supports Recon Marines and their families — offensive.

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