T-Shirts: The Dark Taco is Among You Now and Other News…

Taco Dinosaur from Seibei in black at last

Been meaning to post about this for a while now. If there’s one shirt I wear that people ask me where I got it and can they have one…it’s the black Taco Dinosaur from SEIBEI. You’ve probably seen it in at least a couple of Wayhomers. When I saw that shirt, many moons ago, I immediately pinged David over there and said if it was in black, I’d buy one immediately. Well, he agreed to create a one-off and I snagged it with the condition that I tell everybody, no, they can’t have one. So I dutifully told everybody, no, they can’t have one but SEIBEI has plenty of other awesome shirts and go check them out.

But deep down I knew it was just a matter of time before he came to his senses and made it part of his regular stock. Because let’s face it: the shirt’s so awesome having it in black is about the only way to improve it. So here it is. Make sure you tell him we said hi. Use NEEDCOFFEE as a code when you check out (for this shirt or any of his stuff) and get 10% off your order.

In other news, Black Taco Dinosaur is a fantastic name for a band. Enough said about that.

Rubyy Energy Drink – Review

Rubyy Blood Orange Energy Drink

(rating for the non-diet version)

Rubyy Energy Drink and I get along pretty well, for obvious reasons. For one, it wears a lot of black, as do I. For another, it has a strange extra consonant at the end of its name, as do I. The main reason, though, is that it’s distinctly different from your average energy drink. It tastes like the oranges, blood oranges and tangerines that it has listed, in concentrate form, on its ingredient list. Which is not your average energy drink and which makes it taste about five steps removed from a regular soft drink. And the carbonation gives it a unique feel. The whole package was pretty easy to drink…and drink quickly, because it was tasty and hard to sip. I can imagine this is probably used as a mixer in bars with good reason: partly because of the taste, but the bottle looks posh as hell, so that’s attractive to those bar-people.

I think part of the reason it’s so unique is that it, well, tastes like it’s actually good for you. Granted, the drink is only 8% juice, so don’t plan for it to provide your RDA of everything. You do get 100% of Niacin, B6, B12 and Biotin (B complex). According to Energy Fiend, it sports 80mg of caffeine. More than a soft drink but decent for most people. The regular version is sweetened with high fructose corn syrup and inositol. And I will say this as well: I normally can taste inositol–though it’s not as repulsive as sucralose–but in this, it didn’t give me pause at all. So bravo.


Threadless $10 Sale About to End

Lights Out from Threadless

While I wear pretty much nothing but black clothing, I would not consider myself goth, nor did I ever think of myself as somebody who would wear a lot of black clothing with skulls on it. Not this Xmas, but the one prior, I got two skull T-shirts from my in-laws. Which made me wonder if they were trying to tell me something–or if there was some kind of commentary happening on my personality. Or it may have been the fact that one said “Death Before Decaf” on it. Or perhaps they saw me wearing one of my Evolution NYC t-shirts and thought it suited me. Regardless, I find myself drawn to yet another skull t-shirt, this one the “Lights Out” pictured from Threadless. So maybe they were completely right about me. Who can say?

What I can say is that Threadless’ $10 holiday sale is drawing to a close Monday morning. You’ve got until 10am CST/11am EST. And you know I like to tell you about deals. Not only is all their stuff on sale, but there’s also new stuff, like the Cosette-approved “It’s Toile About You.” Which, funnily enough, is by Emmy Cicierega, sister of my arch nemesis Neil. There’s also the brilliant alternate history shirt, “Twenty If By Giant Robot.”

So snag the deals while you can. Tell them we said hi as well.

Colors Are Overrated Digest #10

That’s right: don’t be too proud of this dorktological terror you’ve constructed. Because it’s time for another round of items that are friendly to those of us who find colors to be yesterday’s news and agree that black is the new black.

Bow Tie Fighter from Snorg Tees

  • And we kick off today with the Bow-Tie Fighter shirt from Snorg Tees. Because some things are just so geektastic that you have to just step back and marvel at their audacity. This shirt is two of those things. You can find it here.
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