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Archive for April 2014

FizzyT, April 28th, 2014

Think this is my favourite of our t-shirt templates (or mugs/hoodies etc). The printed image of a U.S. dollar with your own photo and up to three lines of text. A really good idea for teams, gifts or your own personal design. Add an image and something to go with it, to create your own unique t-shirt…… in the money!!!!


FizzyT, April 27th, 2014

So some new technology is going to enable you to print your smart phone onto your t-shirt and walk around being your very own keypad.

I can’t even begin to translate this, so here you go, this is what it says in the Jagran Post

‘A team of researchers from Melbourne-based Monash University’s department of electrical and computer systems engineering (ECSE) has modelled the world’s first spaser (surface plasmon amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) to be made completely of carbon. A spaser is effectively a nanoscale laser or nanolaser.It emits a beam of light through the vibration of free electrons, rather than the space-consuming electromagnetic wave emission process of a traditional laser.’

What this means for your washing machine, or modern technology, I honestly don’t know. But watch out, you won’t just be wearing your heart on your sleeve, but your phone on your chest!

FizzyT, April 24th, 2014

The rite of passage that is the hen night is as ingrained into our culture as the white wedding itself. Whether a fairly refined trip to a spa hotel, or a raucous night watching grown men attempt to disrobe seductively, hen nights are more about celebrating friendship than the end of an era.

With a range of templates for her and him, you can personalise as few or as many t-shirts for your big night as you want, and give everyone a personal way to remember you.

FizzyT, April 21st, 2014

A t-shirt impregnated with the ‘democratic pheromones’ (ie sweat) of  one of Taiwan’s leading student protesters has been auctioned for nearly $4000 the Wall Street Journal reports. Chen Wai-Ting, one of the key figures of the three week occupation of the Taiwanese parliament, took his t-shirt off and flung it into a crowd on the last night of the sit in, which was in protest about China. Or something.

Anyway, since a photo of Wai-Ting was beamed around the country lying on the floor of the occupied building hugging his teddy bear, the student protester has attained cult like status. And why not? If you are going to occupy a parliamnet building, Ted comes along too.

Teddy, I’ll bet, is glad that the sweaty t-shirt is gone though.

FizzyT, April 20th, 2014

A college professor in Jersey had his fingers burnt rather hard, when in a state of miffedness because his sabbatical wasn’t given the go ahead, was suspended for posting a picture of his son in a Game of Thrones slogan t-shirt.

Officials at the University mistook the slogan from the hugely popular TV show as a threat to arson and beyond, the college professor was subjected to a psychiatric assessment before being allowed back to his post, presumably blowing smoke from his ears.

Since January this year, there have been 34 incidents of high school shootings in the States, so maybe you could forgive officials for acting over zealously. Or maybe you could just be scared that something as innocent as a TV show slogan can get you into so much trouble. 1984 anyone?

FizzyT, April 19th, 2014

I still remember being little and the most exciting year when I received a whole Easter Egg in a mug. In a stuffing mug! Could you Adam and Eve it!!!! It was a Cadbury’s number, and it was possibly the best thing ever….well after my Dr Who doll with long acrylic scarf. Obvs.

Hence, year after year, I think the best egg is one in a mug. Personalise the mug. Chuck in the chocolate. You will make someone’s life. Totally. Awesome!

FizzyT, April 18th, 2014

Tomorrow’s cinema rerelease of James Dean’s iconic films has prompted a bit of a white t-shirt retrospective.

Embodying the new postwar youth, Dean shrugged his way nonchalantly into the stratosphere, sporting a mega hair do, denim n leather and what was to become the most classic piece of daywear ever invented. The t-shirt.

From what had previously been an item of underwear, the white t-shirt, gorgeously smudged, became the teenager’s rebel attire. Way before Madonna sported her bra in public and shocked the world, Dean perfected the underwear as outwear genre.

And oh how good it looked. If there’s one piece of clothing that hasn’t dated in over 50 years, it’s the simple white t-shirt. Classic, and cool.


FizzyT, April 17th, 2014

An adorable Easter Bunny tied up in one of our t-shirt templates today. Holding the bun ransom until you get some chocolate seems like a pretty sound idea….’hand over the Dairy Milk or the rabbit goes Watership Down dude’ is today’s inferred t-shirt slogan.

Think this would be a perfect personalised Easter gift for all those with a tendency to overload on the mini eggs… that’s me done for then!!!!

FizzyT, April 15th, 2014

Once again we are being threatened with an enormous deluge, just in time to drown the poor Easter Bunny, however I refuse to budge from my adage of ‘making t(shirts) whilst the sun shines’

The idea that this weather is going to lead to rain is quite clearly the weatherman’s idea of a joke. And you can quote me on that when I’m shivering under a brolly and everyone else is warm and dry and sniggering at me. It’s nothing new.

Instead, let me share the joy of our now extensive range of t-shirt templates. There’s so much to choose from now, you’ll be spoiled for choice.  No bad thing, and something to keep you going when the downpour starts… hiss!

FizzyT, April 13th, 2014

Shock news this week that Miley Cyrus has officially killed off any association to the twerkless character that made her a star, Hanna Montana.

Cyrus, tongue blaring out of her mouth (surely the poor girl is constantly dehydrated?) was spotted wearing a t-shirt that read ‘R.I.P Hannah Montana’ obviously stating to everyone she is no longer a Disney princess type character. edgy huh?

That poor kids looks beyond bemused, brilliant!!!!