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FizzyT, January 5th, 2016

conchita teeWhat brings the New Year but colds, dark mornings and a freezer full of Stilton along with some broken resolutions! Time to break out of the old yukky habits and burst into the new year loudly. Albeit belatedly.

I love this new template which has a bit of a trompe oeil effect. I was wondering about posting a picture of some intestines or something rather unsavoury, and then I saw Conchita and thought it could be the most motivating t-shirt, like ever!

Happy New Year, and let this be the one to do like the Wurst!

FizzyT, December 18th, 2015

elfieWell, I think I’ve found the most annoying Christmas jumper of the year. Maybe ever. So terrible that I’m tempted to buy it for a secret santa next year, just to annoy the crap out of someone. Or everyone.

This culprit currently in the sale at ASOS features the two most hated things taht may ever have been invented; the selfie and the selfie stick. Together with a ¬†cringeworthy elf joke. It’s a trio of hideousness. Truly. Even with the greatest irony in the world, I couldn’t force myself to wear it. Which kinda makes it the most genius Christmas jumper ever!

FizzyT, December 15th, 2015

pink-floyd-dark-side-of-the-moonMy mistake, when I saw the news this morning I thought it says Major Twin Peakes launching into space and all I could imagine was some mammoth mammary mountain reaching high into the stratosphere, Katie Price lying on her back kind of thing. But no, we’re putting a chap in space, well done us. Or rather well done Major Tim Peake, sorry about the whole name faux pas, oughtn’t really have made me snigger in the way it did, but I am quite childish.

Anyway, what with my word associations all going a little awry today, I thought a little lunar number might be make up for it. Bon voyage, Major!

FizzyT, December 2nd, 2015

gangsta santsThe Christmas jumper is yet another trend I’ve failed to embrace. I sort of wish I could carry it off, though the truth is, that it’s just too horribly close to what I wore when I was little, and I can’t really get jiggy with the irony.

I quite like this badass Gangsta Santa from New Look though. Quite a dude, with shades and sackfuls of attitude instead of toys. I could go for this. Almost.

FizzyT, December 1st, 2015

CaptureBeing a bit of an avid Ebay-er, I’ve come across quite a few listings where someone’s selling things given to them by an ex boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife. I’m not sure if it’s Schadenfreude, but they’re usually quite funny, even if it’s in a way that makes you wince a little. You really get the feeling that things didn’t end well; whether the listing’s about financial gain or revenge is quite often the most uncomfortable bit, although the sense of humour usually comes through. Mostly.

So when I found out there’s a whole website dedicated to gifts from ‘The Ex’, I wasn’t sure whether it would be a bit cursed. ‘Never Liked it Anyway‘ is a whole website dedicated to flogging stuff given to you by The B*****d or the B***h. Tongue in cheek-ish, it is a whole cathartic process of exorcising your demons. I’m kinda hooked on the stories that accompany the things that are being sold, though I think maybe that’s wrong. Anyway, for the spurned or the spurnee, this is a must see!

FizzyT, November 8th, 2015

IMAG0759My Facebook feed is just full of smug little critters I barely know reminding me that there are only 5 Fridays until Christmas, or 39 sleeps or 3 roast dinners or 2 stubbed toes and things like that. I want to punch them. However, it does make me think that there’s one thing that can make Christmas less of a headache and that is knowing you’ve got a whole lot of gifts sorted.

My favourite thing from T-Shirt Studio for a gift is a coffee mug with either a picture or a slogan on it. Easy and useful, it can be a picture of a loved one, or a crap yet cute drawing, or something funny, designed to cause hilarity. Either way, it’s good to know there’s a whole range of options right at your fingertips. And for total peace of mind, check out our delivery times here. Coming up to Christmas, we gets busier and busier and the poor postman is run ragged, so the sooner you get around to it the better and smugger you’ll be!

 

FizzyT, October 31st, 2015

very british problemsI do love the magical entity that is Very British Problems. A skewed way of viewing our very British way of dealing with life, this little gem started life on Twitter (I think) and has now spawned a book of the same name.

The premise, basically, is that the British rarely say what they mean, and are mostly pretty grumpy. Little tweets such as “Q: Doing anything for Halloween? A: Locking the door, drawing the curtains and sitting very quietly.” are perfect genious, even more so if you think that there is the 140 character limit on Twitter. Tho I think the succinctness of the snippets is what makes Very British Problems so great.

It was only ever a matter of time before the slogans and quotes went very global and got put on a t-shirt. Perfect, I love these, great for anyone who is quintessentially contrarily British!

FizzyT, October 2nd, 2015

capital lettersSometimes you read something so funny it just has to go on a mug for someone. This, I think is quite a perfect Secret Santa for any teachers you know. Potentially they may not totally agree, however, I think there is definitely a market for this kind of humour.

Our mugs are perfect for any smutty sayings, inspirational quotes (if you are a little more highbrow than me which doesn’t take much) or photos of your nearest, dearest and cutest. Design away.

FizzyT, July 19th, 2015

By far the funniest thing I’ve seen all week was this baby on board sticker and it’s literal counterpart of baby doll on a plank. Whilst safety features are obviously important, the stickers on the back of cars warning you that someone’s little princess in inside can sometimes feel slightly irksome, especially when those with said stickers cut you up, lane hog or park you in.

It’s made me chuckle quietly for enough days now to realise it has to go on one of our coffee mugs. Providing the odd snigger alongside your teabreak beverage of choice is always fun and a great idea if you’re stuck for a small yet effective birthday gift.

FizzyT, May 27th, 2015

I confess, I know absolutely nothing about US politics. Shocking, isn’t it? And whilst I am sitting here typing words to the effect that I really haven’t got time to find out, I could, in fact be looking up US politics and at least getting some kind of a basic grasp. I mean, how hard can it be?

Ah well, one of these days I’ll fill the gap in my knowledge and surprise you all. In the meantime, being vaguely aware of Hilary Clinton running for President or some kind of election, I was quite taken with her official merchandise, which shows that either she or someone in her team has a whopping sense of humour.

Sartorially, Ms Clinton favours the trouser suit as her political garb (no peskily stained dresses for this lady), so it’s quite funny that her official presidential tee is a printed take on said favourite item of clothing, with the words ‘Pantsuit Up’ on the back (they just don’t know the word trousers which I would say is a bit of a disadvantage)

Anyway, whatever she stands for, Hils gets our vote. Ok, so I promise I’ll find out one of these days!