Tshirt Hell isn’t going out of business, it was just a joke. [T-Shirt Hell] (Thanks to Michael!)

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  1. lockdog says:

    Great, now even web-based companies are following the same scammy “GOING OUT OF BUSINESS” sales tactics of a local furniture store.

  2. hellinmyeyes says:

    Wow, this is special. I was actually a fan of the shirts for the most part. I haven’t bought any before, and I wasn’t planning to buy any for their close of business. A couple of them struck me as pretty senseless, but nothing seemed really over-the-top hateful, just shirts with puns.

    This clown’s new posting (like, uhh, “T-Shirt Cunt Rape Faggot Nigger” and, well, the rest of that smelly rant) really proves what kind of teenage jerk-off the guy is. Yay for suckers.

  3. Cornelius047 says:

    just a joke = just a quick boost in sales?

  4. Tightlines says:

    What a douche.

  5. JRock says:

    So, he writes a whole page about how he’s going out of business, going into great detail, and sounding genuinely sincere with nary a hint of sarcasm, and then he turns around and yells at everybody for not getting his “joke”?

    Either he changed his mind and wanted to play it off, or he’s just a moron. (or maybe both!)

    • brbn_nattie says:

      @JRock: My spidey sense tells me “moron” is a better fit.

    • SabreDC says:

      @JRock: Sounds to me like he was hoping for people to cry and say “NO, PLEASE COME BACK”. So when he realized that no one really cares and said “Good, see ya.”, he made it seem like it was a joke all around.

      Sounds like nothing more than a little attention whore.

  6. kaptainkk says:

    I want to say to all of you who don’t find his trashy merchandise offensive, I dare you to wear a “Abortions Tickle” or “Ribbed for her pleasure” t-shirt when at the next PTA meeting or Obama rally. See what kind of reactions you get.

    This douche sells garbage. And it’s garbage like this that is warping the minds of kids these days.

    I hope he burns in hell (that is if there was such as hell ;-)

    • NigerianScammer says:

      @kaptainkk: “And it’s garbage like this that is warping the minds of kids these days.”

      Come on man, can you please reconsider how ridiculous that sounds?

    • rtmccormick says:

      @kaptainkk:
      Obama rally? Seriously? You think the people that buy those shirts go to Obama rallies? You must be dense.

    • revmatty says:

      @kaptainkk: I don’t know that I find them offensive so much as in poor taste. I view this sort of thing positively though: If I see someone wearing that sort of shirt, it tells me everything I ever need to know about them.

    • sicknick says:

      @kaptainkk: You’re kidding right?

      How old are you? I’m 30, and pretty much everyone in my gen or younger enjoy horrible humor. Dead baby jokes, child molesting jokes, etc.

      I’m a bartender, and own a few of his shirts. “I’m the one you’ve got to blow to get a drink around here!” is always good for a few extra tips. I also own “Hopeless Romantic seeks filthy whore!” which my girlfriend loves.

      Sure, the places you talk about wouldn’t be proper, but off color humor is awesome in some situations. You just have to have a sense of humor that goes beyond bad prime time sitcom.

      • Eyebrows McGee (now with double the baby!) says:

        @sicknick: I wear “talk nerdy to me” to family events. Everyone loves it. The adults appreciate it’s just innuendo, and the tweens feel clever they get the innuendo. And, well, everyone knows my husband is a giant nerd who talks nothing but nerdy. :)

        I have a friend whose husband is colorblind who likes to wear “fuck the colorblind” to mess with him. Some of them are mindlessly juvenile and offensive, some of them are clever and appropriate in at least some public situations, some of them you’d wear at home or among friends but not really in public.

        Although this whole stunt makes me unlikely to shop with them in the future.

  7. calquist says:

    At first I thought this guy was a jerk for doing it, but he makes a living out of being a jerk, so I think it is pretty expected.

  8. blb says:

    haha! me and my friends figured it was a joke. if you’ve followed the company, you’d know he’d never cave to negative emails and complaints.

  9. djanes1 says:

    Sike, brah

  10. rtmccormick says:

    I love it.. Say what you want, but he hasn’t wrecked the economy, his business is still strong, and he’s able to sell thousands, probably millions of regular cotton screenprinted shirts at 19 bucks a piece. Call him a “teenage jerk” or what you may, but he obviously has found a niche and taken full advantage of it so he’s doing better than many.

    If you don’t like the crap, that’s why there’s that little red X in the upper right corner of your browser.

    • RandomHookup says:

      @rtmccormick: But there is such a thing as deceptive advertising (or business practices). Saying you are closing and then not would generally fall in that category.

      • thisotherguy says:

        @RandomHookup: If Circuit City has taught us anything; isn’t it your own fault for being dumb enough to think that you’ll actually get a deal because someone is going out of business?

  11. JulesNoctambule says:

    Nice to see he’s staying classy.

  12. 12-Inch Idongivafuck Sandwich says:

    I guess it’s good I forgot to buy a couple when he said he was going out of business…

  13. Herbz says:

    yhbt, yhl, hand.

  14. sirwired says:

    Gee, couldn’t have seen THAT coming… no sireee.

    • Aaron Greenberg says:

      @sirwired: i was going to post the same thing. i must say though i wished i had posted that i thought it was a fake when i read the previous article

  15. muddgirl says:

    I’ve heard this before. “Ignore my drunken text last night, I was just kidding about sleeping with your sister.”

    It’s a stupid “joke” perpetrated by a small mind.

  16. FooSchnickens - Full of SCAR says:

    People here obviously aren’t familiar with SA.

  17. metaled says:

    I saw the “Going out of business” sale, but his rant made me think he didn’t give a crap about what a customer may think of his work or his business (or his possible copyright violations). So I didn’t want to trust him with my money..No one to get a refund from if anything went wrong…. his rant cost him a sale to me.

  18. chiieddy says:

    Joke
    Lie
    You pick

  19. Meathamper says:

    I love these shirts. My fave is the “Slavery Gets Shit Done”… because it’s so funny and it makes sense. It’s just dark humor, get over it.

  20. Anonymous says:

    So…who wants to contact the attorney general? Apparently it’s illegal to conduct a “going out of business” sale unless you’re actually, you know, going out of business. I’m surprised the Consumerist let this one slide. See http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/business/adv/bus35.shtm.

  21. tundey says:

    It would have been funny if the rumor of his demise was not started by him. So you write a column saying you’re going out of business and then laugh at people who believe you? What a comedic genius.