This is part one of two in a series. This time, you get pictures. Next time, I explain why I like 'em. Easy enough.
This would be a shirt given out at on stops during the last Dixie Chicks tour ("Top of the World Tour"? I've forgotten already) to crew members and such. I snagged mine off of eBay. The front is a reference to all of the backlash of Natalie saying what she did about Senor Bush. The back has been on the last two or three Chicks tour crew shirts.
2: Folk it up!
This is a sentimental favorite. It was given to me as a surprise gift last year, and it's been a favorite shirt ever since. Part of that's because of who gave it to me, and part of that is because it's a freakin' cool shirt. Even the spot where I spilled bleach on it doesn't take away from it.
3: Ralph Wiggum's sayings
I don't wear this one much, just because it's black and black shirts are hot. I don't see how the goth crowd does it here in south Georgia. There's Ralph and some of his many sayings. The only thing that would make it cooler would be to have my all-time favorite Ralph quote on it (see my AIM away message most nights when I'm asleep).
4: Yeah buddy!
Brak! Sure, it's Brak. You know what really helps make this a favorite though? It's a dark gray t-shirt. The one who calls herself kosmiccharlie doesn't know it, but I've always been jealous of that grey shirt of hers. (One could make the case that I've been jealous of a few pieces of her clothes, but they shouldn't. :) )
It's no secret that I like SpongeBob. I'm not as into him as I was two years ago, but I still think he's great. It's also no secret that I like big butts (and I cannot lie). It's also no secret that I have this weird taste in really bright t-shirts (neon green, anyone?). This brings the three together into one perfect t-shirt.
That's the package that series two, which Publix has, comes in. I'm not sharing any more of the pictures I actually took, because they look worse and worse as they go on. There's the one you can see in the display there, plus five more mystery ones. Basically, it's like buying baseball cards... you don't know what you're getting. Well, except that you're spending money on plastic beans.
Since this is the Five by Five and all, let's get to the actual number part. Well, there's six, but pretend like it's five. Here are my BEANZ!!!!
1. Bruiser Bean - Bean #64, of the "High School Team." This is a common "rookie team" bean. Basically, he's your standard high school bully, except he looks about 45.
2. Bad Breath Bean - This would be #85 of the "Monster Team." Well, bad breath can be a monster. This is an "advanced team" bean, which is I guess part of the medium difficulty level to get.
3. Coach Bean - Ol' Coach is #71 of the "Basketball Team." He's another rookie level bean. He looks like no coach I've ever had, but all of the coaches I've had since middle school were female. And come to think of it, I kinda miss that fitness walking coach that I haven't thought of since I left GSU. Homina, homina.
4. Farmer Bean - He's #76 of... get ready... "Farm Team"! This is the one that I could actually see in the package. I thought it was some kind of hillbilly or something. I'm a little disappointed. It actually reminds me of the old prospector on the unaired SNL skit on the "Best of Will Ferrell" DVD. The bean that will from now on be the old prospector is also a rookie bean.
5. Octo-Zen Bean - This weird feller is from the Alien Team and is #102. He's from the "pro team" level, which would equal "hard to get." Sad really, because it's not that cool of a bean.
5.5. Ribbon Dancer Bean - #94 of the "World Games Team", another advanced bean. Who the heck wants a ribbon dancer bean?
And just to give you a look at the beanz that are kinda cool...
I don't remember the official name, but you know they want this to be the Crocodile Hunter. It's from a regular Beanz series.
Elektra here is from the Marvel Beanz. She's about the coolest of the Marvel Beanz, maybe just because she reminds me of Jennifer Garner and I really don't mind that reminder.
Yes! Hippie Beanz! This pair is from the new series three.
This would be Leonardo of the Turtles. It's strange, I don't know many of the characters in this set, because it's based on the newfanged cartoon instead of the one I grew up with.
Coming soon, and I really can't wait, are Simpsons Beanz! Yes! You know I'll buy all of those.
Ah yes, the Bezerker. A viking! He came out looking like he does there in action figure form, but he carried a bigass sword and yelled in vikingspeak.
2. Repo Man
Repo Man was great. He did little video skits where he stole cars. He repossessed "Macho Man" Randy Savage's hat once.
3. Shark Boy
Shark Boy is one of those guys who never has really been able to make it into the WWE or the old WCW, but he sharks around the independant federations and has quite the following.
4. Papa Shango
He would set people on fire, make black stuff ooze out of the foreheads... all with his magical shaman voodoo powers. The guy who portrayed Papa Shango would later become The Godfather, a wrestling pimp. That was fun as well.
And the all-time greatest wrestler of all time...
5. THE MOUNTIE!
A wrestling mountie! It reeks of Canada! He'd use his little shock stick there and the WWF would insert a little "zzzap" sound everytime. He also sang his own theme song, in a very horrible fashion, which had the best lyrics in the world. "I'm the Mountie! I'm handsome! I'm brave! I'm strong!" I tried to find it online, but couldn't. He went away for a while, but came back as a member of the Quebecers, under his real name Jacques with partner Pierre. Their gimmick?
That's from "Harold & Maude," a great movie. And I agree.
The only thing worse than this statue would be one of a giant ant.
One of many scenes from the film "Amelie," which I probably haven't mentioned. It's the least goth movie ever. There's not a scene that's not full of color. And also full of French.
I just think it's a good picture of the woman.
Only because I'm shocked that Sesame Street is going to have a Muppet named Dr. Feel. Ugh.
2. Simpsons Did It
My favorite of the newer class of shows (though being in season eight now, I guess that label is gone) pays homage to the greatest show of all time.
My favorite episode. It's got Tweek. It's got Tweek's dad and that lovely, smalltown mountain music. And it has the underpants gnomes. Step #1: Steal underpants. Step #3: Profit!
4. Sexual Harrassment Panda
The episode storyline really kinda sucks. But it's Sexual Harrassment Panda. That in itself, and his visit to the bar (and other visits) make it all worth it.
Cartman gets his own freakin' amusement park.
Honorable mention: Any Jesus episode, especially the boxing one against Satan.