Funny Shirts that Featured Top Stories from 2010

by on December 31, 2010

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Okay, let’s go down the list from Pew Research Center Publications to start this 2010 featured story list to put this year to rest.

Earthquake in Haiti
Hmmm, I’m thinking there’s not much to joke about here, thus, there was not a lot of t shirts pumped out. Maybe something about Wyclef Jean trying to be president should be printed, but I haven’t seen it.

Major Oil Leak in the Gulf of Mexico

British Petroleum deservedly got skewered everywhere including on funny t shirts. Here’s the best Epic Fail BP T Shirt.

The Economy

It’s been bad for a while, so this subject continues to be on the top news lists: recession, depression, mass fraud, bubbles and bailouts. It’s a total mess. My favorite shirt that kind of sums up the whole thing is Impeach Wall Street. Obama inherited a system rotten to the core that was finally starting to ooze and stink, so I can’t blame him totally, but he really hasn’t done much to fix it. He’s pretty tight with some pretty sketchy big players. One ray of light: Elizabeth Warren! Check out the Impeach Wall Street T Shirt.

Health Care Reform

I think Obama wussed out on this and this legislation became a heaping load of doodoo, no thanks to the Republicans, but at least we have Joe Biden providing the humor, being overheard “whispering” that it was a big fucking deal to Obama before he was going to speak to the press about the health care reform.  Two offerings picked up on this: This is a big fucking deal t shirt and F Bomb t shirt.

Chilean Miners

Gripping story of the will to live. Dangerous working conditions. Working together for survival. And infidelity. What? One wife refused to go to the big rescue party from the clutches of the bowels of the Earth, because she learned that her husband was having an affair, because the mistress attended the same mourning session and was overhead moaning his name. Actually, this aspect was never captured properly, though there was this Chilean Mining Company shirt.

Arizona Immigration Ruling

Sticky issue. I’m not even sure what I think about it. Two shirts come to mind that make light of it, which is what you have to do sometimes to shake your fears and confusion: Welcome to Arizona, Please have your papers ready t shirt and I’ve come to take American jobs t shirt.

Some other stories captured the fancy of the goofballs among us, including…

Steven Slater Quits Jet Blue in Style

Dude couldn’t take the abuse he continued to receive as a flight attendant. Finally, he snapped, called out the haters on the plane intercom, grabbed two drinks, and slid down the plane emergency slide exit. Remember the magic with the Steven Slater Quits Jet Blue in Style T Shirt.

The Rent’s Too Damn High

Jimmy McMillan basically ran for governor of New York on one plank, “The rent is too damn high.” Excellent story and funny shirt. Enjoy The Rent is Too Damn High T Shirt.

Cigar Guy

Dude dressed up as some other golfer, but was captured in an amazing photo of a Tiger Woods shot, and becomes an overnight sensation. Check out Cigar Guy T Shirt.

TSA Airport Screening

The TSA is overreacting and making people eat radiation and/or choose to be fondled for the safety of the skies. Bunch of bullshit. Two shirts make good fun:

I got to second base with a TSA screener T Shirt and TSA: Don’t Touch My Junk T Shirt.

Leslie Nielsen

The death of a comedy icon will always bring out t shirts that remember the work. Leslie Nielson’s passing spawned a few shirts that remembered his nutty movies, including…

The Airplane shout out: Don’t Call Me Shirley T shirt and, tip of the cap, to Naked Gun: Enrico Pallazzo World Tour 1988 T shirt.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World Movie

I get more traffic related to this movie than just about anything, which totally baffles my mind, but I’ll take it. Because of the popularity of the movie and its t shirts on my site I have to include Scott Pilgrim T Shirts.

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