Hooked on Phoenix Tshirt

by on June 17, 2010

I’ve spent some time in Phoenix, AZ and, honestly, I cannot fathom how anyone would be hooked on the place. It’s like LA only 30 degrees hotter and no ocean. It does have the massive traffic problems, the pollution, the pending lack of clean water, the gangs, the crime, the overpriced housing. Wait, typing this all out, I’m changing my mind. I love the place. Actually, the desert is a special place. Saguaro cacti, sunsets, red hills. That’s all good stuff, but it’s pretty much been destroyed by the Los Angeles second string.

Actually, now that I think about it, this shirt may be more about the wordplay, since there’s that ubiquitous, Hooked on Phonics marketing campaign that everybody knows. So, then, you have people winking and nodding, like I know what’s going on here. That Hooked on Phoenix T-shirt is hilarious, because that Hooked on Phonics shit is so annoying and just a funny and classic product on the late night circuit and the radio.

Even coming to that realization, I’m just not down with this shirt, but I’m going to let you make up your own mind. Maybe you’ve never been to the hell hole that is Phoenix and won’t have that discoloring your judgment on this tshirt. Good luck.

Here’s the Big Pig song from Hooked on Phonics:

Hooked on Phonics commercial from 1993 (apparently they had TV back then):


Here’s a Phoenix tourism video that you’ll need to see, if you’re considering wearing this shirt:

And, of course, here’s one of the best bands ever, that happens to hail from the Phoenix area – Meat Puppets:

The coyote and the roadrunner were running from the diamondback rattler. Busted Tees was staring it down.

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