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DESCRIPTION: Burgundy shirt with white letters repeating "Obsessive-Compulsive" over and over (6 times) down the front.
Here's a shirt you'll want to wash and wash and wash and
wear and wear and wear.
DESCRIPTION: Ash shirt with pen and ink cartoon of Old McDonald standing in his barn yard surrounded by piles of, well, barn yard animal effluent. The caption reads: "After the singing was over and all the animals had gone, Old McDonald looked about..." He is saying "Everywhere a poop poop."
Bummer when the party's over...
DESCRIPTION: Ash shirt with pen and ink cartoon of God sitting alone in an intimate little room with overstuffed chairs. He's looking all windblown, like he just came from a miracle. The sign on the wall reads "Omnipotents Anonymous Meeting". He is saying, "I am the Lord God Almighty and I am an omnipotent."
It's, like, he's the only one.
DESCRIPTION: White shirt with black letters of front in an assortment of fonts saying "Organizationally Impaired"
Most people think my major disability is my broken neck
but it is my Organizational Impairment. I can't find
DESCRIPTION: Hunter Green shirt with white letters on front saying, "PABU"
Between speaking gigs, as we were enjoying the
twenty-third story view of the mighty, muddy Maumee River
in Toledo, I asked Ed Roberts what moniker (tag, label,
dislabel, euphemism) he preferred for those of us living
with disabilities, individually and/or collectively.
Crip? Gimp? Person With a Disability? He told me that he
was particularly fond of one he had heard from a friend
down the coast. "I like PABU...” he said with a
pause...so as to allow me to drink in its
essence...-People who are All Buggered Up-." It was
perfect. We looked out at the river flowing by and just
laughed and laughed.
DESCRIPTION: Sage colored shirt with white letters front and back. Front says, "Pleasantly Confused" while back says, "I don't know where we've been but it's been a lovely afternoon."
Hey we've all had those days when we have to stop and,
with great effort, try to figure out where we are
relative to the rest of the planet. Its not a bad thing.
It just makes you kind of loopy for a moment...kind of
like when dad used to spin you around, set you down and
laugh and laugh.
DESCRIPTION: Navy Blue shirt with white letters on front saying, "Property of the US Department of Redundancy and Repitition Department. Suite 6969, 1177 33rd Ave. New York, New York, 10101-1010"
You know as well as I that, in this great and
bureaucratic land of ours, there just has to be one.
DESCRIPTION: Wine colored shirt with white letters on front saying, "Rehabilitation implies that I was habilitated in the first place."
An important point often overlooked.
DESCRIPTION: Black shirt with red Wheelchair access dude tipped over backwards on front. Beneath him white lettering proclaims "If found walking please remind me that I'm paralyzed!"
There is this cool little bit of Maine pushed west into
Lake Erie: an island nestled amongst many called
Put-In-Bay. The site of Commodore Oliver
"Hazard" Perry's victory over the British in
the War of 1812, it now is a summer mecca for college
students and sailors due to its inordinate ratio of bars
and wineries to everything else. I designed this
Wheelchair-user Drinking shirt specifically to wear to
DESCRIPTION: Wine colored shirt with white letters on front saying, "Severely Euphemized"
In an effort to simplify the universe, we humans have a
tendency to label everything. To a fault. I get tired of
being narrowly defined. I get tired of being thrown into
boxes and categories. Like you, I am an individual,
complex, beautiful, one of a kind, intransmutable (thanks
Walt). Too many labels...