In only 8 days Star Wars the Force Awakens‘s celluloid magic will be cast upon a silver screen near you! Do you have your tickets yet? No? You have to get your tickets, you fool! Do you have a plan? Better start planning! What time are you going to get to the theater?! You don’t know and it’s only 10 days away!? What is wrong with you?!
This is the 10th day in a row of wearing a different Star Wars t-shirt. Today’s shirt is not a t-shirt. I break my own rules:
I love this long sleeve Star Wars t-shirt. Simply love it. The artwork is pre-production A New Hope artwork, so it’s not your usual Star Wars business. The cool people will get it. The pretend fans won’t.
I want to take a detour here and explain that I got this shirt at a Midwestern retailer named Shopko. Shopko really sucks. Every time I go into one I wonder how they’re still open. They’re the ultimate underdog in the world of big box stores and for that I guess I admire them. I rarely see anyone under the age of 50 shopping there, other than myself. The electronics store is mostly DVDs. No, for real it’s almost all DVDs and there’s not many good name brand TVs and what not. Their biggest flaw is that their normal prices are usually pretty ridiculous, but then they’ll have some fake ass sale to say something is 50% off and it’s actually a regular retail price.
These days Shopko is even worse than it used to be, but they’re always trying weird stuff to put themselves apart from other stores like Wal-Mart. For awhile, their aisles used to be on a diagonal, meaning they ran diagonal to the square shape of the store. It was a mess. Now they have a bunch of “Sharper Image” branded stuff, like they’re some exclusive outlet. And they finally got self check out lanes, but in typical Shopko fashion they’re weirder than normal ones. Shopko, shine on you crazy diamond.