A New Holiday!

You’ve heard of Christmas in July, right?

Well, this is like that. Except it’s:

Halloween in September!

Although, the designs are also Christmas-y and feature a character best known for a Christmas movie. So, really it’s:

Christmas on Halloween in September!

Wait, a minute. That one design? Where he’s wearing the hat and the sweater? That’s an allusion to a horror movie. And if you’re like us, and you often confuse which iconic horror movie villain belongs to which iconic horror movie franchise, you might (wrongly) say that it’s:

Friday The 13th on Christmas on Halloween in September!

But also, these two designs appear on black and red shirts. And black and red are the colors of the Chicago Bulls. And if you’ll remember, after the Bulls beat the Jazz in a finals game, Scottie Pippen remarked, “The Mailman doesn’t deliver on Sundays,” referring to the poor performance of Jazz forward Karl Malone (nickname: The Mailman). A quick Google search tells us that this quote is from June 1st, 1997, which means that it’s really:

Sunday, June 1st, 1997 on Friday The 13th on Christmas on Halloween in September!

And yet, the more we think about it, that’s not exactly right, given that we leave these sales up for a bit after their initial week-long run. Did you know that? Well, it’s true! And so, since it’s mid-September as we write this, and this’ll be up for a few more weeks, that means we should probably hedge by calling it:

Sunday, June 1st, 1997 on Friday The 13th on Christmas on Halloween in September (verging on early October)

So, there we have it!

Happy Sunday, June 1st, 1997 on Friday The 13th on Christmas on Halloween in September (verging on early October), everyone!

Twelve Months of Terror by Dooomcat

What if DoOomcat decided to make more of these shirts? What might they call the series? Maybe Uncheeriest Christmas? Or Unscariest Skeletons? Okay, fine. We know, we know. Studio DoOomcat is more than just the people who brought us the Unstealthiest Ninja. They’re a duo of Canadian illustrators with designs for sale everywhere: Shirt.Woot, TeePublic, Threadless, Neatoshop, you name it. Not to mention, Alison Acton (half of Studio DoOomcat) does a web comic called “Bear Nuts”.

In other words: they’re very prolific. So, if you don’t know where to start, check them out on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. And if you’re feeling generous, perhaps consider supporting their Patreon!

A New Holiday!

You’ve heard of Christmas in July, right?

Well, this is like that. Except it’s:

Halloween in September!

Although, the designs are also Christmas-y and feature a character best known for a Christmas movie. So, really it’s:

Christmas on Halloween in September!

Wait, a minute. That one design? Where he’s wearing the hat and the sweater? That’s an allusion to a horror movie. And if you’re like us, and you often confuse which iconic horror movie villain belongs to which iconic horror movie franchise, you might (wrongly) say that it’s:

Friday The 13th on Christmas on Halloween in September!

But also, these two designs appear on black and red shirts. And black and red are the colors of the Chicago Bulls. And if you’ll remember, after the Bulls beat the Jazz in a finals game, Scottie Pippen remarked, “The Mailman doesn’t deliver on Sundays,” referring to the poor performance of Jazz forward Karl Malone (nickname: The Mailman). A quick Google search tells us that this quote is from June 1st, 1997, which means that it’s really:

Sunday, June 1st, 1997 on Friday The 13th on Christmas on Halloween in September!

And yet, the more we think about it, that’s not exactly right, given that we leave these sales up for a bit after their initial week-long run. Did you know that? Well, it’s true! And so, since it’s mid-September as we write this, and this’ll be up for a few more weeks, that means we should probably hedge by calling it:

Sunday, June 1st, 1997 on Friday The 13th on Christmas on Halloween in September (verging on early October)

So, there we have it!

Happy Sunday, June 1st, 1997 on Friday The 13th on Christmas on Halloween in September (verging on early October), everyone!

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