There are tee shirts on their way to happy customers, even as we speak! (With luck they'll remain happy customers after the tee shirts get there -- I suspect they will, just because the shirts rock!)
As it turns out, Paypal's auto-shipping functions ember the baby pony. (They don't work right with my Dymo printer on either Windows or Mac.) So, I'm using Endicia instead. It's fantastic. Shipping's a breeze with it. I have the wrong labels for delivery confirmation (though I have confirmation labels on order), but it prints both the addresses and the postage perfectly, each and every time. And it e-mails the person who I'm shipping to and tells them its on the way (though I went through about ten shirts before I discovered that feature -- so if you don't get an e-mail, don't worry. It's still likely going to show up.) Shipping is, weirdly enough, fun.
And, as these go out... the next shirt comes in. Namely... fresh on the heels of the Grammar and Usage
holy war discussion, its "The Revelations of Strunk & White!" Inspired initially by the last panel of many a Jack Chick tract, the scene depicts the God of Grammar on Judgement Day as he casts grammatical sinners into the Lake of Fire reserved for the Grammar Devil.
Hey, if you're going to blindly follow a testament in this world, believing it literally and interpreting it narrowly, shouldn't it be The Elements of Style?
The shirt will be printed in Grammatically Fundamentalist Black and White, and features kick-ass artwork by Greg Holkan. It is available in a panorama of colors (because it's black and white, with requisite black outlining on the top and bottom text, we can print it on both light and dark colors) on Gildan 100% cotton tee shirts for $17 (slightly more for 2XL or higher) and Bella 100% cotton v-neck and crew neck babydolls for $18 (also more for 2XL or higher). Click on the links to go to the individual sales pages -- you can see the color charts there, and place your orders!
A couple of notes -- Canadian shipping is now firmly ensconced in with International (the post office doesn't seem to care we share a monumentally long border with them, as it turns out), and I had to slightly up the shipping costs (shipping and handling is supposed to cover supplies, time for packing, and postage. As it works out, the last run didn't quite cover... er... postage. Whoops.) to $4 domestic, $8 international.
This is not a limited edition run. However, this specific ordering period is two weeks long. On August 5 at midnight, we close orders and send off the run, and we can't say how quickly we'll print this one again. (I guess it depends on how many shirts we sell in the first place.) So, if this makes you laugh, or if you know an English major or teacher who'll plotz when they see this, this would be the time to buy!
Oh, technically it's pretty blasphemous. So, if this gets you thrown out of Seminary, we take no responsibility. On the other side of it, we assume this is a feature, not a bug.
(Snarky shirts are coming -- we wanted to do a full color run, but that might be problematic. We're working with Brunetto and also investigating high quality image transfer companies like Ellen Million Shirts. When we have those worked out, we'll offer Snarky!)