Friday, January 9, 2009

No Mas

Genius.  It is a word that is thrown around liberally these days.  Anyone from a funny comedian, a weird director, to a kid who is good at math, we over-use the word.  This isn't normally a huge deal.  It is however a big deal, when you encounter something that cannot be described any other way.  No superlative suffices, no adjective properly describes, and no feeling can quantify how we felt when we saw this:

If you don't know what that is, leave this blog at once.  It's Bo from Tecmo Bowl.  That alone isn't enough to qualify as genius.  The fact that this is the image on a T-shirt from the folks at NO Mas, is genius.  Quite simply, this is the greatest t-shirt ever made.  Here is a Dr. Jack Ramsey style breakdown of why Tecmo Bo is the best ever:

-The people that immediately get it will compliment you instantly.
-The people that don't get it right away will ask you or someone else.  People are talking about you.
-With this shirt, you are showing some things: 1) You admire greatness 2) You have a sense of history 3) You carry on the legacy of the most gifted athlete ever to walk the Earth.  4) You were nasty enough at Tecmo Bowl to take several teams to the title.  5) The term 'Run 1' means something to you.  6) You can guess other people's plays.  7) You are secure with who you are and how you got there.
-You are visually smacking the faces of hipsters and other chooches that wear ironic t-shirts and skinny jeans.  This shirt is hilarious and not because it's a vintage yard sale product.
-Wearing this shirt is like throwing up a gang sign, except that everyone ever is in this gang and no one will die.  We all rep these colors.

We have had an amazing time perusing their website:

They have so much wonderment.  If Gus Johnson's Whisper was a rich blog, we would buy 2 of everything.  Alas, we are going to have to roll with the Tecmo Bo T-shirt that arrived in the mail.  So tight.

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