Monday, April 20, 2009

Every Shirt XXII: NEMHF

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shirt: NEMHF 2009 - Pat Patriot
size: 2XL (US)
vintage: 2009
provenance: festival

LOL FOOTBALL RIFFS LOLOLOLOLOL. Apparently, all the grousing about footballisms (to cut to the heart of the criticism, "often simple, always brutal death metal and hardcore that jocks also like") being everywhere at this fest from the underground have percolated up to the organizers, who decided to twist our tails and make some money by putting out this cool shirt. The weird fold in the middle there is to show that Pat is doing the horns rather than holding a football like normal; otherwise, it would be really hard to determine from the normal fold pattern that this isn't just a non-germane Patriots shirt. The subtlety is what makes the shirt clever, and the union of the concepts of "subtlety", "cleverness", and "deathcore with football riffs" is what makes the shirt waeome.

Note: I actually like a couple of the bands linked above, but if you somehow think that there's anything subtle at all about any of them, you've been indulging a little too much today. The point of this sort of music is anti-subtlety.

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