Sunday, April 26, 2009

Every Shirt XXVIII: Onkel Tom

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shirt: Onkel Tom D.F.B.
size: 2XL (EU)
vintage: 2006
provenance: catalog

This shirt was ordered with a bunch of other stuff from Nuclear Blast in early 2006; I think this one was on special. The main reason for the order was a bunch of patches, but this shirt, along with a couple others stood out as otherwise unobtainable. It's a tad small, in the range of the Dissection shirt mentioned earlier, and this may be a reason why it was in the remaindered goods pile.

The jokes on this shirt are completely impenetrable to the non-German-speaker, but you really can't blame Tom for this. Tom Angelripper from Sodom has a project called Onkel Tom (Uncle Tom) where he plays metalled-up versions of traditional German drinking songs, and since these are all in German, it's kind of expected that anyone who would want this shirt would also get the D.F.B. = Deutsches Fassbier (normally Deutscher Fussball-Bund) on the front and the 3 promille (3 parts per thousand, the legal threshold for drunkenness in Germany) regarding the number on the back. Otherwise, it's just a run-of-the-mill imitation fitba shirt.

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