It’s never too early to introduce your little one to the comedy genius of the man they call Urkel. The sitcom legend stole the show on TGIF favorite “Family Matters” for nine seasons, giving neighbors, the Winslow family, all they could handle. Soon enough your little one will be hiking the pants up, throwing on glasses, and snapping suspenders like his favorite TV show character before uttering that famous refrain, “Did I do that?”
Whether you see a, “man-child crying out for love, an innocent orphan in the postmodern world, a parasite, or a loathsome, offensive brute,” one thing’s for sure, you can’t look away. Modeled on a former neighbor of “Seinfeld” co-creator Larry David, the eccentric Cosmo Kramer burst through Jerry’s door and right into television history as the hapless man of a million ideas, thanks entirely to comedian Michael Richards. Pay homage to the nuttiest character on the sitcom that redefined the genre with a tee rocking “The Kramer” portrait from season three’s episode “The Letter.”
In the words of Michelle Tanner, “You’re in big trouble, mister,” if you’re not sharing the glory of “Full House” with your mini-me. One of TGIF’s most celebrated sitcoms, “Full House” ran for eight seasons starting in 1987 and had all of America cracking up over the youngest Tanner, whose catchphrases still rank as some of the best in TV history.
Because, if you’re anything like us, you have a line from the iconic golf comedy, “Caddyshack,” ready for any moment on the course. Channel your inner Ty Webb (Chevy Chase), get in touch with the force in the universe that makes things happen and be the ball in a raglan that’s guaranteed to make the cut. And, remember, never play golf, for money, against people—but if you do, make it worth your while and double the stakes a couple of times. Pay homage to the snobs, slobs and varmint of Bushwood Country Club.
Incorporated in 1908 and home to institutions like the Drexel Theater, Rubino’s Pizzeria and Capital University, the Columbus suburb Bexley, Ohio is the birthplace of a singular spook who strikes terror in the hearts of children worldwide: Robert Lawrence Stine.
Perhaps you know him better as R.L. Stine, creator of kid’s horror series Goosebumps. Growing up in Bexley, Stine stumbled on a typewriter in his attic at age nine and instantly channeled his shy personality into a prolific, pintsize joke writer, ascending to the helm of his high school newspaper and then Ohio State’s humor magazine, the Sundial. So when did the man known as Jovial Bob take a turn to terror town? His initial departure came in 1986 with his first young adult horror novel “Blind Date,” but, according to him, it all really started with one of his childhood favorites “Tales From The Crypt.” Flash forward to 1992 with his first Goosebumps novel, “Welcome to Dead House,” and history commenced. Pay homage to the birthplace of the world’s best-selling children’s horror author.
A portion of this shirt’s proceeds benefit the Bexley Education Foundation, a nonprofit committed to educational initiatives that enhance excellence in Bexley City Schools since 1983.
From the truffle shuffle to the nefarious Fratellis, 1985’s coming-of-age classic “The Goonies” had it all and had us spending multiple summers on the hunt for our own One-Eyed Willie fortune. The movie that kicked off a string of 80s hits for Corey Feldman and introduced the world to the acting chops of Sean Astin and Josh Brolin taught us many valuable lessons—but none more so than, “Goonies never say die!”
Pay homage to the Walsh bros, Chunk, Data, Mouth and the rest of the gang with this cinematic throwback.
Every summer from 1974 until 1980, Belkin Productions and FM rock radio station WMMS staged day-long, multi-act summer rock concerts dubbed the World Series of Rock.
Held at Cleveland Stadium and attended by upwards of 80,000 fans, the events were raucous and one of a kind. The WSOR alumni are a veritable who’s who of rock 'n roll - the ’79 show featured Scorpions, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Journey, and Ted Nugent, and was headlined by Aerosmith.
In the early 1980s, Apple Computer was a small company living in the shadow of IBM. Co-founder Steve Jobs hung a poster behind his desk: IBM's "THINK" motto, in the stylized colors of Apple's trademark logo.
It reflected Jobs' philosophy perfectly: “The minute you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That’s the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.”
Ratified in January of 1919 but enacted a year later, the 18th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution made the manufacturing and retail of alcohol illegal for nearly 13 years—but not the consumption of alcohol, which was a bit of a loophole. With the 21st Amendment going into effect on December 5th, 1933, Prohibition was officially repealed, states were allowed to set their own alcohol-control laws, and the unofficial U.S.A. Drinking Team was founded. Wanna join? Already a member? Look the part in this lightweight raglan, featuring a 3/4 sleeve. Cheers!
Did you know that East Toledoan Tony Packo's hot dog sauce has been in outer space aboard the space shuttle Columbia? Did you know Toledo’s minor league Mud Hens’ history dates back before the turn of the century? And, did you know the city is “The Glass Capital of the World”?