Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ham (ilton) Shot First!

Like Han, Hamilton shot first but, unlike Han, Hamilton took a fatal shot in the hip. What he lacked in marksmanship, he made up for in fiscal responsibility. A new design available now for men and women at chopshopstore.com.

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A play on the well-known “Han Shot First” t-shirts that Star Wars fans feverishly produced one after the other following the release of the infamously remastered Star Wars films. Controversially, Lucas changed the cantina scene in A New Hope to have the hero Han Solo defensiely take a shot at Greedo in response to being fired upon first.

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Designed by the Godmother of the Civilicious line, Stephanie Reyer.

 

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Historic Americans and the Things They Say

In contrast to all the back-biting in today’s electoral landscape, we thought it would be good to celebrate some of our history with quotes that can and should be embraced by left, right and center alike. Remember that these now venerated hero’s of American history also had their detractors in their day and that only over time can history truly judge.  

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“Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” is considered by some as part of one of the most well crafted, influential sentences in the history of the English language. Get it at Chop Shop.

 

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It was just a week after signing a treaty that ended the Revolutionary War when America’s only true cosmopolitan personality got real, saying: “There was never a good war or a bad peace”. Get it at Chop Shop.

 

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During his engagement with HMS Serapis, Jones uttered, the legendary reply to a taunt about surrender from the British captain: “I have not yet begun to fight!”. Get it at Chop Shop.

 

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Although there is some controversy over whether of not Lincoln was the true originator of the quote, there is ample evidence that he had on several occasions been quoted as stating, “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time”. Even if it was not his, it is the classic Abe humor. Get it at Chop Shop.

 

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Nathan Fox???s Abe Lincoln Astride a Bad Ass Hog

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We have been making things for the internets now for nearly 15 years and producing tees for about 5. One thing we never got sick of is the work of Nathan Fox. We were fortunate enough to host a desk in our studio for Nathan when he was just a wee illustrator working through his awkward 20s. Now his illustration muscles are showing and we commissioned a new tee design from him if not just to keep us on his good side.

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Also check out Chopping Block’s portfolio site we made for Nathan back around 1997. Still looking good and Nathan keeps it up to date with fresh meat.

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