One of my remaining affordable guilty pleasures since I have zero fashion sense combined with a tight budget is tee shirts with captions from my favorite New Yorker cartoons. I like these tee shirts even more when The New Yorker emails me a twenty percent off discount code. They provide the perfect compliment to Jack Purcell badminton shoes.
Pictured below is an actual New York City pigeon that I encountered as it was pecking at half a toasted bagel on West Broadway on a sweltering afternoon. I thought:
Me: How fortuitous! I just ordered this tee shirt!
To anyone as skeptical as me, no, I did not toss half a toasted bagel into West Broadway to get this shot. It was fate.
The cartoon is by veteran New Yorker staff cartoonist, Roz Chast, and the tee shirt is available online at The New Yorker Store in sizes suitable for the entire family. It is also available as a unisex hoodie, a mug, note cards, art prints (framed or not) and the original drawing is also for sale at an undisclosed price that starts at $1,900. One could conceivably dedicate two months salary to this cartoon alone, if one suffered a massive head injury. I’m content with just the tee shirt.