We have a Kistory Department? I had no idea.
UPDATE: MGoBlog Commissioned to Design History Dept. T-Shirts
Worst fonts I've seen outside of comic sans.
I do all my reports and papers in comic sans and I can only assume that all my profs love it
AND I THINK IT IS GENERALLY WELL RECEIVED
IT WULDNT B AN E-REPORT ANY UTHER WEIGH
Theres a whole website about it. Apparently not very liked in the graphic design world.
its not very funny
This looks awfully similar to the Shoelace shirt.
He is quite close to making history. So it seems quite appropriate. Hopefully they leave a lot of room on the back for all the records he is breaking (and will break).
Even the person in charge of the UT sports statues thinks this shirt design is bad.
Those are hideous. The model for the Vince Young one must have been a Vinopal-sized guy in blackface (wearing Converse saddle shoes, for some reason). Very funny thread to read through.
If you read the entire thread it gets funnier and funnier as you go along. The footballl ones are bad but the basketball ones all look like Michael Jordan, the baseball ones look gay as hell and are wearing heels and the golfers are all Chinese with anglo haircuts.
I about wet my pants from laughing.
Did anyone notice Ex-Assistant AG Andrew Shirvell posted on their board (#44 and #45)?
That guy will go anywhere for some publicity.
That's Tony Hale of Arrested Development. They do look similar though.
I will feel very stupid if you were joking.
It was funny at first, mostly shocked/appalled UT alums. But when the photoshops kick in in earnest, it really is one of the funniest threads I've seen a long time. Lots of win there.
Relatedly, it has to be a rough year to be a Longhorns fan and those statues are just buckets of salt for some raw wounds.
For other comments previously done.
OMG....i cant stop laughing at the statues, the photo shops (loved the little girl one) and the comments. If someone ever asks what's the point anyway of a sports blog.....show them that thread and that should answer it.
I can't encourage people enough to take the time and read throught this thread. The stunned shock of the Texas faithful, the embarrassment and the humor are off the charts. I was literally crying with laughter for about 5 minutes from page 4 on.
If MIchigan ever ordered ~100 "Asian Replica" statues with serious racist overtones for $1000 a piece to honor Bo, Tom Harmon, Cazzie Russell, etc, it would make the 2008 season look good by comparison.
This is by far the funniest thing I have read all week. Just... wow. Those are not statues, they are figurines. They remind me of that weird model the Hare Krishnas keep of their guru in their temple.
Hey, I like those statues. I would be pissed if they depicted U of M athletes, but it's an interesting concept executed very poorly.
I'm sure they'll have some sentimental value when they are sent off to a farm upstate. Maybe Lane Kiffin can buy the Vince Young statue and motivate himself by trash-talking the statue.
Edit: Okay, read through the whole thread. That is hilarious and thank you for linking it.
Enough said... that post is classic and full of WIN (if you're not a UT fan); more 100% pure Columbian awesomeness than anything expect Lloyd Brady.
Other great moments:
Colt being chased by the geese
The letter to the school president, "Perhaps you have not attended many sporting events, but Kevin Durant is slightly taller than TJ Ford."
That is the best they can come up with? Isn't that the template for every church league softball t-shirt? My 10 year old could do better than that.
(Woody Allen's bank robbery scene from "Take the Money and Run.")
Even the S&B "MICHIGAN [DEPT NAME HERE]" shirts looked better than that.
Is that really that bad? It does look very similar to the Shoelace t-shirt.
Wait, the History Department had official shirts? Is this new? Is there a record of what my Michigan History 2000 shirt should have looked like?
And seriously, please, let the MGoDenizens make it better.
Dude, shouldn't you be watching college jeopardy.... (IIRC, you were on Jeopardy before...right?)
Yes, yes I was. But I don't watch Jeopardy! much any more. It just ends with me yelling at the screen and during football season, I work most of that out on Saturdays.
The kids answered almost everything and I would be shocked if 2nd place didn't qualify for week 2, unsurprised if even 3rd place made the cut.
However, I think this "College Championship" with no Michigan representative is about as valid as the "World Series" of baseball.
and it is as generic as possible. cant they figure out an icon they could create for themselves?
The M isn't even the block M on all those shirts. Using some random-ass M is not the block M. I'm sure there is artwork available for that.
Little off topic but goes along with team shirt idea. Anybody else catch the controversy over Wakefield's Track and Field team shirts?
Awesome - the English honor society for students is named Sigma Tau Delta, so of course all the kids got black hoodies with blood red lettering that say STD...
I read the thread wrong... I thought it was going to be about one department producing "Worst Department Ever" T-Shirts a la our "Worst State Ever" shirts. I was thinking to myself, "geeze, I didn't realize there was such a rivalry between departments!"
Oh yeah, man. I won't even talk to my Philosophy (more like...Phil-LOSS-ophy!) friends the week of the rivalry game, otherwise known as The World's Largest Outdoor Bluebook Exam.
that my stuff comes out looking like this. AIIIEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
that I cannot stop the double post monster. EERRRRKK
Gah. That's awful... and none of the others are any better. As a historian I am ashamed.
Aargh, bad department, bad. I'm going to start sending back your begging for donation letters.
MonuMental, of http://www.theartthearttheart.com/ fame, take a crack at it.
I bet he could design a ridiculous shirt in 1 minute on photoshop, have you seen this weeks design and video? Simply awesome!
Every time I see it I read "t heart heart heart."
Now I don't want to spend the time actually designing it, but I think the tshirt should include Yay girl blown up as much as possible. How could people resist buying that shirt?
Nice Foner reference.
This may not work for a softball t-shirt, but for a regular History t-shirt... it would be neat to weave in the "History is written by the Victors"
No, no, it's NOT a softball t-shirt. That's the point.
Your idea is good.
That is the shirt. That is so the shirt.
Winner. There is no other choice.
"Michigan - where History is made every day" - kinda' weak
"Michigan - History in the making" - maybe a little better
"Michigan - History worth repeating" - the truth
Do we have any famous authors or the like to come out of our history department?
can't figure how to work that in though
Michigan History - Everything is better with BACON!
France is Bacon!
Michigan History -
Fine, Sidney, Fine
"Because Even Engineers Need Humanities Credits.:
Given the fact the makeup of MGoBlog seems heavily CoE we might even be able to swing the final vote in favor of that one.
I iz in ur past, telling ur storiez.
Any deadline on this? I'd like to tinker around with a few ideas and, you know, actually contribute something to the department I graduated from, but can't tonight.
She didn't give me one. I guess let's get 'em in by the end of next weekend.
Oh wait that's WLA. My bad.
For anyone that wants to give this a shot
monuMetal needs to get on this. His wallpapers are amazing in both concept and design.
God, hurry up and committ here Arnett.
A shirt with a Delorean emblazened with a block M on it? Or maybe a picture of historical figures wearing something with a block M? That's the best I can come up with right now. I guess you should all be glad that I'm not the one designing the shirts. In fact, those ideas are downright awful.
Does it really need to say "History"? Can I make one that says "Pre-Unemployment"?
(Hat tip to JUB for the joke, of course).
This wouldn't work for the general history dept. audience, but for the MGoHistorians among us, you could have an image of Mercury, the diety who wore a winged helmet, superimposed on an M football helmet, and the caption: "from Mercury Mercurius to Mercury Hayes, we've got the winged helmet"
Can we make "we've read more Foner than you" our department motto?
-UM History 2011 (Actually writing a thesis on Civil War Republican politics) all I read is Foner and mgoblog.
And Kathy Evaldson being referenced here is an example of the constantly-connected-to-ann-arbor-community that makes mgoblog so special.
Kathy's emails were a constant in my life for so long...once I stopped receiving them it was like a part of me was missing. Sort of like when I finally removed myself that J. Crew email list. Kind of.
Just saw Foner speak last week.
I've seen more thrilling lectures, that's for sure.
All of these posts....all of the intellectual might on this board, and NOT A SINGLE ONE of you has designed a t-shirt for the History Department with Naked Man on it?
Have a bunch of historical helmets:
MIchigan History: Our Helmets Have Wings
- Discovered by Germans
- Named after a Whales Vagina
but: "Michigan History: Always Upon Further Review"