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    Elite Member Moongirl's Avatar
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    May 20 '09
    Three wolf moon is top-selling t-shirt on Amazon

    I have a thing about people who wear sweaters that tell a story. You know, like those overly-detailed Christmas sweaters, many travel sweatshirts, things like that. When I was in third grade I had a sweater with an image of a house and an actual plush Santa doll hanging off the chimney. Unfortunately, the chimney was placed right over my just-developing left boob, drawing attention (at least in my paranoid mind) to the mortifying changes going on south of my neck. What girl would want Santa hanging off her boob? This left some emotional scarring, resulting in an instant hatred of anyone wearing tacky clothing bearing images. Cheesy animals are no exception.

    Luckily the reviewers at are more jovial than my bitterly sardonic sense of humor – though they clearly share my lack of appreciation for ugly-ass, why-the-hell-are-you-wearing-that-you-cliché-soccer-mom type clothing. And their reviews have pushed one of those cheesy-ass wolf t-shirts to the top of Amazon’s sales charts.

    Can a T-shirt go viral online? Well… of course it can.

    There’s an informal comedy-writing workshop of sorts going on over at Amazon, where a growing wave of reviewers have latched on to a T-shirt bearing the image of a trio of wolves howling at the moon.

    Snarky reviewers at the site are giving the T-shirt credit for everything from psychedelic vision quests to new and intense attention from the opposite sex. Some of the tales are quite elaborate.

    “I have been wearing this shirt for about 15 weeks and I have not needed to wash it!” claim’s one Amazon shopper’s review. “You don’t put this shirt on your torso you put it on your soul.”

    “Rex Creekmur” of Washington, DC, puts a J.J. Abrams-style twist on his review. “If you inadvertently put this shirt on backwards AND inside out, you will cause a tear in the actual fabric of space-time,” he warns.

    Another reviewer makes a veiled reference to a previous product that somehow became the butt of a viral wave of joke reviews: “I accidentally spilled a glass of Tuscan Whole Milk down the front of this shirt, and my soul was torn from my body and thrown into heaven by a jealous God.”

    So far the T-shirt has earned 158 5-star reviews, climbed to the top of Digg, and is now riding high as the number-one item in Amazon’s apparel store.

    That’s right. People are not just reviewing the three wolves T-shirt — they’re buying.

    “It’s nice to see our shirt at number one at Amazon,” Michael McGloin, one of the partners at The Mountain, the New Hampshire-based company that makes the shirt. “We’re of course, okay with publicity… [and] it’s hilarious that you can comment on an Amazon product and push it to number one.”

    [From the Washington Post]

    All of these reviews could also apply to any of those pathetic unicorn t-shirts or anything with a kitten. But I’ve got to say, I’m really glad Amazon’s reviews are getting more humorous and less useful. Actually I’ve rarely found them to be useful, so they might as well be funny. The only thing that isn’t hysterical about this story is the result: people are actually buying this shirt. And I really don’t think it’s possible to wear it ironically – at least in a way where other people can tell that’s what you’re doing. Which means I’m going to have to go around town, ripping this ugly-ass shirt off people. Thus tearing the fabric of space-time.
    I say we all pitch in and buy one for Grimm, I can see him wearing this!

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    you know it's all hipsters in shiny leggings and those big-ass 80s rapper high-top sneakers that are buying these. to go with their ironic acid wash jean jackets.
    it is hilariously ugly though.
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    Or just plain ugly. No amount of irony will ever make this okay.

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    The reviews that Michael K posted on Dlisted had me in tears!:

    The Three Wolf Moon T-shirt - This shit has become the top selling t-shirt on Amazon thanks to some amazingly awesome reviews. Seriously, if you have time to kill (I think I spent like 2 hours reading this shit), go through all the reviews, because most of them are magic (just like the t-shirt). Here's some samples:

    This item has wolves on it which makes it intrinsically sweet and worth 5 stars by itself, but once I tried it on, that's when the magic happened. After checking to ensure that the shirt would properly cover my girth, I walked from my trailer to Wal-mart with the shirt on and was immediately approached by women. The women knew from the wolves on my shirt that I, like a wolf, am a mysterious loner who knows how to 'howl at the moon' from time to time (if you catch my drift!).

    I bought this item to wear on a camping trip, seeing as how it has wolves on it. Imagine my surprise, on our second evening, as I was on my way to our makeshift latrine, ...I saw wolves wearing t-shirts with people's heads on the front. They didn't have any pants, on, though. I couldn't tell what people they were on their shirts, although I think one of them might have been Mindy Kohn from The Facts Of Life.

    Sometimes late at night, if I wear my wolf shirt to bed, I wake up to the sound of howling coming from my bellybutton region. Because this has happened several times, I feel very powerful, like perhaps, I've been somehow chosen.

    Personally, I think the t-shirt would be perfect if it had a unicorn flying past the moon, but that's just me. And don't act like you've never worn this shirt with denim cut-offs and wedge sandals while working the ho stroll in Panama City Beach, FL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moongirl View Post
    I say we all pitch in and buy one for Grimm, I can see him wearing this!
    I bet those bitches in his office would then give him the respect he damn well deserves!
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    I bet they're all being bought by rabid Twilight tweensters in lurve with Jacob.

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    So I'm looking for threads that say, "Hey baby...I'm real boss!" when I stumble upon this epic creation. The wolves spoke to me in a language all their own; it was like German, Mongol, and Bitchin all mixed together. I mean, one wolf howlin at the moon is major...but three???

    I ordered next-day air (if only there was same day!), and, of course, a size smaller than usual to ensure the closeness of the wolves to my chest hair. When the package arrived, I tore it open, and I SWEAR angels sang. I think it was Freebird. I immediately removed my "No Fat Chicks" shirt, and replaced it with this finery. Lemme tell you: AW YEAH.

    I'll spare the details of my conquests since I started wearing this shrit; suffice to say, I'm swimming in a sea of babes the likes of which are usually found on those K-Tel infomercials. I'm also more confident at work, and expect to be promoted to cashier soon. I owe everything to this shirt (I should say "shirts", since I now own 23 of them).

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    I could totally see Grimm in this, especially with mid-thigh cutoffs, dress socks and lime green Crocs. Sexay.
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    It looks like it should be a van mural.
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