You will see to the left that we have another kind sponsor, the makers of a line of t-shirts called "Drink Beer and Carry On". I am a sucker for that particular 1940s British font and I also think the message is the right one for the times - sooner or later we have to realize that the funk is a funk of our own making and moving from funk to funky is the way out. They also have a Facebook page which includes a challenge with prizes. Wee gifties for your clever photos - go see.
But it does lead to other questions, doesn't it. I have had to realize that I have about 100 servicable t-shirts, many of which are carrying messages about beer, others sports teams. I have a similar problem with football jerseys, maps, Dr Who DVDs and a host of other things. I collect. I collect beer, too. The stash may not be a vault but I sure hate breaking up the set sometime. After all, I didn't just buy them - I collected them. And beer glasses and beer magazines and other ancillary stuff like fridge magnets.
But do we not have an obligation to improve the collection, to trade up? After all, that Syracuse Orange tee up there is looking less neon than it used to. Here is the thing. I presume you all collect, too. So, when you are faced with a really excellent t-shirt like to one to the left...or book or glass or beer bottle, do you send one to the charity shop of your choice or drop it in the recycling bin. Or do you just take the easy route and add a new wing to the house?