The moon landing. McGwire’s 61st home run. And … news of algae potentially affecting sailing competitions in this year’s Beijing Olympics. Not to play the role of Carnac here, but it’s pretty evident what all three of these stories have in common. You all remember EXACTLY where you were when you heard about them. But how, oh how, can a nation capture these moments?
Why, on a t-shirt, of course. Now, if you want shirts with the moon landing or No. 61 on them, you’re on your own. Fortunately, CNN has us covered (at least the torso and shoulders) with their new endeavor, “CNN Shirt.”
I remember where I was. It was a partly overcast day. Monday, pretty sure. Overall I didn’t do much that day, but I seem to recall going out for … um, pizza? Then I came back and checked my sports news RSS. And there it was, buried right between a preview of the Red Sox-Rays game and, um, something about Ron Artest. “Algae could threaten sailing at Olympics.” Well, those weren’t the exact words, but you get the idea. This is a vivid recollection, as you can see. I need to get that shirt. In fact, I’m throwing away all those stupid plain-colored shirts in lieu of a total CNN wardrobe. It’ll be the perfect icebreaker the next time I share an elevator with Lou Dobbs, that way I can stay away from asking him about the increase of foreign players in the NBA and MLB.
I hope other news outlets follow suit in CNN’s innovative endeavor. Like ESPN, for example:
Look out, fleece jackets! You’ve got magazine subscription throw-in company!