HIPSTER RED ALERT: Chicago 2016 Shirts On Sale

If you’ve got a healthy sense of irony and a sh*theel streak a mile long, we’ve got sensational news for you. As you’ve likely heard, Chicago was axed from Olympic consideration this afternoon as the IOC tabbed Rio for the 2016 games. Thongs and drugs ahoy! What does that mean for you, hipster? Only a sensational addition to your collection of ironic shirts. Behold.

Chicago Olympic 2016 Shirts

Yes, as of right now, they’re still on sale; for the low low price of $18.99, you too can have a relic of defeat that’ll make all your thick-rimmed glasses-wearing friends envious. Our favorite part? Oh, without a doubt, the “BE A PART OF IT!” on the back. What’s the “IT”? Epic failure? We could see that.

If you’re not seeing the appeal in these shirts, Patton Oswalt is more than happy to explain. Video is after the jump.

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O, NOPE: Chicago Bounced Out Of Olympic Voting

UPDATE: Rio gets The Games.

Barack Obama after Chicago eliminated from Olympic consideration

UPDATE: Tokyo has been eliminated, Madrid (thanks Juan!), Rio remain as finalists.

UPDATE: Updated odds on Madrid: 3 to 1. Rio: 1 to 5. Brazilian Real rose 1/2 % against the Dollar in currency markets when Chicago was eliminated.

UPDATE: President expected back at White House in two hours, will likely meet media about it at 4pm ET.

Chicago is out as a possible host for 2016 Summer Olympics. First city eliminated in the voting process. Madrid, Rio and Tokyo are the remaining cities still alive in the voting. Read more…