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.
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.
The word “ironic” gets thrown around a lot these days, usually in places it has no business being used. The word actually describes something happening that is the opposite of what one might reasonably expect. Rain on your wedding day is not ironic, unless your wedding date was moved to a desert specifically to avoid rain. 10,000 spoons when all you need is a knife is not ironic, merely an annoying pain in the ass.
(No matter what, this is how we choose to remember McNair.)
Internet grammarians can argue back and forth about this one until the cows come home, but it won’t make it any less haunting and sad: only weeks before the murder-suicide that took Steve McNair’s life, the former Titans QB filmed a suicide-prevention ad for the Tennessee Department of Mental Health. Ye Gods.