Found Item Clothing illustrated 9 famous sweaters from pop culture that we all know and love. I wish I had all 9 of these so I can wear them according to my day. ”The Dude” on a regular day, “Ferris Bueller” on a good day, and “Mr. Rogers” when I play with little boys.
Recently, the intrepid crew at FilmDrunk posted this entertaining and informative primer on the history of product placement in motion pictures:
Now, I do like to think I have discerning tastes when it comes to the pop culture I consume – I probably only saw five or so of those placements in The Island before I got cranky and turned the DVD off – yet this kind of thing always interests me, if only to grok how pervasive it’s become over just the past few decades.
With All Hallow’s eve now less than three weeks away, it’s time to hunker down and start putting together those nerdy/awesome costumes. A prospect which, if you’re a hardcore cosplayer who goes all out for conventions anyway, is probably no sweat off your back. (Unless you’re a furry, in which case you’re probably sweating constantly regardless.) The rest of us, especially those with a tendency to procrastinate, could always use a nudge or a tip toward something really cool – and some of us like to be comfortable to boot – so it’s in this spirit that I give an enthusiastic thumbs-up to the Found Item Clothing Halloween Costume Guide.
Portland, OR-based Found Item are fine purveyors of painstakingly re-created t-shirts from film and TV, with many extraordinarily cool items from titles like This Is Spinal Tap, Revenge of the Nerds,The A-Team and more, as well as some nifty “inspired by” shirts. (“Abe Froman, Sausage King of Chicago”, anyone?)
Nerdist is a place where we nerds come together and share the nerdery that we find. It's also my home to various elements of the Nerdist Empire. You might recognize me from TV. You don't realize that's where you know me from, but it is. You think you went to college with me or I look like your cousin's friend, but that is not the case. At one time or another you stumbled upon me on your moving picture box in such cerebral gems as MTV's "Singled Out" and Noam Chomsky's "Shipmates." and so much more...