Trojan Horse T-Shirt Pre-Order
February 23rd, 2011

Posted by Graham

We’re doing something a little different for our newest t-shirt: It’s not based on a video, or from an existing LRR joke at all. It’s something we just thought of, and found hilarious. Like, we couldn’t stop laughing. For serious.

It turns out that historians have determined there is a specific date for the fall of Troy to the Greeks and their horse, and that date is April 24. Where’s the respectful observance for them?

We actually thought of this a year ago, but were too late to put the shirt up in time, so we sat on it for a year and we’re putting the pre-order up now. We’re also running it for less time than usual. That should give us a month-and-a-half for printing, packaging and shipping. Most people should get theirs in time to show their solidarity with the fallen Trojans, on the date it actually happened. So we’re told.

Check it out in our brand-new store:

Creepy Doll Shirt Update: In case you missed it on Twitter, the print run went ahead, we have the shirts, and we’ll be shipping them out this weekend. Your transit time will vary depending on what horrid distance lies between us.


12 Comments »

  1. [...] This post was mentioned on Twitter by LoadingReadyRun and Jono Moore, Graham Stark. Graham Stark said: RT @loadingreadyrun: We've been waiting for a year to do this new t-shirt, we're very excited about it: http://t.co/8stp7LU Pre-order soon! [...]

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  2. shouldn’t the 24 be written as XXIV?

    Comment by Scott — February 23, 2011 @ 5:04 pm

  3. I know this is a nitpick but it is weird to use Roman numerals. I mean, we have no idea what numeral system troy used but you could have at least used Greek numerals (which would be ,ΑΡΠΔ΄).

    But yeah, then no-one would get the joke.

    Comment by pigmy wurm — February 23, 2011 @ 5:07 pm

  4. @Scott I think it’s funnier, because the calendar we use today is so completely unrelated to the time period anyway.

    Comment by Graham — February 23, 2011 @ 5:34 pm

  5. Cool. I’m considering this one, but does this mean the Creepy Doll shirts didn’t get enough pre-orders? I haven’t seen an official announcement either way.

    Comment by Evil Jim — February 23, 2011 @ 6:15 pm

  6. Source on that date?

    I found : july 6th, may 26, july 7th and october 7th

    Comment by Chuck — February 23, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

  7. ARRG! I am blind. Please ignore my foolish previous comment.

    Comment by Evil Jim — February 24, 2011 @ 12:08 am

  8. imma think about this one. tbh this is the first shirt ive seen the i have had doubt that it might not hit qutoa

    Comment by Trymantha — February 24, 2011 @ 2:04 am

  9. Poseidon = God of Sea, Horses, and Earthquakes.
    Lack of weapons at or near the ruins of troy almost completely rule out their being a war.
    My bet, with Troy located in the perfect place to force a toll on anyone wanting to use the nearby channel, is that it became rich by doing just that.
    An earthquake hits the city bringing its defenses down, and is then looted, probably because everyone was fed up with paying their toll.
    The series of ruined walls that are found on site suggest repeated attempts and failures to rebuild the city and its walls.
    Not the most interesting story, so chuck in a giant horse to represent the earthquake (or Poseidon) and all of a sudden you have epic.

    Comment by Navitas — February 24, 2011 @ 8:04 am

  10. I got a good giggle out of it. I will say odd way with the Roman numerals but hey! it does not matter.
    and I would so get one but my cash monies are need to fight somewhere else.

    Comment by dex-dex — February 24, 2011 @ 9:32 am

  11. Hmm, dubious about this one. Will see how the money falls.

    Comment by NJ — February 24, 2011 @ 10:47 am

  12. @Trymantha That’s fair. We’re just trying it because it made us laugh so much!

    Comment by Graham — February 24, 2011 @ 3:53 pm

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