Wednesday, May 11, 2011
One of the rarest rock t-shirts in the world has sold for $10,000 — the largest sum ever paid for a vintage t-shirt. The record-setting sale of a 1979 LED ZEPPELIN t-shirt on eBay has sent ripples through the competitive vintage clothing community. The item was sold by Kyle Ermatinger of Stormcrow Vintage, one of the top online destinations for sought-after authentic vintage tees. The recent completion of the transaction places the purchase as the world's rarest and most expensive vintage t-shirt.
"When I got the sale notification, my jaw hit the floor," Ermatinger said. "Given this shirt may be one of the only ones in existence, the price tag is completely justifiable. It's a rock relic, beyond rare. Admittedly, I still frequently pinch myself."
As the most scarce LED ZEPPELIN t-shirt ever produced, the article was printed in limited quantity as a unique way to replace conventional backstage passes for one of the band's historic 1979 Knebworth House concerts. Ermatinger acquired the item for $123 from the family who ran the shop that screen-printed the original shirts. "At the time, I thought I may have overpaid, until I got back home, looked it up online and noticed it was ranked #1 as the rarest ZEPPELIN t-shirt."
Aerosmith drummer Joey Kramer is stepping out on his own for an appearance on the season finale of The Simpsons. In the episode titled The Ned-Liest Catch, Bart, feeling guilty for getting Mrs. Krabappel suspended after one of his school pranks, helps her escape detention, and Ned Flanders winds up saving her life in the process. When Edna and Ned start dating, he is surprised to learn she's been with many of Springfield's men, including Homer and Kramer.It airs on May 22nd at 7 p.m. CST on FOX.
Aerosmith appeared on The Simpsons in 1991.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Racing across the porta potties at the Kentucky Derby has become a favorite pastime for drunks the last decade or so. But officials this year wanted to put an end to the debauchery and installed canopies to dissuade would-be runners.
And you know what, their plan really didn’t work. People still made valiant attempts while being pelted with beer cans and other foreign objects. Never again should you test the resolve of those who have BAC’s above the Mendoza Line.
Thankfully, the cops were there to “serve and protect” after these brave fellows had concluded their missions.