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“Hug Me I’m Vaccinated!” T-Shirts Available at the Women Thinking Free Store

Posted by mattusmaximus on November 13, 2010

You may recall that awhile back I mentioned a new pro-vaccine campaign launched by the Women Thinking Free Foundation called “Hug Me I’m Vaccinated!”  Well, the WTFF is now happy to announce that we have “Hug Me!” T-shirts available for sale, so you can represent good medical science in a stylish manner.

Show your support for vaccines, the Hug Me campaign, and hugs in a Hug Me I’m Vaccinated T-shirt.

All the coolest kids are vaccinated. Get them to hug you!

All adult tees are 100% cotton and are “natural” in color.

Cost: $19.50 plus shipping & handling

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Evolution Banned from a Band Shirt in Sedalia, Missouri?

Posted by mattusmaximus on September 1, 2009

It seems that this story has been getting a lot of attention, so I wanted to mention my thoughts about it here.  Apparently, the band director designed (intelligently?) some shirts depicting the “evolution of a trumpet player” which didn’t sit too well with some creationist parents in the district…

**Aside: Dr. Steve Novella has a very interesting take on this situation over at the Skeptiblog.  Check it out!!!

That’s it… that’s the shirt that is “too controversial” for some overly uptight parents to have their kids wear?!  You’ve got to be kidding me.  As the article states:

Assistant Band Director Brian Kloppenburg said the shirts were designed by him, Band Director Jordan Summers and Main Street Logo. Kloppenburg said the shirts were intended to portray how brass instruments have evolved in music from the 1960s to modern day. Summers said they chose the evolution of man because it was “recognizable.” The playlist of songs the band is slated to perform revolve around the theme “Brass Evolutions.”

The band debuted the T-shirts when it marched in the Missouri State Fair parade. Summers said he was surprised when he received a direct complaint after the parade. While the shirts don’t directly violate the district’s dress code, Assistant Superintendent Brad Pollitt said complaints by parents made him take action.

Oh please, I cannot even begin to describe how inane all this is… so I’d better get started on it.  After venting my spleen about the stupidity of the situation, and the general spinelessness with which the school administration handled it, I shall pass along a constructive solution to this mess [hat tip to Dr. Kiki Sanford at The Bird’s Brain blog 😀 ]

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