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Three wolves and a moon

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Not sure how I’ve missed this one until now, but ironic reviews of a kitschy three wolves and a moon T-shirt on Amazon.com have kicked up quite a viral storm in recent weeks.

According to BBC News, sales of the shirt have increased 2,300 percent since word of the reviews spread like wildfire across the Intertubes.

This was the review, now one of 748, that started it all six months ago:

This item has wolves on it which makes it intrinsically sweet and worth 5 stars by itself, but once I tried it on, that’s when the magic happened. After checking to ensure that the shirt would properly cover my girth, I walked from my trailer to Wal-mart with the shirt on and was immediately approached by women. The women knew from the wolves on my shirt that I, like a wolf, am a mysterious loner who knows how to ‘howl at the moon’ from time to time (if you catch my drift!). The women that approached me wanted to know if I would be their boyfriend and/or give them money for something they called mehth. I told them no, because they didn’t have enough teeth, and frankly a man with a wolf-shirt shouldn’t settle for the first thing that comes to him.

I arrived at Wal-mart, mounted my courtesy-scooter (walking is such a drag!) sitting side saddle so that my wolves would show. While I was browsing tube socks, I could hear aroused asthmatic breathing behind me. I turned around to see a slightly sweaty dream in sweatpants and flip-flops standing there. She told me she liked the wolves on my shirt, I told her I wanted to howl at her moon. She offered me a swig from her mountain dew, and I drove my scooter, with her shuffling along side out the door and into the rest of our lives. Thank you wolf shirt.

Pros: Fits my girthy frame, has wolves on it, attracts women
Cons: Only 3 wolves (could probably use a few more on the ‘guns’), cannot see wolves when sitting with arms crossed, wolves would have been better if they glowed in the dark.

And for good measure, here’s a funny riff on the viral sensation from Geekculture.com:

1 Response »

  1. My favorite one has to be:

    “Unfortunately I already had this exact picture tattooed on my chest, but this shirt is very useful in colder weather.”

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