You know what, the existence of this Justin Bieber/Black Flag t-shirt makes me think that I may be getting too old for the internet. I think I’ve reached some sort of irony threshhold, and this definitely crosses it. I’m not exactly sure how though, strangely enough. If I had seen a character in a comic or cartoon with this logo on their shirt, I would have appreciated the irony and laughed. When I first saw the picture I assumed it was a mildly humorous photoshop. Apparently, however, the fact that this is an actual thing and you can buy it rubs me the wrong way.
I think it’s because I now have to confront the fact that someone somewhere is going to buy this. Maybe even wear it. This isn’t the same as wearing a worn-out thrift store Color Me Badd or Kenny G shirt ironically. This isn’t even the same as wearing one of those fake thrift-store t-shirts that have been infuriating me for about a decade. This is worse somehow, and what makes it even harder to deal with is that I can’t exactly put my finger on why.
Get the hell off my lawn.