Monthly Archives: November 2011

All Hail the ‘Zeitgeist T-shirt’


What does zeitgeist mean? – It means: the spirit of the time or the general trend or the thoughts and feelings of the current moment in time.

In the tough world around us, any chance to make a quick buck is almost expected. Currently, one of the best ways to tap into most people’s consciousness (and their wallets) is to offer them something that gives them an opportunity to show that they are aware of and are supporting/fighting against whatever the issue of the day happens to be.

They may indeed be produced just to make some fast cash or they may be made as part of the movement or cause to help spread the word or raise some money. Some are more artistic than others both in design and statement but as long as the message is clear then it usually makes for a sudden must-have item.

Peaceful Protest Pepper Spray Cop

This phenomenon is most recently highlighted with the rapid emergence of a t-shirt depicting the recent shocking footage of a member of University of California, Davis, campus police force nonchalantly spraying pepper spray into the faces of seated peaceful protestors. An anonymous t-shirt artist quickly produced a t-shirt version of an image posted on Reddit which had been doctored to show butterflies being sprayed from the can.

‘Casually Butterfly Everything’ is available on Etsy.

But this is not the first spontaneous zeitgeist inspired t-shirt to become available in the last year or so. Here are a few more:

Occupy T-Shirts

The recent ‘Occupy’ movement that has seen peaceful protests in cities around the world, which started in Wall Street in New York as a statement against capitalism and the current state of the economic issues in the world, has inspired dozens of t-shirts. Even rap star Jay-Z has decided to capitalise on the trend by incorporating the theme into a range of clothing.

London Riots Cheeky Clothing

Not all zeitgeist trends are for good causes. The London riots have inspired a wide range of t-shirts that have unsurprisingly been condemned by commentators as people trying to capitalise on the violence. Slogans include: ‘I looted and all I got was this t-shirt’.

Libya Uprising Chic

The uprising in Libya and the removal of crackpot dictator Muammar Gaddafi has led to a huge range of t-shirts that support the now successful campaign. Many of the t-shirts used the now reclaimed national flag as its main symbol. You can still get them by searching for something like ‘Libyan Uprising t-shirts’.

WikiLeak on my cool T-shirt

The international secret document distributer, who has blown the whistle on many stories and issues by posting classified media on its website for the last few years made especially large font headlines by releasing diplomatic cables that some fear would have major political consequences. The WikiLeaks message is quite neatly conveyed on one of the many cool t-shirts now available from various sources online: “Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government. – US Supreme Court”

T-shirts are an excellent medium for conveying your appreciation of the zeitgeist while looking good at the same time.

What would you have on your own zeitgeist t-shirt?


Julian Fawkes is a journalist and t-shirt designer. He loves funny t shirts UK culture references and when he sees mens funny t shirts he always takes a note.


Article marketing with marketing robot


Advertisement has become a key part of increasing the potentiality and popularity of a particular business. Everyone is now trying get on top of their business and it’s not possible in the internet without the help of article marketing. It’s a process through which a website can attain a top position in the search engine and increase their visitors as well as customer. If a person is thinking about building a nice website then it must consist of good content. Without quality content being successful in competition in the internet is not possible. This is where marketing the articles properly needs to be taken to consideration.

Phenomenal software

Exciting brand new software which reduces the work load of article marketing is the marketing robot for articles. This software provides a person with all the help one needs to maximize the visitor count of their website and also increase the work efficiency of making the website stay on top of any type of search engine. The robot is simply a program that submits articles to different directories of the website to increase the back links of a particular business oriented website and enhance its popularity. The more articles it submits to the internet the more the chances are of the site competing hardly with the top websites. There are thousands of directories filled with lots of content. This is why one need to keep in mind while marketing the articles is the fact that if the article is not of quality content, no matter how much a robot tries it cannot attain the top position. Even though this impediment can be crossed, another great problem can occur if the article is not spun properly. This is why most of the marketing robots now consist of built in spinner which works better than the rest.

Save time and money

Both money and time is important while doing a business and people always try to reach a high level of profit with a low investment. This is certainly possible with the help of article marketing robot and its various features. It not only helps to grow a certain business within a limited budget but also allows you to take control over the marketing process. This offers exceptional opportunities to continue your business and keep a reasonable hope of reaching the top of the internet market. Moreover it saves you a lot of time which enables you not to miss any quality moment with your loved ones.

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Do You Need A Great Idea To Start A Business?


Have you ever walked into a store, looked at a product that is very popular and thought, “I can not believe that people are buying this?”  Chances are that you have.  This proves that you do not necessarily need a great idea to start a business.

Silly Ideas May Make Big Bucks

For a while in America, shaped rubber bands were very popular. Stores were selling out of the bands as soon as they hit the shelves. Kids were wearing them around their wrists and trading them feverishly with others.  The product designer?  An 11 year old girl!


Ideas Plus Organization

To start a business, you really need organizational skills.  You simply need to be able to juggle quite a few things at once and you need to be motivated to continue even when things are not going so well.  That’s all.  Great ideas are optional!


Advertising Is Everything

When I was little, I remember that many people had “pet rocks”.  This was a popular fad in the 1970’s and many people purchased the rock.  There were also accessories that you could purchase for the rock too; many people did.  Why was such a simply idea so popular? Advertising.


Creativity Goes A Long Way

Creativity really does make or break your business.  It is not so much that you need a great idea, you just need to be creative about things and be creative in your business dealings.  Once you do this, you will be assured of success.


Simple and Silly Can Sell

Another popular fad product that sold millions of items was the “wall walker”.  The product was made out of sticky rubber and you threw it against a wall. The “wall walker” then “walked” down the wall.  I remember my sisters and I purchased these things by the dozens when I was a teen.

Ideas Can Change The World

Silly String is a product used mostly by party goers.  When you press the button, string comes out of the can.  It might seem like not such a great product at first, but then soldiers found out that they could use silly string to find wires that might trip off bombs.  Suddenly, people were buying up Silly String cans like mad.


Take A Chance

You just never know what tomorrow holds!  You may think that your idea is not business worthy, but you really do not know until you try it out.  What have you to lose?  If the inventors of pet rocks, shaped rubber bands and canned string can be successful, why not you?

Inventors help to change the world. Before presenting your idea to any investor or company, use background check services to make sure you are not taken advantage of.