Crash Commercialism


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The T shirts will go on sale tomorrow unless something unexpected crops up, which is not outside the realm of possibility. After all the advance chatter, you’re probably expecting a brass band and an F-16 flyover, but it’s all going to be very low key. I hope. This site will look as it always does, except there’ll be a link which will take you to “Galerie Arlo and Janis,” the same eBay site I have used in the past to sell original artwork. As with the artwork, purchasers will use PayPal, but they do not have to be a member. Just follow the instructions and purchase through PayPal as one would almost any online retail transaction. There are always those out there who hate eBay or hate PayPal, with cause I’m sure, but I must do it this way for now, to assure getting the shirts out in a timely manner. In the near future, I plan to have my own “store” associated with this site. That’s in the works but nowhere near fruition. There’s so much to discuss! I’ll be back later today with an update. Have you noticed we haven’t discussed price? We’ll get to that.

49 thoughts on “Crash Commercialism”

  1. I will figure something out…work computers are blocked to Ebay. Thanks for getting us a way to get a T-Shirt.

    We’re not going to sell out of shirts, Don. You’ll get one. Thanks! — JJ

  2. That is great! I suppose, pricing, shipping, sizes, colors will all be identified on the e-bay site?

    Thanks again for doing this.

    Yes, all the “variations,” as they’re known in eBayese, will be there. Or they should be. That’s why I’m sweating bullets about now. — JJ

  3. If you, JJ, insist on paypal, you’ll not get business from me. That’s really unfortunate for all involved, as I was hoping to buy half-a-dozen or so. I am sorely disappointed. Please reform, JJ, and accept mailed checks.

    You can always get in touch with me by email and make arrangements to order shirts and pay by check. As for online sales, I’m afraid it’s eBay and PayPal right now or nothing. — JJ

  4. JJ, I like the pawprint that now accompanies your replies!

    And today’s A&J stimulated a fascinating (to me, anyhow) discussion. I and others had never before heard the toque or stocking cap called a “toboggan.” It apparently was once called a “toboggan cap,” eventually shortened to “toboggan” in a few areas, including Ohio and Tennessee.

  5. Well, I had the laser procedure done on my left eye late this morning. It seemed to go well, but it will obviously be a while before the dilation and anesthetic drops wear off so that I can tell for certain what the outcome is.

    It didn’t hurt that I got VIP treatment at the ambulatory surgery center, no doubt as result of the fact that the front office manager was formally a well-regarded member of my all-female staff. That may also explain why I was assigned the cutest little RN at the center. But I’ll leave it to your imaginations as to whether or not she showed me any cleavage 🙂

  6. Thank you, JJ; I shall do exactly that.

    In New York City, a toboggan was a flat wooden sled curled up in front, with no runners to speak of – MAYBE two lengthwise pieces of wood at the edges and less than an inch thick. They seemed not as popular as the more standard sled with metallic runners about a foot tall. Toboggans had NO steering ability, so were somewhat dangerous on streets with traffic.

    The knitted caps under discussion were just that: “knitted caps”. I never liked them at all and avoided them. Now I have one and it is relatively warm on cold days, I must admit.

  7. Don’t feel too bad, sand…I’ve used non-naughty words that have gotten some comments sent to Moderation Heck.

    cxp: Neither did I ever like or wear knit caps. But I do have a wool watch cap in the Emergency/Get Home Bag I keep in the trunk of my car. It takes up little space and is more than warm enough for the climate in this part of the world. Plus, it looks less dorky than ear muffs. 🙂

  8. Thanks for giving curmudgeonly ex-professor that option. I think that I have been emailing you for over 10 years and truly think of you as a buddy down the street or a relative. Thanks for being so neighborly… Now keep your dang cat off my lawn lol 🙂

  9. c ex-p, I found one made of fleece material a couple of years ago. Like it much better than the knitted ones, which are sometimes made of material that is very scratchy to me.

  10. It’s a bit late in the year for wet tee shirts, Jackie. I wouldn’t want any of my curvy friends to catch a chest cold. In a couple of cases, that could be especially disastrous. 😉

  11. GR6,who wants that old shirt when we are on the eve of the hottest fashion item of the Christmas season. Yes, I am talking the trendy, highly awaited Arlo &Janis collection. Sizes galore, colors a plenty, variable sleeve lengths, and two limited edition Jimmy Johnson prints adorning the front piece.

  12. I took.my National Geographic catalog to bed with me last night, having no better company than the 10# Adventure Dog. While I loved the clothing offered and the jewelry I decided I didn’t know anyone worth the $1200 shearling lined aviators flight jacket or even the $550 common reproduction WWII one, not even me.

    I will spring for tee shirts.

  13. So, Sand, is that your Shelby Cobra 427? It has your name on it.

    The one I wish I had was the 1961 Jaguar XKE but my short little legs couldn’t reach pedalso to shift. Had to give it back.

  14. The car was mine for awhile and in those days the boyfriends changed like the hands on a clock. Turnover was high.

    Trying to remember taller boyfriends, I must have had some? I remember a couple that had Corvettes in that 60sailing@yahoogroups.com period and they had same pedal issue so they were tall I suppose.

    Right now I am trying to remember that XKE model year because it was only a year old and that would have been around 1963 or 64.

    Just told someone today it’s never too late. Of course we were talking about boat building.

  15. Gal, formally, if a comment was held for moderation, your comment appeared on your screen with a message above it that it was being held for moderation. It did not appear on the blog until released by Jimmy. (I think that was back in the day, when Jimmy had to OK everyone’s first comment as well. And any comment busted by WordPress’s Mrs. Grundy did the same thing and was held for release.) That took up some time, so he dropped that requirement. Now, it seems, if your comment is busted and drops into The Black Hole of Moderation™, it simply does not appear, and you get no message.

    Some get moderated apparently due to really weird rules. I recently tried to post a link that had a wonderful, sensitive poem in it, but it seemed to be moderated because the URL had the word “musk*t” (as in what Revolutionary War soldiers used) in it.

  16. I once visited another college, where many of my high school classmates attended, one weekend when our two football teams were playing. That night, after the game, I hooked up with a girl I knew (we’d been an item in HS but had ended up as very good friends), and her current boy friend asked me to escort her around because he played guitar in a rock band that had a gig at a frat party. Since I had ridden with other friends from my college, I had no wheels with me, so he gave me the keys to his cherry ’64 Corvette convertible. (You’re probably asking yourself, “How does Ghost get himself into such situations?” Well, Ghost asks himself that same question quite often.)

    At one point, we took off down a dark, rural two-land highway, headed for some roadhouse at what I thought was 60 MPH, because the speedometer hand was pointing straight upwards. I finally realized that the ‘meter went up to like 180 instead of 120 and that I was going a bit faster than I realized. We had a lot of fun that night, but I got her back to her boyfriend before daylight. I sure was tempted to keep that ‘Vette, though.

  17. Anonie /Jackie
    Had a ’61XKE stored in my barn for awhile – the driver space was so small I could not
    get into it with the top on. And very difficult with it off. The owner is about 5’3
    98 # and he has problems.

    RB6
    Latest Cormoran Strike mystery had a character wearing a “beanie” – I was ????? he??
    To me a beanie was what Peewee Herman/ college freshmen in the 50s wore.
    Or Cecil the Seasick Sea Serpent’s buddy wore.

  18. I know how I got myself in situations of dubious propriety and as Mae West said, goodness had nothing to do with it.

    Hard to be anything but fast in those Corvettes, one way or the other. I drove that big old Ford Fairlane convertible wits the V-8 police interceptor motor. One of the most magical memories of my youth was playing tag with a red Corvette across Mississippi into Louisiana in the late night hours down I-20 , just the two of us.

    Wasn’t much traffic in those days.

  19. Gall in O
    When we forget and try to post 2 links in one post it goes to moderation –
    I get a message.
    Sometimes it is too many lines of type.
    Then cut and paste. Then I get a message I am posting too fast.

  20. Apparently Jimmy didn’t make it back later today with an update, as he said. What’s wrong with him? Is he busy making a living and having a life or something? 🙂

  21. One of the better days trucking was driving from our Los Angeles terminal to Las Vegas. Apparently they were having a Corvette owners’ convention. I counted over 200 of them passing me that Saturday afternoon.

  22. I’ve long wondered what the car atop the page is modeled after. Has JJ confirmed that it is a Shelby Cobra 427? Is there something in the A&J backstory about owning a Shelby?

  23. Has anything about the shirts been placed on eBay yet? I’ve been checking all day but have found nothing. Perchance I am looking in the wrong place.

  24. Good morning Villagers….

    Gal….strolling back yesterday morning, I too noticed Jerry has not posted in a while..quite a while….I pray he is OK…….Amen.

    Cxp….I’ve had problems with Paypal, my son Ian would use my credit card to get things, and then I would get emails from them regarding a certain purchase that he had not made. So I am too hesitant to use paypal. But then again, that’s been a while back…maybe they’ve improved in their service.

    Sandcastler….I warned you now didn’t I 🙂

    And the good news is, George the Rooster and his Miss Prissy left yesterday in a well built chicken cage made by Andrew. I thought it best if Miss Prissy went with him, it will help in him adapting to his new home. And they lady who took George works at the other hen house, and the Boss told her that she would be coming to my hen house to clean, and I would help Marlene (she’s 67 and full of energy) at the other hen house. She didn’t look too happy about it, and neither did Andrew as he’ll have to supervise the teens’ cleaning. But me, I am happy, The last house cleaning almost killed me, and I have told that to the Boss.

    ya’ll have a blessed day….

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