The best t-shirt fails and wins we’ve ever seen
Need a laugh? These humorous t-shirt slogans and terrible bootleg merchandise designs had us rolling on the floor.
When Ryan Gosling decided to pay homage to Macaulay Culkin with a T-shirt, Culkin decided to return the favor in the most meta way imaginable.
We can only hope the gag stops here, otherwise they may continue doing this forever.
Fun fact: Macaulay Culkin’s full legal name is Macaulay Macaulay Culkin Culkin. Seriously.
Now, while we’d never say we’d expect anyone to own a tank top where the graphic is a close up of Nicholas Cage’s face, we can’t say we’re surprised to learn that Aubrey Plaza owns one.
The quirky Parks & Recreation actor is about as strange as the characters she plays. And that’s saying something.
What do you think, will Aubrey start a trend with this look?
But does she really?
If so, we suspect she’s not a Lit. major. Remember when your teacher told you, “You can’t always rely on spellcheck?” Well, it seems she was right.
Maybe she’s studying art, and the real joke’s on us for doubting her spelling skills.
OK, let’s move on. We’re making her late for class.
Rub it in, why don’t you?
We can’t all be married to movie stars, OK? In fact, it’s quite bold of you to assume we’re married at all. It gets so, so lonely …
Joking aside, this is a pretty cute way for Gal Gadot’s husband Yaron Varsano to show off. When you love your significant other, why not let the world know?
Motivational or discouraging?
There’s a fine line between the two. I suspect there are two types of people in this world — those that would see this message in front of them and turn on the jets, and those that would throw there running shoes away and go home.
It seems to have a motivational effect for the guy pictured with it, however. You can bet he has a hearty chuckle to himself every time he breezes by a Lycra-clad 20-something with a thin frame.
I guess one out of three ain’t bad
With all these superhero movies going around it’s hard to keep track of the right universes, which explains how Batman ended up as an Avenger. The character from Avatar must have just been an oversight.
I hope someone does buy this shirt and wears it to Comic-Con. Seeing the look of horror on the guests’ faces as they witness this monstrosity would be well worth the cost of the shirt plus the price of admission.
A dream come true
Some people believe that in order to make your dreams come true, sometimes you must will them into materializing. In this guy’s case, he just had to print it on a t-shirt.
Steven Spielberg has probably had many memorable (and sometimes strange) interactions with super fans throughout the years, but we’re willing to bet that this is a first.
Makes you think
Somehow, this little girl’s t-shirt makes sense and doesn’t make sense at the same time. What a work of art. It also works in reverse: “Think more. Stupid less.”
We believe it’s a clever re-imagining of the well-worn cliché: “Speak less. Think more.”
Let’s try one out: Keep read. Funny more.
‘OK, smile and say ‘Hodor.’’
Hodor hodor hodor hodor hodor, hodor hodor hodor hodor hodor hodor hodor. Hodor hodor hodor hodor hodor hodor. Hodor hodor hodor — hodor hodor hodor — hodor hodor hodor hodor hodor.
Kristian Nairn, best known for his role as Hodor in Game of Thrones, met a fan wearing his character’s nickname and catchphrase at a convention and had to take a picture. It’s almost enough for us to get over the heartbreak.
It seems Rita’s husband has a habit of getting lost. Perhaps he’s just easily distracted, bad at using a cell phone, or terrible at following directions. For whatever reason, Rita’s had enough.
She’s come up with a creative solution to make sure she doesn’t lose him for good. As long as they’re in the same general vicinity, they should be able to rely on a good samaritan to reunite the couple. This type of ingenuity comes from years of marriage (or frustration).
Inappropriate clothes for the occasion
Read the room, man! For all you know you could be wearing a picture with her grandfather’s face on it. While this must’ve been quite a traumatic experience for Minnie, we can’t help but laugh at the situation.
Fun fact: DJ and producer Joel Zimmerman, who goes by the stage name Deadmau5 (pronounced “dead mouse”) had to fight a long, arduous legal battle to retain the rights to his signature headgear. It seems a certain other mouse has some pretty deep pockets.
Sharon Stone took time to pose with a fan wearing a T-shirt depicting a certain iconic (and oft-paused) scene. According to Hollywood lore, Sharon Stone had no idea what director Paul Verhoeven’s intentions were when filming that scene. When she found out, she slapped him.
Reportedly, she later conceded that it worked out the best way possible, which is probably why she’s comfortable enough to pose with fans wearing a t-shirt like this one now.
Yeah, that tracks
You know how people catch a lot of flack for wearing t-shirts of bands they don’t listen to or movies they’ve never seen? Well this guy is clearly no poser.
You can tell he’s “about that life” from the moment he waves hello. We’re hoping this drew a chuckle from the doctors and nurses as well.
You had one job
Well, you’re only off by like … half a hemisphere, I suppose. Sometimes it’s hard to tell why certain shirts go on sale. But in this case, there’s really no mystery.
I say, go ahead and buy it. No one will notice.
Wouldn’t a continent called by any other name still be a large expanse of land on the Earth’s surface … or whatever Shakespeare said?
Thanks, mom …
To be fair, knights and samurai are basically peas in a pod. One’s from feudal England and the other’s from feudal Japan. Once again, the failure to grasp simple geography may be the problem here.
But none of that matters to poor Jeffrey, pictured above. Right now, the only thing on his mind is how badly his anime-loving friends are going to roast him on Halloween.
You’ve probably never been there …
To be completely honest, this isn’t that much worse than whenever I try to spell “Massachusetts” without using spellcheck. In any case, we have to assume this store doesn’t sell too many of these shirts.
Bonus history factoid: There actually used to be 17 original colonies and 11 states, even though your history books never mention this (I am just kidding. Do NOT quote me!).
A lot to ‘unpack’ here
This is — quite literally — the greatest backpack ever made. The harder you look at it, the more you notice. It’s hard to imagine getting so many things wrong at once.
I’ve never related to an accessory more in my entire life.
Look at the smirk on bootleg-Sonic’s face. He just knows you want to buy this catastrophic fail of a backpack. And he’s right.
Yeah, she’s got a point
When picking a T-shirt slogan, it’s best to go with something incredibly relatable. In supermodel Gigi Hadid’s case, about 7 billion people can read her shirt and say, “OMG! It me.”
While Zayn himself can’t relate, we think he’ll be just fine continuing to be Zayn Malik. I, for one, won’t be shedding any tears for the pop star.
Think safety, but do danger
Didn’t anyone tell this guy it’s not enough just to think about doing something, you also need to act on it. And while “do as I say, not as I do,” is a popular phrase, no one likes a hypocrite.
Maybe this is all just an elaborate performance art piece, meant to showcase the duality of man. Either way it’s dangerous (albeit hilarious), and he should really just call a cab next time.
None of these things are mutually exclusive, Mia
As far as we know, Mia Khalifa is not pregnant, nor has she ever been pregnant. That’s what makes this T-shirt all the more confusing. Also, you can be a boy or a girl and still be a D1 athlete.
If there’s one thing this former Whataburger turned model and sports analyst (among other things), it’s that she’s got some razor sharp wit. So it’s likely we’re just not in on the joke. Perhaps it’s some scathing commentary on the fluidity of gender. Who knows?
Yes, he is
He is Groot. Vin Diesel has voiced Groot in all the Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers films in which the character appears. It’s a role that really shows off his incredible range as an actor.
In case you weren’t aware who voiced that lovable piece of wood, Vin Diesel is here to remind you. There’s nothing wrong with being proud of the things you’ve accomplished.
A slim-fitting tee
Many people are looking to slim down a bit. We’re fans of body positivity over here, but if you’d rather look a little thinner, that’s fine (as long as you’re being healthy). Now this guy came up with a truly brilliant idea.
Why diet and exercise, when you can just buy a T-shirt? Sure, you’ll look a little strange but that never hurt anyone.
Who doesn’t want to feel like a bottle of ketchup squeezed in a giant’s hand?
Always there for you
Has isolation got you feeling lonely? At least you can always count on your “hamberger friend” to be there when you need him.
In Japanese, the term “kuchi sabishii,” roughly translates to “lonely mouth.” It’s used to describe the times when you aren’t hungry but eat anyway, because there’s little else to do. When have kuchi sabishii, your “hamberger friend” truly comes in clutch.
Hindsight is 20/20
It happens to the best of us. “Best laid plans,” as they say.
However, for the life of us, we can’t tell what the plan was here. Driving a boat on the land is always a bad idea (unless you’re Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion).
One thing is for sure, these guys immediately regretted their decision. To that, I think we can all relate, boat or no.
Can you spot the problem?
No? Oh well, whatever. Nevermind.
Looks like somebody mixed up the long-haired ‘90s artists. While Hanson and Nirvana look like they shared the same stylist, their music sounds very different.
We have to imagine that somewhere up in the clouds Kurt is looking down on this shirt, cracking up.
It’s just an honest mistake. In the immortal words of Taylor Hanson, “All Apologies.”
Be careful what you wish for
We may have stumbled upon a cosmic secret. Perhaps the way to get what you truly want is to just print it on a t-shirt. It worked for the Steven Spielberg fan, and it seems to have worked for the girl pictured below.
All she wanted to do was stand beside actor Andrew Scott — best known for his role as Jim Moriarty on BBC’s Sherlock — and look what happened. I’m gonna get “I wish I had millions of dollars” printed on a shirt.
‘Yer a wizard, magic boy!’
It’s Voldemort you’re not supposed to refer to by name, not Harry Potter! Guess this bootlegger didn’t get the memo.
You have to imagine J.K. Rowling and the movie studio don’t appreciate being ripped off, but I think even they’d have to laugh if they came across this.
You also have to appreciate the way this bootlegger got straight to the point. In case you were confused about what these movies were about, he or she has cleared the air right in the title. It’s about a magic boy, duh. You gonna buy it or not?
Your kid won’t know the difference
Especially for a fifth of the price! I mean, what’s really important about two “h’s” anyway?
Plus Hannah Montana plays the guitar. Anna plays the bass.
It’s not quite as flashy of an instrument, but a rhythmic foundation is crucial to any successful pop/rock outfit.
Wait until you hear about Amanda Indiana.
Chant down Pallet Town
“Wah Gwaan, Ash Ketchum?”
We should have known something was up when Pikachu was spending all that time with Bulbasaur.
This gives a whole new meaning to the term “sparking up.”
Pikachu used to “want to be the very best,” now he’s happy to lounge in his poké ball all day watching Beavis and Butthead reruns. And what’s with that awful belly tattoo?
It’s hard to tell, but I think that is supposed to be Eevee, the adorable fox-like Pokémon that evolves into either Vaporeon, Jolteon, or Flareon (we’re just talking Gen. 1 here). Unfortunately this bootlegger lacks the necessary artistic skills to bring the cute creature to life.
Instead of cute, this Bizarro-Eevee is terrifying. It looks like the “artist” gave up after drawing the ears and decided to phone the rest in.
Whatever evolution stone you use to turn Eevee into this monstrosity must have been near some nuclear waste.
Claim your own kingdom
“We may never rule over the burgers. But the chicken … The chicken we shall own.” Don’t laugh, you are looking at royalty.
Quick question, where do you think this place is located?
If you answered anywhere besides London, you’d be wrong.
One thing’s for sure, If I ever make it across the pond, I’m definitely stopping by 79 Deptford High St to give it a try.