Friday, July 20, 2012

An Heraldic Tee Shirt

I regularly go over and check out the daily deals at  For those of you who don't know about this site (or similar sites like dailysteals and teefury), Woot and its subsidiary sites will put up a really good deal on an item for 24 hours.  Especially good deals don't even last that long, since they sell out before the 24 hour time limit has been reached.  These daily deals may be something really good, or moderately interesting, or even of no interest at all (at least to me!).

Today's deal over at shirt.woot ( has an heraldic theme.  It may also be of interest to those of you who might be fans of the movie The Princess Bride.

As you can see, the quartered shield has items which play significant roles in the movie: the mask of the Dread Pirate Roberts, two crossed rapiers, the glove of the six-fingered man, and the two chalices used in what I think of as the "drink of death duel" with Fizzini.  The shield is supported by two Rodents of Unusual Size (the Latin for which is placed above the shield) with the motto "As You Wish" on the scroll beneath.

I really can't quite convince myself to buy this shirt -- not because I'm not interested in owning it, but because my heraldic tee shirt drawer is currently full, and I'd have to get rid of something to make room for it.  (Get rid of heraldry?  Sacrilege!)  But if you would like to buy one (or two, or even three), it's on sale today only for US$12 (and free shipping!).  Until midnight (Central Daylight Time, or UTC -6:00).

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