Friday, January 12, 2007

The Demise of M.U.T.T.

In reviewing our demographic group of dog bloggers, I find that there is a surfeit of competing revolutionary movements. Not only do we have the much revered HULA, but we also have the ongoing Blue Bull movement at Ayatollah Mugsy's blog. There is a glut on the market for revolution, and there just aren't enough buyers out there. It's in recognition of this, that the M.U.T.T. movement is going to move underground. Our mission was pure, but I'm afraid I've scratched my itch for soapbox oratory.

Now, I must reveal my true plot in launching M.U.T.T. In simplest terms, I had some phenomenal ideas for designs for neo-socialist dog t-shirts, and I was developing a lame rationale for them to exist. I like them, and Pappy likes them, and that's all that really matters. I'd still kind of like to do a shirt with the stoic canine proletarian waving the M.U.T.T. flag in front of the dawn of the new order, but that might be a little over the top.

By the way, I got my sample t-shirt from Printfection, and I was very impressed with the result. They were able to print the logo large and well centered on the shirt. I haven't washed it yet, but the colors seemed good and saturated. I'm certainly not embarassed at the prospect of them being sold. There have been two orders since I put up the store, but I suspect it was my brother and his wife.

10 comments:

Scrappy said...

It looks nice. Is it a cafe press store?

Tail wags
Scrappy

Pappy's Fella said...

No, this is Printfection.com. Like Zazzle, this is a competitor to cafepress. They have a lesser variety of products than cafepress, but I have heard fewer complaints about the quality of the shirts.

3dogcache said...

I'll still buy the solidarwoof shirt...i'm into the dog movement, not just the M.U.T.T. movement. How much commission do I get for free advertising? I'll even put one on the maggot:-))
3dogs

Pappy's Fella said...

3dog,
Heh heh heh, you said dog movement. You can have a 50% commission on all my profits on your sales. Let's see, what's 50% of zero?

Ferndoggle said...

We bought stuff Pappy. We think you're the coolest!!! Mom is bringing the power of the Pappster to Pittsburgh!! Get ready for a whole new set of fans. (And these 'burgh fans are die hard!!!)

The Dogs of Jackman Ave

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Do they come in dog styles for us terrierists?

Don't forget the War on Terrier by the evil Feline Forces, and Kingsley's new Bad Boys and Bitchy Babes Club (BBC). And then the original movement - the kind we keep you-mans around to pick up. (smile)

Bussie Kissies
Buster

macgoogle said...

We were with you and still are, Pappy and fella - Mutts stand firm!

Love and Licks,
Texas (and his humans).

Pappy's Fella said...

Ferndoggle,
Thanks for spreading the word! I know about those Steelers fans, and they could use something else to think about this year.

Buster,
Printfection has a much more limited selection than Cafepress, so I may have to open up a second store to get specialized items like dog shirts. Greg from DogswithBlogs seemed so put off by Cafepress that I avoided them.

Texas,
Peace out, comrade.

Jude said...

I love the t-shirts! (And your blog). I would love to wear them during my volunteer shifts at the local shelter, but paying $12.99 to $17.99 for a t-shirt (before shipping no less) is just a little too much for my budget (esp considering the wear and tear they would undergo). But the designs are brilliant.

Pappy's Fella said...

Jude,
I'm glad you like the designs. I don't have any markup on the shirts, but these print-on-demand companies are all a little pricey. Glad you enjoy the blog... come on back.