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Some More Thursday Morning (True) Comedy: “Thank You, Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt”.

May 21, 2009

From the BBC, a story about 21st century marketing practices, the phenomenon of viral communications, the influence of consumer reviews on Amazon.com, wildly popular clothing styles and, of course, this:

An excerpt from the story:

A T-shirt has become one of the most popular items sold by online retailer Amazon in the past few weeks.
Sales of the kitsch Three Wolf Moon T-shirt shot up 2,300% after a spate of ironic reviews went viral.
The first review gave the shirt five stars, saying it “Fits my girthy frame, has wolves on it, attracts women” but “cannot see wolves with arms crossed”.
That prompted hundreds of others to post frivolous reviews, turning the page into an internet phenomenon.
“When I put this T-shirt on for the first time, my wife left me! Thank you, Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt,” wrote one wag, while another said that “the Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt gave me a +10 resistance to energy attacks, +8 Strength… and I have successfully solved 7 crimes in my city”.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. sandysays1 permalink
    May 21, 2009 9:57 am

    FYI, One of the ladies in our neighborhood has a tee that says, “MY X WAS ONE OF THESE” Under the caption is a large screened photo of a horse’s ass. She had it made up special and is deluged with people that want one like it. http://www.sandysays1.wordpress.com

  2. May 21, 2009 4:37 pm

    bachelorette spoilers!
    Both Jake and Sasha will are out of the running! See Jillian Harris dot net from our blog….

  3. jimmy w permalink
    May 22, 2009 4:43 am

    2300%? These t-shirts really are rocking and more are on the way I hear!

    More people are following this story every day! http://www.threewolfmoontshirt.com/

  4. kodo permalink
    May 28, 2009 9:16 pm

    if others want it, I MUST have it. I am ordering three right now. If one is good, three must be better. Must have wolf shirt…..

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