Tag Archives: animal holidays

T-Shirt of the Day Award for Cow Appreciation Day!

15 Jul

Today is Cow Appreciation Day! I’m sure everyone appreciates at least something about cows, but giving one a hug might seem a little undesirable to some folks. Rather than traipsing through a cow pasture to find a cow to appreciate, try on a funny cow t-shirt for size instead!

I’ll see you in a funny t-shirt!

More funny cow t-shirts!


T-shirt of the Day Award for Cuckoo Warning Day and Summer Solstice!

21 Jun

Everyone knows about Punxsutawney Phil, but who knows about Chesapeake Charlie? If Charlie sings on June 21, it means a wet summer ahead.

Okay, okay … so maybe I made up the bit about Chesapeake Charlie, the not-so-famous weather forecasting cuckoo. But even if it is not as well-known as the old story that a groundhog seeing his shadow on February 2 means more winter, folklore says that if a cuckoo sings on June 21 (which is also summer solstice, of course), it will be a wet summer. How did you not know this already?

And summer solstice, of course, is the longest day and shortest night of the year. The sun begins its annual retreat, passes the autumn equinox when day and night are of equal length, and begins to return after winter solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year. (Spring equinox, of course, is the date on which day and night are equal length again.)

I’ll see you in a funny tee!

T-shirt of the Day Award for Pop Goes the Weasel Day!

14 Jun

Half a pound of tuppenny rice
Half a pound of treacle
That’s the way the money goes
Pop! goes the weasel

“Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines!”
LOL Teez

Who is the weasel, and why does he pop? In London’s textile industry in the 1600s, “a spinner’s weasel was a mechanical thread-measuring device in the shape of a spoked wheel, that accurately measured out yarn by making a popping sound to indicate the correct length had been reached. The mind-numbing and repetitive nature of the work is captured in the final line of each verse, indicating that whatever you were doing, or wherever your mind had wandered to, reality was never far away with the weasel to pop you alert again.” Read more

T-shirts of Honorable Mention for Pop Goes the Weasel Day:
Raised By Weasels shirt
Raised By Weasels by GodfreyTemple

Pocket Weasel T-Shirt shirt
Pocket Weasel T-Shirt by Mustel

Weasel T-Shirt shirt
Weasel T-Shirt by WildlifeInk

I Love Weasels shirt
I Love Weasels by tshirtshirts

See you in a funny tee!


Why Does the Weasel Go Pop? The Secret Meanings of Nursery Rhymes

Plush Sock Monkey Jack-in-the Box (Plays “Pop Goes the Weasel”)

Weazel Ball