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Where Are The Fred T-Shirts

You may never have heard of Fred, but he is a hit “with the kids”. So much of a hit that his YouTube show is sponsored by a little IM/texting device called a Zip-It, which he has seamlessly blended in to his show. What I find amazing is how the show sold out so shamelessly and yet so seamlessly it almost adds to the show’s appeal. The show consists of a 14 year old kid playing a 6 year old kid, with a high pitched squeaky voice, it’s kind of like Peewee Herman. Here’s a sample episode (be warned i don’t believe anyone can be ambivalent about this character):

The show is incredibly popular and in fact every episode get 3+ million views. The crazy folks at Blogscoped calculated that the Fred videos have been watched a total of 48 million times. Robert Scoble may call it stupid, but I think that is selling short the very clever and deliberate ascent to stardom of this internet celebrity. If you watch the first and last episodes of Fred you can see how the character has developed over 2 years from a very rough first attempts to a fully realized character today.

Anyway, my point is he has sold out so seamlessly that why the hell isn’t he selling the t-shirt that he wears in every episode?

Teh Internets T-Shirt from The Chop Shop with annotations

I don’t know how I missed this but I love the Internet Meme t-shirt from Chop Shop. Even better, when I did a quick search online I found out (via Laughingsquid) that Dave Shea has annotated the t-shirt with notes on flickr with links to all the memes.

Dave also did the same thing for the Robots shirt that the chop shop recently came out with.

T-Shirt for people that have to be First! by BustedTees

For all you people that have to be the first to comment this is the t-shirt for you :-) Comes in mens and womens.

In this case the first commenter gets a $25 Threadless Gift Certificate :-)

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The Internet Was Closed Today – Threadless T-Shirt

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The Internet Is Closed and it’s a beautiful day in San Francisco today so get outside and stop reading the internets, we’ve all seen the Bill O’Reilly video and the kittens on the treadmill :-)

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Thanks Nick