How often have you heard it in one zombie movie or another? How often have you believed it? “I’m Fine,” they say … and mere moments later they’re going for your neck and joining the ravening, mindless hordes.
Kids today, am I right?
Regardless, we’ve seen a number of “I’m Fine” t-shirts out there, but this one is significantly better-made and more subtle (if you can call this subtle) than most. At the very least, it’s a way to be living in denial and still be cool – certainly an admirable goal in itself. Mostly pre-shrunk cotton (with some exceptions), and holds up to multiple washings.
ZGG visionary Sha Sims bought this particular shirt for her teenage son, and tells a hilarious story on the Zombie World podcast about how he wore it under his jacket to his job at a local supermarket, and when he hit the locker room everyone panicked: they thought he actually been wounded somehow. He had to explain multiple times, up the chain of command, that no, really, he was perfectly fine – just like the shirt said! Still, all the commotion speaks to the realism of the shirt, and its potential to freak people out exactly as you want to..
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The teenage son of our beloved and essential Product Goddess Sha Simss (and no she doesn't look old enough to have a teenage son, but that's another sordid story) recently broke into the Gift Guide Inventory Bunker and absconded with one of the "I'm Fine" T-shirts. He wore it to work and out with friends and came back to (a) confess his horrible crime (though it turns out his mother gave it to him -- go figure!), and (b) that people kept coming up to him and saying, "Oh, my god, did you hurt yourself? Are you okay?"
This proves two things, the way we see it: that the "wound" on this classic t is very convincing, and that the world has still not reached full Zombie Consciousness -- ie, they don't always get the joke.
Nevertheless: here's a pic of that brave boy, along with a solid endorsement that will you can amuse the insiders and freak out the masses with an ever-special Zombie Gift. You're welcome!