Maybe you’ve seen on Instagram. Maybe you haven’t. I made up a clothing line called L.A. Tragedy Clothes, which highlights the tiny lil’ personal tragedies we lament in L.A. juxtaposed against the big-ass ones happening before our eyes on our streets.
I made this first offering and debuted the prototype this week.
On the front, it says this:
On the back, it says this:
And now you can buy it for $30 here.
All of the profits (all! Truly! I will make $0.00 off of this endeavor!) will go to Shower of Hope, an organization that provides mobile showers to homeless Angelenos 7 days a week. They are a wonderful organization and deserve your support.
This first run of shirts is only open for 20 days and I don’t know whether I’ll do it again or not, so get yours TODAY!
Any tips/donations to the campaign will obviously also go to Shower of Hope, but I think it would be great to have these shirts out in the world as literal conversation pieces. Like, it’s very okay to lament not getting staffed as a tv writer even though you’ve been a script coordinator for 5 years, but we shouldn’t let our tiny tragedies distract us from literal humanitarian crisis-tragedies occurring on our very streets.
So come on. It’s a cool shirt. It’s for a good cause. And most importantly, I stand to make absolutely zero dollars off of it, so you know this is gonna be the thing of mine that takes off.
-Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak have teamed up for super-duo Silk Sonic. Their first single, Leave The Door Open, is exactly what you want from these two. However, if you want to have a great day, I recommend listening to the also-released intro from the album, Silk Sonic Intro.
-The shirt. Buy the shirt. You only have until March 27th! Tell other people about it!
Okay, that was a true quick one, but (1) I sort of already wrote a Sternal Journal on that shirt you should buy, and (2) buy the shirt.
P.S. Read if you know anything about merch, please!
The service I’m using to sell the shirt is definitely not the most cost-effective, but it’s the most risk-less, as I don’t have to put up any money for inventory. The more people who buy it, the more each shirt “makes,” and the more of the buyer’s money goes to the nonprofit. But even up to 50 shirts, only about $12 of the $30 goes to the nonprofit.
I think this can be done for cheaper (and therefore more money to the orgs), but I’m not positive. If anyone has any thoughts or ideas, lemme know!