Hello from custom t shirt land! Friends, Halloween is cool and all, but let’s talk about the news that really matters … the heart-stopping threat of a SRIRACHA SHORTAGE. I'm sure many of you are familiar with the glory of Sriracha, the spicy condiment with the year-round-Christmas color scheme and the perky rooster mascot. (If you're not, go put it on whatever foodstuff you consume next and be transformed.) You see, apparently the people of Irwindale, CA-- the location of the factory that makes Sriracha-- do not appreciate the bounteous gift they have been given and are filing a lawsuit against the factory. Their claim? The factory makes the air in their town smell like chilis, causing “irritation” or whatnot. I call foul. As a diehard fan of Sriracha, I can only imagine this fantasy dreamland where gentle breezes waft its sweet perfume to my doorstep.

Meanwhile, Irwindale-ians complain. So, friends, it is with heavy heart that I await the outcome of these legal proceedings … and ponder a dark future in which I search for Sriracha on eBay. Just kidding-- I don’t buy my food on eBay. Although a quick search reveals it’s possible, mainly if you prefer your nutrition post-apocalyptic.

604 people are interested in acquiring their very own bucket of food.


Also, you can get a recipe for hummus for the tidy price of 41 cents. With free shipping. Which I don’t think is really going above and beyond, since it’s e-mailed... but who am I to say.

Anyway, the bright side of all of this is that I discovered there is a Sriracha Festival held in downtown LA, complete with Sriracha ice cream and all kinds of other zany delights! Next year, I’m there. I could even meet the creator of Sriracha, David Tran, who I’m pretty sure is a man after our own heart here at WhoopTee, because he showed up to the festival wearing a rockin’ t shirt design-- “I put Sriracha on my Sriracha”. So do I, Mr. Tran! Let’s be best friends. How about you show some love like Mr. Tran and celebrate your personal culinary obsession!

But if you’re going to do it like this, please do so in broad daylight and always approach people from the front, preferably with advance warning. Maybe wear a bell.

On second thought, how about you just do it with a cool custom t shirt instead?

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