Tuesday, February 03, 2015

inside joke t-shirts

Last December, I gave my friend Courtney a custom t-shirt that said "Is that your stuff?" It is an inside joke between us about how she left a banana peel in the gutter in front of my neighbor's house, and my neighbor came outside to confront by her saying, "Is that your stuff?" It was such an awkward, hilarious situation. (Here's a photo of the shirt.)

Then of course another inside joke came around. An episode of This American Life called I Was So High (Act 2) talks about interesting things that happen while people were on drugs. While listening to this podcast together, we busted up laughing when a young man expressed that he wrote poems while high. His poem has become one of my favorite pieces of work. 

"What if you were a cat
and all you could say is 'meow?'
All you'd have to talk about is

Then Courtney gave me a shirt with the poem on it!

Then I decided to keep this going (for her birthday). (Now inside joke shirts are an inside joke!) A film we both really love is When Harry Met Sally. Like, a lot. We talk about it all the time and even call Billy Crystal, Billy. Ha. One of our favorite lines to quote among many is,

"Waiter, there is too much pepper on my paprikash.
But I would be proud to partake of your pecan piiie."
- Harry Burns

Here's a video of the line, it's silly. (Spoiler alert after the 41st second!)

So we'll see how long this inside joke of inside joke shirts will continue. ;) 

What do you think?

P.S. - We made these shirts on Zazzle.com!

- Christina


  1. Hahaha! These are amazing!

    Drops of Brandy


  2. Lol- these are amazing! I love the first story, it sounds horribly awkward and hiarious!

  3. Haha! These are awesome and hilarious! http://aroseisinbloom.blogspot.com/

  4. Haha! What a cute and clever idea! That's such a funny story about the banana peel :) If my husband and I were to make these, I think we'd have a wardrobe filled in about two seconds!

    Circus & Bloom

  5. This is such a great idea. I'm definitely going to have to steal it. I love how the type is just minimal black on white! it comes off as a fashiony t-shirt but has some extra meaning :) -eavan elizabeth

  6. I love this idea! My sister and I have a lot of inside jokes too :)


  7. This is such a cute idea of expanding the boundaries of the inside jokes,
    plus you two look so darling on these images!:)

    Oly | TLV Birdie Blog


  8. What a clever and fun idea. I once had a friend describe a mutual friend as a cross between Little Richard and Lucille Ball. I would have love to have seen that on a shirt. Oh well.
    Texas Jak

  9. I love this idea! I'll have to get a t-shirt with the phrase "YOUTHS!" on it for my roommate. :)

  10. This is so cute...I love the photos!

  11. Right? "Is that your stuff?" LOL. We say that to each other all of the time. Inside jokes are the best!

  12. Hehe! Glad you enjoyed the story. Now everyone's "in" on our inside jokes. Haha.

  13. Definitely steal it! There needs to be more inside joke shirts in the world. ;) We made them on Zazzle.com.

  14. Thanks, Jessica! It's fun to pick the best inside jokes ;)

  15. Haha! That would be awesome shirt! It should be made!

  16. Aw! Thanks, Oly! Courtney and I always have a good time together ;)

  17. Thanks, Carmen! We made them with Zazzle.com! I forgot to mention that in the post, so thanks for the reminder!