I was in a thrift store the other day looking through the t-shirts, and this one caught my eye:
What in the hell is this? Tom and Jerry best friends forever? Excuse me? Surrounded by hearts and flowers with loving smiles on their faces? Unless this shirt is from some alternate dimension (in which case I should have bought it as it might be worth something), the people that came up with this shirt either don’t know who Tom and Jerry are or they expect the young demographic to not know. Boys and girls and/or t-shirt makers: Tom the cat has been trying to kill and eat Jerry the mouse since 1940. Sure, sometimes they may reluctantly, temporarily set their differences aside to foil a dog here and there, but that doesn’t make them best friends by any stretch of the imagination. THEY DELIGHT IN CAUSING THE OTHER HARM. Delight, I tell you!
But, you know what? Maybe, for the sake of a buck, I’m willing to ignore narrative, character, and nature and embrace this foolishness. These are obviously rough drafts, they’ll need to be cleaned up by someone more talented than me, but I think the idea is there. I want my damn millions:
Just like Tom and Jerry, but in real life! I bet these two are both running to help a third friend, maybe a hippopotamus.
Actually, this isn’t far from the truth. The Walking Dead? More like The Walking FRIENDS!
Luke Skywalker and The Emperor in Star Wars were the Marty McFly and Doc Brown of space.
Buffalo Bill and Catherine Martin were total besties! BB helped Catherine with her beauty regime (lotion) and organization of beauty products (keep lotion in a basket so you always know where it is)!
The Wizard of Oz was full of friendship. But you can also make a t-shirt out of this stuff.