For many 1980s kids, there are a few films that failed to make an impact on the box office yet still live on in our minds as miniature classics. The Monster Squad, for example, and maybe A Goofy Movie.
For me, though, the one that shines the brightest is, without doubt, The Rocketeer.
I saw that film in June of 1991, and it instantly became my favorite. Looking back, I know that the film is sort of limp, that it’s a copy of old serials rather than a tribute to them, as, say, Raiders of the Lost Ark was. But I can’t help but be grateful for it.
‘Cause it introduced me to my good pal, the jetpack.
I know, Hottees, I’m not alone in saying that I used to fantasize constantly as a kid about owning a jetpack. I’d use it to beat up bullies, get girls to go, “Gosh, who’s that guy?!” It’s not a daydream that faded as I grow older: At the age of 22, I wrote a (rather stinky) student film called The Great Detective!
Much better than that, however, is my latest bit of jetpack wish-fulfillment: I’m a Hot Tee’s latest shirt, “Wheeevolution!“
Subtitled “The Evolution of Awesome,” this might just be my favorite shirt we’ve made thus far. It’s definitely the most high-flying. (Aw man, bad pun, get outta my face.)
For the next two weeks, we’re offering it 10% off the normal price of $17.99. Just use the code “Secord” (a tribute to the Rocketeer himself) at checkout.
Click here for “Wheeevolution!“
So long, fellow Hottees!
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I’ll be honest, guys: When I was a kid, I didn’t want to be an astronaut. I didn’t want to be a firefighter, or the President.
I wanted to be Ninja Turtle, a Ghostbuster.
But more than that—much more—I wanted to be Marty McFly.
It’s hard to think of anybody circa ’85-90 who wouldn’t have wanted to. With McFly’s cherry guitar, his fly jean jacket, his puffy vest (“The dork thinks he’s gonna drown!“), he was for me the God Of Awesome.
I can’t tell you how many times as a kid, while my Mom was in the grocery store, I’d sit in the driver’s seat of a car turned off and hitch the wheel back and forth, pretending to be outrunning “the Wibyans!” I remember once even saying, “Let’s see if you b***ards can do ninety!” without realizing I was uttering a cuss word.
My fellow nerds: I wanted to ricochet with Doc Brown through the space-time continuum, preventing paradoxes, altering destinies, meeting my future self.
But more than anything, ladies and germs, like so many of you:
I wanted a hoverboard.
There was something immeasurably awesome about the idea of hopping on a board that rode a sweet cushion of anti-gravity.
I longed for nothing more than to hover into a dusty sunset with head cheerleader Lindsay Burnett, the way Doc Brown did with Clara Clayton. I still remember spending summers on the sidewalks outside my old middle school, going all of two miles an hour on my skateboard, thinking my skin was peeling back and lips flapping at my sonic speeds. I was, of course, humming the “Back to the Future” theme the whole time.
I remember cooking up schemes to personally invent the hoverboard—most involved paving roads with magnets, then fitting magnets of an opposite charge on the bottom of a skateboard—but we’re twenty years past the film’s original release, and still Mattel has given us nada. (Though Ali G did try!)
Well, I got tired of waiting for them.
So my company made this shirt:
Honestly, I’ve always been really disappointed with funny t-shirts, movie t-shirts or Back to the Future t-shirts that simply plaster the film’s logo on a Hanes Beefy. This American Apparel funny tee is like my ten-year-old me’s (and, okay, honest: my twenty-four-year-old me’s) dream come true.
What I like about it: Not every person on the street will “get” this shirt. But to the folks who do, you’ll be the coolest guy or gal to ever conquer Newton.
The only problem? These shirts don’t work on water – unless you’ve got power!
(Lame joke, sorry.)
So, my fellow time travelers, you can get our Hill Valley Hoverboard Champion shirt here. And as a thanks for reading this entry, simply use the word “bloggy” at checkout for a 15% discount.
One more thing: The future isn’t written; it’s whatever you make it. So make it a good one, Hottees. Make it a good one.
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Season’s Greetings, fellow Hottees!
It’s been a crazy time recently at I’m a Hot Tee: Some very exciting things going on.
Firstly, I wanted to let you guys know that one of our shirts was featured on the way-rad YouTube show, PopTub! It’s located at the 1:50 point in the video, and you can see it at
But really, Hottees: How goes the holiday rush for you?
The big days might may not be for a couple weeks, but we here at Hot Tee HQ know how nuts it can be trying to get out and find the perfect gift.
That’s why I wanted to let you know that, now until December 15th, we’re going to be having ALL of our shirts 10% off.
This is a very limited-time thing, but we really wanted to show how much we appreciate your guys’ support.
To get the discount, just check out as normal, and use the coupon code “Giftmas” when prompted. Check out all our funny graphic t-shirts to use the coupon.
Thanks, fellow Hottees!
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Hello, fellow Hottees!
There’s a lot of mystery about how a t-shirt gets made. I know when I started I’m a Hot Tee in September, I was totally in the dark about the process.
Because of that, I wanted to share with you guys how it is we make our shirts with this short, nifty little video.
Hello, fellow Hot Tees!
My name is Mike, and I own ImAHotTee.Com. In case you’ve never been there, we make funny graphic t-shirts.
The hook? We only do clean humor. Our slogan says it all: “Hot Tees You Can Take Home To Mom!”
In truth, though, it’s both my fiancée, Sarah, and I that run the company. I guess every beginning deserves to be told, so a brief history of the company is this:
We noticed more and more that a lot of t-shirts had crude, mean-spirited humor. This made us go, “Awww man.” (For serious: Who wants to be walking around the mall and see f-bombs every which way?) So we decided to create a company to counteract that with t-shirts with only clean humor. This made us go “w00t” and “yay.”
That’s what I’m a Hot Tee is all about. Going “w00t” and “yay.”
This is just a quickie post to get started, so be sure to subscribe to our Feed. Also, check out our YouTube channel, HotTeeTV.
So long, fellow Hot Tees!