As a Grove Rat,

I say that this is pure-D bullshit.

A short-sleeved squabble ended suddenly Thursday when Town East Mall security raided a kiosk and seized a stash of T-shirts that had southeast Dallas business owners up in arms.

Half an hour after the raid, a half-dozen Pleasant Grove business owners gathered at the Southeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce and celebrated a medium-sized victory.

In the center of the room, draped across the back of a chair like a pelt, was one of the vanquished T-shirts:

“Welcome to Pleasant Grove,” it read — below a silkscreen image of a man tossing a body into the trunk of an old Buick.

Yeah, not having T-shirts on sale is going to cause someone to forget getting their car broken into, or make them think that the gun shots in the distance are “fun” shots.

(FWIW, I have one of the “Only the Strong Survive” shirts that I got as a gift a few years ago.  They told me about the Buick one and I told them that I would have rather had that one.)

One Comment

  1. mexigogue says:

    Small minds focus on form over content. This is akin to Jesse Jackson having a pissy fit over the word “refugees”. Or as Bruce Lee said in Enter the Dragon, “It’s like a finger pointing away to the moon. Concentrate on the finger and you will miss all that heavenly glory.”