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My First “Cool Shirt Guy” WordPress Blog Post (Jawn)

If you’re reading this, you probably know me or at least the t-shirts I wear often, and you may be thinking, “Wow, it took you long enough.” I’d have to agree with you. But there’s no time better than the present to get a blog going about some of the cool t-shirts I find myself wearing from time to time.

The ground rules for the uninitiated:
1) All shirts are free of profanity.
2) All shirts generally refrain from overly politicized and/or divisive issues. (There are enough blogs that deal with that subject matter already).
3) These are all shirts I presently own, and are part of my personal collection, although this may change later.

And that’s about it. As I become more acclimated with this medium, I’m hoping to provide you all with some fun, cool, and entertaining content.

That’s all for now. Let’s enjoy the ride.

-The Cool Shirt Guy


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The Heartbreak Kid

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The Man of the Hour… Too Sweet to Be Sour

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Give Me Two Claps & Some Wu-Tang

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This One’s For Phife 

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Philadelphia City Hall

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The Hardest Working Man in Show Business 

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My First Ride On the Tube

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Summer, Summer, Summertime

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