As Seen on the Internets: The Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt Howls Forever
For nearly 5 years, the Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt (price varies) at Amazon has been the single most important garment in the universe outside of Michael Jackson’s sequin glove and Indiana Jones’s hat.
The Three Wolf Moon T-shirt was famously reviewed in November 2008 by law student Brian Govern, beginning with these immortal words:
This item has wolves on it which makes it intrinsically sweet and worth 5 stars by itself, but once I tried it on, that’s when the magic happened.
Charles Dickens was surely jealous, if he weren’t already dead.
The enthusiasm has not waned. In the years since, over 34,000 people have found that initial review helpful and over 2,500 reviews have followed. It’s still in Amazon’s top 10 best-selling novelty T-shirts.
The iconic ironic shirt is still averaging a least one customer review a day. New generations of would-be Brian Governs continue to wax poetic about its totemic powers, the enhanced attractiveness that’s bestowed upon the wearer and, of course, Chuck Norris. Here are some sterling samples:
Size issues…: The shirt itself is quality, however, I ordered a medium and although it said medium on the tag, it was huge. Very boxy. When held up to a standard medium it was at least 2-3 inches longer and wider.
MAKES YOU SMILE.: COULD ALMOST SEE THIS IN PERSON, IT’S SO REAL LOOKING. GREAT COLORS AND VERY REAL LOOKING. NICE PRODUCT. I ENJOY IT MORE EVERY TIME I WEAR IT.
OK: I bought 2 pieces tee, size M in different prints. This one fit better than the skullbone breakthrough. In general, this is a nice tee.
Oh, wait, not those.
But then George Takei reviewed it this past April:
This shirt has changed my life! Before, I couldn’t walk through the aisles at Wal-Mart, graze on the buffet at Sizzler, or even take in a round at my local miniature golf course, without people pointing and saying, “Hey, you’re that Zulu guy from Star Wars, aren’t you?” Even if I wore sunglasses, I’d still get mistaken for Yoko Ono.
If you still have questions about the enduring popularity of the Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt, remember that Grumpy Cat now has her own version.
Yeah, this shirt’s not going anywhere. It will outlive civilization.