Gotta say that the Twitterati who follow Pow! (like @ryancoleman, @casiestewart, @luv_ideas and @toestor) came up with a WAY better title to last week's post about the Japanese eatery where what you eat depends on what the person in front of you orders, namely (and simply):
"Pay It Backward"
So where would I be without these faithful, creative FOPs? Well, without a post today, frankly. This one's from my son Aidan, who perhaps sent this along as a hint for a gift for his upcoming birthday...
Very reminiscent of the Something Store I profiled in the Pow! book, the Hipstery is a t-shirt site that's way more about selling the element of you-know-what than merely selling a decorated cotton fashion item. The "About" section is more entertaining that most humour sites (particularly their Return Policy, well worth scrolling down to), and obviously, I'm particularly enamored with their philosophy, which goes:
"We believe, in a world increasingly losing mystery through rampaging technological advancement, we're forgetting how to enjoy the unknown, to take a chance. The Hipstery is our response."
So, how does it work? There's a simple, three-step process (listed below, illustrated above) that connects you to your bounty. As they put it:
- STEP 1 Pick a size, then take the checkout quiz to tell us about yourself.
- STEP 2 Our t-shirt scientists select the perfect t-shirt for you.
- STEP 3 You receive your mystery shirt, liking it so much you weep with happiness!
Great idea, even greater spirit. Check 'em out here.
Gives the folks at Surprise Central another reason to keep fighting the fight.