Sure, there have been some great Milwaukee T-shirts, but last night while sitting around our firepit with friends, we came up with a few Milwaukee T-shirt ideas -- some more obscure than others. All of the businesses listed below are real, and -- in our opinion -- have been tragically under-represented in the recent T-shirt craze. Some of the other slogans are definitely intended for the hardcore, life-long-livin' Milwaukeean.
Ideas for Milwaukee T-shirts:
1. Milwaukee Pickles
2. Ma Baensch's Herring (They actually sell T-shirts but need to distribute them more widely.)
3. Badger Bumper Exchange
4. Quick Pick: No ID? No problem
5. I touched the snakebutton
6. I jammed with Slava -- or -- Slava: Get your own gig! (Surely you have noticed Slava, the curly-haired guy with the Russian accent who shows up to see bands and then asks the performer to borrow his guitar for a while or just crouches next to the stage and actually plays along with the band with his own bongos -- usually off-beat. )
7. Where's the Witch's House?
8. I partied in "The Boathouse"
9. Friday Night Freakshow (R.I.P.)
10. Midget Food (No, not "Midget FoodS" rather this Riverwest bodega is listed as "Midget Food." My friend Peter thinks it's a translation issue, and that the owners were going for the "Mini-Mart" thing and thought they were choosing synonymous words, but missed the mark.)
11. S & M Meats
12. Yick Inn
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