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Popeye the Pot-Guy-Hip-Hop-Hustler Man

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Well blow me down!

This “Popeye Mariuana Pot Guy Weed Hip Hop Hustler” t-shirt is currently for sale on ebay. I doubt it was officially licensed by King Features.

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  • Chuck R.

    Are you sure that’s Popeye?
    It’s more likely one of his rambunctious nephews gone bad. Apparently, Popeye was out to sea too much to be much of a father figure.

  • That sound read “Well blow me down,nephew.”

  • Mark Ayala

    Welcome to California. I see these type of shirts where I live all the time. I’ve shirts as elaborate as Spongebob with gold teeth, Homer Simpson pimped out, and the Pillsbury Doughboy wearing chains and holding a gun.

    I’m not joking either, getting classic characters and gangsterfying them has increased in popularity.

  • heh
    reminds of once, long ago at a theme park, seeing a man with a similar shirt.
    It depicted Mickey Mouse with one hand down his pants and the other hand flipping the bird with the caption “Fuck Tourists”

  • Mike

    He’s not kidding. You can find them at any corner-store, 99 cent store, or smoke shop, save ones run by Asians, usually.

  • Chris Sobieniak

    > Welcome to California. I see these type of shirts where I live all the time. I’ve shirts as elaborate as Spongebob with gold teeth, Homer Simpson pimped out, and the Pillsbury Doughboy wearing chains and holding a gun.
    >
    >I’m not joking either, getting classic characters and gangsterfying them has increased in popularity.

    I believe you, I just wish I was in California right now! Reminds me TOO much of the shirts we used to get away with wearing back in high school in the 90’s (I went to a pretty decent school that hadn’t thought about a dress code yet). I wouldn’t mind buying this shirt personally, it’s 4XL after all (can’t find those much in Ohio).

  • Fred Grandinetti

    You can also see licensed shirts with Popeye dressed as a hip-hop rapper, gambling or with gold chains around his neck. Maybe it’s me but I don’t think this is what EC Segar ever wanted for his character.
    I see one shirt with a Fleischer pose with the word PIMP below him.
    I Yam What I Yam?????…hardly!

  • Tom

    That’s nothin’. Check this out: “Bluto: American Taliban”.

    http://www.myspace.com/illustr8r

  • A while back, a local columnist wrote of his theory (urban legend?) that in Popeye-ese, “spinach” is code for “marijuana” and cited a ’50s Popeye cartoon as “evidence.” I guess this photo of Popeye is the ultimate conclusion.

  • Wow that is even crappier then the T-shirts I saw on the New Jersey Board Walk.

  • Fred Sparrman

    I can’t believe they gave Popeye teeth! That really puts him off-model.

  • john grant

    terrible taste

  • Chuck R.

    Jerry, for the love of all that is decent, please stop this thread. You’re all giving Audrey Geisel ideas for the next wave of Dr. Seuss merchandise.

  • “save ones run by asians” ahahha!!
    The asian run corner shops around here boast about them “look at tweety smoking a joint!” These shirt have been prevalent since like.. the 60s. My parents have some old shirts in a box with tie-dye bootleg sylvester shirt with he and tweety stoned.

  • Q