We host three big parties throughout the year. There’s Mocksgiving, Piemas (coming up!) and the newest made up holiday – Flynns’ Fiery Feast. I have to admit that this tshirt was inspiring to me for the theme of the Fiery Feast (otherwise known as a BBQ). We’re now thoroughly into the realm of “tshirts that need more explanation” and this one is a key offender.
With the back story on this shirt, we return to the world of Roleplaying Games and Dungeons and Dragons. In that world, there is a long running web comic called “Order of the Stick” which is a comic about a D&D adventure. It’s been running for well over a decade, but I haven’t read it in years. In D&D, one of the monsters is a hydra, and should you battle this monster, you should NOT cut off the very tempting to cut off head or the monster will grow a second one (and get a second attack), up to a certain number (I thought it was 7 but the comic text says twice the original number). In one particular comic, they find a hydra with no max head limit. They keep cutting off heads until it gets headbound and they have defeated it. Then an enterprising Goblin (Goblin Dan) then opens up a BBQ joint serving cut off hydra heads.
Again, I think it’s hilarious. But you really have to have read this comic series – and maybe this one particular comic – to fully get the joke.
But ah, the tag line! “Decapitated ’til you’re sated”. GENIUS!
I’m definitely feeling the pressure of the end of the week! I have like 5 more shirts I want to wear and a hoodie too!
Text: Goblin Dan’s All-U-Can-Eat Hydra Head BBQ Hut & Tiki Bar – “Decapitated ’til you’re sated”
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So, I realize this is 3 years ago, but I would love to know where you got that shirt!
Hoo boy. If I had to guess, I got it at Gencon. 17 years or so ago. Probably.
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Ahhh, oh well, I can’t find it anywhere online, but thank you for the reply. Such a cool shirt. 😆