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YEAH We've boiling over this one for awhile now. The makers of Pineapple Express ripped off WOWCH bigtime. In 2005 we made 500+ of those Cat-In-A-Shark shirts for Urban Outfitters
that were heavily distributed in their larger markets like LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK. Here it is 3 years later and drug dealer bro in pothead movie supreme is wearing a faded grey tshirt with the exact same concept on the shirt.......only there's a catch. WOWCH DID NOT MAKE IT.
Here's what Mr James Franco had to say in a recent interview with Hollywood.com--
HW: Can you describe your shirt to our readers?
JF: This is actually a David Gordon Green design. There is a I think it’s supposed to be a Great White shark although it’s a bit shaded so it’s black. There’s a kitten in it that looks serene. It’s almost like it’s sleeping. I think the shark is not eating it, but carrying it to safety. The kitten was left out in the ocean and this shark decided to put it in it’s mouth and carry it to shore.
WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG. That cat's dead dude. Eaten Alive. Franco is crediting the director of the film, David Gordon Green, with designing the shirt. Man how'd Mr Green do that? Oh I see....he faded and darkened the grey, flipped the design, and change the cat from white to yellow. But hey ya know maybe James Franco got it wrong, like about 90% of his career choices since Freaks & Geeks. He kinda lucked out with his reoccurring, albeit cardboard- like performance in the Spiderman movies , cos most of his roles seem like the script landed on his desk after it was turned down by Ryan Gosling, Colin Farrell, That 70s Show cast, Paul Walker, Johnny Knoxville, Shia LaBOOF, Stiffler, and Cuba Gooding Jr.
Does a JUDD APATOW production think they can rip us off? Well according to some lawyers we chatted with, yeah kinda. Regardless, WOWCH is above financial demands and outrageous court costs. Cosmic retribution is heading your way ya funny movie guys and we've only got ONE DEMAND.
GIVE US FREE PASSES AND POPCORN. AND MAYBE A LARGE SODA THAT WE WILL PUT 2 STRAWS IN.
Fair is Fair. I want everyone who reads this to pass it on. Repost it. Link it. Hyperlink it. Evite your co-workers. Read it to the blind. Use the word VIRAL. Lets put the internet to use for once and get me some freebees! Somebody out there has to have a cousin or a pal in the industry that could easily forward this to somebody else that knows Mr Green or Mr Apatow (don't bother sending it to Mr Franco, I don't think he has much pull). I know for a fact that several of my friends claim they're 'down' with Spike Jonze, well prove it dudes cos everyone in Hollywood would listen up if they got an email or a text from him. WOWCH DEMANDS SATISFACTION. WE WANT TO SEE THE MOVIE. Matinee discounts won't cut it this time.
OH BY THE WAY. We're bringing that shirt outta retirement. $25 each.
Wanna buy one????? click here!!!
GAWKER picked up on this. Check it out -----> here.
so many people are linked to my one dumb blog post I feel like my updated voice has not been heard so sadly I have to repost my new blog post within my old blog. These are the times we live in.................
OK So apparently the NY DAILY NEWS picked up on our story and confronted Mr Franco yesterday---
"What? That's ridiculous," Franco exclaimed. "We completely created that shirt and that shark. David wanted me to wear a purple Monterey Bay T-shirt with a whale on it. I said I wasn't into the whale shirt, so he came up with his own design, which was the shark."
Pretty quick on your toes Mr Franco, but I gotta admit it's the rest of the article that paints your real picture.........
Girl: You look familiar.
Franco: I dunno. Have we met?
Girl: I saw you on screen an hour ago.
Franco: On the street?
Girl: No! On the movie screen! You were in the movie we just saw!
Girl 2: I loved it. I'm [Name redacted].
Girl: I'm [Name redacted]. It's a pleasure to meet you.
Franco: Hi. I'm James.
Girl 2: Where are you from?
Franco: Well I'm moving here to New York City very soon ...
Publicist (interrupting): You know girls, this is the Daily News right here ...
Daily News: Give me two seconds, and then you can tell him everything that you ever wanted to.
Girl (grinning widely): Like all my favorite sexual positions?
Franco (turns to the Daily News and smirks): I'll borrow your tape recorder for that!
I've got to admit I didn't expect you to be so cunning, Mr Franco. Way to win over the nerd from the Daily News with some poon. I guess if I had submitted my original pic of the shark-cat shirt on a some hot half naked chick then everybody would jump to my defense a lot quicker.
Still no word of my free passes. Plenty of bloggers jumping in on this potboiler though and we appreciate it . Thanks for all the sharp comments too.
OH And as you can see in the above photo the original shark-cat shirt is now avail in that cool dark heather grey all u kids seem to love. buy one here!!!!
also CELEBRITIES.COM posted some serious proof on our behalf....an employee that actually bought the shirt from Urban Outfitters back in the day gladly posing in his original shark/cat WOWCH shirt. check it out!!!!!!