I've written about Big League Chew here on I-Mockery quite a few times in the past. As a bubblegum that comes in tasty man size wads, Big League Chew stands apart from all traditional forms of the treat. I've also discussed how the original cartoon mascot on packages of Big League Chew had a semi-hidden phallic component.
Well, you can imagine my surprise when I was in Target the other day and stumbled on a Big League Chew t-shirt featuring the original psycho baseball player art instead of their modern package design. Maybe when I had a boatload of people email Wrigley about switching back to the original art, they decided to placate us with this t-shirt release instead of changing the actual packages. Well, it's a start, but I still want them to switch the packages back to the original design. And now is the perfect time to do it since everything from Lucky Charms to Doritos has been releasing limited-time retro packaging for their products. We want our vintage man size wads! You hear me, Wrigley!?
Anyway, I love that Target is unknowingly carrying a t-shirt with a phallus on it right there in plain daylight. Sure, it's not something everybody would notice at first glance since it's sitting next to other innocent t-shirt designs for Icee drinks 'n all, but make no mistake about it...
...it's right there. The hidden image in this classic Big League Chew art is about as subtle as a brass knuckles punch to the throat. I may not care about baseball, but I'll be proudly wearing this shirt around town to show support for phallus-faced baseball players with scoundrel moustaches. I suggest you do the same.
While we're on the subject, what were some of your favorite childhood bubblegum brands & flavors?
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