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Tuesday 5 November 2013

Grouch or Slacker: Time for some Humili-T

You scumbag you maggot ... it's almost the season for merrily insulting people a la MacGowan and MacColl. This year I will be taking the insults a step further, dishing out gifts from Humili-T.

Humili-T produce mugs, T-shirts and badges emblazoned with the kind of things only your best friends and select friends could say to you. The company claims that they're not insults, just ways of freeing people from their own pretensions. Oh, right.

If you're Edinburgh based, you can pick up the range from the Red Door Gallery; for less lucky folks they're available online. Fancy serving up some Humili-Tea to a bah-humbug type? You'll need this Grouch mug, available for only £10.

Someone has clearly had great fun writing the blurb for each product. This particular one includes the following words of advice:  'As the writer William Gibson once noted, “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self esteem, first make sure you are not, in fact, simply surrounded by assholes."'

(The perfect gift for any assholes in your life is coming up a bit later.)

This Slacker mug is probably NSFW, unless your boss has a very good sense of humour.

They also do badge packs for £4 each - perfect for pricking someone's inflated sense of pride. I'm rather found of this Hipster. Scenester. Fake. set.

Or perhaps for someone with more political pretensions, how about a Radical. Idealist. Dreamer badge set?

And here you go. Badges for your favourite bastard, asshole and jerk.

Or go all out and proclaim your dork allegiances with this Dork T-shirt, available for £22.

Why not finish off your gift with an appropriate greeting from Caligraphuck? Tis nearly the season after all.

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