CNN BREAKING NEWS! (kinda)

As I was browsing the CNN homepage this morning, I noticed something odd. In the “Latest News” box, next to the camera icon that denotes stories with video, there was a new icon shaped like a shirt.

icon

When I clicked on the icon, I was lead to a new page with an order form. Seems CNN has decided to offer headline t-shirts just like the Weekly World News used to, only not as cool.

wwn

Since I have no inclination to buy a t-shirt that reads “‘Hips Don’t Lie’ singer pushes education” (sorry Shakira), I decided to do some mucking around with the site to see if I could come up with something more interesting.

baph

Now don’t get jealous. Here’s how you can make one of your own.

First, copy this URL (remove the “” – duh!): http://www.cnn.com/tshirt/?headline=Baphomette%20is
%20so%20sexy%20and%20I%20want%20her%20bad
&date=1208772622000&hash=4f2e03baf9a0cc4ed25c0dee1d0a56d3&
return_uri=http://www.cnn.com/video/%23/video/crime/2008/04/21/
baphomette.sexy.want.cnn”

Next, replace the words “Baphomette is so sexy and I want her bad” with whatever text you want, making sure you keep a %20 between each word just like in the original URL. Also, change the last three words of the URL to ones that relate to your headline. Like this: http://www.cnn.com/tshirt/?headline=Read%20my%20friend’s
%20blog%20″The%20Plummet%20Onions”&date=1208772622000&
hash=4f2e03baf9a0cc4ed25c0dee1d0a56d3&return_uri=http://www.cnn.com/video/
%23/video/crime/2008/04/21/read.friend.blog.cnn”

Finally, hit “go” and, if you haven’t fucked up, a new window will pop-up with your brand new t-shirt design!

Yes, I know you could just as easily go to CafePress and make one but then you wouldn’t be stickin’ it to The Man! And that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? Isn’t it?

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