#72 – The Zombie of Oz


May 30 2011

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This shirt is from Go Ape Shirts.

Cori is a tremendous fFan of The Wizard of Oz.  It’s got music, adventure, danger, excitement, puppies, monkeys, sparkly shoes, a lion, a robot, and a zombie!  What’s not to love!!

We have actually seen a slight increase in zombie-related scarecrow shirts.  It’s possible you might see more of them, here, soon.  We’re pretty sure Go Ape Shirts had the concept before a lot of places seemed to pick up on it, so good fFor them.

We bought this shirt back in 2003, specifically to be worn when we saw the musical Wicked.  =)

You should really read some of Baum’s work, by the way.  I don’t think he’d mind the imagery of the Scarecrow as a zombie.

“Oh, I saw the whole thing,” asserted the sparrow. “I saw you look in the window at the gold, and then make yourself into a magpie and rob the poor man, and then I saw you fly here and make the bird into your former shape. That’s magic, and magic is wicked and unlawful; and you stole money, and that’s a still greater crime. You’ll be sorry, some day.”

“I don’t care,” replied Kiki Aru, scowling.

“Aren’t you afraid to be wicked?” asked the sparrow.

“No, I didn’t know I was being wicked,” said Kiki, “but if I was, I’m glad of it. I hate good people. I’ve always wanted to be wicked, but I didn’t know how.”

The Magic of Oz by L. Frank Baum, 1919

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