Okay, it’s funny T-shirt time again. This time, it’s a Microsoft Windows parody that I’m sure didn’t land on the desk of Bill Gates for his personal approval! Actually, Bill would probably have a laugh at this in his nerdy voice if he came across it! He might even have this T-shirt in his personal wardrobe at home!
Anyway, I really like cities that don’t take themselves too seriously. You can tell them as soon as you turn up. What I mean is that the the locals are all pretty laid back and anything goes. I really like New Orleans for that reason (check out this funny business card as an example).
And I like Amsterdam for that reason too. No one really cares what you do or what you look like, and you can do whatever you like as long as you don’t hurt anyone and take responsibility for your actions (no need for the nanny state here!)
What these places have in common is that they all have a bit of a laugh at themselves, based on some of the things there are you associate with that place. It’s like adding more truth to the stereotype!
Anyway, some entrepreneur decided to have a crack and take the piss out of Amsterdam via dreaming up this silly shirt. Have a quick look – you’ll see what I mean!
The Amsterdam Version of Microsoft Windows!
Yes someone is having a bit of fun!
In the first window, the red colours and white crosses, is the flag of Amsterdam. Yeah, that one is pretty tame, even though some people think the flag looks like the cover of an adult movie.
The green one is a celebration of the Amsterdam pot culture and ‘coffee shops’. I’ve never smelt so much dope in the air in my life! Maybe that’s why everyone is relaxed and laid back there!
The blue window celebrates the sights of the red light district, where you can literally walk up to a window and pay a lady of the night on an hourly basis (or in 15 minute blocks if you want to save money….)
Then of course, is the beer, which you really need to wash down that greasy Febo takeaways.
I had a good chuckle when I saw this silly shirt in a novelty shop. But I’m not sure what would happen if the Amsterdam version of Microsoft Windows crashed…
I’ll leave that one for the techno geek software developers!