11 Amazing Retro Pop Culture T-Shirts You Can Buy Right Now

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JackBrookes, Flickr // CC BY 2.0

If your sartorial choices run toward novelty t-shirts but you’re fresh out of options, take heart. We’ve got a cool assembly of retro tees that are perfect for most any non-formal occasion, from exercising to sleeping to hitting up a summer comic convention. Check out 11 of the coolest cotton threads you can buy right now.

1. The Fly; $28


Do you like Jeff Goldblum? Do you like Jeff Goldblum’s stellar portrayal of scientist-turned-fly Seth Brundle in the 1986's The Fly? Then you’ll enjoy this spare portrait of Goldblum as Brundle, giving a wide-eyed look askance at your traveling companion.

Buy it: Fright Rags (Men’s); Fright Rags (Women’s)

2. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn; $28


Oh, Linda! Give yourself a hand with this original art composition paying homage to 1987’s Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, highlighted by beleaguered hero Ash (Bruce Campbell) standing tall over the world's least cozy cabin.

Buy it: Fright Rags

3. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure; $42


Be excellent to each other with this souvenir shirt—with dates on the back—from the world tour undertaken by Wyld Stallyns, the bodacious band formed by Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) in the Bill & Ted franchise. You’ll have the perfect attire for the summer 2020 premiere of Bill & Ted Face the Music, the third film in the series.

Buy it: 80sTees.com

4. The Karate Kid; $36


The climactic bout between Cobra Kai’s Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) and upstart Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) from 1984’s The Karate Kid gets the 8-bit treatment in this mash-up tee. Press the "B" button to activate the crane kick and send poor Johnny on a downward spiral of odd jobs and functional alcoholism.

Buy it: 80sTees.com

5. Say Anything; $36


The wisdom of Lloyd Dobler (John Cusack) in 1989’s Say Anything is represented as an eye chart in this winning recitation of his life philosophy. Remember: Kickboxing is the sport of the future.

Buy it: 80sTees.com

6. Kool-Aid Man; $29


Burst through any wall with this graphic depiction of the Kool-Aid Man, the liquified mascot of the Kool-Aid powdered drink mixes. Just be prepared to have strangers randomly shout, "Oh, yeah!" at you all day long.

Buy it: Urban Outfitters

7. Jaws; $34


It is absolutely safe to go into the water with this striking blue tee featuring the poster art for 1975’s killer shark feature Jaws.

Buy it: Urban Outfitters

8. MTV; $25


Remember when MTV played music? Neither do we. But maybe this retro channel logo shirt will help jog your memory.

Buy it: Amazon

9. National Lampoon’s Vacation; $21


Set a course for Wally World, the fictional amusement destination of the Griswold clan in 1983’s National Lampoon’s Vacation. The park will almost certainly be closed, but you can probably still score a t-shirt featuring mascot Marty Moose.

Buy it: Hot Topic

10. Cheers; $41


Announce your intentions to abandon all familial responsibility and hang out with the gang of barflies that populated NBC’s 1982-1993 sitcom Cheers.

Buy it: 80sTees.com

11. Three Stooges; $41


Pay tribute to key Stooge Curly Howard, aka Jerome Lester Horwitz, with this tee that features his handsome mug.

Buy it: 80sTees.com

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You Could Get Paid to Watch Disney+ While Social Distancing

She’s excited to belt out both parts of Aladdin and Jasmine’s "A Whole New World."
She’s excited to belt out both parts of Aladdin and Jasmine’s "A Whole New World."
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In October 2019, Reviews.org chose five lucky couch potatoes for its “Disney+ Dream Job,” a position that paid people $1000 and gave them a year-long Disney+ subscription to watch 30 Disney programs in 30 days.

Now, the technology review site is accepting applicants for a similar (albeit less time-consuming) role: 10 people will receive a $200 Visa gift card and a free year of Disney+ to watch one single Disney film. Since most Disney movies are around 90 minutes long, your one-time wage works out to about $133 per hour.

To enter, all you have to do is send an email to giveaways@reviews.org with “Dream Job” in the subject line and your name and the title of your favorite Disney film in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random, so you don’t have to worry about trying to pick the “right” movie or explaining why you’re the right person for the job. You do, however, have to be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen. Submissions will be accepted through Thursday, April 10, and winners will be notified by email on the following Monday, April 13.

While October’s dream job was more about drumming up excitement for Disney+, which was a brand-new platform at the time, this one is all about encouraging social distancing and supporting people through the coronavirus crisis. With Disney+’s wide array of entertainment at your disposal—from National Geographic animal documentaries to animated classics you loved as a kid—you might feel a little less bored while you’re camped out on your couch.

If you want to check out Disney+ for yourself, head here to learn how to get a free seven-day trial.

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This 'Practically Impossible' Clear Jigsaw Puzzle Is the Perfect Antidote to Boredom

While looking for relaxing activities to do at home during quarantine, many people have broken out their jigsaw puzzles. But if you prefer your puzzles to be more challenging than relaxing, check out this one from ExpressItBest, which is available on Amazon for $22. The puzzle for adults consists of 150 clear pieces, and it takes a lot of brain power to put it together.

Every .75-inch piece in this set is perfectly transparent, which means the only clues you have as to what goes where are the outlines. The makers call the "practically impossible" brainteaser "our hardest puzzle for the most hardcore dissectologist." It's so difficult that ExpressItBest gives away one free custom puzzle a week to someone who posts a picture of the completed puzzle with the hashtag #Puzzibility on social media.

Clear jigsaw puzzle.
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If you succeed in solving it, you won't get a full-color photograph or a soothing landscape to display on your coffee table. Instead, you'll have a 10-by-12-inch clear rectangle and the satisfaction of conquering the near-impossible.

If this one still looks too easy for you, the wooden fractal puzzle, the infinite galaxy puzzle, and the 1000 color puzzle on this list may pose more of a challenge.

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