The FreeKatie T
Are you guys all sharing one brain or something? In the last two days, scores of people--OK, 4--have directed me to freekatie.net, which sells "Free Katie" t-shirts with the provocative and convincing argument:
Don't turn away. Your indifference makes you part of the problem. Talk to your children, join in community support groups and please show your support by wearing your Free Katie™ Gear!
The first time someone emailed me about it, I thought, That's clever, but what should I write about it? and the thing that came to mind was relating an anecdote about how I got in trouble in high school for wearing a T-shirt that said "Free ___ _____." But then I thought, wait, wouldn't it kind of blow my quasi-anonymity to tell that story? Also, I wonder what the other participants in the tale, particularly ____ ______, would think about my putting it online? So then I decided, screw it, some other amusing thing will surely happen today, I don't have to blog about FreeKatie. But then the other half of my audience wrote in about it! As the drug dealer muttered to himself after an encounter with an anxious pothead in a fabulous episode of Freaks and Geeks, "The customer is king!" So, here it is, TomKat-loving audience! FreeKatie! (And if you want to know about my high school experience, buy me a drink and I'll tell you.)