Dum Dums Life is Sweet T-Shirt

Sweet Nostalgia

Delighting in the Timeless Appeal of Dum-Dums Lollipops

Listen up, because I’m about to take you on a free-wheeling trip down memory lane, with an iconic staple of any 80s and 90s kid’s childhood; the Dum-Dums. Nothing screams nostalgia louder than these small, round, sugared confectionaries. Like welcoming memorabilia that never aged, Dum-Dums have an eternal charm to them, just like my rad tees and hoods. They were more than just lollipops; they were conversation starters, veritable ice-breakers, and a sweet treaty reward for behaving well when mom took you on long grocery runs.

Life back then was simplicity at its finest. We weren’t spoiled by the shallow glitz and glamor of technology. When MTV played good music and games weren’t about high-end graphics, but about taking Mario to save the princess over and over again. In these times, Dum-Dums were like respite, savored in quiet corners of the playground, traded for precious pogs, or in between trying to break your high score at Pacman. Who wouldn’t remember the exciting mystery of unwrapping the “Mystery Flavor”, and the ensuing debates about what it tasted like? Those were pure, unadulterated joys that no high-tech gadget could replace!

Now, living in this world of carefully curated artisanal sweets, Dum-Dums serve as a reminder of a bygone era filled with polaroids, dial-up internet, and VHS tapes, while also complementing my retro tees and hood; equally timeless and compelling. To the jaded souls of the present, I’d say this – take some time to embrace the sweet nostalgia that Dum-Dums offer. Learn to appreciate the raw simplicity, the childhood joys, that still sit brilliantly in its miniature form. So here’s a toast to the Dum-Dums, to the 80s and 90s, and to the sweet simplicity of yesteryears.

~ Sam ;))


.

Sailing through Laughter

By Sam | February 27, 2024

“Sailing through Laughter: The Unstoppable Charm of Hagar the Horrible”Remember that time when we kids would curl up with the Sunday comics, our imagination sailing away on the high seas, clad in the old, comfy tee? That was pure, raw, and unadulterated entertainment, unlike what we get today. One comic that had me hooked was…

Pop Sensations Revisited

By Sam | February 25, 2024

The Ageless Appeal of NSYNC Well, it’s about time someone brought up NSYNC. I’ll have you know, those fellas left a mark that’s still as visible as the graphic on my favorite, old-school tees. They weren’t just some fleeting pop sensation, no siree, they were the real deal. Timberlake and his crew innovated pop music…

Black ZZ top t-shirt with mescalero mexican skeleton bandito

Tequila Sunset 🥃

By Sam | February 26, 2024

Drinkin n Dancin Sam’s TeeMail Saturday February 17th 2024 This weekend is Tampa’s famous Gasparilla festival and I’m heading to a buddy’s apartment in Ybor City for a Tequila tasting! 🥃 Am I totally uncultured ? But I have legit never heard of tequila tasting… drinking yes; shooting yes; but hey, I am open to learning new drinking techniques. If any…