I don’t do pink and I’ll never own a pink jersey or I guess SHERSEY (eyeroll) or a pink Terrible Towel, and as things go, I’d pretty much like everything to be left alone.

Why remake movies that were perfectly good in their time?

Why do we need a billion different versions of the Operation game? Why do I have to operate on Spongebob?

Why can’t CandyLand just be CandyLand? Why do I have to be racing my kid to DORA’S SUPER FUN FIESTA PARTY?

Why won’t you get off of my lawn?

Now you would think I would raise a stink about them tweaking the Terrible Towel, but YOU WOULD BE WRONG!

Two new editions of the Towel are available now.

The Halloween Edition:


Oh, my husband is going to LOVE this.

I’m going to get him one for his birthday. And he’ll be all, “GRACIAS!” and I’ll be all, “De nada! Say focus for me.”

(found via reader PittCheMBA who found it on Steelers Depot)


  1. bucdaddy
    October 14, 2011 2:39 pm

    Why remake movies that were perfectly good in their time?

    That reminds me not to go see “The Thing.”

    And what’s with “focus”? Shouldn’t you have him say “focme”? Unless you’re (ahem) into that kind of thing, and who am I to condemn?

  2. Rege
    October 14, 2011 3:14 pm

    More terrible towels? Sheesh…

  3. PG Wodehouse
    October 14, 2011 3:14 pm

    Wait . . . wasn’t The Thing a remake?

  4. Butcher's Dog
    October 14, 2011 3:14 pm

    I think Ginny wrote once that the second syllable comes out sounding a lot like “yous”. Which makes it make more sense to me. Especially if said with a do-me look on the face of either or both parties.

  5. bluzdude
    October 14, 2011 5:11 pm

    Lowdown on The Thing. The 1982 version was a “remake” of the version from the 50’s, only with much better effects. The one that came out today is actually a “Pre-quel” and not a remake. It tells the story of how the Thing ended up frozen in the ground, to be found by the crew in the 1982 version.

    I absolutely loved the ’82 version… one of my favorite thrillers. When I thought the new one was going to be a remake, I wasn’t going to see it either. But now, well, I’m hitting a matinee tomorrow.

    And if I was of Latin descent, I would totally get the Spanish Towel. I think your husband is going to love it.

  6. don
    October 14, 2011 5:12 pm

    I don’t care how many terrible towel variations they make as long as the cash, or most of it, goes to the Allegheny School and not into the pockets of some shyster.

  7. bucdaddy
    October 14, 2011 6:41 pm

    bluzdude has it right, IIRC, Carpenter’s version supposedly hewed much closer to the source material, the novella “Who Goes There?”

    SPOILERS, I guess, for anyone who hasn’t seen the 1982:

    The new one is a prequel, though what plot line there is left to follow I can’t fathom. It’s the identical setup to Carpenter’s film, and we know how that ended for the Norwegians: with the station burned to the ground … er, ice … and everyone dead except the two crazed people in the helicopter who chase the husky to the American station and engage in a shootout and get killed.

    So that’s pretty much where the prequel has to end.

  8. Vivian formerly NYLuvsPitts
    October 15, 2011 6:48 pm

    I just bought a pink terrible towel and pink ribbon earrings with the Steelers logo and the black and pink Steelers catch for the cure long sleeve tee. This is my get up for a breast cancer awareness event this Sunday. ;-)

  9. unsatisfied
    October 17, 2011 12:04 pm

    flame away, if you must….

    but, while I am all for athletes perhaps wearing a pink ribbon or something small in support of breast cancer research, I am definitely NOT for all of the pink cleats, towels, armbands and such that they wear during the game.

    same for baseball players using pink bats.