In the middle of this week's news story on Occupy Portland—looking at the movement's debate over the merits of camping—I mention the curious case of some 500 T-shirts that an occupier had ordered several weeks ago without the approval of the movement's general assembly.
This was troubling for a few reasons. One was the cost: close to $3,000. Another was the design: Hideously ugly. The other was where the shirts were printed: CINCINNATI—never mind that you can't swing a stick in Portland without hitting a local designer/printer/etc. who might have done such a thing for a sharply reduced rate and maybe even with some style.
If you don't believe me on how awful the shirts look, here's proof, courtesy of a Mercury intern who agreed to model it. (That's real mud from Chapman Square, by the way. People were giving the shirts away in the hours before Occupy's eviction bash.)
As for that receipt? Here's a photo of that, too!