We are massive fans of the Big Bang Theory at Truffle Shuffle, the hilarious hi-jinxs of Sheldon and the gang has made being a geek cool again! So we are especially excited to present a couple of brand new Big Bang Theory T-Shirts for your deliberation.
These Bazinga T-Shirts are based on the catchphrase created by Sheldon Cooper and features the cast in a retro pixelated design for extra nerdy appeal! Available on a vibrant Antique Cherry Red Ladies tee and an Indigo Blue Mens T-Shirt.
If you know the Big Bang Theory like we do, then you will instantly recognise Sheldon, Howard, Raj and Leonard by their haircuts alone! Another fab Big Bang Theory tee to hit the shelves at Truffle Towers available on a light blue Ladies V-Neck tee and a Mens Khaki T-Shirt.
For all the ladies out there who are a little bit in love with the wise and sharp witted Sheldon Cooper, you can proudly display your affection for this super funny character with this awesome Team Sheldon tshirt!
And we couldn’t do a Big Bang blog post without mentioning the genius of our Soft Kitty T-Shirts! This is a super cute, best selling design beloved by many a Big Bang fan and is available on T-Shirts, Vests and Sweaters. Soft kitty, warm kitty, little ball of fur…
Well we never! We could barely believe our little eyes when we saw that today marks the amazing 75th anniversary of one of our all time favourite and iconic comic books The Beano!
Yep on this very day back in 1938 when even real life was in black and white (probably), The Beano was first launched on its long and magical journey, keeping kids just like us entertained and wanting more.
This got us wondering though…how much has it changed since these prehistoric early days? Any old and forgotten characters? Let’s take a little trip down comic strip memory lane and see for ourselves…
1938: This first edition of the Beano appears (see above), dated 30th July. Stories include Big Eggo (an ostrich), Pansy Potter: The Strongman’s Daughter and the more enduring Lord Snooty and his Pals which lasts into the 1990s. No real hint of the beloved characters we know now huh.
#DidYouKnow? There are only twelve copies of the first issue known to still be in existence, and only 5 known copies of the second issue! A copy of this first issue sold for £12,100 in 2004.
1948: Biffo the Bear appears and immediately knocks Big Eggo off the front page. Eggo disappears forever in 1949.
1951: Dennis the Menace appears, undoubtedly the comic’s most popular and famous story. By strange coincidence, a US strip with the same name about a similarly mischievous but blonde brat started in the same week. The American one was usually just called “Dennis” in the UK to avoid confusion. Cartoons and films of it started to appear in the UK after the Eighties.
#DidYouKnow? The Beano comic takes its name from the English word beano which can be loosely interpreted as a good time.
1953: Three major stories Roger the Dodger, Minnie the Minx and Little Plum all begin. Little Plum (“your redskin chum”) ceases to appear regularly after 1998.
1954: The Bash Street Kids (initially called When The Bell Goes or When The Bell Rings) appears. There were initially a vague and often changing large group of pupils eventually settling down to a hardcore of eight.
1968: Gnasher appears in Dennis the Menace for the first time.
1974: Dennis replaces Biffo the Bear on the cover after a twenty seven year run. Biffo ceases to be in the comic regularly after 1986.
1988: The Beano’s first major revamp was in the 50th birthday issue of 1988, when the page number was increased, the comic had a wider paper style, and more colour was used throughout.
1998: Birth of Dennis the Menace’s sister Bea.
DidYouKnow: The readers voted for her name. It was a close thing between “Bea” and “Princess Appellina Daintyfoot,”.
2007: The Beano saw large changes to the logo used, including a website address and more modern publishing.
2009: The Beano’s 3,500th issue was published! Wooop!
2013: The Beano reaches an amazing 75 years old which inspires a fantastic TruffleShuffle blog post for all our amazing fans to read 🙂
OKAY THAT’S IT! We’re off to dig our way though our very own collection and sit crossed legged on the floor and re-live some classic childhood memories! 🙂
So what are your memories of this amazing comic?? Shout them out by leaving us a little comment below. Don’t forget to check out our amazing range of official Beano T-Shirts as you’ve seen above. Classics!
So on a tropical beach beneath the bright yellow sun, gently shaded by a plume of palm trees, lent against a ramshackle Tiki bar made from bamboo, decorated with Mayan figurines and coconuts let us be your Sunkist Hawaiian shirted bar keep as we mix for you a brightly coloured fruity cocktail of mega cinematic greatness, with a zesty after taste of retro movie awesomeness and a tiny squeeze of celluloid wonder.
Have a happy retro weekend!
SATURDAY 27th July
The Goonies (1985) GOLD 12:00pm-2:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Seven youngsters uncover an old map and set out on the adventure of a lifetime to save their homes from a land developer by finding a legendary pirate’s hidden treasure. However, they first have to navigate a series of booby-trapped underground caverns and outwit a family of crooks also after the loot. Children’s adventure, starring Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin and Martha Plimpton
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) ITV London 3:05pm-6:00pm (2 hours 55 minutes)
The young wizard and his friends return for their second term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to discover a strange serpentine power is petrifying the other students. Meanwhile, Harry is haunted by a sinister voice in his head urging him to uncover the dark force that is stalking the corridors of the school. Fantasy adventure sequel, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson and Kenneth Branagh
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) BBC1 London 7:00pm-8:50pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
The intrepid archaeologist, with his young sidekick and a nightclub singer in tow, is stranded in India, where he takes on a mission to recover magical sacred stones from the hands of an evil cult engaged in human sacrifice and child slavery. Steven Spielberg’s action adventure, starring Harrison Ford
There’s Something About Mary (1998) E4 9:00pm-11:20pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
A lovelorn man hires a sleazy private eye to track down his high-school sweetheart in the hope of rekindling their brief relationship. By unfortunate coincidence, the detective also falls for her, and then it emerges there are even more men out there competing for her affections. Comedy from the Farrelly brothers, starring Cameron Diaz, Ben Stiller, Matt Dillon and Lee Evans
SUNDAY 28th July
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992) Channel 5 2:55pm-4:40pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A tough Los Angeles cop receives a visit from his overprotective mother. Not content with tidying his home and meddling in his love life, she joins him on duty to rid the streets of crime after witnessing a murder. Comedy, starring Sylvester Stallone, Estelle Getty, JoBeth Williams, Roger Rees and Martin Ferrero. Edited for daytime broadcast
Legend (1985) Film4 7:10pm-9:00pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A peasant boy, who has a special bond with animals and fairies, shows his sweetheart the last surviving unicorns. Unfortunately, a monstrous demon and his goblin henchmen despise the mythical creatures and trick the girl into harming one of them, forcing Jack to act quickly to save her immortal soul. Ridley Scott’s fantasy adventure, starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara, Tim Curry and David Bennent
WALL.E (2008) BBC3 8:30pm-10:00pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
In the far future, waste collection robot WALL.E is the only unit left to clean up a desolate and dilapidated Earth. But when a survey droid arrives to search for any signs of life, WALL.E is lovestruck and hitches a ride on the spaceship sent to collect her, embarking on a journey that could determine the future of the human race. Pixar animated sci-fi adventure, with the voices of Ben Burtt, Elissa Knight, Jeff Garlin, Fred Willard and Sigourney Weaver
Superbad (2007) Comedy Central 9:00pm-11:15pm (2 hours 15 minutes)
Two teenage friends are on the brink of going to different colleges, so decide to mark the event by going to a party where they hope to lose their virginity. However, they have promised to supply the booze for the event, a task that proves much harder than expected because they are under age. Unfortunately, when a friend steps in to help, the situation gets even worse. Comedy, starring Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Piff Paff Poof! It’s bonus movie clip time. A little Mclovin to get you in the mood.
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Whatever you get up to this weekend remember never poke the tiger and always enjoy yourselves.
We are right in the middle of festival season and with a new delivery of fabulous Worn By tees, I have been inspired (yet again) to go all rock chick!
ROCK CHICK LOOK
I think this New Order T-Shirt from Worn By (£27.99) would look great slung over a pair of leather look leggings (£32 Topshop). Worn with a pair of funky catseye sunnies, you are all set to go!
This is what I would be all over if I was a guy, a wicked Ian Curtis T-Shirt from Worn By (to show that I’m cool and I know my music, £27.99), a pair of hipster, retro print shorts (£50 French Connection) and some trusty wayfarers (half frame, of course £12.99).