• Wed, Jul 7 2010

Novel-T Makes You Literature Inspired T-Shirts

Sure, these t-shirts, made by Novel-T, are also available for team Dickinson, and team Poe, but I think we all know that Team Gatsby is unstoppable. Because there’s no sport like an old sport.

“Who is he anyhow, an actor?”
“No.”
“A dentist?”
“…No, he’s a gambler.”  Gatsby hesitated, then added cooly: “He’s the man who fixed the World Series back in 1919.”
“Fixed the World Series?” I repeated.
The idea staggered me.  I remembered, of course, that the World Series had been fixed in 1919, but if I had thought of it at all I would have thought of it as something that merely happened, the end of an inevitable chain. It never occurred to me that one man could start to play with the faith of fifty million people–with the singlemindedness of a burglar blowing a safe.
“How did he happen to do that?” I asked after a minute.
“He just saw the opportunity.”
“Why isn’t he in jail?”
“They can’t get him, old sport.  He’s a smart man.” – The Great Gatsby

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