"These are just a few of the students at my school who were proudly displaying their clever new senior shirts. An inside joke gone wild, the Don't Cage Me Bro movement started off as an online group and grew into a school-wide event. We attend a school that has arbitrarily built ineffective jail bars at the front entrance (though there are umpteen other entrances to the school). The bars are unnecessary - we live in the safest community of south florida- and instill a sense of captivity. We the senior class disapprove of the new addition to the school and have voiced our opinion by wearing these new shirts. The phrase "Don't Cage Me Bro!" is a play off of the more popular phrase "Don't Tase Me, Bro!", a viral saying that echoes the cry of a student who was tasered at a public speech at a university in Florida (the state where we too attend school).
On the back of the shirt it reads:
(Picture of a chained hand)
PRISON BREAK '08"
a perfect senior shirt
Originally the idea of the shirts was a joke. I found customink.com easily through a search engine and created the shirt with the "Lab". It began to look more and more enticing as I completed the design. By the time I was done, I had to share this creation with others. As soon as I did, I got such positive feedback quickly and in such great number that I had go ahead with the order. At the quantity at which I was ordering the shirts, the price was irresistible!
I made the order and even though a holiday was coming up, the order came earlier than expected. The shirts looked better than I had even dreamed they would.
Students and even some teachers flocked to get the shirt (so much so in fact, that I will have to order MORE!)
On the day when the seniors of my school took our panoramic picture many of us came with our new shirts to be forever put down in history as the first to rebel against the bars.
Of course, we don't ACTUALLY expect the administration to take the bars down but these sure do make great senior/protest shirts!"
- Student_Protest (Dec 10, 2007)