Watch this scene of Californication with Evan Handler as Charlie Runkle wearing our Thelonious Monk design … which he continued to wear for the whole episode… no big.
cambodia was the last nation of the former french indochina to successfully declare its independence, in 1953. by the 1960s, a group of privileged, paris-educated khmer students known as the khmer rouge returned to cambodia and came to control pockets of the countryside. they espoused a form of agrarian, xenophobic nationalism that rejected books, money and medicine. by 1975, they won a three-way civil war that erupted in 1970 and renamed the nation democratic kampuchea.
under saloth sar (better known as pol pot) and nuon chea (aka ‘brother number two’ or ‘pol pot’s shadow’) the khmer rouge implemented policies of de-urbanization and a process of cleansing the population of its educated citizens. pol pot, nuon chea and the khmer rouge are considered responsible for up to 1.5 million of a possible 2.1 million deaths in cambodia between 1970 and 1979. by 1979, all of cambodia’s previous urban population were living as internally displaced persons in the countryside and one third of cambodia’s population had perished by starvation, execution, or forced labor including most of its educated inhabitants.
Californication, Season 6, Episode 8. Atticus in Pol Pot. Brilliant.
If you have showtimeanytime.com and wanted to watch the next episode of Californication before it airs tomorrow… you might have noticed the tee shirt that insanely lovable character Atticus Fetch, played by the eminently talented actor/comedian/musician Tim Minchin, is wearing in the image on the episode page. And you might have wondered, rightfully so, “Is that a Pol Pot tee shirt?”
So the answer is, “Yes, we did that.” Check the Pol Pot design by Griot Apparel here: http://griotapparel.bigcartel.com/product/pol-pot-t-shirt-red
Tell your friends the stories of Pol Pot, the Khemer Rouge, and the tee shirts through which you learned them.
We’ll post some more photos after the episode airs. Suffice to say we’re honored to have our product featured in this brilliantly written show, of which so many people whom we admire are a part.
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Evan Handler, the devilishly handsome and talented actor of tremendous will and taste, wore our Thelonious Monk design for basically the duration of shooting for the most recent episode of Californication, fittingly titled “The Dope Show”… and Marilyn Manson is a guest star, also perfect given that our Pol Pot design is appearing on the next episode …. So: yeah, we did that.
so, that cool shirt Charlie wore all episode? you can buy it here.
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