Mugwumps Bed Bug Murder t-shirts

by nobugsonme on April 9, 2008 · 4 comments

in bed bugs, fun

Remember this old thing?


A William Burroughs fan has transformed it into this.
Yes, you can get it on a t-shirt.

I know our Winston will be all over these.

Nobugs did not even know William Burroughs was an “exterminator” (or that this figured in his novels), though she did know he once “exterminated” his wife. (Note: drunk people should not play with guns.)

Thanks, boingboing, and to hopelessnomo, for pointing it out!

1 Winston O. Buggy April 9, 2008 at 2:51 pm

Although I am partial to my own bed bug T I really enjoyed this one and will be ordering some. W.S. Burroughs actually has a short book entitled “Exterminator”
and a 70 – 80s remake of “The Naked Lunch” portrays his pest control persona extensively not to mention the conversations with roaches and shooting up of DDT. (oops) Oh well then. carry on and cheers, Winston O. Buggy

2 DougSummersMS April 9, 2008 at 3:08 pm

Thanks Nomo,

I like the design!

Does anybody know what chemical was used as the active ingredient in Bed Bug Murder? Some of the old pesticides were mercury compounds?

Is this an actual label or is it a fictitious replica?

3 Winston O. Buggy April 9, 2008 at 3:55 pm

I have checked the label further and no active ingredient is listed. It was circa 1930.

4 nobugsonme April 10, 2008 at 12:14 am

The red label is real, Doug, but the t-shirt in the link is obviously a fabrication.

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