Zen on the web these days seems to be shorthand for "surreal" or "nonsensical." Entire sites have been dedicated to this kind of "zen," including one with one of my favorite wallpapers of all time, "WebZen."
Of course, a great source of such "zen" is translations, and a great source for wonky translations is English on t-shirts throughout the world. A small sample of children's tees from Italy...
I love the one at right... it just seems so poetically luddite!
And, most unfortunately, I couldn't get a clear shot of my favorite, since it was done in gold glitter on a little girl's tank top... It read, "Free love is a concept which doesn't excite me anymore."
Hmm... it seems a bit more ambivalent than "just say no!"
Categories: Italy, Language, Humor