Fighting loose barbecue sauce during a rib bender is eating’s shoveling sand against the tide. You’re eventually going to lose. Much like Star Trek’s Kobyashi Maru test (i.e. no win scenario), it’s a test of character with no shot at victory. Eventually, some of that sweet red yummy is going to fall on your shirt, forcing you to deal with it. That’s why you see so few tuxedos at barbecue competitions.
Recently, Boston Pizza started pimping these Rib Stain Camo t-shirts as part of its Ribneck ad campaign for the chain’s barbecue pork ribs. The crazy part of me that compels me to do things like buy Dogs Playing Poker bowling shirts started screaming the moment I saw the Rib Stain Camo ad at a Boston Pizza in Regina, Saskatchewan three weeks ago. I’ll probably cave in and buy one since $14.99 plus shipping and handling is a small price to pay to shut that voice up.