Now We Are Ten (2008-2018) and Then There’s You, After All These Years



The Daily Démarche: Diplocats Can Hold Their Tongues in 10 Languages! #NoMueller

It’s Wednesday, and we almost forgot The Daily Démarche! Diplocats Can Hold Their Tongues in 10 Languages features a proud, sleepy kitty who is not in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s crosshairs. Real diplomats can hold their tongues in 10 different languages. And no visit to a bar can change that. A fantastic gift to diplomats and natsec friends who can carry their liquor and know better than blab over drinks in a bar.


The Daily Démarche: Reorganization, the Solution in Search of a Prooooblem

A red, white and blue stars and stripes design with the words “Reorganization: the solution in search of a problem.” Available in five colors including fiery red. Apparently, a needed apparel for those subjected to the Feds reorganization from the State Department, Interior, EPA, to … ay caramba, who knows where else?


The Daily Démarche: Diplocat Worries That Nuclear War Is Just One Tantrum Away

We’ve decided that we’re going to be a t-shirt designer when we grow up … well, unless we get blown up intentionally or accidentally before then. So for today and every Wednesday until you know … a new design obsession for the Daily Démarche. This one features a black and white cat worried that nuclear war is just one tantrum away. Nah, this isn’t about Trump’s nukes or the reported bigger button. Or about the guy who grabbed them by the meow meow and … pardon me?  No, no, just a really worried kitty expressing ALARM!   Look at these sleepless eyes!  Appropriate apparel for cat people and, well, the rest of humanity against nukes. Also would make a blasted fantastic but dark gift for the 535 elected representatives in Congress.  Available via Amazon in five sunny colors for a limited time because dark colors would be so wretchedly grim, right Jeff? What? We shouldn’t give up our day job yet?


Looking For Stocking Stuffers? Some Holiday Gift Ideas


The T-Rex Collection for our behavioral science and organizational study nerds: There are a few picks ranging from the “Push Button to EXIT” T-Rex Sign Graphic t-shirt to the “Tee-Rex Looking For Exit You’ve Been Waiting For.” Yee be careful what you wish for though. If you’ve been good and nice, Santa might just give you what you wished for … although it may not necessarily be this season. We heard that the elves are working on the next button, and they’re not sure if it’s gonna be a mustache or something more. 

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NASA/JPL Visions of the Future fantastic designs for science pals, who may soon get their own government approved dictionary, if the reported CDC banned words are any indication.  NASA/JPL says that “imagination is our window into the future” and here are some images of imaginative travel destinations that you can wear or gift somebody. Don’t forget to check out the t-shirts’ backs.

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Deep State, Diplocats and FOIA’d? For those looking for deep state unicorns, here’s one where the front features the words “there was never a deep state before” while the back features the words “until those idiots conjured one.” The navy looks lovely. And of course, the diplocats will save the world, who else can do that now? For those FOIA’d in Washington, D.C. there is the perfect wear to the FOIA marathon party! Sorry, the cocktails collection is not ready for the holidays.

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For readings pals, here are a few books on diplomacy, the foreign service, and geography that friends might enjoy.

Matthew Palmer Collection

Foreign Service Books


For board game aficionados, a few games to consider as gifts to families, and friends with slow internet connection who may soon be moved to the cloud, also with slow internet connection.


Our friends at Muckrock have the magical unredacting mugs, indeed a little reminder about the importance of a government accountable to the people. Check them out.

For feds considering donations to the Combined Federal Campaign this holiday season, please consider supporting our friends at the Electronic Frontier Foundation – @EFF, the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world.


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There’s waiting to exhale and then there’s just waiting … with a Tyrannosaurus Rex tee

There’s waiting to exhale and then there’s just waiting … with a Tyrannosaurus Rex t-shirt.  Features a Tyrannosaurus Rex inside a circle (or an eye, if you want) with a leading arrow pointing somewhere down the horizon. Perfect for watchers and travelers contemplating the universe. Lightweight, of course, and may be used for layering over/under when it gets chilly out there in the Jurassic corridor. Comes in three dark, moody colors, and two cheerful shades.  Available for a limited time. 

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