If we want to make LJ everything it should be, we need to pay for it... We shouldn't be slowing down our implementation of new features constantly, just to play catch-up games with the server infrastructure... if we want LJ to achieve its full potential, we need power to burn. For those that haven't become a paid member of LJ yet, now is a good time to consider it.
As for those of you who have created artwork for T-shirts, cups, etc., please get me your images ASAP. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org ... I know that Roshi's full-size image is available online, so I will have to pull that off soon.
Brad - I will talk to a few companies and just get the stuff made. If I have to pay for getting the shirts made, sell them out of my house, and mail checks up to your mom for her to process, fine. I have thousands in the bank right now, so this is no problem. I could cover my costs out of the first shirts sold. It's not as convenient as Cafe Press and I would rather have a company take care of the whole process, if possible, but the quality of the shirts, etc. will be much better and we wouldn't be reamed out of about $4-5 per shirt, either...
Meanwhile, maybe I will take one more stab at thinkgeek.com. They don't answer their e-mail... grr.