My PhD Defense in Philosophy took place last week in Rio de Janeiro and I wore my Radiant Radish shirt to it! Even though it was a philosophy thesis, there was a few mentions to the Beach Boys: the epigraph, from Cabinessence ("over and over the crow cries uncover the cornfield"), the first section of the first chapter was called "pet sounds" and the last paragraph of the conclusion was a commentary from Lambert's book about Louie and Banana's place in Pet Sounds - it was a thesis on animals and politics. Besides that, I wrote the whole text while listening to the Beach Boys, so I thought it was very appropriate to wear the Radiant Radish shirt. The defense was great and the committee loved the thesis - I even got an invitation to publish it! - so I'm very glad to have made justice both to animals, since I wrote it for them, and to the Beach Boys, especially Brian and the dogs, who helped me so much during the process of writing. Maybe it is stupid to talk about it here, it's just that I am so happy about it all!
I don't know how to post pictures, but here's a link: https://imgur.com/JVxT20y
Long live the Beach Boys, who keep inspiring so many people and works!